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Video/Audio Codecs

By URANium238
Apr 6, 2006
  1. Ok, so I had problems with codec packs and such, so I searched here and found that "they are evil". So my question would be: how to get rid of the stuff installed right now and which codecs and where should I get.
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Codec packs are indeed evil.

    Firstly, ignore DivX completely. Use the latest sable binary of XviD instead... http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml

    You can get away with not installing Real Player (if you hate it as much as I do) by using Real Alternative... http://www.free-codecs.com/reviews/Real_Alternative.htm

    The same goes for quicktime and quicktime alternative... http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm,
    though it's worth knowing that you CAN get Quicktime WITHOUT itunes...
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

    There are obviously other video codecs, but these are really the ones that are used mainly. In terms of audio, well I'm not much on audio codecs. I tend to just download what I need as and when I need it, which at the moment means I have a codec for pretty much everything I come across

    This might actually be quite a useful thread to be honest, especially if someone can add a free DVD codec to the mix, and some audio.
     
  3. URANium238

    URANium238 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Ok, will uninstalling the packs be enough or will I have to do something manually?
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    What packs do you have installed?
     
  5. URANium238

    URANium238 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    K-lite mega codec pack
     
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    urgh. Yes. uninstall it.
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    i found one but did not save link and or want to post as it also installs a link in the browser bar to ad site ,no doubt spyware
    free my you no what
     
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