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Subject: links where I can download or buy codecs for .avi .dcr, .mov...
Category: Computers
Asked by: apple18-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 05 Dec 2005 15:18 PST
Expires: 04 Jan 2006 15:18 PST
Question ID: 601877
I need links where I can download or buy codecs for   .avi, .dcr, .mov
, .mpg  .ram, .swf,  .wmv, .asf, .3gp, .asx.
so I can install them on windows 2003 sever and run a software
program.  I'm currently using some free codecs and they seem to be
working, but they only work on winxp pro.  I need them to work on
windows 2003 server as well.
Subject: Re: links where I can download or buy codecs for .avi .dcr, .mov...
Answered By: wonko-ga on 05 Dec 2005 22:46 PST
After an extensive search, it appears that you only have one choice on
Windows 2003 Server for the RealPlayer and QuickTime formats you have
requested.  It is the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.  It states that:  "The
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack works on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003."  "About
the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack" K-Lite Code Resource Site, KL Software
(2004)  It also includes
codecs that will cover most of the other formats as well.

I have been unable to locate any other codec packs that purport to
work on Windows 2003 that play RealPlayer and QuickTime formats.  It
is a free download, available from multiple sites at

The features list is available here:  It describes the numerous
codecs included, along with media players and utility programs.

The QuickTime Alternative bundled with the Mega Codec Pack or
available as a separate download indicates that "All QuickTime formats
(.mov .qt .3gp etc.) are supported...." "About QuickTime Alternative"

The Real Alternative bundled with the Mega Codec Pack or available as
a separate download indicates that "All RealMedia formats (.ra .rm
.rmvb .ram .rpm .rv .rp .rt .smi .smil etc.) are supported...." It
notes the following limitation that ".smi and .smil files only play
the first part of a clip.  This is only a problem when the clip
consists of multiple parts."  "About Real Alternative"

A PC World Editor recently endorsed this codec pack:  "Hassle-Free PC:
Stop Instant Messaging Interruptions" by Steve Bass, PC World (August

The codec pack also includes some handy tools to figure out what
codecs are needed to play a particular video file and for locating

If you run into trouble, "Frequently Asked Questions" is at  An online support forum is at

For Windows Media files (.wmv, .asf, and .asx Source: "Alphabetic File
Extension List", the following download
purports to install codecs for Windows 2003 Server:

"Windows Media Player Codec Installation Package 9" The Software Patch  If you
already have Windows Media Player installed, then you may already have
these, or you may be able to obtain them through the player's update

.dcr and .swf seem to be Shockwave file extensions: "Alphabetic File
Extension List" FILExt (2005) and  The Adobe Systems site
does not indicate the player is supported on Windows Server 2003
"System Requirements" Adobe Systems (2005),
but you can get it there and try it.  You might also want to contact
the company and see what they suggest if it does not work.

As an alternative approach, you may be able to hack your registry to
get your current Windows XP codecs to work.  This is a risky procedure
and should only be done if you feel up to it and have a current backup
of your system since mistakes or unforeseen consequences may render it
unusable without reinstalling Windows and everything else on it.  A
description of the technique with an example is available at "cinepak
win2003 std" (February 18, 2005)

You may find the following information useful for enabling audio on a
Windows 2003 Server:  "Enabling Sound Acceleration"

I hope one or more of these approaches work to your satisfaction.



Search terms:  k-lite file extensions, k-lite codec 3gp, k-lite codec
file types, "windows 2003" codec, windows 2003 server codecs,
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Subject: Re: links where I can download or buy codecs for .avi .dcr, .mov...
From: leedashone-ga on 05 Dec 2005 23:54 PST
Subject: Re: links where I can download or buy codecs for .avi .dcr, .mov...
From: sparse_prose-ga on 08 Dec 2005 10:48 PST
K-lite. Definitely a good idea!
Subject: Re: links where I can download or buy codecs for .avi .dcr, .mov...
From: hernant-ga on 12 Dec 2005 21:40 PST
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.45

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools.
The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for
playing all your movie files.
With the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack you should be able to play all the
popular movie formats and even some rare formats. This package is
mainly for power users and people who do their own encodings.

- BSplayer [version 1.36.825]
- Media Player Classic [version]
- ffdshow [build 2005-11-29]
- extra plugins
- ffdshow VFW interface
- XviD [version 1.1.0 beta 2 build 2005-11-24]
- DivX Pro [version 5.2.1]
- 3ivX Pro [version D4 4.5.1]
- On2 VP6 [version]
- On2 VP7 [version]
- Cyberlink DVD decoder [version]
- MPEG-2 (Ligos) [version]
- MPEG-2 (Cyberlink) [version]
- MPEG-2 (MainConcept) [version]
- XviD [version 1.1.0 Beta2 build 2005-10-16]
- DivX Pro [version 5.2.1]
- 3ivX Pro [version D4 4.5.1]
- Windows Media 9 VCM [version]
- On2 VP3 [version DT]
- On2 VP6 [version] [Encoding]
- On2 VP7 [version] [Encoding]
- Intel Indeo [version 5.2562.15.54]
- Intel Indeo [version]
- Intel Indeo [version]
- Intel I.263 [version]
- huffyuv [version 2.1.1 CCE Patch 0.2.5]
- MS MPEG-4 [version]
- DivX ;) MPEG-4 Low and Fast motion [version]
- QuickTime codecs [version]
- QuickTime plugin for Internet Explorer
- QuickTime plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape/Opera
- Extra QuickTime plugins
- QuickTime DirectShow filter
- RealMedia codecs [version]
- RealMedia plugin for Internet Explorer
- RealMedia plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape/Opera
- RealMedia DirectShow splitter [version]
- MP3 (Fraunhofer) [version 3.3.2]
- AC3 (AC3Filter) [version 0.70b mod]
- AC3 (AC3Filter) [version 1.01a rc5]
- Vorbis (CoreVorbis) [version]
- AAC (3ivX Pro) [version D4 4.5.1]
- AAC (CoreAAC) [version]
- MusePack [version]
- Monkey's Audio [version 1.00]
- WavPack (CoreWavPack) [version 1.0.3]
- FLAC (CoreFLAC) [version 0.4]
- Voxware MetaSound [version]
- AAC encoder (3ivX Pro) [version D4 4.5.1]
- MP3 (Fraunhofer) [version 3.3.2]
- MP3 (LAME) [version 3.97b1]
- AC3 (ffcHandler) [version 1.2]
- DivX ;) Audio [version]
- MP4 splitter (made by Haali) [build 2005-11-25]
- Matroska splitter (made by Haali) [build 2005-11-13]
- Ogg splitter (OggDS) (made by Tobias) [version] and Ogg
Vorbis DLLs [version 1.1.1 aoTuVb4]
- Ogg splitter (made by Gabest) [version 1.0]
- MPEG-2 demuxer (Elecard) [version]
- MPEG-2 demuxer (MainConcept) [version]
- MPEG-2 demuxer (Ligos) [version]
- SHOUTcast Source [version]
- DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter) [version 2.37]
- Matrix Mixer [version 0.30b]
- Morgan Multimedia Stream Switcher [version 0.9.9]
- DC-DSP Filter [version 1.03]
- GSpot Codec Information Appliance [version 2.52 beta 1 build 2004-09-15]
- VobSubStrip [version 0.11]
- GraphEdit [build 041201]
- LameDropXPd [version 3.97b1]
- AVI Fixed [version 2.0b1]
- FourCC Changer
- Bitrate Calculator


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