Media Player Codec Pack is an easy-to-install software that includes codecs, filters, and splitters for playing music and video files. With this software, users can play almost all types of files on the internet, including XCD's, VCD's, SVCD's, and DVD's.
The package comes with additional file associations to make Windows Media Player play back BDMV (unencrypted BluRay/AVCHD), EVO (unencrypted HD-DVD), MKV, M2TS, MP4, VOB, OGM, WEBM, FLV, and NUV movie files, as well as AC3, DTS, FLAC, APE, OGG, WV, TTA, OFR, SHN music files, and finally MO3, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD, and UMX tracker audio files. The Media Player Codec Pack even supports a wide range of compression types, including AVC, H.264, x264, H.263, H.261, DivX, XviD, Flash Video, VP3-8, Morgan JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG4, MPEG2, and many more.
During installation, the package will detect the best proof tested settings, and it also has additional options for CPU, GPU, and DXVA compatibility. Audio options allow users to set output from basic 2.0 channel stereo all the way up to 7.1 channel output. For home theatre systems, there is support for digital audio S/PDIF / HDMI passthrough. Users can set the output to Dolby Digital AC3, Dolby Digital Plus E-AC3, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, or even multichannel non-AC3/DTS audio, such as 5.1 channel FLAC, which can be set to encode as AC3 and output to digital S/PDIF / HDMI.
The package also includes a number of encoder codecs, allowing you to encode files in formats such as DivX and XviD in your favorite encoding application. Please note that protected formats may require a specific player. The Media Player Codec Pack supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Media Player as well as most other players, and it also supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. Overall, it's a highly versatile and comprehensive package that is definitely worth checking out.
Version 188.8.131.521: Fixes and improvements.
Version 184.108.40.2060: Fixes and improvements.