Shark007 Codecs [64bit Portable]

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Shark007
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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#16 Post by Shark007 »

There was some application instability during large operations such as using RESET ALL and Restore Settings.
I have fixed these issues in current releases.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#17 Post by Shark007 »

Since the release of version 1607, I have not been able to crash the GUI.
Current release is version 1617.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#18 Post by Shark007 »

All Portable releases have a new feature!
An option to move the configuration settings to the Application folder.
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The ini along with the saved configuration files can be relocated to the Application folder. Look on the Config TAB.
When clicking to use the Application folder, ini_loc.txt is created and subsequently used by the App for restore features.
As long as ini_loc.txt is located in the Application folder, that location will be used for the configuration files.
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Suggested setup for Deployment.
On any computer, start the Application.
Make any changes your deployment will require, such as disabling subtitles or whatever.
On the Config TAB, set the location of saved files to the Application folder.
On the Misc TAB, choose Save ALL Settings
Close the Application.
In the Application folder, delete the settings??.ini file.
The next time the Application is started without this ini file, it will automatically setup everything as it was when you Saved ALL Settings.
DO NOT include this ini file with your deployment setup. Only include the one in the .\settings\ folder.
The Codecs folder is ready for deployment.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#19 Post by Midas »

Great new feature! 8)

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#20 Post by Shark007 »

A new feature of interest to system admins is a notification of failed silent updates.
The feature is displayed in the upper left of the Help TAB
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A successful update check will also reset the tracking.

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Re: [Shark007's] 64bit Portable Codecs

#21 Post by Shark007 »

Latest 64bit portable versions can be had from MajorGeeks

The codecs within these releases can be upgraded by simply overwriting the files with newly obtained files.
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Re: [Shark007's] 64bit Portable Codecs

#22 Post by Shark007 »

Since the release of version 17.x.x
I no longer support Installers at all and only release portable versions.

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Re: [Shark007's] 64bit Portable Codecs

#23 Post by Midas »

Shark007 wrote: I no longer support Installers at all and only release portable versions.

Well, isn't that a first? 8)

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Re: [Shark007's] 64bit Portable Codecs

#24 Post by Shark007 »

I've added a Windows MCI player as a basic function of the GUI.
This player can handle 4K files.
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F1 during playback brings up this help file
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Re: [Shark007's] 64bit Portable Codecs

#25 Post by Shark007 »

My latest adventure had me combining the ADVANCED and STANDARD releases into a single, unified release.
With the deprecation of the 2 previous releases,I present the "Shark007 Codecs" debuting @ version 18.0
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Re: Shark007 Codecs [64bit Portable]

#26 Post by Shark007 »

The latest release contains support for Versatile Video Coding (VVC), also known as H.266
Sample files for this format can be found of this page, https://www.elecard.com/videos

The codec support for this format is auto-configured when using the builtin MCI Video Player and there after, any Directshow player is also supported.

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Re: Shark007 Codecs [64bit Portable]

#27 Post by Tomxe »

This looks great!

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Re: Shark007 Codecs [64bit Portable]

#28 Post by Shark007 »

Tomxe wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:31 amThis looks great!
Thanks Tomxe.

I wanted to update this thread to say that for the past month I have been entirely focused on improving stability within the Settingss Application.
If you were disappointed in the past, you really ought to give it another shot.
MajorGeeks always has the latest version.

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Re: Shark007 Codecs [64bit Portable]

#29 Post by Shark007 »

And another significant update. I take on Windows Defender.

The current release contains an extra file outside of the Shark007Codecs directory.
Allow.exe is to be placed wherever the Shark007Codecs folder is going to be extracted to.
After executing Allow.exe, you can extract the main folder there and use the codecs without any Windows Defender issues.
Allow.exe places an exception into Windows Defender to ignore the extracted Shark007Codecs directory.
When the Codecs are uninstalled/removed using the button on the Help tab, this Windows Defender exception is also removed.

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