Standard Codecs is a free and portable codecs package developed by Shark007. It’s compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This codec solution for 32-bit and 64-bit systems is the only one you need for effective system configurations. It’s similar to K-Lite Codec Pack.
This codecs pack will let you use any media player for movies and video clips of multiple types. It includes streaming in various formats from popular web browsers. The installer replaces the current codec configuration with this comprehensive package.
Standard Codecs for Windows provides full thumbnails, making it easier to select what percentage to grab for a thumbnail. It allows you to use a preview pane for non-native files, such as MKV and FLV. This codec pack will display the properties for these files as well. The package updates often and includes an update notification. Use the simple installer or get a portable version without the installer.
It also allows you to play all M4A audio files, even those using ALAC. Users can use this package without even logging into Windows. Customize the installation by selecting or deselecting the codecs to install. Additionally, it includes the Win7DSFilterTweaker and Codec Tweak functionalities. Right-click on all supported files to add them to the Windows Media Player playlist.
This codecs package provides a straightforward user interface. The ‘Always On Top’ feature lets you always see the ‘Settings Application’. It sets up user accounts and is simple to update from the ‘Misc’ tab. Standard Codecs uses high-quality text and resizes the app according to your display’s resolution.
When you select an action, the change is instant. If anything stops working after you’ve made changes use ‘Reset All’ to return to your original configuration.
Virus detection warning
If you receive a warning from your antivirus software during installation, it’s a false positive and safe to ignore. You’ll have to deactivate your antivirus program to complete the installation. You receive this warning because the developer added an auto-update feature. It allows you to update the settings application and codecs from the user interface.
Audio and video codec
Standard codecs contain a complete package to let you play or stream audio and video files. Use the simple installer to replace your current configuration. With the simple interface, you select only the formats you need.