a) i dont want quicktime or quick alternative on here
b) the mpeg decder is much better on win7
c) rather have windows files then hunting about for codec packs and stuff
d) it all just works out the box on win7
cccp = old version of ffdshow, and as i have said in a differnt thread when latest version of ffdshow is installed certain files wont play.
Windows 7 has filters to allow you to play aac mkv mpeg2 mov and a lot more formats without the need for codec packs, i dont have a codec pack in on windows 7 and it plays near everything, what i want to do is to find the .ax files that windows 7 uses and copy them to vista to see if there is a perofrmance boost, as i saw with mpeg2 decoder
If your interested in Zoom Player you can install for free and it installs all the necessary codecs for you. I use Zplayer for watching all my AVI and DivX movies. Been using it for several years. Real simple GUI. Here is a description and link. Zoom Player
" Zoom Player is a Highly Customizable, Feature Rich Media Player and DVD Front-End. Designed to be simple at first glance while being remarkably dynamic and flexible when used to its fullest potential. Zoom Player works in two modes. A Media mode which can play any file supported by DirectShow (any file which plays in Windows Media Player) and a DVD mode which uses pre-installed DirectShow DVD filters to play DVD content. Zoom Player features include: Light-Weight and doesn't take over your system. Works with most windows operating systems from NT4 to XP and beyond. DVD Front-End navigation using any DirectShow compatible combination of DVD Decoder filters. Smart DVD bookmark system. Per-File setting, including Video Colors, Chaptering & Scene Cuts. Fully dynamically skinned (includes two minimalistic skins for less screen clatter). User Defined Context Menus and Keyboard files. Designed for control through Remote devices including Remote Control, Mouse and Keyboard. Extensive Aspect Ratio Controls. Extensive Video Positioning Support for Projection and Overscan adjustments. Video Blanking. Support for all DirectShow filters, including Subtitles and 10-Band EQ. Auto CD Playback, including DVD & Media. Advanced Timeline Navigation. Advanced STB-Style Displays and Navigators. Advanced Mouse Controls including multiple mousewheel functions. LCD Communication API. Multi-Monitor friendly. Fully controlled through the Command Line interface. Smart Control Bar interface for easy Fullscreen controls. Vastly customizable, nearly every aspect of the player can be changed. Support for Advanced video codecs (DivX/XviD/MPEG4). Support for the OGM/OGG format, including Chaptering, Multiple Audio and Subtitle tracks. Fast Forward & Rewind with all formats as long as your CPU can handle the load. And many more! "