Friday, September 12, 2008


Codecs can create a nightmare if you want to watch movies. Before going on a holiday, I installed a codec pack so that I could watch any video without trouble. While this was the case, it also created different problems with Windows sound system and programs would crash at random. Uninstalling the codec pack helped and all the programs produce sound without problems and are not crashing anymore.
But, coming across a new video file encoded, Media Player does not play video but only sound. GSpot says codecs are there but still cannot render video. Partial render failure results.
Hence, here is the link to a site that contains links to different codecs and codec packs. In case someone needs something similar... :: Download latest audio codecs, video codecs, codec packs and tools, FREE!

Now I'm going to look for a free XVID codec and see if the video will render.

I installed the free XVid codec from and everything was OK.

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