With this package installed you will be able to use any media player (limited only by the players capabilities) to play DVD's, movies and video clips of any format.
Streaming video (real and quicktime) is supported in web browsers.
Codecs have always been a pain in the butt.
Vista Codec Package takes from the best, all the big name creators, several small guys too. Then I track down the latest updates and test their functionality. Next I compile all this into a single pack.
All possible conflicts are already dealt with. Many user suggested default settings are implemented.
Vista Codec Package does not contain a media player. It does not associates filetypes. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player (limited by the players capabilities) to play DVD's, movies and video clips such as quicktime, realmedia, avi, mpeg, Flv, swf, wmv, etc. Streaming video is supported in most web browsers. By default you shouldn't need to make any adjustments to enjoy your media content immediately.
Users have the ability to choose what is installed using the public redistributable and after an unattended install, you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. Future releases will recognize previous releases and perform upgrade installations.
- Vista Codec Package
installer is bundled with "Bing Toolbar". However, you may continue the installation process without installing it.
- It is important to UNINSTALL your old version.
Changes in Vista Codec Package 6.5.3
- update LAV filters 57
- update ffdshow 4513
- update Icaros 222b1
Vista Codec Package 5.7.9
on 26 July 2010, reviewed by: laura newell
for those of u using non panda virus scanners not all scanners detect vista codec packs virus but panda does so i suggest trying that then reinstalling ur original virus scaner also it seems to be connected to bing toolbar too so be careful with that ive already contact norton
Vista Codec Package 5.6.8
on 29 April 2010, reviewed by: Scientific Frontline
It should have been fine, but as reported before... there are many download sites that have injected Trojan/Viruses in the package. The worst of them is "brothersoft .com."
It is best to download VCP from the source: http://shark007 .net
Keep in mind "free-codecs.com" is not at all responsible for what you get from the mirror download sites. They are just are a well trusted review and link site.
Although I hate to do this on a review for a product, I would really suggest K-Lite Mega Codecs, and use the MPHC player that is offered with it.
Vista Codec Package 5.6.8
on 27 April 2010, reviewed by: Jim Schaffer
The thought was there (having only the best of the best codecs installed), but the install wen't terribly wrong! Thank Goodness for Microsoft recovery! After installing this codec package for Vista, my email locked up and I couldn't get any browser other than IE to even start anymore. Printing from IE would even lock up the application. Rather than trying to UNINSTALL the app, I opted to utilize the Microsoft Recovery just before the install. Recovery fixed all my problems with the install. Now I just still have a problem viewing .mp4 movies in Google's Picasa. Solution anyone? (I'm not sure that the installed vista codec package would have fixed the problem as I panicked into recovering my system before even trying).
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (32bit) on an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.
Many user suggested default settings are implemented. Vista Codec Package does not contain a media player. It does not associates filetypes.