Codecs ADVANCED Codecs

ADVANCED Codecs 8.5.4 for Windows

by Shark007

Avg. Rating 3.4 (2,699 votes)

File Details

File Size 54.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 451,134
Publisher Shark007
Homepage ADVANCED Codecs

Publisher's Description

Audio and video codec package for Windows. 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.

It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the Win7codecs have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.

Latest Reviews

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v7.8.6 on Jul 17, 2017

My choice of codecs, along with accompanying media player (MPC-BE).

Be nice if there was an update download option to include the MPC-BE update along with the codec updates. The update also resets settings, which I hate, I set LAV audio options to certain settings. Because of this I update only once a month, every patch Tuesday. Once they get to the last version of MPC version of 1.5.1.xxxx I'll probably delay updating for quite awhile, because it probably wouldn't even be necessary for some time.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v6.9.9 on Jan 16, 2017

My preferred codec pack (for now). I used to use K-Lite long ago, then I switched to Kawaii Codec Pack because it installed MadVR easily. But they stopped updating. Shark007 updates the codecs all the time. I found the Advanced Codec pack was unnecessary so I recommend getting the Standard Codecs unless there happens to be some files that actually won't play for you. And then go to his Tools page and you have the option of getting the installer for MPC that includes MadVR, or if you are installing it on a weak computer, get the MPC installer without MadVR, otherwise it will play choppy! And it installs MPC-BE which I prefer because the interface allows subtitle and audio changing easier etc.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed vv6.1.4 on May 2, 2016

Since version 6.1, this distribution is 100% clean.
No Adware.
No Virus.
No Spyware.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.10 on Mar 6, 2015

Spyware and Adware

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.6.5 on Jun 14, 2014

this is good BUT full of spyware

dubstepmaker3000

dubstepmaker3000 reviewed v3.8.5 on May 8, 2013

not sure why this is here

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

the spyware is great! thx!!!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

Thanks for the free toolbars and spyware!

bradpitt812

bradpitt812 reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 25, 2012

Need recommendations for data recovery experts who have worked on fire damaged computers

Šbb Kbb

Šbb Kbb reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 22, 2012

Just install and it works.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (2,699 votes)
Your Rating
Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v7.8.6 on Jul 17, 2017

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: My choice of codecs, along with accompanying media player (MPC-BE).

Be nice if there was an update download option to include the MPC-BE update along with the codec updates. The update also resets settings, which I hate, I set LAV audio options to certain settings. Because of this I update only once a month, every patch Tuesday. Once they get to the last version of MPC version of 1.5.1.xxxx I'll probably delay updating for quite awhile, because it probably wouldn't even be necessary for some time.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v6.9.9 on Jan 16, 2017

My preferred codec pack (for now). I used to use K-Lite long ago, then I switched to Kawaii Codec Pack because it installed MadVR easily. But they stopped updating. Shark007 updates the codecs all the time. I found the Advanced Codec pack was unnecessary so I recommend getting the Standard Codecs unless there happens to be some files that actually won't play for you. And then go to his Tools page and you have the option of getting the installer for MPC that includes MadVR, or if you are installing it on a weak computer, get the MPC installer without MadVR, otherwise it will play choppy! And it installs MPC-BE which I prefer because the interface allows subtitle and audio changing easier etc.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed vv6.1.4 on May 2, 2016

Since version 6.1, this distribution is 100% clean.
No Adware.
No Virus.
No Spyware.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.10 on Mar 6, 2015

Spyware and Adware

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.6.5 on Jun 14, 2014

this is good BUT full of spyware

dubstepmaker3000

dubstepmaker3000 reviewed v3.8.5 on May 8, 2013

not sure why this is here

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

the spyware is great! thx!!!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

Thanks for the free toolbars and spyware!

bradpitt812

bradpitt812 reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 25, 2012

Need recommendations for data recovery experts who have worked on fire damaged computers

Šbb Kbb

Šbb Kbb reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 22, 2012

Just install and it works.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.6.7 on Jun 14, 2012

Hey Shark:

..l.. ( *_* ) ..l..

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.6.5 on Jun 10, 2012

Hey look below! A clueless fanboi!

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v3.6.3 on May 23, 2012

at least the uninteligent one writing below chose an apprpriate nickname.
Threre is no finer codecpack than those produced by Shark.

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v3.5.6 on May 21, 2012

In version 3.6.2 Shark has removed the Bing toolbar, WindowsLiveID Sign In assistant and silverlight from the installer.

shark-malware

shark-malware reviewed v3.5.6 on Mar 18, 2012

This installs malware/stuff that you didn't ask to install on your machine with no option.
Avoid unless you want BING toolbar, Ask.com toolbar, WindowsLiveID Sign In assistant and Silverlight forced on your system.

Juanito - You are misinformed and you are misleading the folks who are downloading this.

IT INSTALLS STUFF THAT YOU DIDN"T ASK IT TO INSTALL

Here is the log file of the install - you can see for yourself if you know how to read logs...
The last entry (earliest in time) is the start of the WIN7Codec install
The rest of the stuff is what it jams down your throat.

Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\DefaultManager2.1.55\DefaultManager.msi. Client Process Id: 6328.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Default Manager. Product Version: 2.1.55.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Default Manager -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\DefaultManager2.1.55\DefaultManager.msi. Client Process Id: 6328.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\SearchEnhancementPack2.0.271\SearchEnhancementPack.msi. Client Process Id: 6156.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack. Product Version: 2.0.271.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:17 PM SeaPort 0 None "The description for Event ID 0 from source SeaPort cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Service started
"
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:17 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\SearchEnhancementPack2.0.271\SearchEnhancementPack.msi. Client Process Id: 6156.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.749227100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.749227100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.389206500Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.389206500Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.940180800Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.940180800Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.003127200Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.003127200Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: {E21DA178-9FB0-4F91-B79C-5A6DDEEBFB8D}. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1035 None Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11728 None Product: Bing Bar Platform -- Configuration completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1036 None Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Toolbar Platform Patch. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1022 None Product: Bing Bar Platform - Update 'Toolbar Platform Patch' installed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {E21DA178-9FB0-4F91-B79C-5A6DDEEBFB8D}. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\msntlb40.Msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Bing Bar Platform -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\msntlb40.Msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: {89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1035 None Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 3.0.40818.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11728 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Configuration completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1036 None Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 3.0.40818.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40818.0. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1022 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight - Update 'Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40818.0' installed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: d:\c3ea6a754b4b03b229db18d1\Silverlight.msi. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 1.0.0.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:14 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: d:\c3ea6a754b4b03b229db18d1\Silverlight.msi. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\wllogin_64.msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant. Product Version: 6.500.3165.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:10 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\wllogin_64.msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:01 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Win7codecs. Product Version: 3.5.4. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Shark007. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:01 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Win7codecs -- Installation operation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Temp\{1591BAA4-8EFE-47B4-8B14-C554270129F9}\Ask Toolbar.msi. Client Process Id: 2556.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Ask Toolbar. Product Version: 1.14.1.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Ask.com. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Ask Toolbar -- Installation operation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Temp\{1591BAA4-8EFE-47B4-8B14-C554270129F9}\Ask Toolbar.msi. Client Process Id: 2556.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:06 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:47:51.867372100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:06 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs\{347F21F8-275A-4761-95D8-35710742AEFD}\Win7codecs.msi. Client Process Id: 5208.
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:51 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:47:51.867372100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:50 PM System Restore 8194 None Successfully created restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /V; Description = Installed Win7codecs.).
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:35 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs\{347F21F8-275A-4761-95D8-35710742AEFD}\Win7codecs.msi. Client Process Id: 5208.

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