CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) 2008-06-28 Beta

The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is a DirectShow filter pack specifically built for playing anime. It has been assembled by some of the most knowledgeable people in online anime distribution, and one of the primary design goals is to play as much as possible with as little as possible. The CCCP attempts to be as unintrusive on your system as possible. The pack is also now officially endorsed by the Matroska Project, the developers who designed the MKV format.

Combined Community Codec Pack ( CCCP ) 2008-01-24 includes :

- FFDShow 2008-04-09 r1739 CCCP
- FLV Splitter 2006-08-09
- Haali Media Splitter 2008-03-29
- MPV (Mpeg2) Decoder 2007-05-17 CCCP
- VSFilter 2007.05.31
- CoreWavPack 1.1.1
- Media Player Classic HomeCinema 1.1.611
- ZoomPlayer 5.50 beta 1 Standard

Download: CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) 2008-06-28 Beta Freeware
View: CCCP FAQ
Link: CCCP Home Page

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FFDShow + MPC is all you need

and if you are into MKV files, then the matroska file splitter is needed as well

who needs packs :p

(nonick said @ #14)
FFDShow + MPC is all you need

and if you are into MKV files, then the matroska file splitter is needed as well

who needs packs :p

Or if you want to simplify it even further, just use VLC.

I thought this way for a while, but now I just use CCCP. After all, pretty much all it is is FFDshow, MPC (with the default settings all done right), and some package filters for things like Matroska and Vorbis.

(toadeater said @ #1)
Codec packs... great way to f*up your computer permanently.

Hmm. CCCP might be a little misleading name, because of those bad codec packs like http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 and others. CCCP isn't necessarily just a bunch of codecs wrapped in a nice installer like http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11. CCCP installs FFDShow and several other programs to encode/decode video, meaning that it's a much cleaner solution.

Meaning... CCCP won't mess up your computer, because these guys got the 'codec pack' thing right. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 and others will likely mess up your computer, because they don't know how codec packs should work.

(Joshua-San said @ #13.2)

Hmm. CCCP might be a little misleading name, because of those bad codec packs like http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 and others. CCCP isn't necessarily just a bunch of codecs wrapped in a nice installer like http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11. CCCP installs FFDShow and several other programs to encode/decode video, meaning that it's a much cleaner solution.

Meaning... CCCP won't mess up your computer, because these guys got the 'codec pack' thing right. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 and others will likely mess up your computer, because they don't know how codec packs should work.


Go educate yourself. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 Mega Pack installs everything you need, including the FFDshow, the BS player, Hali, G-Spot, and Media Player Classic.
CCCP is not better in any way.

(Airlink said @ #13.3)
Go educate yourself. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 Mega Pack installs everything you need, including the FFDshow, the BS player, Hali, G-Spot, and Media Player Classic.
CCCP is not better in any way.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 does it with absolutely no regard to codec conflicts and compatibility issues whatsoever.

(Spik3balloon said @ #13.4)

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 does it with absolutely no regard to codec conflicts and compatibility issues whatsoever.

That's the myth, not the reality. When you install the more recent verions, it checks for conflicts as it's installing.
Also, it's fully configurable during the install so that you can pick and choose which components you want installed and which you want left out. Try that with your much-vaunted CCCP, comrade.

BTW, http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 CP 3.9.8 beta is out now. Just thought I'd mention that. If you don't like betas, try the 3.9.5 instead, as it's the latest stable release.
http://www.codecguide.com/

Its a BETA. The point is to have mass amounts of people find problems and FIX them. Releasing fast betas means nothing more than progress.

Fast releases of software labeled as final is another story.

(necrosis said @ #12.1)
Its a BETA. The point is to have mass amounts of people find problems and FIX them. Releasing fast betas means nothing more than progress.

Fast releases of software labeled as final is another story.

well, iv been watching them for the past year and they usually release 2 a month
not 2 within 2 days

It's a joke....

The name is a pun on the Союз СоветскиÑ... СоциалисÑ‚ическиÑ... Республик (Soyuz Sovyetskikh Sotsialistichyeskikh Respublik), the Russian name for the USSR; the Cyrillic name for the USSR is initialized CCCP, however it transliterates to SSSR.

I ditched CCCP a couple years ago because problems would start happening immediately after install+reboot. I realize it's risky to mention that around a swarm of CCCP users, because it just invites a ton of questions ultimately pointing to operator error--because some people are completely incapable of reading the first sentence I typed. Even if it was just a series of bad builds, it turned me off to it, and if people can use that line of reasoning to ditch software like Opera, I can use it to blacklist CCCP. Hoo hah.

me personally... in general i avoid installing Codec packs... cause you dont really need this stuff if all you do is play XviD or x264 stuff.... cause for XviD i just install the XviD codec but even that is not needed if all your going to do is PLAY XviD files and not encode them.

in general i just use 'The KMPlayer' (for windows) to pretty much play all my video media... as it works out of the box with a high percentage of video files out there and im pretty sure even if you have conflicting stuff on your system i think it wont matter to KMPlayer since it has it's own built in codecs.

p.s. but if i had to use a codec pack i would probably use CCCP

I've never understood the elitism involved with using this package. I've been using http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 for years and I still have yet to encounter all these so-called issues people claim to have. Why did this particular package go 5 months without being updated? http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 is updated roughly once a month.

Can someone please show me which codecs are "illegal" in http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11: List of codecs

It updates more often because it contains much more codecs than CCCP does, which is one of the reasons why it is so bad. You only need 1 decoder to decode a specific codec, and that's what CCCP gives you. The confusion and clusterf*ck of codecs included in http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 is a mess that many users don't understand and just end up installing everything included in the pack.

I think Neowin shuns it for including a DivX Pro codec (which is not free), hence why they claim it's "illegal".

From their wiki;

Why Should I Use the CCCP?

Because we couldn't find a codec pack that worked in all the cases. Other codec packs tend to either randomly not work, break the system, or install far too much cruft. With the CCCP, we KNOW that when you install it properly, it just works. You don't need to mess around in the options to get it to work, and chances are it will resolve any other conflicts on install as well. We invented the CCCP so we can say "Uninstall everything else, install the pack and live forever happy". That said, for the adventurous there are pages of options available to tweak if you feel like it...

Without wishing to start a flame war, why is this better than http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11? I've been using that fine for quite a while now, if there's a genuine reason CCCP is better then I'd be interested to hear

(Airlink said @ #6.1)
+1 If you're gonna say "It SUCKS!" you better be prepared back it up somehow or you're just talking out of your ass.

We don't need to backup anything. If you want to continue to use crap go right ahead. If you're truly interested then you can do yourself a favor and search in these very forums for the answers as we've discussed it before.

(rpger81 said @ #6.2)

We don't need to backup anything. If you want to continue to use crap go right ahead. If you're truly interested then you can do yourself a favor and search in these very forums for the answers as we've discussed it before.

LOL. That kinda answer translates to "we just hate http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11" for some unknown reason. If there was a genuine reason, you could've written it in the same time as it took to type your moan.

(michael.dobrofsky said @ #6.3)

LOL. That kinda answer translates to "we just hate http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11" for some unknown reason. If there was a genuine reason, you could've written it in the same time as it took to type your moan.

Is it really so hard to type "CCCP" or "http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11" in Neowins search function? I'm not here to educate, I'm here to post my opinions, and my opinion is http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 is useless and dangerous. Your opinion may be different but I'm not asking you why you think it's so great, now am I?

(rpger81 said @ #6.4)
Is it really so hard to type "CCCP" or "http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11" in Neowins search function? I'm not here to educate, I'm here to post my opinions, and my opinion is http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 is useless and dangerous. Your opinion may be different but I'm not asking you why you think it's so great, now am I?

Useless ? Dangerous ? LOL

Been using http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 + Realplayer and Quicktime Alternatives for years no problems at all.

PS: AFAIK the DviX Codec is free, Its the player thats not.

(Baked said @ #6.5)

Useless ? Dangerous ? LOL

Been using http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 + Realplayer and Quicktime Alternatives for years no problems at all.

PS: AFAIK the DviX Codec is free, Its the player thats not.

Did I stutter? The only thing laughable is your lack of codec knowledge. If you've been using it for years then your PC has been damaged for years.

No, the Pro Codec (which comes with http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11) is not free... the player is. Facts are fun

its not that http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 is dangerous or illegal, its that its based on the original codecs like the divx codec, which, i mean if you like that codec, go ahead and use it, my experience is that it uses an insane amount of cpu, is bloated as far as memory use, and crashes alot -- to me, that sucks -- so i use ffdshow or xvid both of which are 100% free, insanely fast (you can get cpu optimized builds-- thats open source for you) and full of tons of options -- oh yeah, and you can encode for free...
and cccp plays alllll the formats http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 does, yet has like 5 separate pieces of software, http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 has upwards of 30+ and yet does nothing, absolutely nothing, that cccp does not, correct me if i'm wrong.
no it can't play quicktime or realplayer but we all understand the limitations of proprietary dmca-protected bs codecs like that.
regardless of if you think http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 actually sucks or not, why would you want to use a bunch of shareware/closed source/buggy/obsolete/mismatched codecs anyways when you can download a smaller file that is based on totally free, cpu optimized, open source software?
look at your browser, is it firefox? if yes, go download cccp.
if not well, enjoy your http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11!

(rpger81 said @ #6.6)

Did I stutter? The only thing laughable is your lack of codec knowledge. If you've been using it for years then your PC has been damaged for years.

No, the Pro Codec (which comes with http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11) is not free... the player is. Facts are fun :rolleyes:


Too bad you don't have any. Facts, that is.
Sorry, but I think you're full of **** rpger81 . As far as I know the http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 Codec packs don't "damage" anything and you can't prove otherwise or you'd have done so already. Either put up or shut up.

Why are you so abusive to the notion that the http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 team might have made some serious mistakes? I believe they've fixed up most of their horrible errors in newer builds, but they certainly did cause a huge amount of people to crash when they did things like register a bad DirectShow filter (IAC) on Vista.

The notion that they're testing what they're doing is questionable when others have to bring it to their attention when they create big problems like that. The notion that what they're shipping now is reliable is questionable in that it's usually taken a significant length of time for them to notice and fix issues... after they've corrupted thousands or millions of systems.

They're warez and their quality control has kind of sucked over time. If you want to be an apologist for them, I'm confused, but it's your party. On the one hand, they're certainly better than the blazingly stupid Nimo or ACE, but on the other they are probably the 2nd most damaging codec pack that has ever existed. So they've got that positiveness going for them.

I have an archive of codec packs and helped get certain stupid things in http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 fixed. They know of the problems, I know of the problems. If them making stupid mistakes and breaking users bothers you, take it up with them. They should be more stable now, but the proof is in the pudding.

Speaking for myself only as always.

Old release (latest one tho), but I'm glad Neowin is promoting CCCP now in the software section.

And yes, http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 blows XD

Oh ok, so I get warned for posting about the http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 pack on the forums, but this makes the news?

Considering this pack uses all freely-available components, I fail to see the problem.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 blows, btw.

(PermaSt0ne said @ #1.2)
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 uses illegal codecs

Except the corporate edition.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 does blow
but i see some awful shareware crap get put in here from time to time which makes me sad
cccp is way cooler than http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11, you should switch yourself IMO

(PermaSt0ne said @ #1.2)
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 uses illegal codecs

CCCP does not :P

So CCCP = (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 - copyrighted codecs) ?