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Best free codec pack

I am looking for a windows xp codec distribution that contains all of the standard codec types to load on a new computer. I would rather not have to install them each separately.

Anyone know a good source?

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marked as duplicate by splattne Aug 10 '09 at 8:33

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I use CCCP, the Combined Community Codec Pack. As a caveat, some of the A/V experts warn against these things, saying they break stuff, but I haven't run into problems.

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I have always used CCCP with no issues. It's one of the first things to be installed on a fresh copy of Windows. – Jared Harley Aug 10 '09 at 3:39
CCCP is very clean and only includes what's really necessary. If you're interested, here's a list of what it installs:… – Badaro Aug 10 '09 at 4:50

Zoomplayer includes an "Install center" which will automatically download a hand-picked selection of codecs and codec-versions that work well together and give you the best coverage.

It will also be able to update these without breaking anything if you rerun "Install center" at a later time. During the initial install it will also detect codecs already installed and only update those that need to for it all to work in harmony.

This is what I always use these days, it has never failed me. Installing random codec packs or some multi-mega-pack from other sources seems to easily end in a lot of hurt sooner or later... Zoomplayer these days is commercial (free trial includes the "Install center" though) they have to have a near-perfect selection of codecs as I bet they have to support it as well? ^^

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I've always used the K-Lite codec pack.

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