Windows 8 Codecs Description from Publisher (Shark007)
Windows 8 Codecs is an audio and video codec package for Windows 8.The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive windows media center setup package. After installation completes you do need to rightclick the installed Settings Application shortcut found on the menu, Start Button\All Programs\Shark007 Codecs and choose ‘Run as Adminstrator’
When the program opens, click the button to [associate filetypes] and Windows Media Player and Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.
The Windows 8 codecs installation supports 20 localizations. The default is English and the installer includes support for the following other languages; Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages can be added upon request.