Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Vegetarian, 15 Jan 2006.
I personally wouldnt touch it with a barge pole and surely it isnt legal!
Why do you think its illegal?
what does it do that ffdshow doesnt?
Well its based on Kazaa for a start!
haha. you're serious aren't you.
how that's related to kazaa or being illegal i don't know....
but i'm with mr miller on this. get ffdshow, does the same thing without all the bloat.
What? It's just a codec pack. A pretty darn good one for that matter. There's no spyware, bloat or anything else undesirable inside it.
The K is for Kool not Kazaa
as per james.miller's post above, ffdshow is good (and open source).
I stand corrected and rather embarressed lol - leave me alone im still half asleep
I always thought it was Kazaa Pack too
Codec packs suck big time and more often then not conflict with each other and cause untold problems!!
As stated use ffdshow
Or better still have a try of my favourite: V.L.C
V L C will play practically any video/audio file you can find, it will even play DVD'S superbly. Fantastic FREE media player that doesn’t even need installing (simply runs straight from it's extracted folder )
iirc Klite was a hacked version of Kazzaa hence the confusion
anyways, the klite codec pac is definately the codec pack of choice, including codecs to play realmedia and quicktime without having to install the official junk which does include spyware. ffdshow does not do this. but the pack does include the latest ffdshow codec aswell
it simply allows u to play any media you come across at all on the web.
media player classic that comes with the pac just plays anything u drag into it
just to reply to the previous post, i tried VLC but still came across stuff it would not play. MPC just seems to breeze through everything.
VLC is great, but has 2 incredibly annoying features (or lack of), 1 is that you cant shift position while in full screen, and secondly it doesnt disable the screensaver when playing video.
In my experience, a combination of ffdshow, ac3filter and cyberlink powerdvd works to play anything ive tried aside from some mp4 and 3gp stuff which only works in quicktime. I use an spdif connection to my av reciever and this setup also works perfectly with sending ac3 signals to the reciever.
real alternative takes care of rm, and comes with media player classic as well
Might as well install K-Lite Mega then!... as its got both Quick and Real Alternative (MPC) and plays everything else!...
And who said it had Bloat???... Its teeeeny and has next to no memory hog as its based on good ole Media Player Classic (not the new 8, 9 or 10 Bloatware!)
ffdshow hadles every else that klite does and its better to boot. try upscaling a dvd with klite and compare it to ffdshow
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