Windows 7 Codec Pack adds up-to-date, high-quality audio and video playback capabilities to Windows Media Center or any media player. Though it's a bundle of software codecs, not a program, it installs just like any Windows program, and the Codec Settings panel opens from the Start Menu.
Plays in anything: These codecs work with any Windows-compatible media player, not just Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player. Specific codecs and settings for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows enable precise compatibility and high performance.
Hi-def, hi-res, hi-fi: Windows 7 Codec Pack includes not just HD video codecs but also high-resolution digital audio, including DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus, and more.
Digital out: Direct digital output in S/PDIF or HDMI (needed for Dolby TrueHD) and other state-of-the-art formats for a home media server or connection to a home theater system or external DAC.
Codec settings: You can configure specific settings for 32-bit and 64-bit codecs and go deep with Advanced Settings.
Codex complicatus: Extensive settings and options could be daunting to inexperienced users, and the Advanced Codec Settings are not recommended for beginners.
Surprise package: "Extras" like search bars keep freeware free, but if you choose the standard installation and don't read the EULA, they sometimes seem like freeloaders. Choose the custom installation option to accept or decline additional software.
These free codecs can play an array of high-quality media, including lossless and high-resolution digital audio formats like DTS, plus the latest Dolby technologies. While its settings can be complex, Windows 7 Codec Pack has the flexibility required for state-of-the-art home theater, audiophile, and gaming applications.
The Windows 7 Codec Pack is an easy way to install all main stream codecs to play movie and music files downloaded from the internet or ripped from original discs. Installation is made simple with an easy install option and the most functional setting are automatically applied. Popular file types are set to play in Windows Media Player automatically, although the codecs will work in every player. Codecs for encoding and editing are installed by the pack with settings automatically applied to suit most encoding, ripping and editing applications.The codec pack includes both 32bit and 64bit codecs enabling it to work with 32bit and 64bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Media Player.
Files supported include .mkv (Matroska) .avi .bdmv .evo .mp4 .m4v .m4a .flv .webm .ogm .ogg .ts .ps .ac3 (Dolby Digital) .dts (Digital Theater Surround) .mpg .mpeg (MPEG2) .flac .ape (Monkey Audio) .aac (Advanced Audio Coding) .ofr (OptimFrog) .mpc (Musepack) .wv (WavPack) and many more Compression types supported include 10bit x264 (Hi10p), x264, h264, AVC, DivX, XviD, MJPEG (Morgan JPEG) MPEG4 and many more.
What's new in this version:
- Updated LAV filters to 0.61.2.
- Updated LAV filters x64 to 0.61.2.
- Updated ffdshow to 1.3.4530.
- Updated ffdshow x64 to 1.3.4530.
- Updated XviD video encoder to 1.3.3.
- Updated DSP-Worx Bass Source Mod filter to 220.127.116.11.
- Updated VSFilter to xy - VSFilter 18.104.22.168.
- Updated VSFilter x64 to xy - VSFilter x64 22.214.171.124.
- Updated CDXA Reader to 1.7.5.
- Updated CDX... See all new features »