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post #1 of 16
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I was planning on using Shark007 codec pack, but after reading this thread http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-BetterInternet-BrowserProtect-Warning-3-9-4 I will not now. So san anybody suggest a codec pack for windows 8, anyone using the K lite codec pack?
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by ratite View Post

I was planning on using Shark007 codec pack, but after reading this thread http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-BetterInternet-BrowserProtect-Warning-3-9-4 I will not now. So san anybody suggest a codec pack for windows 8, anyone using the K lite codec pack?

Yikes.

http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-BetterInternet-BrowserProtect-Warning-3-9-4?pid=31592#pid31592
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RE: BetterInternet/BrowserProtect Warning! [3.9.4+]
(Today 02:59 AM)kayak Wrote:
That is the PROBLEM, they know what the installer does, and they don't want to address it.... Frankly, I wonder what Majorgeeks would think about this?

seems you're the PROBLEM because you dont understand ****.
have you even read this thread? Pull your head out of your ass.

** CLOSED **
post #3 of 16
My system works fine with a version of shark007 from May2012 (don't know the number off hand). Why would I even need to update it to a later version at this point?
post #4 of 16
well.... after that person, kayak, accused me of not addressing the issue... i lost it... and CLOSED the thread entirely.
The installer clearly had a glitch, which was subsequently dealt with, promptly. End of story.
post #5 of 16
There are good reasons why I never recommend codec packs and instead recommend directly installing only the codecs you need/want. This is one of those reasons.
post #6 of 16
I've never had any issues installing Shark007 as long as I took my time and unchecked the unwanted extras. Codec packs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but not without good reason. The Shark007 codecs have been the most stable codec packs I've ever used and I've never had an issue with them. I now install them on all of my Win 7 PCs. I used to go through a detailed setup that I found one one of the HTPC forums/websites, but now I just check the recommended settings and make sure the audio is configured for digital passthrough via HDMI.
post #7 of 16
I use K-lite. it's my preferred one.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post

well.... after that person, kayak, accused me of not addressing the issue... i lost it... and CLOSED the thread entirely.
The installer clearly had a glitch, which was subsequently dealt with, promptly. End of story.

And that's that.

Is there are reason to upgrade? As I said, my system works so what changes are there that I am missing? Is there anything in the updated LAV filters that I am missing out on? I think for WMC TV playback there really isn't anything that needs changing unless a fix for the 29/59 bug is included.
post #9 of 16
Codec packs are useful only for breaking Windows. Install only the very basics if required. Or just use Lav Filters with MPC-HC.
post #10 of 16
Not my experience at all. Nothing is broken for me.
post #11 of 16

My last two builds we're both based on FFDShow and LAV. Worked great, and both were fun to configure and tweak.

 

I have Shark's latest x86 and x64 stuff installed on my fresh, new 2 week old HTPC build...everything just works, quick and easy. I don't think I did anything beyond clicking the "Recommended Settings" button...seriously.

 

Shark's pack + Assassin's guides = HTPC Nirvana.

 

Zen and the art of HTPC maintenance.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post

well.... after that person, kayak, accused me of not addressing the issue... i lost it... and CLOSED the thread entirely.
The installer clearly had a glitch, which was subsequently dealt with, promptly. End of story.

Fair enough.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post

well.... after that person, kayak, accused me of not addressing the issue... i lost it... and CLOSED the thread entirely.
The installer clearly had a glitch, which was subsequently dealt with, promptly. End of story.

I read that thread. You NEVER said it was fixed. All you do is give a work around with 7-zip.
You also NEVER admitted that there was a glitch.

Someone asked "is it fixed?" you respond back "See post 4". So one would assume the answer is No

I don't see why you lost it.
post #14 of 16
I'm confused. Or I must be getting senile...

What codec "packs" do we need?? 3 clicks to download LAV, MPC-HC, and MadVR. 2 more clicks to download MadFlac and a flac metadata plugin.

The "guide" to install them is right here on AVS. (The Advanced MPC-HC thread.)

What other "codecs" do we need?? I've yet to see a file I can't play using the codecs mentioned above.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

I read that thread. You NEVER said it was fixed. All you do is give a work around with 7-zip.
You also NEVER admitted that there was a glitch.

Someone asked "is it fixed?" you respond back "See post 4". So one would assume the answer is No

I don't see why you lost it.


Same here I'm confused on this also.

I have been using the Shark pack for years with no problems.
post #16 of 16
At least now I know why the BrowserProtect crap showed up after I did a clean install of Win8. I did both my WS2012Essentials server and Win8 HTPC updates during the same weekend. Sort of hard to narrow down what installed it when installing so many things in a short period of time. I think I removed it all, but will double check now that I know more details. It was a real pain figuring out the source because of Chrome's sync feature. I had that homepage redirect showing up on all computers.

Good to know about the 7-Zip extract installation method. Will be doing that from now on.
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