Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack

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  • 1.0 stars

    "MALWARE!!!"

    July 21, 2014  |   By meinthesun

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    None. This is malware. Thanks CNet, I trusted you. Now I don't.

    Cons

    Loads several programs ranging from adware to malware. Good luck getting rid of them!

    Summary

    All I wanted was a player for MOV files on Windows. This didn't solve that. Not sure what codecs it actually has...probably none since it is a TROJAN HORSE FOR MALWARE. CNET: Please delete this program for everyone's sake.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Everything is okay"

    May 19, 2014  |   By HesterTeller

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    I use Windows Essentials Codec Pack v2.3d. There is no virus, no spyware. Everything is okay. WECP v2.3d is excellent software. You can trust this version but version 4.4 has insane problems.

    Cons

    You must accept WebCake etc. At this point i can tell you that: Don't install this software!

    Summary

    I have not checked v4.4 against viruses and spywares on my computer. It may contain also virus and spyware. Don't use this software anymore!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Everything is okay"

    May 19, 2014  |   By HesterTeller

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    I use Windows Essentials Codec Pack v2.3d. There is no virus, no spyware. Everything is okay. WECP v2.3d is excellent software. You can trust this version but version 4.4 has insane problems.

    Cons

    You must accept WebCake etc. At this point i can tell you that: Don't install this software!

    Summary

    I have not checked v4.4 against viruses and spywares on my computer. It may contain also virus and spyware. Don't use this software anymore!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "QuickTime."

    May 12, 2014  |   By pegrodgers

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    There is no other pack that does the same thing AND simply integrates into your system, with NO new players, or applications LIKE Realplayer and QuickTime.

    Cons

    There is a reason this is called Essential, this is an absolute requirement for folks that watch downloaded video.

    Summary

    If you are using the Windows Media Player or VLC, this is essential to let you make the most of those applications.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still the best after all these years"

    May 7, 2014  |   By BestReviewEver

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    Allowed me to watch all my vids without a hitch, simply the best codec pack out there, been using this for almost ten years now

    Cons

    none that i can find

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