I'm extremely aware of the problems that have been engendered by the K-Lite
codec pack team.
The codecs themselves do not need to be "designed for use within Vista".
That statement has no real technical value. Most problems they would have
within Vista would have preexisted within XP. And that would again come
down to a sole codec that is having problems.
As such, we should temporarily assume that (because the video is playing)
that they definitively have a codec installed. If that codec is not
compatible, we should look into that directly - as opposed to spackling over
some hideous problem by applying yet another problematic codec pack.
The idea here would be to move forward on the single problem, as opposed to
introducing new ones. Throwing lots of software at a problem is generally a
poor path towards resolution. Especially given the sheer incompetency of
almost every package which uses its own subinstaller for each codec, which
means you potentially get into all sorts of stupid cross-package failures
It's a definite mess. Let's just focus on the single problem here of the
broken codec for now though. =)
Speaking for myself only.
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"dmex" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> zachd, The problem lies with the codecs since they are not designed for
> use within Vista and thus causing the problems..The KLlite codec pack is
> question here was designed for XP not vista plus its using codecs from
> over two years ago..
> 'zachd [MSFT Wrote:
>> ;757025'] Anyone subsequently
>> advising you that you need "codecs" would thus seem confused to me.
> *'' (http://www.VistaX64.com)