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#25466 22-Aug-2008 09:09
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K-Lite Codec Pack - is this any good for viewing FreeView,  I'm worried some of the codec might be like the CoreAVC one, which didn't work very well at all really.

It works nice,  was easy to install and config with  GBVPR.

Is this a legal free solution for decoding freeview.

[Moderator edit (MF): moved to Freeview forum]

edit:  title has changed as it more at statement than a question.

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  #158871 22-Aug-2008 09:35
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I want to know how to uninstall the K-Lite codec pack. I'm having trouble. It makes watching AVI' and DivX formats look worse than the codec it was using prior on my system. I want my old codecs back that K-Lite now does instead? Anyone know how I can revert back to my original codecs?

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  #158875 22-Aug-2008 09:49
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I'm not sure why you would want to try it. The simple reality is that unless you are using a codec that supports hardware acceleration and have a GFX card that supports H.264 you are simply wasting your time trying to view Freeview|HD content. Others may share a differing opinion but IMHO software based H.264 decoding IMHO is just a complete and utter waste waste of time if you want a decent picture.

At present PowerDVD 7 or 8 and Arcsoft Total Media support are the two best options. Arcsoft also does dixv/xvid and has a mkv splitter so there is no need to install any other codec on a fresh Windows install to view 99% of the content out there.


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  #158926 22-Aug-2008 11:54
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K-Lite is free.  It does make use of my hardware for decoding,  well my gpu is going at 5% and cpu only 15% max, that's watching TV1 hd

It works ok for me and it's free.   PowerDVD 7 or 8 and Arcsoft Total Media cost over $80nz  or have they are free version?

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  #159012 22-Aug-2008 17:12
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I don't like KLite, i think its bloated.
Cyberlink/Arcsoft H264 + ffdshow tryouts + matroska splitter works perfect for me.

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  #159037 22-Aug-2008 19:11
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hellonearthisman: K-Lite is free.  It does make use of my hardware for decoding,  well my gpu is going at 5% and cpu only 15% max, that's watching TV1 hd

It works ok for me and it's free.   PowerDVD 7 or 8 and Arcsoft Total Media cost over $80nz  or have they are free version?

I would be suprised if it was using hardware decoding. Do you know what codec it uses for TVNZ HD stuff? GPU at 5% screams that it is not using hardware decoding not that it is.

It might be free but even if you PC can handle the load software decoding never looks anywhere near as good as hardware decoding.

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