Codecs X Codec Pack

X Codec Pack 2.7.4 for Windows

by XP Codec Pack

Avg. Rating 3.2 (298 votes)

File Details

File Size 25.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 227,823
Publisher XP Codec Pack
Homepage X Codec Pack

Publisher's Description

X Codec Pack is a complete codec packs which helps you to play all major audio and video formats. To complete your multimedia experience, instead of 3 or 4 different players you get one simple integrated player that plays almost all audio and video files: Media Player Classic Home Cinema.

Latest Reviews

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v2.5.8 on Sep 26, 2013

XP Codec Pack is Useful for the Everyday users who just want to play around with Vids & Audio & couldn't care less about AR's, BitRates, Quality etc. Maybe even to use WinMovieMaker to it's full Extent. For the Guys who drop into this category then XP-Cpack is worthy of 5*

If you trawl the Web for Anything & Everything or want to get into Serious ripping, transcoding, Re-Encoding etc. Cover your Asses with one of the Big-Boy Codec packs. They contain Every A/v codec you should need, Tweeking tools, & in some cases, Obsolete codecs are also available. You won't go much wrong with: http://fileforum.betanew...-Pack_Beta/1080441198/1
For the real Serious or Wannabee's .. h**p://free-codecs.com

osama_titos

osama_titos reviewed v2.2.0 Build 514 on Feb 13, 2009

thank u

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.4.1 on Aug 2, 2008

You two are being closed-minded zealots regarding this codec pack. It is not a "kitchen sink" pack, and in fact has little a sane person would find objectionable. Not only that, you can opt not to install certain items.

lion7718

lion7718 reviewed v2.3.7 on Apr 16, 2008

@roj:

I agree completely & have said this for years.
All you really need are DivX, XviD & AC-3 Audio...
it is highly unlikely that you will need anything else..not including Real or QT.

roj

roj reviewed v2.3.4 on Dec 8, 2007

IMNSHO, codec packs are a complete and often dangerous waste of time.

Pick the codecs you absolutely need, download the latest versions and install them. Upgrade them only if absolutely necessary - don't jump just because a new version comes out. Your system will run cleaner and give far less grief.

I personally have been using that methodology for years (in my case it's a grand total of 6 codecs, not all of them the latest and greatest versions) and I've never been sorry.

I have however seen the results of using the codec packs and their scattershot approach on the machines of various friends and associates. Many have come crying to me to fix various foibles caused by this type of crap and my advice is always the same:

Reformat and start over.

Apply some intelligent and constructive thought to your particular situation and you won't need rubbish like this.

ONE star for a genre (Cidec Packs) that is FAR more trouble than it's ever been worth.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0 Build 482 Beta on Oct 4, 2007

The link takes you to an outside page instead of letting you download it from the BetaNews server.

When you are redirected to that page, you are not directed to the 2.2.0 Build 482 Beta, but instead directed to download 2.1.6.

Not very helpful at all.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.1.0 on Sep 16, 2007

I have to give it a five thumbs down. It wouldn't install after two tries.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.0 on Sep 15, 2007

Microsoft, won't ever wake up, and smell what it's shoveling. However Microsoft did this, then windows wouldn't need to update every month.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.5 Build 418 on May 30, 2007

Again, glad to see the update. Kind of slow in terms of releases and updates, but I guess given the lack of updated codecs, it can be understood.

Thanks for the release.

drumcat

drumcat reviewed v2.0.6 on Jan 26, 2007

Caused mpeg and wmv problems. Worst part was when I uninstalled, it made things worse. This is, with 2.06, a quagmire.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (298 votes)
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BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v2.5.8 on Sep 26, 2013

XP Codec Pack is Useful for the Everyday users who just want to play around with Vids & Audio & couldn't care less about AR's, BitRates, Quality etc. Maybe even to use WinMovieMaker to it's full Extent. For the Guys who drop into this category then XP-Cpack is worthy of 5*

If you trawl the Web for Anything & Everything or want to get into Serious ripping, transcoding, Re-Encoding etc. Cover your Asses with one of the Big-Boy Codec packs. They contain Every A/v codec you should need, Tweeking tools, & in some cases, Obsolete codecs are also available. You won't go much wrong with: http://fileforum.betanew...-Pack_Beta/1080441198/1
For the real Serious or Wannabee's .. h**p://free-codecs.com

osama_titos

osama_titos reviewed v2.2.0 Build 514 on Feb 13, 2009

thank u

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.4.1 on Aug 2, 2008

You two are being closed-minded zealots regarding this codec pack. It is not a "kitchen sink" pack, and in fact has little a sane person would find objectionable. Not only that, you can opt not to install certain items.

lion7718

lion7718 reviewed v2.3.7 on Apr 16, 2008

@roj:

I agree completely & have said this for years.
All you really need are DivX, XviD & AC-3 Audio...
it is highly unlikely that you will need anything else..not including Real or QT.

roj

roj reviewed v2.3.4 on Dec 8, 2007

IMNSHO, codec packs are a complete and often dangerous waste of time.

Pick the codecs you absolutely need, download the latest versions and install them. Upgrade them only if absolutely necessary - don't jump just because a new version comes out. Your system will run cleaner and give far less grief.

I personally have been using that methodology for years (in my case it's a grand total of 6 codecs, not all of them the latest and greatest versions) and I've never been sorry.

I have however seen the results of using the codec packs and their scattershot approach on the machines of various friends and associates. Many have come crying to me to fix various foibles caused by this type of crap and my advice is always the same:

Reformat and start over.

Apply some intelligent and constructive thought to your particular situation and you won't need rubbish like this.

ONE star for a genre (Cidec Packs) that is FAR more trouble than it's ever been worth.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0 Build 482 Beta on Oct 4, 2007

The link takes you to an outside page instead of letting you download it from the BetaNews server.

When you are redirected to that page, you are not directed to the 2.2.0 Build 482 Beta, but instead directed to download 2.1.6.

Not very helpful at all.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.1.0 on Sep 16, 2007

I have to give it a five thumbs down. It wouldn't install after two tries.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.0 on Sep 15, 2007

Microsoft, won't ever wake up, and smell what it's shoveling. However Microsoft did this, then windows wouldn't need to update every month.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.5 Build 418 on May 30, 2007

Again, glad to see the update. Kind of slow in terms of releases and updates, but I guess given the lack of updated codecs, it can be understood.

Thanks for the release.

drumcat

drumcat reviewed v2.0.6 on Jan 26, 2007

Caused mpeg and wmv problems. Worst part was when I uninstalled, it made things worse. This is, with 2.06, a quagmire.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.2 Build 408 on Nov 26, 2006

I continue to use and appreciate this pack. Seems to really work well with Xvid encoded tv shows and such, so perhaps that's why I stick with it. Just gets the job done.

o_owd

o_owd reviewed v2.0.6 on Nov 17, 2006

in response to this one:

"DudeBoyz, i'll try to answer. This codec pack is the true & popular one we all know, and i guess the other pack is trying to copy the name and logo. Just some kind of pishing. Stick to "XP Codec Pack"."

if you have no idea what are you talking about, please don't !
you are making false accusations !!!

the other pack you are talking about - X Codec Pack - is in fact older than XP Codec Pack. you can check this info. nobody is trying to copy the name and/or logo or whatever.
but if you are saying that one of them is copying the other one, it is not X Codec Pack. and trust me because i am one of the developers of X Codec Pack. i chat with the developers of XP Codec Pack and nobody, i repeat, NOBODY is trying to copy the other one.
and if you still don't believe me, ask them ! you will get the same answer !
the websites of both packs are hosted by fre3.com. think !
the packs are different, they do not contain the same thing.
again, think before you open your mouth !

you are free to use what software do you like.

and to close this one, XP Codec Pack is a great codec pack. you can use it and recommend it ! i do.

phiber0ptik

phiber0ptik reviewed v2.0.6 on Nov 5, 2006

The_Zeroorez, you cannot compare this with VideoLAN because VideoLAN is not a codecpack :)

Anyhow, this one is great.

The_Zeroorez

The_Zeroorez reviewed v2.0.6 on Nov 4, 2006

the artist; For QT and Real, get Quicktime Alternative and Real Alternative here: http://www.free-codecs.com/

Anyways, I like this codec pack, I like VLC better; It does the same, but is better tweakable.

zhengx

zhengx reviewed v2.1.1 Build 406 on Oct 5, 2006

Which one is a little better compared to k-lite codec full pack.

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