The Vista Codec Package is compatible with all versions of Windows
MKV playback is fully supported.
The latest release contains a Settings Application which enables the user to choose a
different splitters 'on the fly' for specific filetypes. The application
allow you to choose from 10 different speaker configurations from 'same as
input' and all the way up to full 7.1 channel output.
The Settings Application is 100% UAC
Restricted access is enforced. (User Account Control)
The Application allows each user to maintain individual settings while at
the same time seamlessly integrating any administrative commands directly
into the users account. New users accounts are detected upon opening the
Application and automatically inherit the Administrators settings.
Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another.
This is because there has never been an 'out of the box' working solution
that the average computer user could install and just have everything
work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec
package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted.
I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation
just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file
still didn't play properly. I've never claimed to be a media guru. My
media experience prior to creating these packages was to double-click a
file I downloaded and hope that it played.
The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package.
For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the
VCP installer, Click Here.
You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your
media content immediately. Windows Media Player and Vista's 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 VCP 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
This package supports 20 localizations. The default is English and the installer includes support for the following other languages; Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages can be added upon request.