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Solved Best Video codec pack for vista

#1
What is the best video codec pack for vista,I have tried several and each one that I've tried there seems to be a problem loading videos from my digi camera,I have vista home premium on my hp 6525 pc,and to play videos on windows media player I have to convert them before media player will play them.
Thank you
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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
#2

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tom982

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#3
I use the KLite Codec Pack (FULL):

Free-Codecs.com : Download K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 FULL, K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 STANDARD, K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 BASIC : K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools

Features of K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 FULL version:

Player:
- Media Player Classic Homecinema [version 1.3.2086]
- Media Player Classic Homecinema [version 1.2.1008.0]
ffdshow:
- ffdshow [revision 3487]
- ffdshow VFW interface
DirectShow video decoding filters:
- XviD [version 1.2.2]
- DivX H.264 [version 8.2.0.26]
- On2 VP7 [version 7.0.10.0]
- MPEG-2 (Cyberlink) [version 8.4.0.1014]
- MPEG-2 (Gabest) [version 1.0.0.4]
DirectShow audio decoding filters:
- AC3/DTS/LPCM/MP1/MP2 (AC3Filter) [version 1.63b]
- Vorbis (CoreVorbis) [version 1.1.0.79]
- AAC (MONOGRAM) [version 0.9.6.0]
DirectShow audio parsers:
- FLAC (madFLAC) [version 1.8]
- WavPack (CoreWavPack) [version 1.1.1]
- MusePack (MONOGRAM) [version 0.9.2.0 | 0.4.0.0]
- Monkey's Audio (DCoder) [version 1.0]
- OptimFROG (RadLight) [version 1.0.0.1]
- AMR (MONOGRAM) [version 1.0.1.0]
- DC-Bass Source [version 1.2.0]
- AC3/DTS Source (AC3File) [version 0.7b]
DirectShow source filters:
- Haali Media Splitter [version 1.10.120.15]
- AVI splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- MP4 splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- Matroska splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- Ogg splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- MPEG PS/TS splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- FLV splitter (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
- CDXA Reader (Gabest) [version 1.3.1748.0]
DirectShow subtitle filter:
- DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter) [version 2.39.5.3]
- DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter) [version 2.33]
Other filters:
- Haali Video Renderer [version 1.9.42.1]
VFW video codecs:
- XviD [version 1.2.2]
- On2 VP7 [version 7.0.10.0]
- huffyuv [version 2.1.1 CCE Patch 0.2.5]
- YV12 (Helix) [version 1.2]
ACM audio codecs:
- MP3 (LAME) [version 3.98.2]
- AC3ACM [version 1.5]
Tools:
- Codec Tweak Tool [version 4.4.4]
- Win7DSFilterTweaker [version 3.1]
- MediaInfo Lite [version 0.7.31]
- VobSubStrip [version 0.11]
- GraphStudio [version 0.3.2.0]
- Haali Muxer
- Bitrate Calculator

It includes all of the above codecs, features and tools.

From personal experience, I can safely say that I have had no problems with it, and I have never run into a video that I need to play that I can't.

Tom
 

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    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
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    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
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ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#4
I use Combined Community Codec Pack and did once find a video that it wouldn't play but latest version did play it.
I use MPlayer for windows as a spare if it happens again (plays 206 file types)
CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack
 

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    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
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    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
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#6
I downloaded K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 FULL version,I have installed it,and no problems so far with it,thanks everybody for the quick replies
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    hp pavilion 6525
    CPU
    AMD 64
    Motherboard
    nVidia MCP61
    Memory
    3 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N19W pnp monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    500 gb

Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
#7
You're welcome, thanks for the update.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)

tom982

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Gold Member
#8
I downloaded K-Lite Codec Pack 6.1.0 FULL version,I have installed it,and no problems so far with it,thanks everybody for the quick replies
Well I'm glad that I was able to help you :)

Just one quick thing that I have found, is that it doesn't seem to like burning .mp4 videos in Windows DVD Maker, but oh well.

And another point, is that it won't update itself, you will have to check now and then.

If you want to make the update checking easier, then you could create a task to open the website every week? If you wan to do this and require instructions then feel free to ask me, I would be happy to help :)

Tom
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload