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StarCodec is a free pack of media codecs optimized for a wide range of media players and formats, packaged together with a single installer. It offers stable, high-quality video and audio playback from a variety of sources, including files, disks, and Web sites, and numerous configuration settings to optimize media compatibility and playback.

Installing the StarCodec pack involves choices like post-processing and file associations; we chose the defaults, but they're easy to change later. Clicking Finish opened StarCodec's locally downloaded HTML product page in our browser. StarCodec's Start Menu entry includes DivX playback controls and a DivX configuration tool, an AVI FourCC settings dialog, a MediaInfo feature with dozens of language options, and a folder labeled Config. There are also icons to quickly access the StarCodec Web site as well as remove the codec pack and associated software. The Config folder contains the settings for configurable filters, encoders, and decoders, including the aforementioned ones as well as Xvid and ffdshow; there's an SPDIF Test tool, too. None of the various settings seemed likely to challenge users who have configured media playback options before; there's assistance available online but no actual Help file. With codecs, the proof is in the playback, and we played a wide variety of video and audio files through three common media players: Windows Media Player, Zoom Player Pro, and the free, open-source VLC Player, which packs its own set of codecs. We played AVI and MPG video shorts, DVDs copied to the hard drive, iTunes-compatible music, and even a few odds and ends, all without a hitch or glitch. Clicking Remove quickly uninstalled all the codecs and associated software, requiring a reboot to finish and reassociate file types with their previous defaults.

If you're having trouble playing certain files in certain media players, you should definitely check out StarCodec. There are lots of free codec packs out there, but few we've seen are as complete as StarCodec's, and none we've come across are bundled together in such an easy-to-use package.

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5 stars

"Good codecs"

July 15, 2015  |  By wormhole_surfer

2015-07-15 06:12:52  |  By wormhole_surfer

 |  Version: StarCodec 20150713


It works very well. Easy to use.


None so far


Solves any problems with codecs.

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1 stars


June 23, 2010  |  By nyc3498

2010-06-23 06:49:47  |  By nyc3498

 |  Version: StarCodec 20091109


NONE, haven't tried given that I don't like to have TROJANS in my PC.


This program contains a TROJAN!


When I wanted to install it my security software warned about a Trojan in the program

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5 stars


August 14, 2008  |  By ziyau18

2008-08-14 05:26:04  |  By ziyau18

 |  Version: StarCodec 20080624





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5 stars

"Absolutely wonderful."

June 21, 2008  |  By supersaiyenraghav

2008-06-21 15:15:18  |  By supersaiyenraghav

 |  Version: StarCodec 20080305


I tried all codec packs available on this website to play a DVD video in Boilsoft video splitter 5.1 on vista ultimate.But none worked. I expected this to work the least.But to my surprise it was the best of all-far better than windows essential media codec pack.Also it doesnot add any unwanted search bars to internet browser nor does it installs unwanted media players.Also it comes with 6 installation options. Now I can play almost any videos in any media players.I wonder why its so low on downloads list.Just try this codec and all your problems will be solved.

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5 stars

"Greatest Codec Applier"

November 02, 2007  |  By rockystone123

2007-11-02 09:11:34  |  By rockystone123

 |  Version: StarCodec 20070620


This software enables you to put any audio and video codec you require, if you need any codec this is the softrware for you.

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4 stars

"very good"

September 04, 2007  |  By tambarr

2007-09-04 07:17:48  |  By tambarr

 |  Version: StarCodec 20070620


it solved the problem i had to convert a midi file to wav

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20161017
Version 20161017:
  • Updated madVR 0.90.24
  • Updated MediaInfo 0.7.89
Publisher Pintosoft
Publisher web site
Release Date October 17, 2016
Date Added October 17, 2016
Version 20161017
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 24.21MB
File Name StarCodec_20161017.exe
Total Downloads 70,498
Downloads Last Week 177
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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