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K-Lite Codec Pack 14.5.5 Update

Tuesday November 6th 2018

An update is available with newer versions of MPC-HC and LAV Filters. Download

News

Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.153

Tuesday November 21st 2018

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

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

AMD Radeon Driver 18.11.2

Tuesday November 21st 2018

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

Nvidia GeForce 416.94

Tuesday November 21st 2018

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.

K-Lite Codec Pack 14.5.5

Tuesday November 6th 2018

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 14.5.2

Friday October 5th 2018

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)

Wednesday October 3rd 2018

A tip for those who have already updated to the latest build of Windows: several things are reset to default values when installing big Windows updates. For example thumbnail settings and various other 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.

Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N 1809

Wednesday October 3rd 2018

The Media Feature Pack for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is now available. This is an addon for the N editions of Windows that don't include all multimedia features by default. It for example adds WMP and the Media Foundation codecs.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 14.5.0

Wednesday September 26th 2018

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 14.4.5

Thursday September 13th 2018

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

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K-Lite Codec Pack 14.4.0 and 13.8.5

Thursday August 23rd 2018

A new version of the codec pack has been released.
There also is an updated maintenance release (v13.8.5) with compatibility for Windows XP.

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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 file formats:
    .mkv .webm .mp4 .mov .avi .ogm .m2ts .ts .mpg .3gp .wmv .mxf .rm .rmvb .dv .mp3 .flac .m4a .ogg .wv .ape .mka .opus .mpc .tak .alac .amr
  • 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, and many others.
  • Examples of supported audio formats:
    AC3, DTS, AAC, MP3, DTS-HD, TrueHD, E-AC3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, Atrac, ADPCM, TrueAudio, Wavpack, and many others.

MPC-HC (included player):

  • Supports HDR and 3D video (when using included MadVR video renderer).
  • High quality video upscaling (when using included MadVR video renderer).
  • Plays Bluray discs (no menu support).
  • Supports streaming video from Youtube, Twitch, and many other websites.
    (Requires placing 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.

Polls

Which improvement would you like to see next in the K-Lite Codec Pack?
It is perfect already!
Settings presets for MadVR
Use MadVR by default on systems with a high-end GPU
Option in installer to download youtube-dl.exe
Option to convert to AC3 for S/PDIF passthrough
Options in installer to disable Media Foundation
Ability to backup/restore Win7DSFilterTweaker settings
Include beta versions in update checker
More help and documentation
Something else [submit suggestions and bug reports on our forum !!!]
  
What is your favorite player?
MPC-HC
Windows Media Player
VLC
Movies & TV
POT / GOM / KMP
MPC-BE
Something else
  
Which set of keyboard shortcuts for MPC-HC do you prefer?
Framestep: Ctrl + RightArrow
Jump 5 seconds: RightArrow
Framestep: RightArrow
Jump 5 seconds: Ctrl + RightArrow
  
Which icon library for MPC-HC do you prefer?
Classic
Flatro
None