• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Is there a way to remove codecs

J
#1
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
 

My Computer

G

G.Born

#2
> 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
 

My Computer

#3
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
news:CA055181-16EE-47F5-B898-0C932A2CABF5@microsoft.com...
> 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
 

My Computer

Dzomlija

Resistance is Futile
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
2,213
Location
South Africa
#4
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:

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9600 Quad
    Motherboard
    ASUS MB-M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi
    Memory
    2 x A-Data 2GB DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ATI Radeon HD 2400PRO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAHARA 21"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 80GB Seagate (I)
    2 x 120GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 200GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 250GB Seagate (I/S)
    PSU
    800W
    Case
    Thermaltake Tai-Chi
    Cooling
    Tai-Chi Water Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Genius
    Internet Speed
    384kbps
    Other Info
    Currently dual booting between Vista x64 Ultimate Windows 7 BETA x64

Dzomlija

Resistance is Futile
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
2,213
Location
South Africa
#6
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9600 Quad
    Motherboard
    ASUS MB-M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi
    Memory
    2 x A-Data 2GB DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ATI Radeon HD 2400PRO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAHARA 21"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 80GB Seagate (I)
    2 x 120GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 200GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 250GB Seagate (I/S)
    PSU
    800W
    Case
    Thermaltake Tai-Chi
    Cooling
    Tai-Chi Water Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Genius
    Internet Speed
    384kbps
    Other Info
    Currently dual booting between Vista x64 Ultimate Windows 7 BETA x64
Z

zachd [MSFT]

#7
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.
=\

--
Speaking for myself only.
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.
--

"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
 

My Computer

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)