Vista Codec Package

Vista Codec Package

Average User Rating:
1.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.9
  • Total Downloads:
    29,546
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2010
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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1 stars

"Spyware, Spyware, Spyware"

January 05, 2014  |  By memoryguru

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 6.5.2

Pros

nothing that I've discovered yet... still have to go through my computer four or five more times in safe mode to get rid of the registry junk this app puts in. That's after a few runs in Windows removing all the re-routed settings.

Cons

I pity the poor, naive average user who has no clue how to get rid of all the malware this app installs.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL - run away as fast as possible!

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1 stars

"Im lost how do you download it?"

June 30, 2010  |  By 9 of 10

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 5.7.7

Pros

No idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

Click download and your brought to this page:http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html but there is nowhere to download it!! Waste of time this!!

Summary

A more direct download from here without having to be redirected elsewhere to a web site that will not show one how to download the file!! Waste of time!

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1 stars

"Didn't find it of much use"

April 28, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 5.6.8

Pros

- allows playback of some files on some players

Cons

- lot of extra stuff you won't need

Summary

All you really need is install the latest stable revision of ffdshow tryout, and:
(1) configure it to work with your favourite media players
(2) configure the libavcodec to handle most if not all video formats.

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5 stars

"Worked for .mov files in Vista Media Center"

September 27, 2009  |  By garyleebrown

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 5.4.3

Pros

Could not get Casio camera .mov files to play in Vista Media Center using K-lite. Uninstalled K-lite and installed this plus the x64 update.
It not only played the .mov files in VMC, but also showed the thumbnails which did not show before.

Cons

Have not found any after just an hour of use

Summary

You can download the x64 file by clicking on the publisher's name 'Shark007' to show his other products.

Thanks Shark007 !

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2 stars

"just pass this one up"

September 15, 2009  |  By hunter3740

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 5.4.2

Pros

seemed promising as far as codec for Windows Media Player (uninstalls fine, and didn't seem to invite malware).

Cons

1) Windows error report towards the end of the install, 2) had to use the Settings Application (link in Start menu, see screenshot) to set things like single core (default was dual); i.e. not for basic users, and 3) didn't play DVDs in media player.

Summary

For DVD playback, nothing like the software that came with your physical player, or just go with VLC Player.

Not my recomendation, but if you don't want VLC (or don't want to *pay* for a DVD decoder from Roxio, Sonic, Cyberlink, or Corel), you would be better off getting "ffdshow" (which will have www.ffmpeg.org (MPEG-2/DVD), www.divx.com, and www.xvid.org (popular .avi)), but it includes a standalone working media player ("classic", which is NOT to be confused with Windows Media Player); but mind you, this is basically what shark007 is providing, just that they include a player that works.

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1 stars

"Incorrect Link"

August 27, 2009  |  By dogger596

 |  Version: Vista Codec Package 5.4

Pros

Havent been able to download

Cons

Incorrect Link

Summary

CNET has provided a bad link. The link is to download avs video converter not the vista coded package. To download the right file go here. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5326

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.9
Version 5.6.9 update gabests filters 1845 and update ffdshow 3406.
General
Publisher Shark007
Publisher web site http://shark007.net
Release Date May 06, 2010
Date Added May 06, 2010
Version 5.6.9
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name vistacodecpackage.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,546
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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