Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You can decline installing the bloatware it comes with."

    January 25, 2015  |   By ryguy86

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    I needed FLV codecs - I downloaded it. It works.

    Cons

    None - I have Avast and it did not alarm me of any malware

    Summary

    People are morons - you can decline the stupid bloatware it comes with. Its that simple. Don't blame anyone but yourself for not reading through the install.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "malware, don't download it. Download VLC Player instead"

    October 29, 2014  |   By Dr_Dan_Computer_Services

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.7

    Pros

    Download VLC Player here:
    http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.1.5/win32/vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe

    Cons

    Download VLC Player here:
    http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.1.5/win32/vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe

    Summary

    Download VLC Player here:
    http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.1.5/win32/vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe

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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

    "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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't bother full of malware"

    February 23, 2014  |   By vieyavieya

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.6

    Pros

    Maybe the codecs if it installed that but to be real honest there were no pros besides that.

    Cons

    It installed several pieces of malware. I don't know where the positive is in that. It's impossible to remove.

    Summary

    All in all I would stay away from this software. It shouldn't even be available on CNET of all places. This is basically software with a virus/malware hiding inside. This software should be deleted of this website so others don't get the malware from installing this piece of junk.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not play flv or mkv in WMP, win 7 64"

    February 11, 2014  |   By UdderAppreciation

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.6

    Pros

    absolutely none

    Cons

    After installation, still unable to play flv and mkv files in Windows Media Player, rendering the installation useless.

    Summary

    Installation setup/instructions designed to smuggle in unwanted programs. If you're going to take your chances and install this, select the advanced or custom installation options & pay attention to each step of the installation. They smuggled in toolbar, ad-ware and homepage junk into the installation process, so be sure to un-check and decline all the offers you don't want; as the default setting is to accept the offers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs several annoying malware"

    January 30, 2014  |   By akumse

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.6

    Pros

    I assume it installed the codecs...along with the other unwanted adware/malware.

    Cons

    Installs adware/malware without asking. MySearchDial is impossible to remove.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It installs ad-ware! Don't install!"

    January 5, 2014  |   By smokingpineapple

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.6

    Pros

    I guess it has codecs.

    Cons

    The installer also had some bundled ad-ware (deals bonanza or some garbage). It never asked me if I wanted to install it. It would be nice if that was mentioned here.

    Summary

    I would not have downloaded it if I knew it was going to install junk like that.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "wmp11 plays all my media files now"

    December 10, 2013  |   By rgw66

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.6

    Pros

    now ive uninstalled windows essentials media codeC pack 4.6

    Cons

    its easy to delete

    Summary

    get k-lite

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works.. Sort of."

    October 16, 2013  |   By jdobbins

    Version: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 4.5

    Pros

    Adds new formats.

    Cons

    Installed the new Codec and my Windows Media Player had no audio! rebooted ans all was well.. Hmmm.

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