Was concerned at the agreement at the beginning dealing with Somoto. Going with another Codec pack.
"SOMOTO provides a software pack (the "Filebulldog Pack" or "Pack") that enables partners (as defined below) to distribute it browser toolbar. The Filebulldog Pack is available after authorization is granted from SOMOTO that can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org ."
Windows 7 Codecs 3.5.4 on 06 March 2012, reviewed by: Zulei
Used to be a fan of this codec package, but the cumbersome upgrade process (save config -> uninstall -> reinstall) for minor codec upgrades made this a pain to maintain. It works well, I suppose, but I'm finding a lot more flexibility with just installing FFDShow, LAVFilters and Media Player Classic.
You also don't have to worry about unchecking spyware/adware each time you install, which you do with Windows 7 Codecs