Windows 7 Codec Pack

Windows 7 Codec Pack

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 163 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    4,614,239
  • Date Added:
    March 17, 2013
  • File Size:
    22.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,601
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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  • Current Version

    1.8

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    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 163 votes

    • 5 star 73
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 36
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1 stars

"It didn't work for me"

June 09, 2013  |  By billculver

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

None to me, it didn't do what I needed.

Cons

It didn't work playing .flac files through windows media player.

Summary

I installed to be able to add .flac files to my windows media player playlist but it didn't work even after a restart, so I uninstalled it.

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1 stars

"Hijacked Browser Start Pages & Search Engines"

May 14, 2013  |  By sssprinkle

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

I assume CODECS were installed, but I was so torqued at the browser hijacking that I didn't bother to check.

Cons

Hijacked the Search Engine and Start Pages for all 3 of my browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox). Chose Yahoo Search courtesy of spigot.com. Took more time removing all vestiges of this than it is worth. I can't believe CNET actually allows this download on their site.

Summary

Find another source of CODECS unless you want this to change your browsers.

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1 stars

"Horrible!!"

April 28, 2013  |  By pratnala

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

None at all

Cons

I can go on and on

Summary

Better use K-lite codecs than this POS

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3 stars

"It was already here"

April 27, 2013  |  By RightgirlLinda

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

See Summary

Cons

See Summary

Summary

I got my PC from a friend (Windows 7/hand me down) and this is in the startup menu and I have no idea what it is, what it does, or if it NEEDS to be in the startup menu.

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1 stars

"browser hijack"

April 07, 2013  |  By skyknites

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

none, didn't even work for me

Cons

installs add ons, browser hijack and search engine hijack

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2 stars

"Make sure you delete old version first."

March 31, 2013  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

I have had the old version(s) for quite a while and they have been great.

Cons

If you install the new version without the old version your system will become awfully confused and little or nothing will play.

Summary

This should be setup to install as an update to previous versions and/or it should detect previous versions before it installs.

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3 stars

"It seems to work okay"

March 30, 2013  |  By cudles41

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

It seems to work as it should

Cons

I haven't found any

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2 stars

"Not crazy about the applet in the systray"

March 26, 2013  |  By Majik53

 |  Version: Windows 7 Codec Pack 4.0.6

Pros

Not sure of any pros, haven't really had time to check it with media files yet.

Cons

Another systray icon. I don't play media 24/7, why should I need something that runs all the time and takes up ram overhead?

Summary

Not sure about this one. Will probably downgrade back to the last release. If by some miracle I find I can't live without it in some way, I may reinstall, but right now, not impressed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.6
    Version 4.0.6:
  • Updated ffdshow to version 1.2.4504 build 20130313.
  • Updated ffdshow x64 to version 1.2.4504 build 20130313.
  • Updated LAV filters to 0.55.3.
  • Updated LAV filters x64 to 0.55.3.
  • Updated L.A.M.E MP3 ACM encoder codec to 3.99.5.
  • Updated DXVA/Intel Quick Sync detection database.
  • Added a codec settings GUI.
  • Added a task tray icon with right click context for settings.
  • Added an automatic update checker
General
Publisher Windows 7 Codec Pack
Publisher web site http://www.windows7codecs.com
Release Date March 16, 2013
Date Added March 17, 2013
Version 4.0.6
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.15MB
File Name windows.7.codec.pack.v4.1.0.setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,614,239
Downloads Last Week 8,601
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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