Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 595 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    12,243,082
  • Date Added:
    September 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,989
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

    5.0

    out of 3 votes

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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 595 votes

    • 5 star 251
    • 4 star 133
    • 3 star 71
    • 2 star 32
    • 1 star 108
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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

October 20, 2014  |  By MatthewsTrier

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.4

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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5 stars

"Good software, plays everything!"

October 15, 2014  |  By ToccoFranken

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.4

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

October 08, 2014  |  By LedyardHeffelfinger

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.4

Pros

Great interface

Cons

Not yet, everything's great for me and my friends!

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4 stars

"There is no such thing as a free lunch"

July 06, 2014  |  By Mikeymikemikey

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.1

Pros

Most media works, apart from ma4 files, but this is because apparently WMP doesn't like this file and won't play it ¬_¬.

Cons

People are complaining about ad-ware and Malware: tool bars, homepage change etc...
Using the Cnet, when you next step, makes sure you click 'Decline' or 'I don't accept' if it's a option, on all the special offers, aka BS that will blot your computer. The button is darken out, making you think you can't click it but you can, it's very cheeky.

Next the software's own installer also has crap. You can click easy install, detail just allows you to select components so don't worry too much. However I would do it and make sure that the (321) classic media player isn't installed and/or the pointless system tray icon, unless you like to clutter your system tray.

But make sure you click 'Custom' not 'Express' install! Because this will install the crap-ware. Under 'Custom' uncheck all the tool-bars and crap. then click next.

Summary

I haven't notice any changes so above should work. Also for all free software always look for extra crap-ware. This is how they make money. They want your data so they can sell it to marketers or sell advertising space and display crap on your PC. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so look closely when downloading free software.

P.S. I found going to the website directly didn't try to install so much crap, hopefully they didn't do it surreptitiously.

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1 stars

"Beware - Installs unwanted softare"

July 01, 2014  |  By tgolden2

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.1

Pros

Contains codecs

Cons

Installs unrelated software, and changes your internet search engine without asking - a major no-no. Based on what I know it did, I'm fearful for it may have done I don't know about. CNET isn't doing its job keeping stuff like this off its site.

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1 stars

"Avoid at all cost. Malware boobytrap"

June 20, 2014  |  By exhumen

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.1

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

-Hijacks Default search engine
-Hijacks browser's startup pages
-Install more than just codecs
-Installs malware
-Installs toolbars

Summary

Downloaded this so I could watch Blu-Rays on my new Blu-Ray drive. When installation completed, I noticed it install more than codecs. It installed a media player. It changed by default search engine to some sketchy 'Entrusted' engine (Entrusted also came up as malware on a Malwarebytes scan). Installed other various bits of malware and skethcy files on my computer.

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1 stars

"Ad-ware. Not worth it."

June 12, 2014  |  By randydodd

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.1

Pros

Can selectively install certain elements.

Cons

Installs ad-ware and spam-ware whether you like it or not. Pops up with each click. Ads. Spam. This thing is a virus.

Summary

Skip it. Not sure why CNET even allows this to be a download.

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1 stars

"Terrible program with malware"

May 12, 2014  |  By FlierSky

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.0

Pros

None. This is mnalware

Cons

Took better part of an hour cleaning malware out of my computer after loading this program that didn't even work. It changes internet options without asking including browser search engines.

Summary

Don't load this unless you want a headache.

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4 stars

"It works for me (win7 pro /asus board / amd chip-set)"

May 10, 2014  |  By rwbplastic

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.3.0

Pros

Does not screw-up existing programs, while adding the ability to play lesser known fie formats.

Cons

None that I have come across

Summary

It's free and it works. If you need it then download and install. If you can already play everything you have then do not try to make a good thing better by replacing a known working codec with one which you have no experience. Do not try to fix something that is not broken.

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1 stars

"DID NOT INSTALL DUE TO NAG"

May 02, 2014  |  By Cragg2

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.5

Pros

Comes from CNET

Cons

mediaplayercodecpak.com has been producing a nag on my computer asking if I want to update and when I say no it asks if I want to stop reminders, where I say yes. It has been popping up on every re-boot and also every now and then. I cannot get rid of it and I cannot find where it comes from. I don't know if this is because of WIN8 incompatibility or what, but I have never downloaded the software itself, so I don't know why this nag is there.

Summary

I never thought I would say this about a product on CNET, but here it is - BE WARY

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.4
Version 4.3.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date September 29, 2014
Date Added September 29, 2014
Version 4.3.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.42MB
File Name media.player.codec.pack.v4.3.4.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,243,082
Downloads Last Week 21,989
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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