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Download K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

The Basic variant is very small and contains only the bare essentials needed for multimedia playback. Despite its small size, it is still very powerful and allows playback of practically every known audio and video format.

More details about this variant of the codec pack can be found on its contents and changelog pages.

Detailed differences between the four variants of the codec pack can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages. The other larger variants are: Standard, Full, and Mega.

Version 14.2.5 Basic ~ 14.1 MB ~ June 17th 2018


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.71-56-gdf34d
  • Windows XP is not supported anymore. XP users should use version 13.8.4 of the codec pack. Download link for that is at bottom of this page.


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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1425_Basic.exe
Size: 14443 KB
MD5: a597dfbba560e8b8df18f22189d61ec8
SHA256: dd17809ddab9eef7012547f37a086a9463824d49ecf6c2f1f91f629cae08b564

Genuine K-Lite files always have the exact same filename, size and hashes as indicated above. Do not install downloaded files that have different values.

Windows XP

The last version that is compatible with Windows XP SP3 is version 13.8.4:

Version 13.8.4 Basic ~ 17.5 MB ~ May 31st 2018

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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1384_Basic.exe
Size: 17955 KB
MD5: 41918a1cb05bbcece11249b13089284e
SHA256: 321482ee9e848140b67a286bd44bb7da070dad03f0b74f3e2be2951a7fa12de8

Old versions

Download links for old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack can be found HERE.