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X Codec Pack 2.7.4

Working with digital media, you’ll eventually run into the issue of a non-working or obscure codec that prevents you from viewing and editing the file. X Codec Pack is not only a robust, universal solution to this common problem but also it is a total solution meaning that, once you download it, you won’t need anything else.

How to Download X Codec Pack

You can download the program after following the link located under the Download button below this review.

The Program Review

How can we be that confident about this piece of software? For one, it’s easy to use and gets the job done.

How can you beat that? Beyond that, the app is a real life-saver for digital media production specialists.

Its comprehensive nature and its ease of use combine to make it a compelling software package that we know you will rely upon for years to come.

We like to start with the interface when evaluating a piece of software because, let’s face it, that’s where most new users are turned off from a new product almost immediately.

If you make something too complex or something too basic, beginners and power users alike don’t find it appealing.

The happy medium is something that has options on display without being overwhelming and has an intuitive enough embedding system for menus and options that users can figure out things on their own.

No one wants to watch a tutorial or consult with the help file. Luckily for all of us, this app knows this and keeps it simple without sacrificing the powerful functionality.

The goal here is to watch your media – some of which might be from a classic, deprecated codec – and the app keeps this process as simple and clean as possible.

There are absolutely few complaints in the user interface and execution areas.

Aside from being very powerful freeware, this app will never come with advertising and won’t beg you for donations. Once you download it and start using it, that’s the end of that. What this results in is a piece of software that is free of bloat and runs very efficiently.

That’s important when you are working with particularly large media files and is not a feature that should be discounted. As far as usability features go, the app also has support for many foreign languages which means that it accommodates international users in a way that most freeware in this niche does not.

As far as supported codecs listed, the software includes the following: AC3Filter 2.6b, AVI Splitter 1.7.8, CDXA Reader 1.7.8, CoreAAC 1.2, LAV Filters 0.66, madVR 0.89.3, Matroska Splitter 1.7.8, MPC-HC 1.7.9, MediaTab 1.4, The Codec Detective 2.0, and xy-VSFilter 3.0.

Given all of its features and its great price (free), can we recommend it to professionals? Definitely, and we think that’s who this product is geared towards.

Sure, beginning media professionals might get some use out of it but it is the people out there that have a vast media library that will benefit the most.

Keeping digital media relevant and workable is a task in itself and it is one that X Codec Pack makes a lot easier.

X Codec Pack
X Codec Pack is a set of codecs and filters that will let your Windows-based machine popular audio and video formats. Download it now.
9 Total Score
X Codec Pack Review Summary

User Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz, also known as Kehl Bayern is our staff writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of video games, he is interested in strategy, simulation, FPS, RPG, fighting, and retro games. Kehl Bayern is also the author of the science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.