Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a free and open source codec collection app filed under video codec packs and made available by Mediacodec for Windows.
The review for Windows Essentials Codec Pack has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC.
A clean codec pack feature virtually everything you need:
Windows Essentials Codec Pack is one of the most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters, Splitters and other tools that will enable you to play 99% of all the movies, music and flash files you download off the internet. Windows Essentials Codec Pack also includes a set of powerful filters that can enhance the video quality as well as audio quality and it comes complete with an automatic update service that will keep your computer up-to-date with the latest software upgrades as soon as they become available.
WECP is clean and compact, it has no spyware / adware / or viruses, it's easy to use and even easier to install / uninstall and it's published under the GNU GPL open source license so it's 100% free. But more importantly, it was especially designed to fix the many errors and software conflicts caused by other codec packs which routinely install obsolete or overlapping codecs, and it's guaranteed to keep your to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest software upgrades.Compability and license
Windows Essentials Codec Pack is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video codec packs without restrictions. Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this codec collection software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Mediacodec. This download is distributed as CodecSetup.exe.
We have tested Windows Essentials Codec Pack 5.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.