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#59595 7-Apr-2010 19:49
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Does anyone know what codec's come with Win7 that aren't on Vista with the divx codec installed.

I've got a few files that play happily on a Windows 7 machine but won't play on a Vista machine.


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  #315879 7-Apr-2010 20:24
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I suggest downloading something like the K-Lite codec pack, it includes a large variety of codecs which should sort your problems out

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  #315890 7-Apr-2010 20:46
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There are lots of formats the Windows7 DTV codec supports that Vista doesn't.

I'll reverse the question and ask you what format the files are in - once you know this you'll know what codec you need to install with Vista.


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  #315926 7-Apr-2010 21:45
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there's a beauty little program called gspot (search for "gspot codec") that tells you all about a selected movie file. you can use the detail to search for the needed codec.

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  #316005 8-Apr-2010 00:18
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CCCP is the pack I use, there is another set as well which comes with a 64 bit pack to addon as well, cant recall the name at the moment. Needed that one to get .mkv working properly in media center


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  #316018 8-Apr-2010 01:44
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Media Info GUI is a good media file analyser (alternative to the old gspot utility)

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  #316139 8-Apr-2010 11:38
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See What's New in Windows 7

In Windows 7, Media Foundation includes the following new codecs, media sources, and media sinks:

?AAC decoder
?AAC encoder
?AVI/WAVE file source
?DV video decoder
?H.264 video decoder
?H.264 video encoder
?MJPEG decoder
?MP3 file sink*
?MP4/3GP file source
?MP4/3GP file sink

I suspect you have H264 encoded divx's and MP4's that will not play in Vista until you add a third party codec.

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