Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by PoisonedV, Apr 11, 2007.
Does anyone know where I can get an "ultimate" codec pack for windows Xp?
that ones pretty good,
id just use VLC (video lan client) though its much simpler and has everything built in http://www.videolan.org/
VLC is the best media player available. It plays *everything* from *anywhere*. I mean, from disc, from HDD, from streaming media... it'll even stream media for you.
It's maintained by the anime community and kicks arse.
Use mplayer and you'll never need separate codecs. And yeah, I know I'm suggesting to eliminate the problem rather than solving it, but whatever works...
I use VLC but I still like being able to play videos in Winamp and/or Realplayer
I use directshow codec pack and ffdshow....that's all I need and it plays everything ^____^V
i use quicktime alternative and real alternative with media player classic to playback realmedia files (and quicktime files) have you tried that ? i wouldnt install another real media product, i feel the same way about adobe's bloatware (can use foxit reader for pdf's and GIMP for picuture editing)
www.doom9.com for the lazy ones among us: .
Then try to find the Gordian Knot Codec Pack
Enjoy all the codecs you'll ever need
These days the only video codecs you really need are MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (XviD), and AVC.
Along with all the ones built in already, like windows media and mpeg-1, of course.
XviD is free and can be found here:
x.264 is the most widely used free AVC codec:
MPEG-2 decoding only:
If you have your heart set on a pack there's no reason to use any one but CCCP.
Separate names with a comma.