Download Vista Codec Package (with screenshots)

Ever got an error saying Unable to play video, Download required codec . Many of us do when we download some movie or song and we try to play. The primary reason is, these days videos and music files are distributed over the world in compressed format to save bandwidth. But many of the regular readers are not aware of it. I found this codec package which is really useful. We will look at the features but before that do you know what is a codec ?

What is a codec?

Compressor/ decompresser. Software component used to translate video or audio between its uncompressed form and the compressed form in which it is stored. Sorenson Video and Cinepak are common QuickTime video codecs. Also referred to as a compressor.”

VIsta Codec Package 4.4.2 Features

  • Update XviD components
  • Update FFDshow components 1148
  • Remove Cyberlink’s MPEG-2 codec
  • Add Dscaler.org MPEG-2 decoder
  • Rollback Haali components to v1.7.121
  • Ability to select the type of codec.

Download Links for Vista Codec 4.2,2

It does not contain a media player and it doesn’t associates file types. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players’ capabilities, to play DVD’s, movies and video clips of almost any file type.