Windows Essentials Codec Pack is an application that allows users to experience audio and video tracks without fearing they might not be compatible with their favorite player. Certain players contain only a few codecs and are not able to play everything that a user might have in the queue. This can be easily solved with a freely distributed codec pack such as the current one.
Users can install this codec pack in a matter of minutes and they can choose if they want all the codecs added or just some of them. Unlike other packs of the same kind, this one, published specially for Windows, is not full of obsolete codecs that are not used anymore. Within the installation folder, an executable can be found and users have the option to disable or edit the parameters of any installed codec. By default, players will use these codecs so compatibility issues should not be a problem anymore.