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    ADVANCED Codecs for Windows Alternatives

    ADVANCED Codecs for Windows is described as 'When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better. Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration. This is exactly what the Shark's Codec Packages do for you. Windows Media Player and' and is a Codec Pack in the Audio & Music category. There are eight alternatives to ADVANCED Codecs for Windows for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is K-Lite Codec Pack, which is free. Other great apps like ADVANCED Codecs for Windows are CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack (Free), LAVfilters (Free, Open Source), Xvid (Free, Open Source) and Kawaii Codec Pack (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2019

    1. 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 solution for playing all your movie files.
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    2. The CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically anything.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last update, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. 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 files into their separate elementary streams.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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    4. KCP is a codec pack that contains the latest DirectShow components, utilized to decode an array of media types.

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      DScaler 4 is a piece of software that captures video, processes it, and scales it for presentation on a projector or computer monitor.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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 in almost any way.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available and the program was not updated since 2009. Last version, 0.7b, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    5. 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 1.0.3 DivX, XviD - FFDShow 17.02.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last update, 6.0.3.0, released in January 2006, can be still downloaded from FileHippo.com

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