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    After seeing Joe's update notice for VLC player and having been in discussions here about 3-party media players to be able to play all the various media type files out there which WMP is weak on, e.g., .flv, .mov, .rmx, etc. I thought I would share something which I am thrilled with. To put it short and sweet, I no longer have nor need ANY other media player other than the default Windows Media Player (version 11 in Vista) to play media files; audio or video. "So, how can that be?", you ask!

    I discovered (okay this may be old news to some/most of you) Vista Codec Package. No configuration was necessary on my end. I just installed it and it played everything I could find on my system and those on my wife's MAC. Oh, and it is 100% ; no nags, no ads, no calling home, no trial limitations, etc.

    Now, as good as this package is the same cannot be said for the website. I found it horribly confusing and most difficult to find a legitimate download link amidst all the other ads and download links. So, once you have visited the website to read about Vista Codec Package (works on Vista and XP), and you can't find the link to download this latest version 5.4.5, which is near the bottom by clicking the "Major Geeks" image, here is the direct download link: Vista Codec Package on Major Geeks

    Windows 7 Codec Package found here: Windows 7 Codecs

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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='796672' date='06-Oct-2009 19:38']After seeing Joe's update notice for VLC player and having been in discussions here about 3-party media players to be able to play all the various media type files out there which WMP is weak on, e.g., .flv, .mov, .rmx, etc. I thought I would share something which I am thrilled with. To put it short and sweet, I no longer have nor need ANY other media player other than the default Windows Media Player (version 11 in Vista) to play media files; audio or video. "So, how can that be?", you ask!

    I discovered (okay this may be old news to some/most of you) Vista Codec Package. No configuration was necessary on my end. I just installed it and it played everything I could find on my system and those on my wife's MAC. Oh, and it is 100% ; no nags, no ads, no calling home, no trial limitations, etc.

    Now, as good as this package is the same cannot be said for the website. I found it horribly confusing and most difficult to find a legitimate download link amidst all the other ads and download links. So, once you have visited the website to read about Vista Codec Package (works on Vista and XP), and you can't find the link to download this latest version 5.4.5, which is near the bottom by clicking the "Major Geeks" image, here is the direct download link: Vista Codec Package on Major Geeks

    Windows 7 Codec Package found here: Windows 7 Codecs

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    Pilgrim,
    Hello, and thanks for the "heads up" on the "shark". I use "Winamp lite"as well as WMP v11, and am not up to speed on the "codec" thing. I use winamp to play "PLS" types . I downloaded 5.4.6 but the command screens are above my "pay grade" and have no clue as to what some of the choices are about. Also when program loaded some of the "default"choices are not checked. even running as administrator to reset them ? My question is where can i find a "help screen" to explain all of these settings and choices ? As there doesn't seem to be a built in instruction manual. (or maybe i just missed it) Regards Fred
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    [quote name='Just Plain Fred' post='797255' date='10-Oct-2009 12:51']My question is where can i find a "help screen" to explain all of these settings and choices ? As there doesn't seem to be a built in instruction manual. (or maybe i just missed it) Regards Fred [/quote]
    Hi Fred,

    Go to "Start > All Programs > Shark007 Codecs" and open the "Settings Application". All that you need is found in that utility including a "Help" section with links, etc., etc....

    FYI: Here is a link for Shark007's Forums
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='797277' date='10-Oct-2009 16:06']Hi Fred,

    Go to "Start > All Programs > Shark007 Codecs" and open the "Settings Application". All that you need is found in that utility including a "Help" section with links, etc., etc....

    FYI: Here is a link for Shark007's Forums[/quote]
    Pilgrim,
    Hello again, and thanks for the links! Regards
    PlainFred

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