Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:45 AM
Hello you lovely people, it's me again.
I have a tendency to watch videos online - nothing of a less than legitimate nature I assure you(!) - BUT, there have been times when I've attempted to watch a video on my Windows 7 laptop, and before the video will play, this message is splashed across the embedded flash player that I need Codec-V to watch it. Now, what the heck is it, and why do I need it when I've already got stacks of codecs for the job as it is?
Also, and this is something of a niggling issue with me (until I just uninstalled it cause it getting right on my nerves), in IE9 (which keeps freezing for some reason), and in Chrome, my OS kept having this message pop up saying that codec-v.exe needed to run would I like the program to make changes to my computer. I click on the button to have it refrain from warning me about it, and then click on deny (my favorite button in this case), but minutes later, it does it again!
Do we know exactly what purpose that program serves and is it REALLY necessary? PLUS, why the heck does my IE keep freezing on me?
I do also occasionally get other programs randomly hang, but not crash. It's annoying. Windows Explorer does it from time to time as well.