Alternatives to ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 for all platforms with any license

  • K-Lite Codec Pack icon

    K-Lite Codec Pack

    K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly...

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  • CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack icon

    CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack

    The CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically anything. CCCP was created to fulfill the following: * Alleviate the major problems caused by...

    Free Windows

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    ffdshow tryouts

    ffdshow tryouts is a DirectShow and Video for Windows codec with support for a wide range of audio and video formats, such as Xvid, DivX, and H.264. It includes a powerful filter set that can enhance the video quality - with filters...

    Open Source Windows

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    Xvid

    Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license. The Xvid video codec implements MPEG-4 Simple Profile and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    LAVfilters

    LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media. LAV Splitter is a Souce Filter/Splitter required to demux the...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Media Preview icon

    Media Preview

    Fed up with Windows Explorer not always showing thumbnails for all of your media files? Then get Media Preview for free.* First focused on video files, now Media Preview also supports audio files and the most common image file...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Kawaii Codec Pack icon

    Kawaii Codec Pack

    KCP is a codec pack that contains the latest DirectShow components, utilized to decode an array of media types. KCP was created with a focus Hi10P content playback and quality. Primarily, KCP exists as an alternative to following a...

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.6.0.6, released in August 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    AC3Filter

    AC3Filter is a high quality free audio decoder and processor filter. It allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks. Also it can process any audio track, much of processing options allows to adjust the sound...

    Open Source Windows

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  • DScaler icon

    DScaler

    DScaler 4 is a piece of software that captures video, processes it, and scales it for presentation on a projector or computer monitor. DScaler implements highly sophisticated algorithms that work in real-time to provide PC owners with...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Codec Pack All-In-1

    Do you download movies and get confused by all the different formats and codecs? Now you dont need to worry about downloading your movie codecs separately, you can do it all in one go. Codec Pack All-in-1 includes: DivX 6.0 XviD Codec...

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    • Discontinued not updated since 2006

ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 Comments

It stealthily installs 2 browser toolbars

Negative Comment by twizzlerite
about ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 and CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack Jun 2011

Back when Windows 7 was in beta, this was the only codec pack that worked for me. Now, I have no reason to use it, and refuse to do so because as of v.283 (and possibly sometime prior), it stealthily installs two browser toolbars: Ask and Bing. Combined Community Codec Pack may have an older release date than Shark007 (which is oddly updated at least once per week.. why?), but CCCP supports everything I've thrown at it without the bundled junk.

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