There are other benefits too. Copypasta related.
This is why CCCP > [insert any other codec / codec pack here]
- It doesn't contain bloat (in other words, million filters for the same things, unnecessary components etc)
- It installs everything in one directory and when you uninstall it, you can be sure that it's completely gone.
- It will never, ever damage your system permanently, like some evil codec packs.
- You can enable MKV/MP4/OGM thumbnails easily during the installation progress.
- It has a settings program for its main components and features.
- It comes with preconfigured options for maximum compatibility.
- Easy to tweak further if you desire so.
- It plays 99% of things you will ever want to play.
- It has very good documentation.
- CCCP staff also gives anyone free tech support regarding playback through IRC and their forums.