[Shark007's] Portable Codecs

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[Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#1 Post by Shark007 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:20 am

Portable Codec Solutions including a powerful GUI to control them are currently available from my website.
No installation is required and codec removal/system cleanup can be performed using the button on the Help TAB of the GUI.

They are distributed separately as a 32-Bit or 64-Bit solutions and can be combined for full playback support.
Use of Windows Media Player is heavily targeted but not a requirement. Any player you choose can use these distributions.
I also distribute a pre-configured 64-Bit MPC-BE player on my tools page to complement these codec solutions.

Direct download links are found above each of the MajorGeeks links.
The Standard release only contains LAV and DirectVobSub for subtitles.
The Advanced release contains the above plus the MPC-BE team splitters and decoder.

I hope you find these distributions useful.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#2 Post by Shark007 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:53 am

I implemented an Auto-Update feature that will allow users to update all distributed files directly from within the GUI without the need to download full codec releases. This new feature will be controlled by the existing checkbox on the Help tab and run solely off of my own servers.
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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#3 Post by Midas » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:49 am

Assuming this will work with the portable version, nice going, Shark007. 8)

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#4 Post by Shark007 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:43 pm

A quick note to show that the portable releases can now fully update themselves without ever needing to download a full codec release.
I updating the above graphic to include a screenshot of a codec update in progress.

Also know, this feature can be run silently using the commandline, full\path\Tools\AutoUpdate.exe /silent OR full\path\Tools\Settings64_portable.exe /silent
The silent option requires minimum version 2.2.0.0 of the updater.
These updates preserve the user settings also.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#5 Post by TP109 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:32 pm

Nice idea. Will download and give this a try.

Thanx

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#6 Post by Shark007 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:32 pm

I've tested the current release in Windows 11
Video playback of all formats including HEVC. HDR and HLG in 64bit Windows Media Player tested OK.
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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#7 Post by rizarefaldi » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:04 am

Shark007 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:32 pm
I've tested the current release in Windows 11 cara install windows 10
Video playback of all formats including HDR and HLG in 64bit Windows Media Player tested OK.
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Does it support x265?
this will be great if it support

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#8 Post by Shark007 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:56 am

Yes, it does have FULL x265 playback support including subtitles if present.
Anything that the 'Movies & TV app' fails to play, will be able to play properly in WMP using my codecs.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#9 Post by Shark007 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:34 am

some informational news of importance. (concerning the latest release)

Windows Update (and some other playback tools) can change codec settings without the users knowledge.
I've taken these scenario's into account in my latest releases and auto-set the GUI settings to proper values according to the users actual system setup.

So, if the user had Windows audio disabled, and Windows update re-enabled Windows Audio, my software will no longer show it as disabled.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#10 Post by Shark007 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:38 am

A heads up for those relying on the auto update tool.

If you are experiencing constant update errors concerning the LAV codecs, you will have to navigate to the installed 'filters' folder
and then choose to delete the 3 files, LAVAudio.ax, LAVSplitter.ax and LAVVideo.ax to correct the issue.

Next, check for updates, the LAV filters will be updated properly, without errors, and the issue will no longer exist.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#11 Post by Shark007 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:26 am

With over 20,000 views on this forum, there has not been a single complaint.
I'm going to have to assume these portable releases are working well for you.
If you have any concerns, please make them known. I do monitor this thread.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#12 Post by Shark007 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:07 am

I did a lot of code cleaning and fixed the broken Movies & TV App along with Microsoft Store errors.
With current releases, everything should function as expected with no setup required by the user.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#13 Post by Shark007 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:03 am

Commandline features List.

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#14 Post by vince77 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:26 pm

I'm having trouble installing it. Does it support 32-bit?

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Re: [Shark007's] Portable Codecs

#15 Post by Shark007 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:38 am

I distribute both a 32 bit and a 64bit package.
The downloaded file from my site would have the Bit'ness as part of the filename.
Exanple; ADVANCED_32bitCodecs.7z

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