WMP codec plugins question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to know where WMP keeps it's codec/plugins folder. Instead of installing one of those complete all-in-one codec packs, I would rather just install the right codec for my certain application to work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, please don't install codec packs. If you end up having to uninstall them for some reason, they tend to cause all kinds of havoc.

    WMP10 uses DirectShow codecs which are usually stored in the WINDOWS/system32 folder (mostly as .ax files). Most codecs that you need should come with some kind of installer anyway, so you don't need to place files manually in the folder.

    Which codecs are you having trouble with, specifically?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Well, Nets

    I would like to extract the one out of this freeware all-in-one codec pack (the file name of this is called 6001-in-1, I don't know what it is really called) that plays DVD's from my WMP. I do have WinDVD installed that came with my DVDburner, but it won't play some DVD's either. Only a select few. My friend said that he installed this codec pack and it plays DVD's on his WMP.

    To tell you the truth, I don't know which does the trick, but I guess I was going to try a few.

    What do you think, Nets?

    Heeter
     
  4. NetRyder

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    WinDVD should allow you to play your DVDs in WMP10 just fine.
    Are you sure the DVDs that don't play aren't using a different region encoding?
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    The few DVD's I have don't have a problem with my set top machine, and they are bought from Best Buy or Blockbuster.

    As well WMP doesn't play a few of my mpeg's as well, it will play some, not all.

    If there was someway that I could have just WMP10 play everything, them I could uninstall the other proggies. At least that is the way that I am thinking.

    Heeter