Need a codec pack for Win 8.1

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  1. cnople

    cnople Registered Member

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    I've always used K-Lite codec pack in the past, as the last I heard it was the best, although I'm going back a few years now. But I'm getting an 8.1 computer shortly, so what codec pack do you suggest for this? Not an A v B, just a personal recommendation please.
     
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    I'd just use VLC.
     
  3. Robin A.

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    K-Lite Codec pack and MPC-HC.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    You can even use MPC-HC without a codec pack. Is there a particular video you cannot play w/o a codec pack?

    SMPlayer is a video player that doesn't need a codec pack.
     
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    Indeed, there is not need for a codec pack, MPC-HC, VLC or similar video players will do just fine without messing up system with problematic codecs.
     
  6. rinem

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    I never used a codec pack at all. I use Potplayer and Foobar with their default installs.
    Potplayer for video and Foobar for music. They play all type of files.
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  8. subhrobhandari

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    K-Lite and MPC-BE
     
  9. WSFuser

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    @subhrobhandari - do you find MPC-BE to be better than MPC-HC? If so, why?
     
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    1- K-Lite Mega Codec Pack: for video

    note: one installer (32-bit + 64-bit), it will auto detect

    2- Foobar: for audio
     
  11. cnople

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    I never knew MPC didn't need a codec pack. I'd always just installed a codec pack to cover the bases as it were, rather than actually coming across any particular vid that didn't play. That, and I used to do a little encoding.

    I don't like VLC much, the logo/icon always looks unprofessional... to be superficial about it. A traffic cone? Why?
     
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    Yes I have to agree. I either didn't know or was being stubborn.

    I now just use MPC with no additional codec packs.

    Personally the less software the better.
     
  13. subhrobhandari

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    There are a lot shared code but I like the interface, you can see a small window of the preview at the timecode when you the move the cursor over that. It can go to directly to the main title of the DVD when opening, saves time. Changing audio/sub output is easier from the GUI. Memory usage seems to be a little lower, albeit not much than MPC-HC and overall playback, mostly for DVDs seems to be smoother. You can set the priority of the source filters if you have multiple installed. There are some advanced settings for tweaking performance for the geeks. MPC-BE has own internal filters and splitter, but I prefer using LAV. For audio if you use internal splitter it shows the coverart.
     
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