With the arrival of Windows 7, there are many things to be done on the software level, especially on the codec one. Win7codecs is set of codec especially designed for Windows 7. It does not interfere with the codecs in Windows Media Player 12 or Media Center but is intended for the other players available on Windows 7.
Here is the list of the formats supported by Win7codecs: amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid. The software offers up to ten speaker configurations, from the simple stereo to full 7.1.
The software can be protected by limiting the number of people who can have access to it by the use of password.