Vista Codec Pack - 32bit & 64bit Media Player Codecs

smarteyeball

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Hi Moon, It's not a dumb question. I personally don't use Realmedia player so haven't had any .rm/.Ram extensions so I can't tell you if it would work or not. Perhaps someone else who knows could.

But here's a link to the VCP developers page, you may find an answer there.

Vista Codec Package Homepage (VCP)

Good luck :)

To determine if your running 32 or 64 hit WIN+Pause/Break and you'll find some simple info.
 

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Hi - sorry dumb question coming .... will downloading the codec allow me to play a .ram file in wmp v11 - I have no idea if it's 32 or 64 bit, can't find anything that tells me.
Hi Moonlusti,

You can play Realmedia files if you install the seperate VCP RM package ;)

Steven
 

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moonlustie

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Thanks both of you for your replies - I want to try and keep to one player rather than taking up space on my laptop with many packages that I rarely use
 

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Chappy

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Hi Folks

I have used this Vista Codec Pack for 1 year now and it is the Best full codec pack for Vista 32 & 64bit that I've ever found! In fact, if I remember correctly, I think I mentioned this VCP pack some months ago to John and a few others here who had never heard of it, and recommended it to them. Glad to see they've checked it out...;)

Some info for others -

**To make Vista 64bit use the 32bit Media Player by default: Make sure you have the 64bit VCP Tools pack that Dmex has linked too at the start, then click Start - All Programs - VistaCodecs - 64bit Tools - Default Media Player & click the "Set 32bit Media Player as Default" icon. This MUST be done twice, don't ask why. This is required if you want to play FLAC files in Vista 64bit.

For moonlustie - The RealMedia (RM) package for VCP doesn't add the full RealMedia Player, it's a plugin but it is required if you want to play RealMedia files in WMP.
 

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The latest Media Player Classic builds can be found here: http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

This project is based on the original "Media Player Classic" and was created after Gabest, the original author, stopped working on it. Several new features have been integrated in this player, such as :

  • An option to remove Tearing
  • Translation in several languages (currently Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian)
  • Additional video decoders and in particular H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support (see specific section for details)
  • Better support for Windows Vista, including a release for 64 bits platform
  • Support for EVR renderer
  • Bugs and vulnerability fixes
 

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HkB

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I just installed this codec package on Vista X64 and it play everything I throw at it very smoothly and way better than klite. One thing I'm trying to figure out is how to change the brightness and contrast for certain video files such as avi, mpeg1-2-4, divx...ect. In klite, I could check the overlay filter and change the brightness for a file that is playing but in VCP when I right click on a video all I see is Filters>MPC Video Decoder. I try setting the "video decoder configuration" but nothing changes. Please help me out!
 

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ThÉoPatrizi

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Hi there......
I installed and it is almost perfect.
The CPU is not having a high usage any more, but the subtitles wont work!
They are in the same folder as the MKV movies but does not work.
They worked perfect with the K-light =/

I marked "subtitle" in the ffdshow but did not work yet.

Thanks.
 

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Vista Codec Package has been Updated for both X32 and X64 installers :party:

I have updated the links above
:party:

32bit changes include:

5.0.3 changelog:
- update ffdshow rev 2364
- update Gabest filters rev 901
- minor revisions

5.0x highlights over 4.x versions:
- add several new configuration shortcuts
- add support for E-AC3 and Dolby TrueHD audio
- add speex audiobook playback support
- add Cyberlink MPEG2 codec for DVD playback
- update installer icon/graphics/logo
- fix RealPlayer website access for all browsers

64bit package changes include:
1.5.6 chagelog:
- update ffdshow rev 2364
- update Gabest filters rev 901
- minor revisions

Recent changes included but were not limited to:
- support for E-AC3 and Dolby True HD and MLP
- support for AMR audio (full 3GP playback)
- add H264 DXVA support /shortcuts
- update installer icon/graphics/logo
- enable playback of FLV's /h264


Hi - sorry dumb question coming .... will downloading the codec allow me to play a .ram file in wmp v11 - I have no idea if it's 32 or 64 bit, can't find anything that tells me.
If thats a RealMedia file then yes it can play it ;)

Steven
 

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ThÉoPatrizi

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Someone, please.......
How do I solve my subtitle problem??

Thanks.
 

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kooky112

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I am trying to use the encoder from microsoft for some .asf files so I can make a small music vid. But it says I am missing an audio codec with a code following. The code is

0xC00D0BC2

will this fix the problem?
 

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Vamp9190

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I have Vista Ultimate x64 (x1) and Vista Home Premium (x2) PCs. I understand that i have to install the x32 codec pack and the x64 codec pack, no worries there.

But are there 2 different versions of WMC on each PC (a x32 and a x64)? Are they both found in All Applications?

I will use x64 ver almost all of the time probably, but just curious.

Last thing, will WMC play a DVD rip of VOB files in a folder, do I need to install something extra?

Thanks
 

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zberryman

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OK. I have a Vista 64 bit Home Premium. If I download both the 32 bit and the 64 bit, can you assure me that my audio will not get messd up? I had trouble with it when I first got my computer and now it works well. I just don't want to get in trouble again.

If this will allow me to use both 32 bit and 64 bit, I will probably download it---I just don't want to lose my sound again.

Do you think I should? :confused:
 

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zberryman

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Which Version I Use x64 or x86.

I Have Vista x64 SP1....
Hi Jeet,

Vista x64 uses the 32bit Media Player by default so everyone needs the 32bit version regardless, If you want to use the 64bit Media Player just install both 32bit and 64bit packages then you can use the start-menu links to switch the default Media Player from 32bit to 64bit ;)

Steven
OK! I'll try it and see, but I'm still a little wary!!! I really don't know much about this "bit" stuff!!
 

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jaff

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Hi All:

Thanks for posting.
I think this is what I am looking for to resolve my:
"com surrogate has stopped working" and "Windows media player has stopped working" problems.

Do you think?


Can anyone tell me how to find and uninstall any older
codecs as per the instructions given by the Vista Codec Pack?

Tks

Jaff
 

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Anthony3

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:huh: Hey i have the 32bit vista. I installed the 32 bit codec and i still cannot play a movie. i can hear the sound but not the picture. can anybody help i ve been researching to fix this for the past 2 weeks.

Thanks :)
 

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smithsurfer

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I had to change out from my XP PC due to a fault that couldn't be repaired. But I was able to recover my hard drive and have it as an external one now with just the My Documents, where I had an unfinished Movie Maker project. My new system is Vista 64-bit. I can't import my unfinished XP Movie Maker project to Movie Maker on my new PC due to some codec problem. Will this codec pack overcome that issue?
 

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Thanks DMex, you're a legend.
 

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midfingr

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I've had some good results with ffdshow x64 (standalone)

If you're interested, you can obtain the files from Digital Digest at this link:

ffdshow -> History | Software - Digital Digest Note: scroll down to find x64 version.

I use this mainly to play XviD within Windows Media Center.

It would also be beneficial if you run the x64 version of WMP. I would post the instructions, but don't know if they've been already stated.
 

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