Multimedia Player Codec

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The Windows Media Codec Pack, published by Microsoft, is the perfect addition to your PC if you love watching movies yet lack the required codec pack on Windows in order to watch them interruption-free. This pack functions for the XviD and DivX codecs, the WMP 9 codecs and the free codecs available for Windows.

Windows Media Player 9 Codecs Pack 1.0 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit. The Media Player Codec Pack is a free simple to install package of codecs/filters/splitters used for playing back movie and music files. After installation you will be able to play 99.9% of files.

This codec pack will also attempt to resolve issues of conflicting codecs installed on your system and can correct the issues caused by incorrectly installed codec packs in the past.

The Windows Media Player Codec Pack is only available for the Windows PC and not compatible with Mac.

Windows Media Player 9 Codecs Pack on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from video codec packs without restrictions. Windows Media Player 9 Codecs Pack 1.0 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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

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Many media codecs are included in Windows Vista, but as technology changes daily, it is important to know how to install new codecs for the Windows Media Player. Codecs are important in the Windows Media Player world because you need a codec to translate different kinds of media files into data that WMP can understand.

A codec (short for coder-decoder or compressor-decompressor) is a small program that converts data from one form to another.

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Unfortunately, filename extensions don’t tell the whole codec story. For example, WMA files can have a WMA 7, WMA 9.2 or WMA 10 format. It’s up to Windows Media Player (or Winamp, which also plays WMA files) to look inside the file and decide which format was used to create the file. After the determination has been made, WMP (or Winamp) hauls in the right codec to decipher the file. You don’t need to lift a finger.

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Sometimes, though, Windows Media Player doesn’t have the correct codec on hand to play a particular file. For example, AVI is a popular file format that can be created using a particular kind of video-encoding technique called DivX. Although DivX files are gaining in popularity, Windows Media Player still doesn’t include its codec. So, in order to play a file using this format, you need to install a new codec.

1Double-click a video or audio file.

When you try to play a media file that WMP doesn’t understand, WMP helps you find the codec. In this case, WMP can’t find the codec necessary to play The Cabinet of Dr Caligari_xvid-belos.avi, so it shows this message.

2Click the Web Help button.

Windows Media Player fires up Internet Explorer (or your default Internet browser) and connects to a Web site that specifically identifies the missing codec. It needs the Xvid MPEG-4 (Xvid) codec.

3Click the WMPlugins link.

The WMPlugins Web site — which is owned by Microsoft — gives you a link to the Xvid codec.

4Click the link to the codec download site.

In this case, we click the Xvid Codec Download Site link to find the missing codec. Microsoft shows a disclaimer that Microsoft is helping you leave a Microsoft site and that the site you’re going to — the one with the codec — isn’t associated with Microsoft.

5Click I Accept.

WMPlugins transports you to the download site.

Boom

6Click the link to download the codec.

Internet Explorer goes through the usual file download routine.

7When the download is done, click the Run button.

You may have to click through some scary-looking dialog boxes saying that the publisher couldn’t be verified and allowing the installer to run. Eventually, you get to the codec’s setup wizard or something similar.

8Follow the installer’s instructions.

If it tells you to close all other applications, click the red X to exit the umpteen Internet Explorer windows.

9Go back to Windows Media Player and click the Close button on the original codec notice, and then click the red X to exit Windows Media Player.

Ultimately, the codec is installed.

10If you closed Windows Media Player, double-click the video or audio file again.

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This time, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari_xvid-belos.avi plays like a champ.