finally; a question "this board is designed for"!
Obviously, there is a list on our F.A.Q. area ( which is really ( fairly ) up to date.
For an overall review of "just what the heck is it anyway" questions.. Doom9
.. left hand side, "DownLoads" -- welcome to our ~world~Free Codecs dot com
look for CPPP and other thing's Video Help, VCD's & others
.. under the "how to's" on the left ..
this is just the tip of the iceberg .. but it WILL get you pointed in the right direction.