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    I have just re-installed Windows XP, but now cannot watch any videos because of missing codecs. Anyone knows what are the ones necessary? Any recommended codec pack, or is it better to download and install each one separately?

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    Hi rfe777,

    I would go with a pack because it is less tedious. This codec pack covers a lot of ground.

    Also, check out this link for Windows Media Player 11 codecs.

    This download on CNET is a good one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Shepard View Post
    Hi rfe777,

    I have used this codec pack which covers a lot of ground. This Microsoft link lists supported codecs for Windows Media Player in XP.
    Thanks.

    Do you know this codec pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfe777 View Post
    Thanks.

    Do you know this codec pack?
    I have not see it before, but it looks like it contains everything one would ever need. I'm glad to see it. Looks good to me!
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    Download individual codecs if possible and only those that you are actually going to use.
    Many codec packs come loaded with junk and bloat. Some codec packs may even have adware.
    You will also need a separate DVD codec if I'm not mistaken, XP doesn't have a native DVD codec.

    For AVI; XviD and DivX

    For Music; Flac, APE
    , OGG

    Installing only what you need helps limit conflicts.
    I also highly recommend Winamp for music playback.
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    There is a lot to be said for installing only what you actually need. And XP does need a DVD codec to be able to view DVD movies unless a DVD player has been loaded by the computer manufacturer (which is obviously not the case here).

    Rfe, the codec pack you referred to does contain one for DVD use. If you download the package, it would be wise to scan it with several malware tools just to be safe. Maybe there is a way to pick and choose individual codecs from the pack for installation. Clint makes a good point to consider.
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    Yep, I've been burned by bad codec packs before from an adware & malware standpoint.
    But if it's a well known and trusted pack you have in mind, there shouldn't be too much of a problem.
    As Gerald says, scan it first before installing.
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    Just down load the VLC;know as the VideoLan Player.NO need for any codec's @ all.Here's a link for it;VLC Player This program will play most anything you can think of. Enjoy
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