Note, this will not fix ALL problems! Sometimes, fansubs just don't look good because of the group. Sometimes you will encounter problems due to other reasons, but in general, these instructions WILL help make your fansub watching experience much better.
I suggest you read through all the instructions once before you start following them.
For Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7:
- Uninstall any codecs or codec packs you already have on your computer, if any. If you haven't installed any, move on to the next step.
- Download the Combined Community Codec Pack, simply click that link, and then click on 'Download CCCP'.
- Install the CCCP file that you just downloaded, follow instructions as necessary. When you come to the options, just use the standard setup, don't change anything.
- Next time you go to watch any anime that is a .mkv file type, right click it, go to Open With -> Choose Default Program
- In the window that pops up, if Media Player Classic is not listed, click the browse button, then navigate to where you installed CCCP (this is usually something like C:\Program Files\Combined Community Codec Pack\), then go into the MPC folder and select the appropriate program: mplayerc.exe or something similar. (Note, the programs provided with CCCP have changed recently. I believe Zoom Player is no longer included and they now use MPC-HC)
- From now on, all .mkv files should automatically open in the appropriate program, and everything should work fine! No more problems with subtitles missing, looking ugly, going off screen, etc (we hope)!
Edit: A very well written Rant regarding various media players and their many problems (including GOM, VLC, and KMPlayer), as well as a very strong argument for why you should use CCCP. Best yet, it includes pictures and examples of why you should make the switch! Warning, it is long~
Edit: Adjusted instructions - CCCP is now completely compatible directly after install on Windows 7.
Edited by dchaosblade, 14 December 2010 - 06:31 AM.