Media Player Codec Pack Plus
Video and audio playback on each system depend on the installed codecs and filters which allow the multimedia players in use to decode the streams. Since there are many bundles that pack a lot of encoders and decoders, some even include standalone players as well, it's only a matter of personal taste when choosing the right one.
Media Player Codec Pack Plus is one of the collections that brings together all the needed components to work together and offer users seamless playback for almost any multimedia format they might want to try.
The installation of this bundle is the main thing you should focus on because it allows you to pick which codecs and filters you want to have onto your PC. The list is quite long as it bears not only the necessary video and audio components, but also some extras that may prove useful.
The recommended player, which goes along best with these codecs is Media Player Classic and it can also be installed with Media Player Codec Pack Plus as it is included in the package. The most often used and reliable filters are present as well, so you can have them all set up at once.
Image and sound become available through XviD Encoder, ffdshow, x264 Encoder, AC3 Filter, Lame MP3 or DivX Audio, to name only a few of the components that you can find in this bundle. A couple of source splitters and other filters are also at your disposal, while video and audio file associations can be selected on the spot.
There are some configuration utilities which you can opt to have installed, like the Codec Settings GUI, a most useful interface that helps in the detailed customization of the on-board codecs. On the whole, Media Player Codec Pack Plus seems to be indeed a good solution for anyone who needs a simple way to make the system fully compatible with multimedia content of various types.