Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 608 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    12,701,906
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16,679
  • Platform:
    Windows
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4 stars

"i program plays everything"

April 21, 2012  |  By tiago047

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

simple to install

Cons

not so far

Summary

great product to use for playing all formats on WMP

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3 stars

"if 32bit/x86 you should untick all 64bit stuff"

April 05, 2012

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

havent used yet

Cons

installer should specify whether 32 or 64bit
installer MUST be used with detailed option or spyware toolbars
get installed by default.

Summary

2+2=it better play my mp4's with audio now, cause thats the only reason I'm here.

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5 stars

"Definitely what I was searching."

April 03, 2012  |  By jpsmithson

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

Thanks CNET, I found what I needed, cause my player started bugging and I wasn't able to watch any video, with the help of it I'm able to watch my favourite films again!

Cons

No cons noticed

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3 stars

"Warning DOES NOT SUPPORT MKV!"

March 31, 2012  |  By ArTiqR

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

does support alot

Cons

DOES NOT SUPPORT MKV! and installer needs 64bit checked off

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4 stars

"Better file type support in Windows Media Player"

March 23, 2012  |  By JohnGStanley

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

Allows you to play common and uncommon media types that Windows Media Player lacks from the factory; includes support for FLV, WEBM (WEBA, WEBV), OGG (OGA, OGV), and QuickTime-supported types (MP4, etc.). Often more efficient than opening the same file in Quicktime or other media players. By adding support for file types to WMP, reduces the number of media players you need to have installed. Smaller memory usage from some other codecs, such as OGG/WEBM support directly from Xiph.org.

Cons

Installer includes "Dealio Toolbar", but it can be unselected when installing. Installer does not differentiate between 32-bit and 64-bit systems, so a "Detailed Installation" is recommended to install only the codecs you need for you system. Splitters included with this pack can break playing some WMV files. Codecs are not MCE compatible and WILL produce garbled display when playing DVDs in WMP when installed (I had to make a script to unregister the MPEG-2 Decoders when playing DVDs, and the re-register them for other files). "File associations" with this pack are only for Windows Vista/Windows 7, so they are not appropriate for XP (but the codecs DO work under XP).

Summary

Overall, this codec pack fills in the gaps in Windows Media Player. The installer needs some work to be more efficient and to differentiate between x86 and x64 computers without a customized installation. The MPEG-2 decoders need to be updated for proper DVD playback without a garbled display. Aside from its faults, this codec pack is very useful.

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4 stars

"A Must for heavy media users"

March 23, 2012  |  By D4ed4lus

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.1.9

Pros

does a great job of combining common codecs that aren't in windows media player as well as some rarer ones

Cons

Sometimes it doesn't always work prompting a "send error"

Summary

I'm an IT manager and this is one of my main tools

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.9
    Version 4.1.9:
  • Updated ffdshow to revision 4382 build 20120312.
  • Updated ffdshow x64 to revision 4382 build 20120312.
  • Updated LAV Splitter to version 0.49.
  • Updated LAV Splitter x64 to version 0.49.
  • Updated file associations to improve playback.
General
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date March 22, 2012
Date Added March 21, 2012
Version 4.1.9
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32.93MB
File Name media.player.codec.pack.v4.3.6.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,701,906
Downloads Last Week 16,679
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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