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Windows Media Tools 4.1 not available in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and later versions
Article ID: 819758
NoticeThis article also applies to: Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
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Beginning with Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP 4), Microsoft no longer includes the Windows Media Tools 4.1 package (which contained the Microsoft MPEG-4 Video codec) as part of the Service Pack.
Effective January 1, 2004:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/ )How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
The following describes when Windows Media Tools 4.1 is available:
SupportMicrosoft currently provides more advanced codecs in Windows Media Encoder 9 Series. For more information and to download the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Windows Media Encoder 9 Series
Microsoft will continue to support MPEG-4 decoding in its products for playback of earlier media. For more information and to download the Windows Media Player 9 Series, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Windows Media Player 9 Series
MPEG-4 CodecsFor more information about MPEG-4 codec or use fees, contact MPEG LA L.L.C.:
MPEG LA, L.L.C.
250 Steele Street, Suite 300 Denver, Colorado USA 80206
Telephone: (303) 331-1880
Fax: (303) 331-1879