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Download K-Lite Codec Pack

There are four different variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack. Ranging from a very small bundle that contains only the most essential decoders to a large and more comprehensive bundle. The global differences between the variants can be found below. Detailed differences can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages.

These codec packs are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 2003, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The packs include 32-bit and 64-bit codecs, so they work great on both x86 and x64 variants of Windows!

Basic

Small but extremely powerful!

Contains everything you need to play all popular audio and video file formats.

Supports playback of:

  • AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, TS, M2TS, WMV, RM, RMVB, OGM, WebM
  • MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, OGG, 3GP, AMR, APE, MKA, Opus, Wavpack
  • and much more!

Provides lots of useful functionality, such as:

  • Subtitle display
  • Hardware accereration (DXVA/CUVID/QuickSync)
  • Audio bitstreaming
  • Video thumbnails in Explorer
  • File association options
  • Broken codec detection
  • and much more!

Download Basic

Contents

Changelog

Standard

Same as Basic, plus:

  • Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)
  • MadVR (an advanced and high quality video renderer)
  • MediaInfo Lite

This is the recommended variant for the average user.

Download Standard

Contents

Changelog

Full

Same as Standard, plus:

  • GraphStudioNext
  • A few additional DirectShow filters:
    ffdshow, Haali Media Splitter, VP7, DScaler5, DC-Bass Source

Download Full

Contents

Changelog

Mega

Same as Full, plus:

  • Several ACM and VFW codecs for video encoding/editing
  • A few additional DirectShow filters:
    Xvid, AC3Filter
  • A few extra small tools

Download Mega

Contents

Changelog