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

  • From: "Jeremy Saunders" <Jeremy.Saunders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 01:01:15 +1000

Interesting reading. Maybe I've just been lucky.

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Andrew Wood
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 9:24 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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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