Shark007's FREE, portable, codec solutions

Do you want a portable codec solution without an installer? You came to the right place.
Portable codec solutions can be downloaded directly from either the ADVANCED or STANDARD pages.

Anything that the 'Movies & TV app' fails to play, will be able to play in WMP using my codecs.
All you need to do is check the box, [x] WMP suggested settings. See image below for more info.

All Portable releases have an option to move the configuration settings to the Application folder.

Use Windows Update to update defender's definitions before installation.
I submit the file to Microsoft for testing before I publish them but you need to update your PC also.

I have implemented an Auto-Update feature that will allow users to update the included Settings Application and the distributed codecs directly from within the GUI without the need to download full codec releases. This new feature will be controlled by the existing checkbox on the Help tab and run solely off of my own servers.
Donations to assist with hosting fees are appreciated, Thank you.

The Save and Restore settings feature is automated and also controlled by the commandline.
To have your settings restored automatically during an upgrade, all you need to do is [Save ALL Settings]
The checkboxes involved are correctly set by default to allow automatic upgrade settings restoration.

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 several deprecated codecs and the SetACL dependency.
I hope you enjoy these new releases and can find the time to send a small donation in support of continued maintenance into the future.

Shark's MediaInfo Tool can be accessed using the Send to menu of Windows.
It is also available as a standalone tool and can be downloaded from my Tools page.

Top 10 features of the recent Settings Application rewrite:
1. Remove all unnecessary code associated with the deprecated codec removal
2. Re-organize the entire layout to be more intuitive, user friendly and visually appealing
3. Allow the user to click anywhere on the App to relocate the Settings Application on the screen
4. Add an Always On Top feature to keep the Settings Application in view
5. Activate the previous instance ot the Settings Application when trying to open a new instance
6. Require Administrative privileges upon startup eliminating the need to rightclick
7. Current codec setup can be propagated to All user accounts with the click of a button.
8. Colorize and capitalize important functions to promote their significance
9. Automatically resize the App relative to the display resolution and use high quality text
10. Add a Save | Restore settings feature to seamlessly return to a previous setup
All functions are performed instantaneously. The moment you select something, the action is performed.
If you ever find yourself broken, simply press the [RESET ALL] button to return to a just installed state.
BONUS Simple commandline features and a builtin, intelligent, Auto Update feature.

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.

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 | 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.


Top 10 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 built in
5. Distributed in a simple installer or a portable version with no installer.
6. Support playback of M4A audio files containing ALAC
7. Support all system users without them being logged into Windows
8. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
9. Functionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker and Codec Tweak Tool built in.
10. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as FLV.


Settings Application^^This checkbox cover all formats except TS such as M2TS.^^
Look on the Swap tab to help remove Microsoft from decoding these formats also.

The Settings Application is 100% UAC compliant.
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.

Please use the menu across the top of the page
and listed to the left to navigate this website.

To directly contact the developer, Shark007,
Signup on the Forums
You can also choose to use the Forums to seek
assistance on an individual basis or leave comment.

All pages contain download links for each product.

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.

ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 10/8.1/7 ARE AVAILABLE - Version 16.4.3
Auto-Update currently installs version

The ADVANCED release contains a full suite of decoders to choose from.

Upgrade installations are fully functional!
and the settings restoration feature can be automated.

STANDARD Codecs for Windows 10/8.1/7 ARE AVAILABLE - Version 12.8.3
Auto-Update currently installs version

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

Portable releases containing only 64bit Codecs are available from the
x64 Portable Codecs webpage

This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded

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I take my coffee black.

Thank You.

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