is a collection of audio and video codecs to help you watch movies and listen to songs of various formats without any problems. It also has features for enhancing your media experience, such as full color thumbnails, preview pane for popular file types, and MKV playback on Extenders and Xbox One.
The software application supports AMR, MPC, OFR, DIVX, MKA, APE, FLAC, EVO, FLV, M4B, MKV, OGG, OGV, OGM, RMVB and XVID formats, which can be loaded into
Windows Media Player
seamlessly. It’s quite simple to install, and novice users don’t have to configure any settings to benefit from this codec pack.
The configuration panel is based on a single window with all the main options organized into multiple tabs, and it caters to experienced users. You can set Windows Media Player to 32-bit or 64-bit mode, disable Icaros Explorer properties and LAV splitter, change subtitle parameters, as well as enable MC Sharpen and the default renderer (EVR).
It is possible to select the audio bitstreaming mode, use LAV splitter instead of Microsoft’s Splitter for AVI playback, switch from Microsoft codec to LAV codec for H264 in DirectShow Players, and more. The codec list can be saved to the desktop for further scrutiny. You may analyze or render a media file, test a file’s integrity (CRC32), as well as rebuild the Windows Media Player library.
This small utility seamlessly integrates into Windows 7, 8 and 10. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the codec pack did not cause the OS to hang, crash or display error notifications. When it comes down to it, STANDARD Codecs is a necessary addition to any user who plays media files and wishes to get more out of this experience.