Many times when running a media file on the system, the file is not played and displays a codec not found error. Windows users regularly face this age old problem. There are some solutions to tackle this problem. Switch to a media player that comes with its own set of codecs that it uses to play the file. Another method is to install those missing codecs manually by downloading them from the internet and this process is lengthy and boring. There’s one more solution to this problem and that is to install a codec pack that installs codecs for all the popular media formats in just one installation.
Codec Pack for Windows 8
The developer of Vista and Windows 7 Codec pack has released a codec pack for Windows 8 OS. If you’re on Windows 8, then you can download and install the Windows 8 Codec pack.
This codec pack adds support for a variety of different formats like amr, mpc, ofr, mka, ape, evo, m4b, ogm, flv, mkv, fivx, flac, ogg, rmvb and xvid. All you need to do is to just install this Windows 8 codec pack. Once the installation is done, all file formats are supported right away. From now on wards, you can play files in any media player like Windows Media Player or others.
The installer adds two shortcuts to the Metro start page. It adds a link to settings page of the program and a link for uninstallation. There’s no need to change any default settings as everything works great out of the box.
This codec pack can play mostly every popular media format in Windows 8. If you’re facing problem in playback of your media files, then try out this codec pack. This program is available as 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Go give it a try from below link.
Download Windows 8 Codec Pack from here