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Windows Media Video 9 VCM

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  • Version: 9
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

This Video Compression Manager (VCM) based version of the Windows Media Video 9 encoder/decoder will enable legacy encoding and editing applications to support the Windows Media Video 9 codec in file containers such as AVI.

  • The Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series codecs offer the best experience when delivered using the ASF file container. To offer the flexibility our customers have asked for, new licensing terms allow for these codecs to be used in other file containers as well. Once installed, legacy solutions will automatically be able to use the codec via the VCM interface. The VCM includes a property page so that users can set encoding parameters. This release has been tested using Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.


Status: Deleted

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FileSHA1 HashSize
wmv9VCMsetup.exe77d79af66e6db68d0793a20e71936ac3d3c0eb28631 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

    • Processors: PIII, P4, AMD Athlon

    • Memory: 128 MB

Installation Instructions

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