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Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/22/2018.

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Shark007's FREE Codec solutions.

Current releases introduce 3D decoding of files, ISO's and disks.

3D decoding is reported by LAV Video as, Active Decoder: msdk mvc

If you have renamed system files or used a utility such as MCDU, this may not work for you. Please attempt to return all system files back to original filenames before using this product. If you decide to installed registry hacks; you machine may already be broken beyond repair.

UHD / H265 / HEVC / MVC, H264 codecs are activated by default.

The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Windows 7 Codecs.
amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogm | rmvb | xvid | y4m

All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.

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The following quotations are from a person with vast multimedia experience.

"I'd suspect that if I put it to the test I'd find that K-Lite, for example, had done more damage (as measured by crash reports) than some notable percentage of actual outright malware."

"At one point 7 of the top 10 crashes in multimedia on Windows lead squarely to problems induced by K-Lite."

"...the fact remains that they (K-Lite) have been one of the most toxic projects ever released for Windows in any form."

The above quotations encapsulate what prompted me to produce my own codec packs.

K-Lite blatantly installs MALWARE.
According to the K-Lite author, if malware got installed, it is your own fault!!

Things the Shark pack does that other packs cannot do . . .

  1. Full color thumbnails including FLV's and 10bit MKV's.
    (also allows users to select at what point by percentage to grab the thumbnail)
  2. Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled filetypes such as MKV and FLV.
  3. Explorer properties are displayed for non native filetypes such as MKV and FLV
  4. Updated often - and has update notification builtin
  5. Allow use of the PowerDVD decoders for 32bit LiveTV in Media Center.
  6. Support playback of MKV files on Extenders and on the Xbox One.
  7. Support use of the LAV filters with the Play To function for MKV files.
  8. Support playback of MOD audio files and M4A files containing ALAC
  9. Supports playlist creation for use in Media Center
  10. Allow users to Enable/Disable codecs installed on their system
  11. Functionality such as Win7DSFilterTweaker builtin.
  12. Support 'Add to Windows Media Player List' using rightclick on all files such as MKV.


To install Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install advanced-codecs --version 10.0.1

To upgrade Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade advanced-codecs --version 10.0.1


  • tools\ACinstall.ahk Show
    #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    sleep 15000
    Loop, 50000
     If WinExist("Advanced")
        Send !n
     If WinExist("x64Components")
        Send !n
      Sleep 2000
  • tools\ADVANCED_Codecs_v1001.exe Show
    md5: 113021DC92EB34296430EF1A6DFAA4F7 | sha1: 75C9BA8D089FEBD8FF338AC47F31522AC29444BA | sha256: 3869B4657E9BDBF6B9C9C480FAC39FE8109F90987CC510C41E6D658B0671356D | sha512: 92C742B92947C30F0509675D0186975DB579301F347DD66DD8CF5B283F072B7738101CB35228CAE4FF0688460D25B2643A3B66BDD480AB59CCC9CC69C9BD66AC
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageName    = 'advanced-codecs' 
    $url            = "$toolsDir\ADVANCED_Codecs_v1001.exe"
    $checksum       = '3869B4657E9BDBF6B9C9C480FAC39FE8109F90987CC510C41E6D658B0671356D'
    $installerType  = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs     = '/S /v/qn'
    $validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    $softwareName   = 'Shark007 ADVANCED Codecs*'
    $ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile        = Join-Path $toolsDir "ACinstall.ahk"
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = $installerType
      url           = $url
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
      silentArgs    = $silentArgs
      softwareName  = $softwareName
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
    Start-Sleep -s 20
    if((get-process "Settings32" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        Write-Host "Settings32 currently NOT running." 
        Write-Host "Stopping Settings32 process..."
        Stop-Process -processname "Settings32" -force
    if((get-process "Settings64" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        Write-Host "Settings64 currently NOT running." 
        Write-Host "Stopping Settings64 process..."
        Stop-Process -processname "Settings64" -force
    Remove-Item $url
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'advanced-codecs'
    $softwareName   = 'Shark007 ADVANCED Codecs*'
    Start-Process -FilePath "msiexec.exe" -ArgumentList "/x {8C0CAA7A-3272-4991-A808-2C7559DE3409} /qn"
    Start-Process -FilePath "$env:programfiles\Shark007\unins000.exe" -ArgumentList "/SILENT"
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    ==================== Shark007's Advanced Codecs ====================
     While Shark007 makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information or software on this Internet site, Shark007 does not endorse, approve or certify such information or software, nor does he guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information or software. Use of such information or software is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Shark007. The Website does not solicit nor accepts copyright Material, Shark007 assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information or software herein, or in any respect for the content of such information or software, including (but not limited to) errors or omission, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights and the violation of property, privacy or personal rights of others. Shark007 is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to or reliance on such information or software. I also from time to time take the liberty to speculate without customary scientific evidence. I trust you to recognize such guesses and vague hypotheses when you see them.
    bcurran3 11/25/2016
    OF NOTE:
    1> "The Website does not solicit nor accepts copyright Material" - therefore the software obtained from there (Advanced Codecs) is not copyrighted.
    2> "Shark007 assumes no responsibility for...ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights" - further proof no copyright is claimed.
    3> The program is referred to as "public redistributable" on
    4> A direct letter of permission is NOT going to happen as Shark007's website is "Webspace provided by" - the only location Shark007 uploads the distributions.
    ==================== Shark007's Advanced Codecs ====================
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    ==================== Shark007's Advanced Codecs ====================
    bcurran3 downloads and packages the executable for Shark007's Advanced Codecs from which is the only location where the author, Shark007, uploads the file. 
    Shark007's statement and current MD5 checksum can be found at
    ==================== Shark007's Advanced Codecs ====================

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  • Shark007


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 12.0.5 6 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 12.0.0 378 Friday, August 23, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.9.0 213 Monday, August 12, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.8.9 57 Saturday, August 10, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.7.7 264 Friday, July 26, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.7.3 114 Sunday, July 21, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.6.0 162 Sunday, June 23, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.5.4 134 Friday, May 31, 2019 approved
Shark007's Advanced Codecs (Install) 11.5.3 58 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 approved
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