Vista Codec Package is a free codec pack (freeware) for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows NT that intends to solve this problem. With Vista Codec Pack package installed, you won’t need to install any other codec or filter.
The codec pack combines all the best and popular codecs available in the world. The author also tracks down the latest updates to the codecs used in the pack, and tests their functionality before been updated and included in the package, plus resolve all possible conflicts.
Beside, while compile all codecs into a single pack, default settings are implemented.
The official change log for version 4.6.3 is as follows:
- update ffdshow components to v1936
- update realmedia components to v11
- update haali components to v126.96.36.199
- add support to playback incomplete AVI's
You may download this updated version here