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Media Player Codec Pack

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

3.5 stars Editor's rating on Oct. 13, 2013
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 584 reviews
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Windows 7 Codec Pack

Play 99.9 percent of files with a collection of codecs for Windows 7.

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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack

Add audio/video codecs and filters to playback any video file.

4 stars Editor's rating on Jan. 4, 2010
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Patent challenge looming for open-source codecs?

An e-mail from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, if authentic, could be the start of a patent offensive against open-source video codecs such as Ogg Theora.

By Apr. 30, 2010

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Canonical chooses convenience in codecs, and rightly so

Canonical had to make a difficult decision regarding inclusion of proprietary codecs in its distribution, but it chose the right option.

By Sep. 19, 2008

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RealPlayer 10 Beta: Installation of codecs requires multiple attempts

RealPlayer 10 Beta: Installation of codecs requires multiple attempts

By Jul. 2, 2004

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Mac OS X 10.4: Problems caused by QuickTime codecs

Mac OS X 10.4: Problems caused by QuickTime codecs

By May. 16, 2005

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RealPlayer 10.1.0 (#2): Crashes in Firefox, Camino; Some codecs require Rosetta

RealPlayer 10.1.0 (#2): Crashes in Firefox, Camino; Some codecs require Rosetta

By May. 4, 2006

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Do codecs work differently on different MP3 players?

CNET's MP3 Insider blog has a great post on how the reviews team measures the audio response of MP3 players, and which ones come out on top. But I'm curious whether changing codecs changes the results.

By Jun. 19, 2008

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Firefox 28 aims for easier media playback

Next-generation, plug-in-free media playback support is the keystone of Firefox 28 for desktops and Android. Meanwhile, it's a hard day for the 1,000 or so people using Firefox in Windows Metro.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Amazon signs up for 'future of streaming' ORBX

Amazon becomes the first major partner to agree to use lightweight new technology from Mozilla and OTOY for streaming games, video, and software.

By Nov. 6, 2013

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VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By Nov. 15, 2013

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Vimeo speeds its online videos, goes HTML5 by default

The online video site has overhauled its video player for shorter waits for video, better sharing, and more accessibility and Web standards support.

By Jan. 7, 2014