Windows 7 Codec Pack
Enjoying a good movie or show is nowadays a common entertainment activity that can even be done on the go. However, when it comes to computers, various codecs are required for proper functionality. Windows 7 Codec Pack is one of them and come equipped with nearly all you need to play videos if running Windows 7.
Custom deployment on your system
The Installer is designed to give both beginners and experts a method of having codecs prepared for usage. You are able to choose from a simple or detailed process. As suggested, the first takes you through several steps, not requiring much on your behalf other than pressing the “Next” button several times.
On the other hand, you are able to manually select components you want to be installed on your system. A generous list of both audio and video encoders, as well as filters are put at your disposal. Ffdshow, LAV video, Lame MP3, VSFilter and BDMV are but a few, all of them with a x64 compatible version.
When setup is complete, a few more configurations need to be made, so the codecs can perfectly blend in with your system. However, take caution when going through the installation process, as you are prompted to install components that not related what so ever with what you actually want to install.
Adjust codec settings for an enhanced experience
Unlike other codec packs, this one comes equipped with its own control panel. Post-installation settings can be changed from here, as well as a few more.
Depending on selected components, you gain access to thorough settings that are best left as they are, unless a great level of experience allows you to easily snoop and adjust provided settings.
The given interface can easily be brought up whenever needed, because an option lets you keep it hidden in the system tray, without having to lose time browsing through your computer.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Windows 7 Codec Pack is definitely a reliable goodies package dedicated to Windows 7 users. It fully lives up to expectations and during our tests we were able to play any video file available on our computers without any issues.