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.
If you would like to submit a review of this software download, we welcome your input and encourage you to submit us something!
We have tested Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 5.0 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]
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:
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.
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.
Page maintained by Fernando Ortega.