madVR 0.83.5
on 26 September 2012, reviewed by: Duc


The new update is excellent :)

Anti-ringing filter work great while upscaling :p


AC3 Filter 2.5b
on 25 September 2012, reviewed by: impressed


It worked like a charm! recommend it for windows 7 computers.

I had the problem with divx player talking about some missing audio codec and after installing this and restarting divx player the sound now plays ! perfect


DirectVobSub (VSFilter) 2.41
on 25 September 2012, reviewed by: LordStriker


Guys, any plans to make it stop breaking Hardware Acceleration on Windows Media Player?

That would be greatest feature along with the resolution/quality change.


DFX Audio Enhancer 11.102
on 19 September 2012, reviewed by: Petros



use older DFX version. I think version 8 supports ffdshow audio through Winamp plugins.


ZVR Converter 1.0
on 16 September 2012, reviewed by: Leonardo


working as expected : )
just converted a 26 MB file in seconds.
many thanks


Windows Movie Maker 2.6
on 14 September 2012, reviewed by: rachel


free and awexome!!


Combined Community Codec Pack ( CCCP ) 2012.02.25 beta
on 13 September 2012, reviewed by: Not Hater


As far as I want to say that this is once one of the best codec pack, well, not anymore.

While it's certainly not that bloated compared to K-lite, the codec is rarely updated, which means some bug solved recently may still persist by using this.

K-lite has newer, bug-fixed codec, while this provides less bloated but older codec. Manual installation of codec is certainly the best but I doubt those reading these would be doing that. So think twice before you install this.


LameXP 4.05 final
on 12 September 2012, reviewed by: Juergen


Great to see that the new version has added support for the Opus audio codec. I think Opus is a very promising format (it sounds great already) and it will replace MP3/AAC/Vorbis in the near future.


DFX Audio Enhancer 11.017
on 09 September 2012, reviewed by: Aleksandar


How can use new DFX on Media player classic ????


dBpowerAMP Music Converter 14.3
on 07 September 2012, reviewed by: Mr_Roboto


dBpowerAMP Music Converter 14.3 is solid and works great. The developer is saying this will be the last release of version 14. Beta testing for version 15 will come around christmas.


GeoVision CCTV MPEG4 Codec 8.1.2
on 04 September 2012, reviewed by: Eduardo


GeoVision CCTV MPEG4 Codec 8.1.2 worked for me, Win7 32b


DFX Audio Enhancer 11.015
on 02 September 2012, reviewed by: petros


Program itself is good though you can find also freeware alternatives.

Problem is with the constant upgrades for which you have to pay yearly. Eg I upgraded for version 10 this year and now I have to pay again to upgrade for 11. Also upgraded from 8 to 9 and 9 to 10.

A free upgrade wouldnt hurt. It is a sound enhancing programm after all.

this policy makes it very expensive.


AC3 Filter 2.5b
on 31 August 2012, reviewed by: Uncle Beardude


Easy download. Do be careful of add-ons. Works great.


LAME MP3 Encoder 3.100 alpha
on 31 August 2012, reviewed by: Wire Jig


The best sounding MP-3 audio encoder out there.

I did a fresh windows 7 install before re-ripping all of my CD’s I installed the 3.99.1 lame_enc.dll into the Windows\System32 folder audio grabber found it and my other audio programs use it as well. Hay for you audio files out there the Windows 7 has a problem with there Sample Rate Converter I have tested it with a spectrum analyzer the converter creates artifacts into the converted audio.

You can find the Hotfix at http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix389997/7600/free/441951_intl_i386_zip.exe

Ok before any update back up your files.


DVD43 4.6.0
on 29 August 2012, reviewed by: shiny


It is much easier for DRM to be relatively impervious in 64-bit Windows. DVD43 came up with this stopgap method buy I believe DirectShow now operates as a kernel mode API and so video cannot be sampled off a DVD like original DVD43 did so well.

Anyhow, here's their link to the best effort: http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5753&s=136&r= . This is DVD43 v1.0.0.5 and it's old. Make sure you are burning with "burnproof" and/or "simulate mode" on first, or just do a dry run before each title with a DVD-RW.

I have the Hunger Games (store bought) in my possession right now and it 5 2-hour "chapters" listed in the menu system. The copy protection is not getting easier!

My other suggestion is to use linux for this and other tasks. If you can get Linux Mint or Debian or Fedora to PLAY the actual content in VLC or mplayer, etc ... that means the stream (the demuxed mpeg2/VOBs are be written to display software in the clear.

That means that stream can be grabbed by anything: VLC, AcidRip, Lives, even Brasero. This is part of the reason why playing HDCP Blurays in most linux distros is difficult: the stream is not protected end-to-end.

Let me know if you have any more questions :)


Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
on 23 August 2012, reviewed by: Leslie


I have one problem with this -- it won't play my low-quality videos.


madFLAC 1.10
on 21 August 2012, reviewed by: Lightman


At first this did not work for me also - Windows 7.

I saw the review below that said to first do the filter install (when you install it, it will just pop up a window that says information and some other nonsense) and tell win7 it installed OK..then hit install.bat.

Now I get flacs playing in windows media player. Baller!


K-Lite Codec Pack Update 9.1.8 2012-08-06
on 16 August 2012, reviewed by: kotuwa


are those videos x264? (MKV, MP4 etc)
Me too get stuck when seeking x264 repeatedly when using LAV.
If so, First try enabling DXVA if you have a good VGA. ( For newbies Options, Internal Filters Tick H264 DXVA)
Else try disabling LAV codec.
Or when playing go filters, LAV settings, uncheck x264.
Then it will use DivX x264 or FFDSHOW wich is better for me!


AC3 Filter 2.5b
on 16 August 2012, reviewed by: steve


This version working well with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.
It is one of the few audio codecs I get to work right with the AMD/ATI video decoder to compress HD Television recordings.


Winamp PowerPlayer II 2.40d
on 04 August 2012, reviewed by: iamaf0rk


Any ETA on a Win764bit release?


QuickTime Alternative 3.2.2
on 30 July 2012, reviewed by: dpg



today i installed QT Alternative because QT had stopped working (once again!) due to y deleting of other Apple stuff i thought did not need.

so now thanks to QT Alternative, i can open .mid files, but.... they are silent ? o_0 what did i do wrong ?

thank you for any insight :-)


ps: i tried to ask this on the forum but could not register for some reason (never received the confirmation email)


Free Studio 5.6.3
on 24 July 2012, reviewed by: Ben


Norton 360 promptly deleted it.


K-Lite Codec Pack 9.1.0 Full, Standard and Basic
on 24 July 2012, reviewed by: Jeff of americandigitalmedia


This k-lite codec pack is really great. I am using this on my laptop. And it is quiet good. I've never experience problem playing my video's.


VSO Downloader
on 23 July 2012, reviewed by: The Dictator


Great product! Very fast downloading!


Media Preview
on 23 July 2012, reviewed by: ENRIQUE


Este plugin es excelente. Funciona de maravilla en mi windows 7 home premium 64 bits !!!. No se si habrá otro mejor pero este es excepcional !!

gracias FREE-CODECS !!!


CDDA Reader
on 22 July 2012, reviewed by: Julio Deocares


Luego de muchos meses de búsqueda, esta era la pieza del rompecabezas que me faltaba, si!!!, este codecs le permite a media player classic, identificar tracks de audio DTSWav,que están como una imagen de disco montada con Daemontools lite, luego de que Media Player Classic identifica las pistas, AC3Filter hace un SPDIF passtrought de 16bits a 44100KHz!!!

y listo DTS desde mi PC a mi MuTeKi, todo virtual! sin disco físico de música!


GSpot 2.70a
on 19 July 2012, reviewed by: Mantrhax


Awesome little utility, now, just waiting for full .mp4 support.



LAV Filters 0.51.2
on 18 July 2012, reviewed by: Ben


Its a wonderful filter for playing all kind of video and audio. Nvidia CUVID works flawlessly and its performance is just awesome. I feel now this LAV is better than ffdshow.

Highly recommended for the best playback.


trakAxPC 3.01.1
on 15 July 2012, reviewed by: sivaprasad


Excellent, No.1 Video Editing tool for windows xp, all in 1, lite, fast....


K-Lite Codec Pack 9.0.2 Full, Standard and Basic
on 15 July 2012, reviewed by: RIZWAN


latest version of k-lite codec have not a facility of thumbnail view.


Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265
on 13 July 2012, reviewed by: isidro


Very poor, bad synch, lots of frame drops in full screen unless you have new hardware. Same hardware plays fine full screen MKV, AVIs in HD.

I wonder if an older version is better.


ReClock DirectShow Filter beta
on 08 July 2012, reviewed by: gary


Cleared up annoying audio sound distortions/unwanted noise for a couple of months,but back to square one now.

Program seems to require update for windows 7 which I could not find.


K-Lite Codec Pack 8.9.8 Full, Standard and Basic
on 04 July 2012, reviewed by: Greg


Translations from MPC-HC are only included in the Mega codec pack, not in Full and Standard.

Thanks, Greg.

on 09 Aug 2012, by Bill


K-Lite Codec Pack 8.9.8 Full, Standard and Basic
on 03 July 2012, reviewed by: Bill


I can't change the language in mpc-hc. I can only see English. Without this problem, k-lite is very useful when I play video.
by the way, can I use it at school?


DivX H.264 Decoder
on 01 July 2012, reviewed by: Jeff


I was looking for something other than ffdshow for mpeg4.

I always use ffdshow but wanted a smaller utillity to keep pc cleaner and less configuration. This was a quick straight foward install with no configuring.

Picture looks great and pc processes videos with ease. Highly recomend using this.


Media Player Classic
on 23 June 2012, reviewed by: leigh


this player works just fine.....if you like watching your dvds upside down! The picture is clear, doesnt lag, but HUGE problem, my picture is upside down , and apparently no way to correct it.


CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer 1.0.005
on 22 June 2012, reviewed by: Joseph Destree


Does exactly what it says, love it!


1Click DVD Converter
on 22 June 2012, reviewed by: JOhn


The software works okay, BUT the support stinks. Dont buy
Once you install this software on your system DO NOT UPGRADE any hardware in your system, If you do you will HAVE to buy another key. thats another 49 bucks for something you already own.


MP3 Repair Tool 1.5.2
on 21 June 2012, reviewed by: alex


Claimed it repaired my mp3 file... did absolutely nothing.


K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 8.9.0
on 15 June 2012, reviewed by: Danny


Read the K-Lite FAQ and you will find a solution.

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