[THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

... and here's the science part - 

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/wiki/Why_Codec_Packs_Are_Bad

 

 

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Braebaum, Neil
Sent: 06 April 2010 13:55
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

 

This is nothing to do with times being a'changing. Codec packs ARE evil.
They are nothing but a crutch for the lazy, and frequently cause problems.

 

Neil

 


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jeremy Saunders
Sent: 06 April 2010 13:51
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

Times have changed Neil J But I do agree and take your point. KLite was evil
until I spent some time to understand what it was doing to the registry, and
why. You've just got to learn to tame the beast. Some of my larger customers
will only use Media Player, so I don't often get a choice.

Cheers,

Jeremy.

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Braebaum, Neil
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 8:36 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

Codec packs are evil, avoid them at all costs. My advice - use a
"codec-less" player (like VLC or mplayerc).

Neil


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jeremy Saunders
Sent: 06 April 2010 13:32
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

Use the KLite Codec Pack standard. Works a treat.

Just be cautious when installing it, as the K-Lite Codec Pack assumes files
and registry keys are in specific locations as it attempts to validate them.
In cases when they are not, such as the Citrix Audio Driver, Citrix Audio
DirectX Media Object (DMO) Filter and Citrix Video DirectX Media Object
(DMO) Filter, these registry keys and values are removed.

If you are manually installing it, you can say NO to removing the registry
keys. But if you are silently installing it, you don't get an option. So
after a silent install I re-import some registry keys critical to the Citrix
Audio driver.

Cheers,

Jeremy.

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Braebaum, Neil
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 7:56 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

VLC, or media player classic?

Neil


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55
Sent: 06 April 2010 12:51
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Codecs for Media Player 10 on Windows 2003

Hi all: 
I've got a request to install codecs (codec pack) for Media Player 10 on
Windows 2003 terminal server that is not connected to the Internet.

I've searched for them, but I can't find anything on the Microsoft site.
Does MS not make them available as a download?

Is there anything else that I can install that works well? 

Thanks, 
_______________________________ 
Hector Minero 

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