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CodecPacks for Enterprise use

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by Capt Doufos, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Capt Doufos

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,599

    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    Hi Guys,

    Do any of you deploy codec packs on your desktop images? It would be useful, but I am unsure if Shark007 and the likes are entirely legal as they have PowerDVD codecs in there.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. leigh_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2012

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: East Sussex

    we deploy CCC pack via group policy
     
  3. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,540

    Use VLC.
     
  4. Ploppy2k3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2014

    Posts: 1,152

    Location: Surrey

    +1 VLC is the way to go.
     
  5. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,651

    ffdshow is all you need on a modern OS.
     
  6. Capt Doufos

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,599

    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    Ok, Main things are DVD playback on the Laptops and covering modern web standards mostly. I'm not keen on VLC as it's another app, would rather stick with the familiar. You know what users and change are like!
     
  7. smargh

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 29, 2010

    Posts: 74

    Deploying a "codec pack" in an enterprise environment is a pretty terrible proposition, for many reasons.

    IMHO, naturally.

    +1 for VLC
     
  8. Ploppy2k3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2014

    Posts: 1,152

    Location: Surrey

    the reason we use VLC for the codecs as opposed to "other" 3rd party stuff is that they are well enough known etc that the pack wont be laced with Trojans and malware etc. the CCC pack for example is dodgy at best and every time I have tried it, one of our AV solutions throws a wobbly!

    the real answer though is for MS to bloody include the basics!
     
  9. Ricimer

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2014

    Posts: 223

    No, most codec dlls are also not licensed to be distributed without their application either. vlc and media player will cover most things, I don't even have anything else on my home pc.
     
  10. RichIbizaSport

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

    Posts: 1,415

    Location: London

    *edit* oops, slight necro there! Quiet period at work :p

    We also distribute vlc rather than a codec pack. Much less hassle.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014