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Is there a way to remove codecs

  1. #1


    Jorn Guest

    Is there a way to remove codecs

    I'm having trouble with media player 11, and I think it's becaus there are a
    lot of corrupted codecs on my computer... it's not playing avi files, and
    MP-11 crashes during other movie playbacks. Is there anyone who knows how to
    remove the codecs from my pc.

    Reg,

    Jorn

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    G.Born Guest

    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs

    > I'm having trouble with media player 11, and I think it's becaus there are
    > a
    > lot of corrupted codecs on my computer... it's not playing avi files, and
    > MP-11 crashes during other movie playbacks. Is there anyone who knows how
    > to
    > remove the codecs from my pc.
    >

    Open Control Panel using Start menu -> Use the option "Uninstall programs"
    and have a lock, whether there are entries to uninstall Codec packs.

    The other way is a bit more fuzzy. If you know the name and location of a
    DirectShow filter (Decoder for instance), you can unregister it using
    regsvr32.exe / "DSFilter-name". This requires administrator rights.

    Hope that helps (and I hope the options named above are right, because I'm
    working here on a German Vista).

    Regards

    G. Born



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  4. #3


    ich Guest

    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs

    Hey,

    Install K-Lite Codec pack.
    This has an option to detect broken codecs and will remove them. It also has
    a feature to uninstall the crappy QuickTime and Realplayer software.
    A second way is to get G-Spot and take a look into the list of codec. Broken
    codecs will be highlighted red.

    Hansjörg


    "Jorn" <zinlozepost@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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    > I'm having trouble with media player 11, and I think it's becaus there are
    > a
    > lot of corrupted codecs on my computer... it's not playing avi files, and
    > MP-11 crashes during other movie playbacks. Is there anyone who knows how
    > to
    > remove the codecs from my pc.
    >
    > Reg,
    >
    > Jorn



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    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs

    MP11 crashing when playing AVI files isn't necesarily the fault of the codec.

    I've had cases where DivX movies play fine, then without warning, I get a crash. I also thought that this might be a codec problem, but after testing various codec packs on numerous machines, and even doing a complete reload of the os, it was eventually discovered to be the file being played that is killing the codec.

    Sometimes changing the FourCC code from DivX to XVid or vice versa helped.

    I haven't had this problem since moving to 64-Bit codecs and using WMP11 64-Bit.

    The Vista Codec Package works miracles. It's the only pack I now have installed.

    Last edited by Dzomlija; 23 Aug 2007 at 05:13 PM. Reason: Add URL for Vista Codec Package
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    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
    I haven't had this problem since moving to 64-Bit codecs and using WMP11 64-Bit.

    The Vista Codec Package works miracles. It's the only pack I now have installed.
    Question: Why would I need this pack installed? Or, if you should remove the pack, what have you lost?

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    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs

    I use this pack because it's the only one out there that I've found that provides pure 64-Bit codec support.

    64-Bit is more efficient at what it does than 32-Bit. You're asking what do I lose if I remove it? I lose performance, and the the ability for Windows Explorer to show the thumbnails of some videos, something that a 32-Bit codec cannot provide in 64-Bit Windows.

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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Is there a way to remove codecs


    What are the fault buckets for the crashes encountered here--
    http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#bucket
    ? Those should still be reviewable, and that information might help others.
    =\

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    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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    "Jorn" <zinlozepost@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CA055181-16EE-47F5-B898-0C932A2CABF5@xxxxxx

    > I'm having trouble with media player 11, and I think it's becaus there are
    > a
    > lot of corrupted codecs on my computer... it's not playing avi files, and
    > MP-11 crashes during other movie playbacks. Is there anyone who knows how
    > to
    > remove the codecs from my pc.
    >
    > Reg,
    >
    > Jorn


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