When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better.
Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration.
This is exactly what these packages will do for you.
You will no longer be restricted to using a specific player.
Windows Media Player and Media Center will be able to play all your files.
The VistaCodec Package is compatible with all versions of Windows XP
Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another.
This is because there has never been an 'out of the box' working
solution that the average computer user could install and just have
everything work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec
package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted.
I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation
just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file
still didn't play properly. I've never claimed to be a media guru. My
media experience prior to creating these packages was to double-click a
file I downloaded and hope that it played. So with the help of the MSFN
community, I decided to package up the bare minimum of codecs required
by most computer users and share them with the rest of the world.
The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package.
For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the VCP
installer, Click Here. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks
to enjoy your media content immediately. Windows Media Player and Vista's Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.
It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types.
With this package installed you will be able to use any media player,
limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video
clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular
web browsers. Users of VCP have the ability to choose what is installed
and where to install it using the public redistributable. After
installation you can select to remove specific portions without
removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at
This package supports 18 localizations.
The default is English and the installer includes support for the
following other languages; Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese,
Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages
can be added upon request.