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#1 v123naqrroc

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:56 PM

How do Can I get WMP to auto upgrade the codex ? I've been in Properties but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

I've been in Properties but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it.

I'm no WMP expert as I stopped using it long ago, but I'm pretty sure that option disappeared in .ver 9 and above.
Most people just download the codecs they need separetly. In most cases, the K-Lite codec pack (standard version) is enough. Don't go overboard with the codecs, too many causes more harm then good. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 29 July 2008 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:12 PM

. Don't go overboard with the codecs, too many causes more harm then good. :thumbsup:


How does one know which ones to get and which ones not to bother with?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:43 PM

You don't. To paraphrase someone... "Novice users wouldn't know what filters and whatnot to install and not install, and advanced users would ditch the codec pack and install each individually."
K-Lite is very very bloated (even the standard version) and you can easily kill your computer. Info here. They're down for maintenance, but read the first few posts by CLSID and TheFluff to get a general idea.
Most people use CCCP, it plays every common format. You don't even need to worry about what to pick or not, just use Full installation or just a installation that includes Zoom Player or Media Player Classic, then you're all set to play :thumbsup:

Edited by skyfuser, 29 July 2008 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

Skyfuser.
Thank you that, I went to the link CCCP and got to the Combined community codec pack, but when I downloaded I found the download was already in my Downloads file (AdbeRdr812_en_us) then when I opened it and installed I found it was about Adobe reader.
So I can not figure out were Codec comes into it
Thanks.

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Edited by v123naqrroc, 13 August 2008 - 04:53 PM.





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