Stability was not covered in the face-off and this is where Shark007 really excels. I regularly use NLEs and have often experienced stability issues with K-Lite. Apps either crash or behave unpredictably, causing one to lose hours of work. I have never had these issues with Shark007.
Also, I believe the choice of which codec pack to use, or whether to install one at all, should depend on the requirements of the individual user. I routinely set up PCs for clients and, where the person's needs are very basic and don't involve much video viewing, I install the relevant Shark007 pack, but remove it from the menu. My reasoning is that for this type of user I to try and keep things as simple as possible while still providing them with the ability to view any video that may be sent to them on the standard Windows Media Player. However, when I know the PC will be used often to watch videos, I will rather install a dedicated player with its own self-contained codecs. I used to install VLC, but lately it has also been exhibiting some stability and playback issues, so have been installing PotPlayer instead.
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