What Is the Combined Community Codec Pack?
The Combined Community Codec Packs, also known by its acronym's CCCP and WVC, is an accumulative archive of all codecs (audio compression filters) designed for Microsoft Windows, specifically designed for the playback of anime fansubs. These filters are very convenient for any fan of the anime series because they allow them to watch their favorite cartoon shows without having to convert the show into a video format used in the US television market. It was created by a group of software engineers based in Japan. The most notable release of this software is the CCCP project which, as of this writing, still has not been released for the Macintosh or Linux computers.
The Combined Community Codec Pack was created by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to create a product that would convert the popular animations into a compatible standard format for the Windows market. Their motivation was to make the collection of video compression filters available to a broader audience. The collective intention was to use this product for personal computers in Japan where anime was a huge hit. However, after two years the CCCP project was abandoned and the software was sold to a company in Sweden.
The software engineers took the knowledge they built into the CCCP project and transformed it into a product that is widely used. This product, the Combined Community Codec Pack was released in Japan, followed by several other international releases. Currently there are about forty-five different filters that can be selected from with this product. A number of sites have also taken the initiative to offer free downloads of this product for those interested in trying it out. To date, more than four hundred downloads of this product have been received.