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 support 4K, HDR<>SDR, and 3D decoding.
When the 3D decoder is active, LAV Video will report, Active Decoder: msdk mvc
Enjoy HD audio and UHD /HDR video playback, the easy way.
Watch 4K and 3D video without needing expensive players, FOR FREE.
Listen to TrueHD Atmos and DTSx MASTER audio using HDMI to your AVR.
Standalone, pure 64Bit Codec installers are available, Here!
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 VSFilter with a GUI giving full control.
The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of Shark007 Codecs.
amr | mpc | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogm | rmvb | xvid | y4m
All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.
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Things the Shark pack does better than other packs . . .
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 on Windows 8.1
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.
ADVANCED CodecsThe 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.
ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 10/8.1/7 ARE AVAILABLE - Version 11.5.2
The ADVANCED release contains a full suite of decoders to choose from.
Upgrade installations are fully functional!
STANDARD Codecs for Windows 10/8.1/7 ARE AVAILABLE - Version 7.9.2
The STANDARD release only contains LAV filters and VSFilter for subtitles.
Installers containing only 64bit Codecs are available from the
These installers fully support HDR and 3D playback - out of the box!