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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack

5.0
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License:
Ad-supported Freeware
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Publisher:
MediaCodec
OS:
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Updated:
Mar 3, 2015
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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack Review

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack is a freeware app filed under video codec packs and made available by MediaCodec for Windows.

The review for Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack has been picked by our editors as OK software.
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Publisher's Description

Several audio and video codecs which support many media formats:

Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video DirectShow codecs and filters. With Windows Essentials Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all movies and music files that you download off the Internet, stay up to date with the latest codecs with the Audio/Video Codec Update Service, and eliminate the many conflicts and errors caused by using multiple codecs to decode the same file types.

Windows Essentials Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly near complete solution for all your video and audio needs, with it you can play audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, and XCDs on the fly, and it adds support for 3GP, AAC, AC3, APE, AVI, DivX, 3ivx, DAT, h.264, x264, Nero Digital, DTS, FLV, FLAC, HD-MOV, MPEG-1/2, M4A, MP3, MP4, MO3, MOD, MKV, OFR, TTA, OGG/OGM, S3M, Vorbis, VOB, XviD, XM, WV, and UMX formats so you could play any video/audio file with your favorite DirectShow media player or with the (included) Media Player Classic.

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack features and highlights:
  • OSD settings are now based on the current ffdshow preset; this allows turning OSD on/off using the "Automatic preset loading" mechanism
  • Buffered video RAM access improves video memory access in certain scenarios
  • AviSynth filter now uses AviSynth's frames for buffering which improves performance and reduces the filter's memory usage
  • "Max. amplification" in the Normalization filter will only be applied after pressing "Apply"
  • Better handling of DVD menus
  • Improved autocrop algorithm
  • Added RealVideo 8 (RV30) support
  • Added soft telecine detection
  • Added several new preset autoload conditions
  • libavcodec is now used by default to decode Theora videos
  • libavcodec is now used as Dolby TrueHD decoder instead of MLP
  • Various updates to libavcodec

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video codec packs without restrictions. Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 5.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Though marketed as 'freeware', this download actually includes adware or something which resembles adware like toolbars or browser modifications.


Filed under:
  • Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack Download
  • Freeware Video Codec Packs
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from MediaCodec.

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