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    How to Install the Media Player Codec Pack of Windows

    Media Player Codec Pack was created to make it simple for players to install major multimedia codecs, filters, plug-ins, and splitters.

    Package Overview: Almost every compression and file type used by modern video and audio files is supported by the Media Player Codec Pack. The package is simple to install while also providing advanced settings for advanced users:

    For simple installation select "Easy Installation".
    For advanced installation options select "Expert Installation". 

    Codec's Explained:
    A codec is a piece of software that can encode and/or decode video and/or audio data from files, streams, and broadcasts on either a device or a computer. The term Codec stands for 'compressor-decompressor.'

    You will be able to use the following compression types:
    AVCHD | AVC | x264 | x265 | h.265 | HEVC | 10bit x265 | 10bit x264
    DivX | XviD | MP4 | MPEG4 | MPEG2 and many other formats are supported.

    You will be able to play the following file types:
    .bdmv | .evo | .hevc | .mkv | .avi | .flv | .webm | .mp4 | .m4v | .m4a | .ts | .ogm 
    .ac3 | .dts | .alac | .flac | .ape | .aac | .ogg | .ofr | .mpc | .3gp and many more.

    Resolutions supported include:
    All resolutions upto, and including SD (Standard Definition) 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, + HD (High Definition) 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4k (Ultra HD) and beyond.

    Users of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 can play: Protected Bluray, AVCHD, and DVD by using DVDFab Passkey for BluRay & DVD with this Codec Pack.

    Package Codec Components: * LAV Video decoder 0.74.1 x86 & x64 (XP/2000 version is 0.69). * ffdshow DirectShow Video Codec 1.3.4533 x86 & x64. * XviD Video (Encoder) Codec v1.3.5. * x264 Video (Encoder) Codec v44.2851. * Lagarith Lossless Video (Encoder) Codec v1.3.27 x86 & x64. * LAV Audio Decoder 0.74.1 x86 & x64 (Legacy version is 0.69). * Sony DSD Decoder 1.0 x86. * DivX Audio Decoder 4.1 x86. * DSP-worx Bass Source Filter/Decoder v1.5.2.0 x86. * Haali Media Splitter/Decoder x86 & x64 - For MP4, MKV, OGM and AVI files. * LAV Splitter 0.74.1 x86 & x64 (Legacy version is 0.69). * ReClock Video renderer v1.9.0.0 x86. * xy-VSFilter v3.0.0.211 x86 & x64 - Subtitle Readers. * CDXA Reader v1.7.13 x86 & x64 (XP/2000 version is 1.6.8) - Also known as Form 2 Mode 2 CD or XCD x86 & x64 (Legacy version is 0.69). * Icaros 3.1.0 x86 & x64. * Application Tuning - Changes the default settings for Media Player Classic, NVIDIA 3D Vision Player, and Stereoscopic Player. Package Utilities: * Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.8.6 x86 (XP/2000 version is 1.6.8) - Selectable by right-clicking on any file. * Disc Handler - For double click playback on BluRay disc icons in Windows Explorer. * Codec Settings GUI - Allows the user to modify codec, graphics and sound settings. * Codec Settings UAC (User Account Control) Manager - Copies settings between users. * Update Checker - Checks for updates once every 7 days (Administrator only). * Tray Menu - Gives easy access to codec utilities and allows fast audio profile switching.

    How to Set File Associations in Microsoft Windows 10

    Description: In Microsoft Windows 10 it is not possible to set all file associations using an installer. Microsoft chose to block changes in file associations with the introduction of their Zune players. Third-party codecs are also blocked in some instances, preventing some files from playing in the Zune players. A simple workaround for this problem is to switch the playback of video and music files to Windows Media Player manually.

    01. In the start menu click on the "Settings". 02. In the "Windows Settings" window click on "System". 03. On the "System" pane click on "Default apps". 04. On the "Choose default applications" pane click on "Films & TV" under "Video Player". 05. On the "Choose an application" pop-up menu click on "Windows Media Player" to set Windows Media Player as the default player for video files.
    Footnote: The same method can be used to apply file associations for music, by simply clicking on "Groove Music" under "Media Player" instead of changing Video Player in step 4.

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