Codec is a computer program to encode or/and decode digital data stream. The word “Codec” is portmanteau of ‘compressor-decompressor’ or, ‘coder-decoder’.The Media Codec Pack is bundle of audio and video resources that helps your opearting system to run diffrent media format files.
Here I’ld like to share some popular Codec packs for Windows operating systems.
K-Lite Codec Pack
The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of diffrent codecs, and tools. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.There are Four different variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack. Basic, Standard, Full and Mega are the foor variants of K-Lite.It is also available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
Features of K-Lite Codec Pack
|Input Formats||.avi, .divx, .flv, .mkv, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mpe, .m2v, .mpv2, .mp2v, .m2p, .vob, .evo, .mod, .ts, .m2ts, .m2t, .mts, .pva, .tp, .tpr , .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mpv4, .m4a, .3gp, .3gpp, .3g2, .3gp2, .ogg, .ogm, .ogv, .mov, .hdmov .qt, .webm, .amv, .rm, .rmvb, .mka, .mp3, .oga, .amr, .wav, .ac3, .dts, .alac, .ape, .apl, .aac, .ra, .ram, .flac|
|Tools||Codec Tweak Tool, Win7DSFilterTweaker, MediaInfo Lite, VobSubStrip, GraphStudio, Haali Muxer, Bitrate Calculator|
VLC media player
VLC is a free and powerful open source cross-platform multimedia player , encoder, and streamer that plays most multimedia file formats. The VLC is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. VLC is stands for VideoLAN Client.
Features of VLC media player
|Input Formats||MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3), AVI, ASF , WMV , WMA, MP4 , MOV , 3GP, OGG , OGM , Annodex, Matroska (MKV), Real , WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52 , Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash) , MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI, SMF , Creative™ Voice|
To read more about VLC media player please click the link.
GOM Player is an another powerful 32-bit media player for Windows. The “GOM” is stand for “Gretech Online Movie”. It is more popular in South Korea than any other media player.
Features of GOM player
|Input Formats||DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4,H263.|
You can download and read more about GOM player here.