Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 602 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.9
  • Total Downloads:
    12,422,333
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20,794
  • 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

    3.1

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 602 votes

    • 5 star 253
    • 4 star 133
    • 3 star 72
    • 2 star 32
    • 1 star 112
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5 stars

"Allows more variety in video format"

October 24, 2013  |  By mathnucl

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

Without it I was unable to play .flv or .mp4 format videos. Now I can.

Cons

None yet. Have trouble with some old .msg format videos. I don't know if it is connected.

Summary

Does the job it is supposed to do.

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3 stars

"Still Missing some codecs"

October 23, 2013  |  By jwilkie

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

Works well with most files

Cons

Still won't run MP4 files

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1 stars

"We used to install this for private customers"

October 23, 2013  |  By MobilData

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

Works really well for making the Windows Media Player play DVDs, that was the point for us when we recommended it to all Our customers.

Cons

If you don't pay total attention during install, you get the bug-engine snap.do on the bargain, and Malwarebytes tells us about 940 malware attacks after initial installation from the link here on Download.com (if we forget to say no to snap.do during install.) We can handle that, we are a computershop. But after the customers bring their machines home, after a while an update-reminder pops up on the screen. It brings the machine to a potentially hazardous update with new risks of malware. You can press "don't ask again", but it will still keep reminding you until you install the newer version. For this reason we have quit installing this on all the new PCs we sell (used to do this as a free service).

Summary

Too risky. We quit using this.

Updated on Oct 23, 2013

We tested it again now. Seems that snap.do is removed as a tail on this intallation. It makes all the difference! If it is safe to install, we gladly recommend it. But be careful, read well when you install, to be sure.

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5 stars

"Worked Great for Windows Media Player .avi"

October 16, 2013  |  By mowog60

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

I couldn't watch .avi files in Windows Media Player. Downloaded and installed the codec pack -- problem fixed -- couldn't be easier.

Cons

None for my application.

Summary

Did exactly what I needed.

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3 stars

"not as good as the previous version"

October 04, 2013  |  By RoniYigal

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

none so far

Cons

hiccups while playing - sound track stops

Summary

needs work!

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3 stars

"I guess it will work"

September 25, 2013  |  By ervinsmith1024

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

Updated to be up to date, so it plays the things I want to watch

Cons

Who know what else came with this download. C net is loaded with extras in the downloads now.

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1 stars

"Won't Play .MP4 videos"

September 19, 2013  |  By mannshands

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

None that I found.

Cons

Didn't work at all. Total rubbish.

Summary

Very very lame!!

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4 stars

"works great"

September 06, 2013  |  By fsarver

 |  Version: Media Player Codec Pack 4.2.9

Pros

It works good

Cons

none as of yet

Summary

did what I wanted it to do

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.9
    Version 4.2.9:
  • Updated ffdshow to version 1.3.4523.
  • Updated ffdshow x64 to version 1.3.4523.
  • Updated LAV filters to version 58.2.
  • Updated LAV filters x64 to version 58.2.
  • Updated AC3Filter to version 2.6b.
  • Updated AC3Filter x64 to version 2.6b.
  • Updated Haali splitter to version 1.13.138.44.
  • Updated Haali splitter x64 to version 1.13.138.44.
  • Updated xy-VSFilter to version 3.0.0.211.
  • Updated xy-VSFilter x64 to version 3.0.0.211.
  • Updated CDXA Reader to version 1.6.8.
  • Updated CDXA Reader x64 to version 1.6.8.
  • Updated DXVA & Intel Quick Sync GPU/graphics card database.
General
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date September 02, 2013
Date Added September 01, 2013
Version 4.2.9
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.42MB
File Name media.player.codec.pack.v4.3.4.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,422,333
Downloads Last Week 20,794
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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