Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack

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Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 592 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.2.3
File Size:
31.09MB
Date Added:
October 01, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
11,945,277
Downloads Last Week:
21,045
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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 592 votes

    • 5 star: 248
    • 4 star: 133
    • 3 star: 71
    • 2 star: 32
    • 1 star: 108
  • Current Version:

    2.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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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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