For those that care to know...
I have created a Windows 8 Codecs
pack that is based on the win7codec release. Current releases of the Win7codecs are about 27MB where as the Win8codecs are almost half that size @ 14.8MB. The Win8codecs are compatible with the Windows 7 OS. The significant difference is that I have remove Haali, FFDshow, all encoders and all of the the gabest filters in the creation of the Windows 8 Codecs. There also exists an Information page
on my website with full details.
Advantages of using the Shark codecs over other codecpacks are:
1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's
(also allows users to select at what point by percentage to grab the thumbnail)
2. Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled filetypes such as MKV and FLV.
3. Explorer properties are displayed for non native filetypes such as MKV and FLV
4. Updated often - and has update notification builtin
5. Allow use of the PDVD12 decoders for 32bit LiveTV
6. Supports the use of Xbox360 as Extenders to playback MKV files
7. Allows singleclick setup of Bitstreamed Audio
8. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
9. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
10. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
11. Funtionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker builtin.
12. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.
On my Tools page are up-to-date releases of MPC-Homecinema that are preconfigured to use the installed codecs.
I also started releasing a player version that includes the madVR renderer, pre-setup for use.