Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 610 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    12,829,399
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,284
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Media Player Codec Pack supercharges your Windows Media Player by adding support for dozens of new video and audio formats. If you'd rather not download a universal player to play all of your favorite songs and movies, this will be an essential boost to your built-in media player.

This comprehensive pack adds support for FLAC, MP4, FLV, and other video formats as well as some obscure audio files on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. You can install it by choosing between two installation modes -- easy and detailed. We recommend using detailed as you will be able to control exactly which items to install. Media Player Codec Pack sets itself up with recommended settings, but you can change its surround sound, compression, and other settings to fine-tune your media player completely. You can even choose which codec packs you want and which can save space if you think there are some formats you'll never use. Once you have Media Player Codec Pack installed, Windows Media Player plays all of the listed formats without much of a hitch. Additionally, all resolutions, including High-definition (HD) and Standard-definition (SD), are supported.

If you're happy with Windows Media Player but just want it to play more file types, then Media Player Codec Pack is for you. It saves you the trouble of downloading a new media player just to play the files you couldn't otherwise play using your standard media player.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"No opt out of malware possible"

April 09, 2015  |  By benawhile

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

Didn't keep it long enough. At least it uninstalled.

Cons

Lots of malware.

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1 stars

"This is awful"

March 30, 2015  |  By plutoman

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

There are none because I would not finish the installation!

Cons

This version does not let you opt out of changing your default search, homepage and toolbar to yahoo.com

Previous version let you opt out of these undesirable changes.

Summary

If you want all your stuff switched to yahoo, go for it because this codec pack is great.

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1 stars

"Too many "extras" with no opt out!"

March 25, 2015  |  By Web-Eagle

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

Never finished installation.

Cons

Couldn't find a way to opt out of surrendering my search engine to Yahoo. Tried both simple and detailed install. Once you decline, the installer closes.

Summary

Used to be able to trust Download.com. Starting to wonder now.

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4 stars

"It's fine, now I can watch MKV file videos!"

March 22, 2015  |  By mont-et-mer

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

Just updated the Codec Pack - working alright!
You just need to UNCHECK the obtrusive boxes!

A) *Choose 'detailed installation'

B) *Choose, Custom install (advanced):
1 Be sure to uncheck 'Make Yahoo! my default search';
2 Uncheck 'Make Yahoo! my home & startup page';
3 And also uncheck 'Install the Extensions by Spigot'

Cons

If you are still suspicious, just run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for good measure!

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1 stars

"Full of Malware"

March 17, 2015  |  By davidsco27

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

None, this is a complete waste of time and CNET should be ashamed of themselves

Cons

The install is chock full of sneaky malware installs. Stay away and tell CNET just what you think of their practices. Lowlive scumbags

Summary

Don't do it

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4 stars

"FLV now opens in Goldwave 6"

March 17, 2015  |  By Davidnorfolk

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.6

Pros

Just installed and drag and drop works!!!!

Cons

Found it hard to find, need to opt out of "Extras"

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1 stars

"Good AND BAD!MOSTLY BAD!"

January 10, 2015  |  By zonewoes

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.5

Pros

Works as it says!

Cons

can't play certain mp3 files after installing it!It has malwares!

Summary

Don't download!

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1 stars

"Download at your PERIL!"

January 06, 2015  |  By nottmdon

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.5

Pros

30 Plus PUPS put onto your computer!

Cons

Mawarebytes detected over 30 PUPS after I downloaded this junk filled programme. My default browser was hijacked and YAHOO became my Default Browser and the "Ask" toolbar was also installed. At no time was there any asking me if I wanted all this crap it was put on covertly and against my wishes.

Summary

PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS YOUR COMPUTER AND YOUR SANITY WILL SUFFER. If you have downloaded already then you need to run a malaware and adware programme to start getting the crap is as installed on your pc off!

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1 stars

"Author Cole Williams can suck my ****."

December 15, 2014

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.4

Pros

It has multiple codecs in it. Maybe. I guess.

Cons

Spyware delivery device. If you select to do the default installation, the program will install several browser spyware / shopping add-ons.

Summary

EBD, Mr. Williams.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work. MP4 files will still not play in WMP."

November 30, 2014  |  By mishmash0101

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.4

Pros

Free. No charge.

Cons

Doesn't work at all.

Summary

Skip this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.7
Version 4.3.7:
  • Updated: LAV Video decoder 0.64 x86 & x64.
  • Updated: LAV Audio Decoder 0.64 x86 & x64.
  • Updated: LAV Splitter 0.64 x86 & x64.
  • Changed: Codec priorities.
  • Changed: Codec settings.
  • Changed: Graphics acceleration options.
  • Changed: Subtitle settings.
  • Changed: The installer now uninstalls previous versions.
  • Added: More file types.
General
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date April 15, 2015
Date Added April 27, 2015
Version 4.3.7
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32.88MB
File Name media.player.codec.pack.v4.3.7.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,829,399
Downloads Last Week 14,284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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