STANDARD Codecs for Windows.


Current releases support 4K, HDR<>SDR, and 3D decoding.


Recently, there has been a major re-write of the GUI itself and the filters they control. Support for MKV on the xbox360 was dropped along with the removal of the associated depricated codecs. I hope you enjoy these new releases and can find the time to send a small donation in support of continued maintainance into the future.

4K UHD /HDR H265/HEVC and MVC using H264 codecs are activated by default.

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 are a few filetypes 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.

Things the Shark pack does better than other packs . . .

1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's provided by Icaros.
(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. Simple installer; allows user to choose what to install, and where.
6. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
7. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
8. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
9. Functionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker and Codec Tweak Tool builtin.
10. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.


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Settings Application

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.


This installation will enable intuitive video file descriptions of hidden file extensions.

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.


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



Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another. This is because there has never been an 'out of the box' working solution that the average computer user could install and just have everything work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted. I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file still didn't play properly. This frustration was the basis for me to begin making a codecpack that works with ALL players.

The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive windows media center setup package. For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the installer, Click Here. After installation completes, check the box for [x] SUGGESTED settings and Windows Media Player and Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.

It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With the STANDARD Codec package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Standard codec users have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.



The STANDARD release only contains 2 codecs, LAV filters and VSFilter for subtitles.

Download the latest release here, v8.4.0 from:

majorgeeksmajorgeeks

Distribution file information: MajorGeeks receives the distribution file directly from me.
It is currently 33.2MB and has an MD5 of bfc89f21f594b84ca3ce849fdbb384cd

notable updates (current):
- update LAV filters 0.74.1.22
- update MediaInfo DLL 19.7
- update Icaros 3.1.1B1

- fully support HDR and 3D MVC playback
- see Setup and usage for more info

UPGRADE installations are fully functional! (but not recommended)
If you are upgrading to solve an issue, I suggest that you UNINSTALL the old version

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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