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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 audio and video format.

More details about this variant of the codec pack can be found on the 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.

Version 12.4.4 Basic ~ 13.5 MB ~ October 10th 2016


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.68.1-33-g4fde98
  • Updated Icaros to version 3.0.1 b3
  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on systems where the primary GPU supports HEVC video. Currently activated on Intel and Nvidia systems. AMD systems will be activated in a future version when their drivers are more reliable. This functionality requires a recent GPU. It will not be enabled by default on systems that provide only hybrid acceleration.
  • Please report if your GPU or its capabilities are not detected correctly


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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1244_Basic.exe
Size: 13853 KB
MD5: fd82c4f02183e23a84b6ed01f2ed546e
SHA256: b0af0f9e9dd0ed9f45882fa53257194d44a09ca47868ecb514ef6550907e8b0d

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.


Since version 10.0.0 this package contains both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs. It is no longer necessary to install 64-bit codecs separately.

Old versions

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