It is recommended to install this virtual item on your computer if you have a Realtek High Definition audio chipset, so you get the most out of your media contents.
You can download Realtek HD Audio Codecs in three different versions: 32 bits, 64 bits or both of them at the same time, in one single file.
You can use Realtek HD Audio Codecs even if you have the latest operating system installed on your computer, as this codec offers support for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Realtek HD Audio Codecs is available for older operating systems, such as Windows 2000, 2003 and XP, too. It is recommended to use the latest release of the driver, as long as it is supported by your computer.
Another piece of advice is setting a system restore before deploying a device driver; this measure is helpful if you install a wrong driver, such as installing a version too new for your old hardware device.
You need to install Realtek HD Audio Codecs separately in case Windows Update has not done it for you already. You will need it in order to view your media contents hassle-free and when you can’t use headphone audio-jacks or microphone audio jacks.
Realtek HD Audio Codecs is one of those software tools you need for your computer to run smoothly and if Windows update hasn’t installed this for you yet, it is always a good idea to download this virtual item and deploy it in your system.
- In order to manually update your driver (using .cab files), check this guide
It is multi-channel and it protects pre-recorded contents while still allowing excellent playback, regardless of the format you open with it, from DVD and HD DVD discs to Blu-ray discs.