Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) is one of the best codec packs out there. In most cases, it’s the only codec you’ll need even if you are a power user. CCCP includes a custom build of FFDShow tryouts which will enable you play back most of the video and audio formats out there (see below for complete list) using your favorite media player application . It also includes VSFilter (a subtitles filter) and optional software to play back media files such as Media Player Classic (MPC) and Zoom Player.
I’ve been using this codec pack for quite a while now and I’ve never looked back since. There are people who install several dozen codec packs on their system thinking it’ll give them maximum compatibility. This is not a good practice and can hinder the performance of your system and lead to conflicts between codecs. If you mainly use your computer to view downloaded TV shows, movies, standard DVDS, Audio CDs, MP3s and the usual stuff, I’d recommend you uninstall every codec pack you have and install CCCP. CCCP is not bloated, fast and supports all major formats including DivX (visit here for Divx Create bundle) and XViD.
Like any other software CCCP is not perfect. Compatibility issues have been reported with recent games such as Fallout 3 and FFDShow codecs but these can easily be rectified by adding the troublesome program to FFDShow’s exceptions list (For step by step tutorial on how to do this, click here). I’ve used the codec pack for more than a year and so far have only had issues with Fallout 3 so incompatibilities are not common. Anyways it’s a thousands times better than most of the codec packs out there and is highly recommended.
- ffdshow-tryouts (custom build)
- Gabest's FLV Splitter
- Gabest's MPV (MPEG-2) Decoder
- Haali Media Splitter
- Media Player Classic Home Cinema
- Zoom Player
- Container formats: AVI, OGM, MKV, MP4, FLV, 3GP and TS
- Video codecs: MPEG-2, DivX, XviD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, WMV9, FLV1, Theora, and Generic MPEG-4 ASP (3ivx, lavc, etc.)
- Audio codecs: MP1, MP2, MP3, AC3, DTS, AAC, Vorbis, LPCM, FLAC, TTA and WavPack
More info can be found here.
[Click Here] to download CCCP for Windows XP/Vista/2K (2008-09-21 – CCCP 17)
[Click Here] to download CCCP Insurgent which will detect the presence of other packs and filters on your system