Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another. This is because there has never been an ‘out of the box’ working solution that the average user could install and just have everything work properly from the start.
With Vista Codec Package, you won’t be wanting in the codec department with Windows Vista. See the bottom of this article for the list of 30 additional codecs added to your existing in-box codecs. Here’s the homepage for the product, scroll down a little to find the d/l locations for VCP.
Many user suggested default settings are implemented, the developer’s guidance is to “Install these packages, and forget them. By default you won’t need to make any adjustments to enjoy your media content immediately.”
It does not contain a media player and it does not associate filetypes. 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 almost any filetype. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the package have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable.
This package supports these 16 localized installations and the default is English: Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish.
– CDDA Reader
– CDXA Reader
– CoreVorbis Audio Decoder
– CyberLink QuickTime Source Filter
– DC-Bass Source
– DirectVobSub (auto-loading version)
– DivX Audio
– DScaler Mpeg2 Video Decoder – installed as required
– DTS/AC3/DD+ Source
– ffdshow Audio/Video Decoder
– ffdshow video encoder
– File Source (MP3)
– Haali Media Splitter (AR)
– Haali Video Renderer
– Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 VCM
– Mpeg Splitter
– MPEG4 Video Splitter
– Nero Digital Parser
– Nero FLV Splitter
– Nero QuickTime audio/Video Decoder
– Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC
– Real audio/Video Decoder/Splitter
– Sipro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
– VP7 Decompressor
– XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder