Shark007's FREE Codec solutions.  

PLEASE use the download URL's provided on this site to stay current and up-to-date.
There are many reports of 'modified' files out there. Using the URL's here will keep you safe.

Current releases introduce the LAV filters by nevcairiel

And also supports 10bit and HEVC decoding!

Windows 10 Technical Preview 9879 / 9888 is fully tested AND supported.


Enjoy HD audio and video playback, the easy way.

Watch High Definition video playback without needing expensive players.

Listen to bitstreamed TrueHD and DTS MASTER audio using HDMI to an AVR.

The ADVANCED release contains a full suite of decoders with a GUI controller for the installed codecs.
The STANDARD codec release only contains LAV filters and xy-VSFilter with a GUI giving full control.

The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of Shark's Codec Solutions.
amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid
All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.

 

 >>>> SETUP AND USAGE <<<<

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and 15,000 registered forum members

The following quotations are from a person with vast multimedia experience.

"I'd suspect that if I put it to the test I'd find that K-Lite, for example, had done more damage (as measured by crash reports) than some notable percentage of actual outright malware."

"At one point 7 of the top 10 crashes in multimedia on Windows lead squarely to problems induced by K-Lite."

"...the fact remains that they (K-Lite) have been one of the most toxic projects ever released for Windows in any form."

The above quotations encapsulate what prompted me to produce my own codec packs.


Things the Shark pack does that other packs cannot do . . .


1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's.
(also allows users to select at what point by percentage to grab the thumbnail)
2. Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled filetypes such as MKV and FLV.
3. Explorer properties are displayed for non native filetypes such as MKV and FLV
4. Updated often - and has update notification builtin
5. Allow use of the PowerDVD decoders for 32bit LiveTV in Media Center.
6. Support playback of MKV files on Extenders and on the Xbox One.
7. Support use of the LAV filters with the Play To function for MKV files
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8. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
9. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
10. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
11. Functionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker builtin.
12. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.

I have also released x64 versions of the settings application so these codec adjustments are completely independent of each other and can co-exist together on x64 systems.

STANDARD Codecs

updated applications are available on the forums

The Settings Application is 100% UAC compliant.
Restricted access is enforced. (User Account Control)

The Application allows each user to maintain individual codec 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.

 


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Adding files to the Windows Media Player Playlist

On the Help TAB of the Settings Application is a button to allow you to choose Windows Media Player Filetype Associations. Once you have used this button, you can Enqueue newly associated files to the Windows Media Player Playlist as depicted below. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, go back to the associations button, click No twice, consecutively, then select Yes. No reboot is required.

 
This will also work for audio files such as FLAC, APE or musepack.

When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better.
Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration.
This is exactly what these codec releases will do for you.

You will no longer be restricted to using any specific player.
WMP and your Windows Media Center setup will play all your files.

 

The Current release for Windows Vista and XP users is VERSION 6.8.1

ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7/8/10 ARE AVAILABLE - VERSION 4.99

UPGRADE installations are fully functional!

STANDARD Codecs for Windows 7/8/10 ARE AVAILABLE - Version 2.39


The STANDARD release only contains LAV filters and xy-VSFilter for subtitles.

 


This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the GPLv2.0 and its source can be downloaded 


Thanks to everyone who has made a donation.

I put a lot of time and effort into creating and maintaining these releases.



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