This version of codec cannot be installed on Windows 7 (I don't know about Vista - maybe even there), because it doesn't have installer - Windows 7 requires that you right-click an .exe file and then choose Run as administrator, and you can't do that with .inf file.
So - if you use Windows 7, use this version: http://www.codecs.com/Panasonic_DV_Codec_download.htm
After unpacking, click Run as Administrator on .exe file.
Panasonic DV Codec on 19 May 2008, reviewed by: Pete
This codec works fine, however it causes Windows Media player, Vegas, etc. to fail on certain files (non standard files, like video from digital still cameras) because it thinks it can play them, but in fact can't. V-dub will give an error message on loading such a file. (WMP won't...)
To remove codec:
Go to the Control Panel, go to Sound and Audio Devices, go to Hardware, scroll down to Video Codecs, click Properties and select the pdvcodec.dll and click Remove.
Panasonic DV Codec on 03 March 2008, reviewed by: Mike