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How do I play H264/XVid rips using Windows Media Center?

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I'd vote for the CCCP codec pack. But K-Lite is good. Make sure to let the installation register the codecs with Media Player/Center and you should be fine.

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I just upgraded my divx to version 7. It supports H264 and Media Center is able to use the codec natively:

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You need to download a Codec pack like this one

A google search for Codec Pack will provide you with more options.

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