Apart from having a somewhat "different than usual" yet charming graphic design The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is a DirectShow filter pack specifically built for playing anime but it actually contains most video codecs most users need. It has been assembled by some of the most knowledgeable people in online anime distribution, and one of the primary design goals is to play as much as possible with as little as possible. The CCCP attempts to be as unintrusive on your system as possible. I used it and I can say its true.
- Download the package for Windows users here or go to the homepage at http://cccp-project.net
- If you know for certain that you do not have any other codec packs currently installed Install the CCCP. Be sure the Reset all settings option (at the end of the installation) is checked. If you are interested in changing the default settings, read the FAQ's and other documentation below.
- Watch anime and be happy. Or if it still doesn't work, read the Troubleshooting Guide. THEN watch anime and be happy.