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Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 1.0

What is Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack?  (from Media Codec)

Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video DirectShow codecs and filters. With Windows Essentials Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all movies and music files that you download off the Internet, stay up to date with the latest codecs with the Audio/Video Codec Update Service, and elimin...  Read more

Overview

Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 1.0 is a program developed by Media Codec. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 22.5 MB (23,594,281 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediacodec.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\essentials codec pack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Essentials Codec Pack\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 22.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 1.0

  • update.exe - Windows Essencials Media Codecs Update Service
  • iccvid.dll (by Radius) - Cinepak for Windows 32 (Cinepak® Codec)
  • mplayerc.exe (by Gabest) - Media Player Classic
  • VSFilter.dll (by Gabest) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)
  • uninst.exe
  • xvidcore.dll
  • xvidvfw.dll
  • mpc-hc.exe (by MPC-HC Team) - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpciconlib.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Icon Library
  • mpcresources.br.dll (by Equipe MPC-HC) - DLL de Linguagem - Português (Brasil)
  • mpcresources.by.dll - Belarusian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.ca.dll - Recurs llenguatge Català per Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.cz.dll
  • mpcresources.de.dll - German language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.es.dll - Recurso lenguage Español para Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.fr.dll - Ressource language Français pour Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.hu.dll - Hungarian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.it.dll - Italian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.ja.dll - Japanese language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.kr.dll - Korean language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.nl.dll - Dutch language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.pl.dll
  • mpcresources.ru.dll - Russian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.sc.dll
  • mpcresources.sk.dll - Slovakian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.sv.dll - Swedish language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.tc.dll - Chinese traditional language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • mpcresources.tr.dll
  • mpcresources.ua.dll - Ukrainian language resource for Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mpc-hc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MPCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival).
Scheduled Task
  • update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Essentials Codec Pack online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • update.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Media Codec Update Service' which loads as C:\Program Files\Essentials Codec Pack\update.exe -silent.

How do I remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 1.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack 1.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 31%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 35.77%
Windows XP 33.58%
Windows Vista 27.01%
Windows 8 3.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 2.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.91%
  Germany 8.23%
  Brazil 6.96%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Spain 3.80%
  Australia 3.16%
  Israel 3.16%
  Canada 2.53%
  Czech Republic 2.53%
  Italy 2.53%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  MK 1.27%
  Norway 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.18%
Dell 21.98%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 9.89%
GIGABYTE 6.59%
Intel 6.59%
Lenovo 5.49%
Sahara 5.49%
Samsung 3.30%
Compaq 1.10%
ASUS 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.83%
LENOVO 20344 2.83%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.89%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 1.89%
HP G42 Notebook PC 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.89%

About (from Media Codec)

Windows Essentials Codec Pack, or WECP for short, 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.
Publisher URL: www.mediacodec.org

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