The Windows 7 Codecs offered here do not change or interfere with the support Microsoft has provided concerning native codec support in Windows Media Player 12 and Media Center. Alternative hardware accelerated (DXVA) H264 codecs are also provided by the codec installation for use by all players.
The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Windows 7 Codecs:
amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid
All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.
Anytime you make an adjustment in the settings application using Administrative privileges it is REQUIRED that you re-open the application as a user afterwards to have the settings transfered to the user account. Whenever you open a player, it is almost always done as a user!
Concerning S/PDIF, digital, optical and HDMI: The administrator and a regular user are different users and each must setup the Audio TAB for FFDshow pass-through. At no time should anyone have a need to click the leftside of the Audio TAB manually; it uses system detection.
The codec packs contains a Settings Application to use in conjunction with your windows media center setup which will enable each user to choose different splitters and decoders for specific filetypes. The application will also allow you to choose from 10 different speaker configurations from ‘same as input’ and all the way up to full 7.1 channel output.
The Settings Application is 100% UAC compliant.
Restricted access is enforced. (User Account Control)
The Application allows each user to maintain individual Windows 7 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
The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive windows media center setup package. For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the Windows 7 codecs installer. You won’t need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media center content immediately. Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.
It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With the Windows 7 codec package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players’ capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the Windows 7 media center codecs have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.
The Windows 7 codecs installation supports 20 localizations. The default is English and the installer includes support for the following other languages; Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages can be added upon request.