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K-Lite Codec Pack 16.6.2 Update

Saturday December 4th 2021

No cumulative update pack is available this time.
You can update your current version by downloading the complete installer instead. Download

News

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.6.2

Saturday December 4th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

AMD Radeon Driver 21.12.1

Saturday December 4th 2021

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

Nvidia GeForce Driver 497.09

Tuesday October 26th 2021

A new Nvidia graphics driver is available.

Download - NVIDIA Forum - Reddit

Nvidia drivers have not been very stable lately. We don't recommend updating if your current driver is working good.

Please read the known issues list on the NVIDIA Forum link. This driver still has known issues that cause black screens, flickering, and other bugs.

You can use Nvidia Profile Inspector to optimize driver settings for video playback with MPC-HC. This download contains an optimized application profile for MPC-HC.

Media Foundation Codecs

Thursday February 25th 2021

We have made a page where you download extra Media Foundation codecs for Windows 10 for use with apps like Movies&TV player and Photo Viewer.

Download

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.465

Tuesday December 8th 2020

Download Standalone Adobe Flash Player

If you want use the Adobe Flash plugin in MPC-HC or another compatible player you need to patch the Flash plugin. This is needed because it officially stopped working after January 12th 2021. You can use FlashPatcher to remove this time limit.

Features

Some highlights of the abilities of the K-Lite Codec Pack.

Installer:

  • Totally customizable installation with many options. You control what gets installed.
  • Supports unattended deployment.
  • Checks your system for broken codecs and other anomalies, and fixes these problems.

Codecs:

  • Compatible with all DirectShow players.
  • Just the best and most essential codecs. No unnecessary bloat.
  • Allows you to play practically everything.
  • Hardware accelerated decoding of common video formats (on compatible systems).
  • Examples of supported video file formats:
    .mkv .webm .mp4 .mov .avi .ogm .m2ts .ts .mpg .3gp .wmv .mxf .flv .rm .rmvb .dv
  • Examples of supported audio file formats:
    .mp3 .flac .m4a .ogg .wv .ape .mka .opus .mpc .tak .alac .amr .ofr .tta .ra .tak .spx
  • Examples of supported video formats:
    H.264, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, VC1, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG-4, H.263, Theora, MJPEG, ProRes, Huffyuv, Cineform HD, Indeo, Lagarith, GoToMeeting, DNxHD, and many others.
  • Examples of supported audio formats:
    AC3, DTS, AAC, MP3, DTS-HD, TrueHD, E-AC3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, Atrac, ADPCM, TrueAudio, Wavpack, APE, OptimFrog, RealAudio, G.711, G.726, G.729, Speex, and many others.

MPC-HC (included player):

  • Video preview on seekbar.
  • Dark theme.
  • Supports HDR video (when using included MPC Video Renderer or MadVR).
  • Supports 3D video (when using included MadVR and compatible graphics driver).
  • High quality video upscaling (when using included MadVR).
  • Plays Bluray discs (no menu support). Note: also requires a tool that removes AACS protection. For example Passkey Lite or AnyDVD HD.
  • Supports streaming video from Youtube, Twitch, and many other websites.
    (Requires placing yt-dlp.exe or youtube-dl.exe in MPC-HC folder)

Other notable features:

  • Fast thumbnail generation in Explorer for all your video files.
  • Includes utility for configuring and managing the installed codecs.
  • Frequent updates and smart support staff.

Functionality that is NOT supported:

  • Playback of Dolby Vision content (DoVi).