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Latest update

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.5.9 Update

Monday July 6th 2020

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

News

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.5.6

Thursday June 25th 2020

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

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.387

Wednesday June 10th 2020

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

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

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.5.0

Friday May 29th 2020

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

AMD Radeon Driver 20.5.1

Friday May 29th 2020

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

Nvidia GeForce 446.14

Wednesday May 27th 2020

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.

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.

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.4.4

Sunday April 5th 2020

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

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.4.0

Wednesday February 26th 2020

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

RivaTuner bug

Sunday September 22nd 2019

The RivaTuner Statistics Server (part of MSI Afterburner) has a compatibility issue with recent Windows 10 updates. It may cause some games and video players to crash.

To fix the problem, update RTSS to version 7.2.3 (or newer). Or open RTSS properties, and on "General" tab scroll down and click "Reset cache" under "Injection properties". Or set the RTSS application profile for the MPC-HC executable to Application Detection Level: None.

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):

  • 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 app
PotPlayer
MPC-BE
KMPlayer
GOM Player
Something else