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K-Lite Codec Pack 13.6.5 Update

Thursday November 9rd 2017

An update pack is available. It contains newer versions of LAV Filters, MediaInfo and MadVR. Download.

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AMD Radeon Crimson 17.11.2

Monday November 20th 2017

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes

Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.187

Tuesday November 14th 2017

A new version of the Flash browser plugin has been released.

Download (Firefox/Opera/Safari)
Download (Internet Explorer)
Download (PPAPI)

K-Lite Codec Pack 13.6.5

Thursday November 9rd 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N 1709

Monday October 30th 2017

The Media Feature Pack for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is now available. This is an addon for the N editions of Windows that don't include all multimedia features by default.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (build 1709)

Thursday October 26th 2017

A tip for those who have already updated to the latest build of Windows: a lot of things are reset to default values when installing big Windows updates. For example thumbnail settings and various codec related tweaks.
We recommend to run the K-Lite installer again to re-apply your preferred settings. It is not needed to uninstall first. If you have made any additional customizations with the Codec Tweak Tool, then you need to redo those tweaks as well.
The latest beta version of the codec pack can be downloaded HERE.

K-Lite Codec Pack 13.6.0

Wednesday October 18th 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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Support for Windows XP is ending soon

Wednesday October 18th 2017

Important components from the K-Lite Codec Pack have dropped support for Windows XP. For example MPC-HC and LAV Filters. This means that future versions of those components will no longer work on XP.

The K-Lite Codec Pack will continue to support Windows XP for a little while. It will include older versions of those components for use on XP, and use newest versions on modern versions of Windows. This will increase installer size a little bit, and also adds more maintenance work. So it won't be done for a long time, specially not since currently only 3% of K-Lite users has Windows XP.

The current version of K-Lite works great, so XP users can use that for as long as they want. Now is your last chance to report problems and have them fixed while these old OSes are still supported. We have received ZERO XP related feedback in the past two months, so we assume everybody is happy, making it likely that next version will be the last that works on XP.

Nvidia GeForce 385.69

Monday September 25th 2017

A new Nvidia graphics driver is available.

Download - NVIDIA Forum - Reddit

K-Lite Codec Pack 13.5.5

Friday September 22nd 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 13.5.0

Friday September 1st 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 13.4.5

Friday August 18th 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 13.4.0

Thursday August 3rd 2017

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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Secure QuickTime installation tutorial

Monday September 5th 2016

As you may have heard, QuickTime has some security vulnerabilities, and there have been recommendations to uninstall it, since Apple is no longer updating it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of professional programs that need QuickTime. For example Adobe After Effects, GoPro Studio, and Sony Vegas. We have written a tutorial that shows you how to install only the essential components, and skip the insecure ones (such as the web browser plugin).

Read

HEVC codec

The K-Lite Codec Pack provides full decoding support for the new HEVC video format (also known as H.265). It even has DXVA2 hardware acceleration in combination with modern graphics cards such as the AMD Fury/Nano, AMD RX 470/480, NVIDIA GTX 950/960, NVIDIA GTX 1060/1070/1080, and Intel Kaby Lake GPUs.

User Reviews

"This pack is great. It gives super smooth playback of my x264 mkv videos."

"I have been using this since forever. It's the best pack available. No doubt about that."

"Plays everything I throw at it."

"With this I am finally able to play Flash FLV and Matroska files."

"I have tried everything. K-Lite, CCCP, shark007 codecs, and more. K-Lite is a clear winner."

"The Codec Tweak Tool fixed all my codec problems. I love it."

"Works great on my Windows 7 x64 with WMP and Media Center."

"It even supports Hi10p. Awesome!"

"Video quality is amazing with madVR."

"Fan-fucking-tastic!"

"I use it on my HTPC to watch 4k video on my ultrahd TV."

Polls

Which improvement would you like to see next in the K-Lite Codec Pack?
Settings presets for MadVR
Ability to backup/restore Win7DSFilterTweaker settings
Alternative icon set for MPC-HC file associations
More help and documentation
Something else
It is perfect already!
  
How often do you update your codecs?
Every time a new major or minor version is available (~once per week)
Every time a new major version is available (~once per month)
Once per 3 months
Once per 6 months
Once per year
Only when I have a problem