5FFmpeg LogoMedia Codecs and Utilities for Windows 7 x64

Here is a quick list of links to useful x64 codecs and related utilities that are compatible with Windows 7 x64 (64-Bit) edition…

There are some issues uninstalling Haali – see the article on how to manually unregister it.

There are also some issues with the Xiph codecs – see the article about that.

Updated 3-Jan-10 with new Haali Splitter link

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gravatar Tom

Since you are advising people to install the xiph codecs are you also telling them how to fix the broken WMP Open dialog that it breaks?It used to have a a media type dropdown list. After installing xiph codecs, this dropdown is gone for good.

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gravatar Jon Scaife

So it is. To be honest I hadn’t noticed. You can still type “*.extension” in the open dialog box to filter by extension which is what I’ve always done. To be fair – Windows 7 still isn’t even out yet – anyone installing x64 codecs on it ought to be technical enough to expect and cope with a few relatively minor bugs. Hopefully the problem with the xiph codecs is either fixed, or will be soon. Cheers for the info, if I find a work-around or fix (or if the codecs get fixed) I’ll post accordingly.

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gravatar Tom

Also… If you change the BurnCD path to the x64 player you will break your ability to burn CD’s from WMP12. Maybe you should not just copy other peoples methods (ChrisNT) in the hopes that they have it correct and come up with some original, or at least TESTED, methods. Have a nice day.

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gravatar Jon Scaife

Thank you Tom for your helpful and constructive offering. I don’t know anyone who burns CDs with WMP12, but anyone who needs to burn a CD and does use WMP can always switch to one of the many alternatives, for example CDBurnerXP which is free. As for what you said about “copying other peoples methods…” – it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Even a cursory glance at the posts on DIYMH will make it evident that I give credit to any sources I’ve used to resolve issues. I’d like to point out that I make no personal gain from running this site – it takes up time for no benefit to me. It exists merely in hope that it may on occasion be useful to others. What I write here is always based on my actual experience, in other words what has worked for me. In this case I have a Windows 7 x64 based HTPC and I spent a great deal of time, using many many resources from all over the net, getting it working how I wanted. This post was simply a pointer to remind myself what codecs I had used. Rather than simply creating a private document I put all my thoughts and findings into an article in the hope that someone else may find some of it useful. If you don’t find it helpful that’s fair enough – but there is no need to come here and post sniping comments – try putting something constructive into the world instead 🙂

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