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Windows 8 Codecs 1.57

HD audio and video playback, the easy way.

Windows
Freeware
14.9 MB
997
5/5 from 1 votes

Watch High Definition video playback without needing expensive players. Listen to bitstreamed TrueHD and DTS MASTER audio using HDMI to an AVR.

Notes:

  • If you have renamed system files or used a utility such as MCDU, this may not work for you.
  • Please attempt to return all system files back to original filenames before using this product.
  • If you decide to installed registry hacks; you machine may already be broken beyond repair.
  • MKV playback is fully supported including thumbnailing.
  • You can choose any media player you want, everything will play.
  • H264 / AVC, hi10p / 10bit codecs are available for use by all players.
  • The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Windows 8 Codecs:
    • amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid
  • All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.

Setup and Usage:

Concerning S/PDIF, digital, optical and HDMI: The administrator and a regular user are different users and each must setup the Audio TAB. At no time should anyone have a need to click the leftside of the Audio TAB manually; it uses system detection.

Things the Shark pack does that other packs cannot do . . .

  1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's (also allows users to select at what point by percentage to grab the thumbnail)
  2. Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled filetypes such as MKV and FLV.
  3. Explorer properties are displayed for non native filetypes such as MKV and FLV
  4. Updated often - and has update notification builtin
  5. Allow use of the PDVD12 decoders for 32bit LiveTV
  6. Supports the use of Xbox360 as Extenders to playback MKV files
  7. Support DLNA playback of MKV files
  8. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
  9. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
  10. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
  11. Funtionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker builtin.
  12. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.

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