Absolutely, as far as video playback goes: http://www.cccp-project.net/
CCCP use to be great but if you check that link, the last update to cccp was in 2009......bit out of date, and the beta's by cccp's own admission can brick windows....not fun(and i have seen it happen)
I cant say this strongly enough, DO NOT USE KLITE its crap, a large part of the non-virus/malware problems I have seen over the last 20 years with windows have been issues caused by klite or other poorly made codec packs.
cccp isnt bad, but its out of date
latist STABLE cccp
thats getting close to being a year old........sheesh....this is why I dumped cccp, to many missing bug fixes in the "stable" versions.
The pack/packs I suggest is http://shark007.net's, Now here is why.
Size: 28 MB
Requires: Win 7
Downloaded: 2724959 Times
thats the info about the x86(32bit) pack for win7(the vista pack is same age and works on xp and 2k)
and add that theres a x64 componant to get mediacenter on x64 windows working with any video type.
Size: 11.7 MB
Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7
Downloaded: 982405 Times
again far more up to date then cccp.
Now to the other reasons other then age.
1. shark007 gives far better support for found bugs and problems then any other codec pack i have found and i have used all the top names and good number of lesser known packs in testing.
2. Shark updates his packs when there are updates to the componant parts he uses (haali, ffdshow,xvid,ac3filter on and on) this means any new bug fixes that show up hit his pack asap(not a year or more later)
3. Shark has a stellar codec control app that really makes managing your codecs/video playback options.
give it a look, also shark007 offers MPC-HC and other tools on his tools page, the MPC-HC version is configured to use system codecs rather then out of date internal codecs.
Edited by AzureSky - 7/31/10 at 12:00pm