Although it might appear like some sort of Communist software, CCCP is actually just a pack of codecs to help just about any video run on your system.
The full title is the "Combined Community Codec Pack". In reality, it's more like a filter pack than a codec pack but the developers say that "filter doesn't begin with C and we wanted a good acronym"! The developers also like to point out that the name is also a pun on a Russian name which is transliterated into the Latin alphabet as "Soyuz Sovietskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik", or "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics", abbreviated as "USSR".
Anyway, the Combined Community Codec Pack was created to replace the filter packs provided by other groups which simply often did not work properly or broke compatibility for other formats. In reality, Combined Community Codec Pack is an extremely powerful Codec pack, playing back effortlessly most popular formats and some unpopular ones too. There are now fiddly options to get it working although if you have other codec packs installed, you may experience some conflicts or significant slowdown in reproduction of your films.
However, overall, Combined Community Codec Pack is an impressive pack which deals with just about anything and I quite like the attitude of the developers and their ironic communist branding.
- Removed Win9x support. If you need to use the CCCP on Windows 9x, stay with the previous release. It is also still available here for anyone looking.
- Removed WMV9 VCM. With 9x support gone, pretty much the only ones who really needed it were Windows 2000 users without WMP9, and they are pretty rare.
- Updated CoreWavPack to 1.1.0
- Switched to ffdshow-tryouts (finally). The version included is a custom build of revision 1355 plus some CCCP-specific patches.
- Updated FLV splitter to last SVN revision, for FLV4 support
- Updated Haali Media Splitter to 2007-06-03
- Updated Media Player Classic to latest guliverkli revision (2007-06-25) plus patches (fixes monitor power off issue in Windows Vista, adds option to disable internal subtitle rendering)
- Updated the MPV decoder to 2007-05-17 (more patches by Haali)
- Updated VSFilter with a patch to fix an issue with fontname lengths
- Installer now checks if short filename generation is disabled and informs user
- MPC/ZP are now registered applications in Windows with support for popular extensions (not associated)
- Removed Haali tasks in Inno installer (no purpose currently)
- Added task for registering filetypes in Windows Media Player (use of WMP is still not recommended though)
- Extra feature added at uninstall time to completely remove CCCP remnants from registry (do not use if you are reinstalling)
- Options reorganized in settings appplication
- Combined FLV1 and FLV4 into "Flash Video" in settings
- Settings app can run reset settings and re-register filters consecutively
- New icons for ffdshow, also added option in settings for system tray icons
- Added Haali MPEG-PS option
- Added AVI association
- Reorganized Start menu items