Windows Media Codec Pack

What is Windows Media Codec Pack?

The Windows Media Player Codec Pack is a collection of codecs that enable the Windows Media Player to recognize and play newer and other obscure media formats, which the original version of the software couldn’t play. Most people instead opt for a universal player such as VLC, but for others who want instead to use their existing player, the codec pack allows Windows Media Player to play these formats without downloading anything else. In addition, this pack runs on both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows.

The Media Player Codec Pack contains support for formats such as FLAC, MP4, and FLV, all of which are gaining considerable steam as companies switch the formats that they roll their products out on; for example FLAC is becoming a better alternative to MP3, as it’s lossless and space considerations are virtually null with the advent of terabyte storage for local machines and cloud storage. For video formats, the Media Player Codec Pack now allows Windows Media Player to better support high-definition formats (such as 1080p from Blu-ray movies).

Codecs (compressor-decompressor) are plug-ins that enable multimedia players to play a certain format.

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File types supported by Windows Media Codec Pack

Our users primarily use Windows Media Codec Pack to open these file types:

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