K-lite was created by some guy named CLSID who also was a dev for ffdshow. I browse the doom9 forums frequently and that's where most of the developers of lavfilters, madvr, xy-vsfilter, and mpc-hc/mpc-be gather and talk about stuff. I've seen lots of drama and stuff over there but I would think the license stuff they don't really care much about? Same deal with the Shark codec dudes.webfork wrote:I don't know what this is worth but the K-Lite Code Pack crew [http://www.codecguide.com/] includes MPC-HC and even lists their own comparison with other toolsets http://www.codecguide.com/about_kl.htm. Keeping in mind that K-Lite is non-portable, closed adware, they don't really care much about licenses (http://codecs.forumotion.net/t714-end-u ... ement#3460) so I figure they'd package whatever they felt like. Anyway, it's an endorsement.
I remain a VLC and SMPlayer user but it was interesting to see.
Example drama thread of CLSID and shark007 shit talking each others codeck packs http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=165094
But really nowadays you don't need codec packs when MPC-HC has Lavfilters and vsfilter built-in. It can decode most things already by itself. Maybe you can download MadVR separately if you want a better renderer. Maybe ffdshow and avisynth for extra post processing. SVP for frame interpolation. Icaros for thumbnails. Foobar2000 for audio playback. There's Kodi and Plex for XBMC stuff. Done.
I'm not against codec packs. I think for me at least they helped me get started on know what the different options I have for playing back media are. I just think it's unnecessary if you know what you need already.
Funny I see some dev names on doom9 forums that I've seen on videogame emulators, WoW addons, anime forums, and other different kinds of software unrelated to media players. They could possibly be not the same people but it's just amazing to think there's super coders out there who create all kinds of great software for free.