February 26, 2011

(Relatively) new CCCP version

I've been having trouble with Zoom Player, especially when watching 1080p shows. If I skip around, sometimes it would take several seconds for the video to start playing, even though the sound was running.

And once in a while when I pause playback, upon continuing play the sound would be gone, and wouldn't come back. I'd have to stop playing entirely and reload the video file.

Today, just for the hell of it, I decided to see if there was a new version of the Combined Community Codec Pack, or "CCCP". (And yeah, their logo is a hammer and sickle, which I think is actually pretty cool.) And it turns out there was a new version of it last October.

So I downloaded and installed it, and now playback works fine. Video picks up and plays immediately after I jump around, and sound doesn't die on pauses.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, I really wish Victorique would finish ep 8 of Gosick. I'm having to avoid writeups on other people's blogs, for fear of spoilers. But from what I've seen, some people liked it and some despised it. It finishes off the current plot arc, and the question is whether that got botched. My bet is "mostly yes", but I won't know until I can watch it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 03:09 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I download the Insurgent CCCP codex (01-01-11) and it does absolutely nothing other than trying to register suffix.  Re-installed the 10-10-10 version...

Posted by: BigFire at February 28, 2011 01:27 PM (Kwn4z)

2 I thought Insurgent was just a debug tool.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at February 28, 2011 02:01 PM (fpXGN)

3 Thanks for pointing to this.  I've been running Matroshka for the longest time or maybe K-lite.  Even though I kept Media Player Classic up to date, I was having problems.  I haven't had much chance to WATCH a lot of stuff with all the overtime I've had lately, but what I have definitely seems to run better.

I do wonder if, since I have a 64 bit processor but 32 bit XP, if 64 bit codecs are usable at all.

Posted by: Mauser at March 05, 2011 05:58 PM (cZPoz)

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If you're running a 32-bit operating system, then the answer is "no". It cannot run any 64-bit software at all, no matter what it is.

But I believe the question is moot, because I don't think there are any 64-bit codecs. All the ones in the CCCP are 32-bit.

Fortunately for me, and people like me who are running Win7-64, 32-bit software (including 32-bit codecs) work fine. They're just not as fast as they could be if they were 64-bit.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 05, 2011 09:08 PM (+rSRq)

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