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Media Player Codec Pack

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,264,864
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,973
  • 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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  • Current Version

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    out of 620 votes

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1 stars

"CNET sells Malware"

February 04, 2016  |  By barry2232

2016-02-04 21:23:47  |  By barry2232

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

None, Everything I download from Cnet now comes with Malware.

Cons

Everything is infected. I am going to delete CNET from my bookmarks.

Summary

Dump CNET.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly, just as it always has"

January 06, 2016  |  By Lightningstrength

2016-01-06 12:07:10  |  By Lightningstrength

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

I've been using it for years. It supports every file type I throw at it.
From old DivX 3 to HEVC ripped from BluRay and MP3 to Hi-Res FLAC ripped from SACD all work for me. The codec pack taylors itself depending on hardware so it is suited to anything from tablets to home theatre PC's.
The package is perfectly clean, and although users have pointed out that Yahoo search settings are included THEY ARE OPTIONAL and are easy to unselect. I honestly can't understand why they didn't notice the option, there is even a screen shot on this page and it is mentioned in the authors description.
In terms of security the developer site has EV (extended verification) SSL.
The installer is digitally signed.
Digital signatures and SSL certificates are not just given to anyone.

Cons

It is very sad to see the likes of pond life making up the reviews seen below. One thing that really strikes out with them is that those claiming it doesn't work fail to mention a file format or type that they had trouble with. It is probably a good idea to assume that they are false rants by rivals of this author. I noticed that most of the negative reviewers signed up for their accounts just to post on this and then never posted again on this site.

Summary

It is excellent. There is no better codec pack.
While users may not like the Yahoo offer, it is probably the only source of income for the developer and very likely the only thing keeping this codec pack free.

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1 stars

"THIS IS MALWARE"

January 04, 2016  |  By RichNPlay

2016-01-04 00:10:00  |  By RichNPlay

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

None - this "codec" package is just a pretty wrapper for a big pack of malware

Cons

Even if you do a custom installation and opt out of having the lovely people at Yahoo hijack your browser and redirect all searches through them (along with heavy duty tracking of your activity), this program will set you up with all sorts of nasty malware, which can take a very long time to clean up.

Summary

Get some hip waders, because you're going to be in it pretty deep if you make the mistake of downloading and installing this vile package of software.

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2 stars

"Virus checker would not let me download it a 2nd time"

December 22, 2015  |  By tomtommot

2015-12-22 05:23:09  |  By tomtommot

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

I installed this on my Windows 8 computer and it works well and is running virus free. Also, they give you the option to opt out of the spyware if you use custom install.

Cons

When I tried installing it on my Win 7 system Avast stopped the process and deleted the install file. Now Avast won't even let me download it. When I installed it the 1st time, I chose custom install and opted out of the spyware. That might be what Avast is detecting.

Summary

I'll look for something that does not set off my system alarms.

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1 stars

"Thanks for the trojan Cnet"

December 09, 2015  |  By Bgrd68

2015-12-09 13:57:49  |  By Bgrd68

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

None unless you enjoy scrubbing your system for viruses

Cons

Trojan Virus
Opens sockets for remote access
Disables all other working media players and takes you to " disreputable websites" when you attempt to open any media file.

Summary

I must be old. I can remember back ( in the 1990s) when CNET/Download.com was the most reliable server and you could guaranty any programs from there worked as promised and were malware free.

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1 stars

"It does not work"

December 04, 2015  |  By jherbicide1

2015-12-04 08:43:13  |  By jherbicide1

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

None. All it did is change my default homepage and search to yahoo.

Cons

It does not work. All it did is change my default homepage and search to yahoo.

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1 stars

"Forces you to allow Yahoo search."

November 10, 2015  |  By wvrcnet

2015-11-10 17:21:24  |  By wvrcnet

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

Does play FLV and other files.

Cons

Forces you to allow Yahoo to be installed.

Summary

No option for not allowing malware and third-party software.

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1 stars

"Don't believe it! No choice on ADWARE! No more CNET!"

November 05, 2015  |  By cheswa23

2015-11-05 16:50:04  |  By cheswa23

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.4.0

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Cons

Installs Yahoo search and who knows what else.
You cannot change back to default search.
Uninstalled and it was still there!!

Summary

CNET CANNOT BE TRUSTED ANYMORE!!
Don't believe the reviews that say you can uncheck a box to decline installing adware. I did the "detailed installation" and there was no such option.
Ran anti-malware software and found 8 new infected files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.4.0
Version 4.4.0 may contain unspecified features updates and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date October 07, 2015
Date Added October 07, 2015
Version 4.4.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.25MB
File Name media.player.codec.pack.v4.4.0.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,264,864
Downloads Last Week 11,973
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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