Vista Codec Package does not contain a media player. It does not associates filetypes. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player (limited by the players capabilities) to play DVD’s, movies and video clips such as quicktime, realmedia, avi, mpeg, Flv, swf, wmv, etc. Streaming video is supported in most web browsers. By default you shouldn’t need to make any adjustments to enjoy your media content immediately.
Users have the ability to choose what is installed using the public redistributable and after an unattended install, you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. Future releases will recognize previous releases and perform upgrade installations.
Changes in Vista Codec Package 4.4.6 :
- Fix MP4 playback
- Improve Nero product compatibility
- Allow thunbnail views for rmvb,mp4,flv,mov,mkv,more
- Remove several redundant files/filters
- Fix DVD Playback in WinXP
- FFDshow updated 1283 unicode
- AC3Filter updated to 1.45b with Language files
- Haali components updated to 184.108.40.206
- MPEG1 files handled by microsoft decoders
- YOU MUST UNINSTALL YOUR OLD VERSION
The newest version of the Windows Vista Codec Package can be found here.