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, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
The packs include 32-bit and 64-bit codecs, so they work great on both x86 and x64 variants of Windows!
Small but extremely powerful!
Already contains everything you need to play all common 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, Musepack
- DVD and Blu-ray (after decryption)
- and many more audio and video formats!
Provides lots of useful functionality, such as:
- Subtitle display
- Hardware accelerated video decoding
- Audio bitstreaming
- Video thumbnails in Explorer
- File association options
- Broken codec detection
- and much more!
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. Use this if you don't know what you need.
Same as Standard, plus:
- DC-Bass Source Mod (for OptimFrog/Tak/Tracker audio files)
- DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder (for DVD playback in WMP on Windows XP)
- ffdshow audio/video processor
- ffdshow audio/video decoder (as alternative choice for LAV decoders)
Same as Full, plus:
- ACM and VFW codecs for video encoding/editing
- AC3Filter (as alternative choice for LAV and ffdshow audio decoders)
- DXVA1 hardware acceleration (for Windows XP)
- Haali Media Splitter (as alternative choice for LAV Splitter)
- Haali Matroska Muxer
Additional updates for the latest version of the codec pack.
This is not a stand-alone installer. This update requires that the latest version of Basic/Standard/Full/Mega is already installed.
Beta versions contain the latest updates and improvements, but they may have small bugs, and have not been tested as well as normal releases.
Only suitable for experienced users who like to try out the latest stuff and want to provide feedback.
Beta versions are available for Basic/Standard/Full/Mega.