The Windows 8 Codec pack allows Windows Media Player and the Video App to play a variety of different video file types that are not included by default in Windows 8.
The application installs codecs for filetypes unsupported with Windows Media Player and the Video App in Windows 8. Filetypes such as flv, ogg, divx, mkv, and more are supported in just a click of a button.
In adition to adding codecs, it also provides “full color thumbnails including FLV’s and 10bit MKV’s” to be able to give you the ability to find what you are looking for in Explorer. Unlike other codec packs, this one is “updated often” and has a “notification builtin” system. You can also disable and enable codecs easily (if they are on your system)
According to the makers, “Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another. This is because there has never been an ‘out of the box’ working solution that the average computer user could install and just have everything work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted. I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file still didn’t play properly. This frustration was the basis for me to begin making a codecpack that works with ALL players.”
The makers make it clear that it “does not contain a media player” and it does “not associate file types.” With this codec pack, any media player will support the codecs. The only limit is the “user’s capabilities.”
The program also supports 20 languages such as: Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish, and languages can be added upon request.
Talk about service! This product was definetly designed with the average user in mind! You can download the codec application here.Further reading: Windows 8