VLC Codec Pack

VLC Codec Pack

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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2013
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  • Product ranking:
    #14 in Video Players

Editors' Review


VLC Codec Pack gives several different media players more support for videos and audio in a few seconds. It even comes with a brand-new media player that's loaded with features. If you constantly run into messages that your media player can't play a video or song, this download is awesome to have.

Though this pack shares a name with a very popular media player, it works with a few other players, as well. If you try it and it doesn't work with your player, the download includes a version of VLC's player, which gets high marks by most. VLC Codec Pack installs relatively quickly and goes right to work after a reboot, opening up several obscure formats for your player. The program hides an add-on program in the installation, but it makes you choose some seriously advanced settings if you choose the "expert install," which is the only way to avoid it. That makes the add-on much harder to get rid of, but we didn't have any problem installing the program with its preset settings. Aside from that somewhat shady part, this program is a solid way to supercharge most media players.

VLC Codec Pack can turn your player into a near-universal media player. If you love your player and don't want to switch just for bonus format support, check this download out.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Works for me!"

June 30, 2013  |  By Philiaccount

 |  Version: VLC Codec Pack


I try this codec pack and it works well.


nothing bad

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5 stars

"Works perfectly and is FREE"

March 03, 2013  |  By b680c2c7

 |  Version: VLC Codec Pack


This pack works well for me. For the most part it uses windows media player. VLC comes in to use with broken or part downloaded files.




I really like this pack.
As I mentioned before it mostly adds codecs for windows media player. VLC is added mostly for broken/part downloaded and badly encoded files.
VLC is available through the right click menu on every file type. It allowed me to play file in bittorrent that hadn't even downloaded yet, for example: I closed bittorrent and then right clicked on the movie files and was able to play the parts that had downloaded.
Also, there is a tray icon in the taskbar which gives easy access to VLC player, codec settings, and system settings.

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1 stars

"Does not work"

March 01, 2013  |  By dogger596

 |  Version: VLC Codec Pack


There are none


Does not work


Several errors pop up that vlc does not support any of the audio or video codecs

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Updated ffdshow to version 1.2.4502 build 20130224.
  • Updated ffdshow x64 to version 1.2.4502 build 20130224.
  • Updated LAV Splitter to version 0.55.3.
  • Updated LAV Splitter x64 to version 0.55.3.
  • Updated DXVA & Intel Quick Sync GPU/graphics card database.
  • Added A Tray Menu with access to VLC Player and codec settings.
Publisher Media Player Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com
Release Date February 24, 2013
Date Added March 01, 2013
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.48MB
File Name vlc.codec.pack.v2.0.5.1.setup.exe
Total Downloads 492,760
Downloads Last Week 4,616
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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