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A codec is software that is used to compress or decompress a digital media file, such as a song or video. Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, and other programs use codecs to play and create digital media files.

For example, when you rip a song from an audio CD to your computer, Windows Media Player uses a codec to compress the song into an audio file. By default, the Player uses the Windows Media Audio codec to compress the song into a compact WMA file.

Then, when you play the song that you ripped to your computer, the Player uses a codec to decompress the audio file and output the music to your speakers. The same is true for nearly all music or video files on your computer or links to music or video files that you click on a Web site.

If you've been wondering why Windows 7 can play many of your media files out-of-the-box, it's because Windows 7 now natively supports most popular formats including H.264, Xvid, and DivX.

Even so, there are many other multimedia formats that Windows cannot play without the proper codec. To solve this problem, you can download a codec pack. A codec pack basically contains many other codecs required to play certain media files so you don't have to download them one-by-one.

You may or may not want a codec pack. A codec pack would be good for those who want to view a variety of different media formats without having to download another media player, or for those who don't want to worry about downloading additional codecs in the future.

Windows 7 Codecs is a codec pack specifically designed for Windows 7, and was created by the shark007, the same author who created the Vista codec pack.

Windows 7 Codecs is such a codec package specifically designed for Windows 7. The codec package for Windows 7 has been developed by the same author who created the Windows Vista Codec Package. It adds global support for a wide variety of codecs like XVID or Realmedia.

It will also get rid of other codec packages that might be installed on the computer system to avoid compatibility issues. There are basically two alternatives to installing a Windows 7 Codecs package. The first is to only install codecs that are needed to playback files.

The second option is to install a multimedia player that uses binary codecs. Binary codecs do not get installed system wide but are only used by the media player. One of the best players in this regard is SMPlayer which basically plays any multimedia file out of the box.

Here is the download link for the Windows 7 Codecs package.

Download these Windows 7 Codecs here.

Second link for Windows 7 codecs

List of available codecs that might soon be supported in Windows 7:

AC-3 ACM Codec
FFDShow
Ogg Vorbis CODEC
TechSmith Screen Capture Codec
Windows Media Video 9 VCM
XviD MPEG-4 Video Codec
VMware Movie decoder
AudioSwitcher
AVI <-> AC3/DTS Converter
Buffer Filter
CDDA Reader Filter
CDXA Reader Filter
CyberLink Video/SP Filter
CoreAAC
CoreVorbis
D2V Source Filter
CoreFLAC Audio Decoder & Source DirectShow Filter
DivX® Media Filter
Annodex Mux Filter
CMML Decode Filter
CMML Raw Source Filter
Ogg Demux Packet Source Filter
Ogg Mux Filter
OGM Decode Filter
Speex Decode Filter
Speex Encode Filter
Subtitle VMR9 Filter
DirectShow Media Muxer
DSM Splitter
DTS/AC3 Source Filter
Haali Video Renderer
FLICSource Filter
FLV Splitter
File Source (Monkey Audio - APE)
MPV Decoder Filter
Mpeg Splitter
Nut Splitter
Ogg Splitter
RealMedia Splitter (RM, RAM, RMVB)
RadLight APE DirectShow Filter
RadLight MPC DirectShow Filter
RadLight OptimFROG DirectShow Filter
RadLight PVA Splitter
RadLight TTA DirectShow Filter
RoQ Splitter
Shoutcast Source Filter
Haali Media Splitter
SubtitleSource Filter
Dr. Evil TRLDRP6
UDP Reader Filter
VP7 Decompression Filter
VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth
VTS Reader Filter
XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder

If you’ve been wondering why Windows 7 can play many of your media files out-of-the-box, it’s because Windows 7 now natively supports most popular formats including H.264, Xvid, and DivX.

There are many other multimedia formats that Windows cannot play without the proper codec. To solve this problem, you can download a codec pack. A codec pack basically contains many other codecs required to play certain media files so you don’t have to download them one-by-one.

You may or may not want a codec pack. A codec pack would be good for those who want to view a variety of different media formats without having to download another media player, or for those who don’t want to worry about downloading additional Codecs in the future.

Windows 7 Codecs is a codec pack specifically designed for Windows 7, and was created by the shark007, the same author who created the Vista codec pack.

The description on the website says that the codec pack will automatically remove most other popular codec releases and install new ones onto your computer. It also does not contain a media player or will not affect your file-type associations. You don’t really have to worry about this - he’s basically telling you what the codec pack does.

Download Windows 7 Codecs here.

Here are links to more Windows 7 Codecs.

K-Lite Codec Pack
Xvid Codec
AC3 Filter
FFDShow MPEG-4
OggDS / OGM Codec
DivX 7.2
CoreVorbis Decoder
Vorbis Ogg ACM Codec
Satsuki Decoder Pack
Codec Pack All in 1
Cole2k Codec Pack
The Codecs
Matroska Pack

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ben 
Hi I need a codec for mpeg so can you put one up for me please?

K-Lite codec Pack has a x64 version 
In author´s page shark007 no has reference to Windows 7 x64 version. Now the K-Lite codec Pack has a x64 version.

Afspelen WAV in Windows 7 
Ik Kan Geen WAV bestanden Afspelen in Win 7 Mediaplayer 12 IK gebruik This bestanden VOOR Mijn Powerpoints , Moët Ze nu afgezien opslaan , wilt Anders …

upset with Windows 7 
This program did something in the background that read my hard drive for like 5 minutes. Also cannot un-install from control panel, and you must provide …

OGM codec didnt work Not rated yet
OggDS / OGM Codec I installed it but they didnt work mplayer and winamp didnt see ogg files amd dont play them even if i force them to play

Blue Not rated yet
OGG, OGV, OGM play back in Win 7 doesn't work. This is a useless codec pack.

MKV is a no go Not rated yet
Love the h.264 and ac3. But, the audio does not come through playing mkv files. Installed divx and media player (whichever is bundled with win7 …

The ogg codec doesnt work... Not rated yet
The ogg codec doesnt work. I tried to install it but it wont install on Windows 7.

Not as expected/Another MS Rip Off Not rated yet
Download the first one figuring it would install the missing Codecs, Just another Program to cost me $50 if I wanted it's full uninterrupted functionality. …

cant see the thumbnails Not rated yet
i have mpg,avi,mkv videos and i cant see the thumbnails windows 7 just make thumbnails 4 mp4,and some other formats

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