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Advanced Codecs


Advanced Codecs(aka Win7codecs(aka Windows 7 Codecs)) is an audio and video codec package for Windows 7 and 8. The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media content immediately. Windows Media Player and Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.

File size:62.6MB
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6.5.9 (October 24, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

- update LAV filters 68.1.33 (un-official release)
- update Gabest filters 1.5.2093 (official release)
- update MediaInfo DLL 7.89 (official release)
- update Icaros 3.01B3 (official release)
- update support for the Alliance for Open Media (AV1 video playback and thumbnails)
- fully support 3D playback - see Setup and usage for more info
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All features / Full description

Things the Shark Win7codecs pack does that other packs cannot do . . .

1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's
(also allows users to select at what point by percentage to grab the thumbnail)
2. Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled filetypes such as MKV and FLV.
3. Explorer properties are displayed for non native filetypes such as MKV and FLV
4. Updated often - and has update notification builtin
5. Allow use of the PDVD12 decoders for 32bit LiveTV
6. Supports the use of Xbox360 as Extenders to playback MKV files
7. Allows singleclick setup of Bitstreamed Audio
8. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
9. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
10. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
11. Funtionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker builtin.
12. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.

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Alternative to Advanced Codecs

K-Lite Codec Pack

LAV Filters Megamix

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Acronyms / Also Known As

shark007 win7codecs, Windows 7 Codecs, Advanced Codecs, shark007 Advanced Codecs

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The 7zip stuff is not nonsense. Right click on it select 7zip, extract, and low and behold no more junk in program..

Posted August 31, 2015 by DKruskie. Tool version 5.41 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

This product installs 3rd party programs on your computer, without your consent.

There is no way to turn it off, there are no options and this nonsense about 7zip is exactly that, nonsense.

It is very poor form to install programs on a users computer without their consent.

I will actively post on the internet in the future in opposition of this software, whenever I see anyone asking about codecs.

You should know better, you are just creating a name for yourself that is coiled in hatred and irritation, and you are creating an army of individuals who will do nothing but deride your software at every opportunity. I am now going to email MajorGeeks asking them to remove your software from their site, as it is damaging their good reputation.

Bundle your rubbish software by all means, but give me the option to say to no.

Posted December 25, 2014 by Dravinian. Tool version 500 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

Then I guess VideoHelp and other sites which distribute these installers should add a big fat link links to that thread. Otherwise, most people won't know about it.
Shark007 also need to add that information to their site, too. (Will they? I doubt about it!)

Posted October 24, 2013 by l4n9th4n9. Tool version 4.2.9 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

As mentioned in previous comments, there is a support forum for this software, which is where I learned the 7Zip trick -

Posted October 24, 2013 by V1de0Luvr. Tool version 4.2.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

It's not that the difficulty is the problem. The problem is that other than your comments here, is there anywhere tell people to extract the provided installer to get the installer that doesn't install adwares? So most people don't know about that. Do you ever think about that before you blindly defend this codec packs? Also, yeah, this is NOT the only "excellent and free" codec packs out there. Anyway, the problem have nothing to do with me, because I don't use codec packs.

Posted October 23, 2013 by l4n9th4n9. Tool version 4.2.9 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

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