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Media Player Codec Pack

Play various types of video, audio, movie, music files in Media Player.

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Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.

By May 10, 2013

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Google, Nokia face off in video codec dispute

Nokia says Google is trying to force VP8 down the computing industry's throat, but Google is backing up its free video technology with patent deals and help with HTC's legal defense against Nokia.

By March 29, 2013

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Google reaches deal with MPEG LA over its VP8 video codec

Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.

By March 7, 2013

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Microsoft releases codec pack for RAW files

A Windows user and photographer? You can now grab an update to Microsoft's camera codec pack that adds RAW file format support for 34 new cameras.

By December 12, 2012

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HEVC, a new weapon in codec wars, to appear in September

The technology, also called H.265 and the successor to H.264, promises to double video quality for better streaming and higher-res TV. But it'll come with a patent burden, too.

By August 22, 2012

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Vaulting patent barrier, Firefox gets support for most popular video format

Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.

By October 14, 2014

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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.

By September 30, 2014

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How to download codec files required for playing media in Windows 7

If you're having troubles playing a media file in Windows, the odds are good that you need a codec file. CodecInstaller searches them out and downloads them for you, if possible.

By June 20, 2012

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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Camera buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a camera.

By October 4, 2013