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Codec Tweak Tool
MediaInfo Lite
VLC Player
Win7DSFilterTweaker
Intel Media SDK DLLs
Nvidia Profile Inspector

Codec Tweak Tool

This is a stand-alone version of the tool that is included in the K-Lite Codec Pack.

With this tool you can do things like:

  • Scan the registry to detect and remove broken references to codecs and filters.
  • Generate a detailed log of all installed codecs and DirectShow filters.
  • Enable/disable more than 250 popular codecs and filters (if they are installed).
  • Manage preferred source filters (a.k.a. splitters).
  • Reset settings.
  • Backup and restore settings.
  • Adjust preferred decoders on Windows 7/8/10.
  • Various tweaks for disabling MS codecs on Windows 7/8/10.

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 6.4.4 | 1.2 MB | October 14th 2019 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: 9249acaef8626490941d63b0ff1a5aed

MediaInfo Lite

This is a tool to analyze media files. It can give you information about the audio and video format, video resolution, duration, etc.e

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 19.09 | 2.4 MB | September 12th 2018 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: 2e3c1786b6070e776ffc565353d64406

VLC Media Player (a.k.a. VideoLAN)

VLC is an excellent movie player. It has its own plugins for playing different movie formats, so it doesn't need any codecs to be installed. It plays almost everything and also works great for previewing partially downloaded files.

[ Version 3.0.8 x86 | 38.8 MB | August 20th 2019 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1videolan.org

MD5: 3d954f1ef3b43309f52837b53b893d8f
SHA256: f286e25d5c52bfe7f392fb3f4e28e711225d1773e3c43281cb901145ded34def

[ Version 3.0.8 x64 | 40.0 MB | August 20th 2019 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1videolan.org

MD5: 96dc4f2f4f32ae1ef991b9f79eb3bb62
SHA256: 0cc54e69016e3d5a80e229c768ac37a02aea3a973a5447593c0132281e383942

Intel Media SDK DLLs

This installer contains the files libmfxsw32.dll and libmfxsw64.dll from the Intel Media SDK.

LAV Video Decoder needs these files for decoding H.264 MVC 3D video. LAV Video decoder is included with the K-Lite Codec Pack, and is used by default.

This decoder does not use hardware acceleration, so a reasonably fast CPU is needed for smooth playback. You do NOT need to have an Intel CPU or GPU.

To properly display the 3D video it is recommended to use MPC-HC as player and use MadVR as video renderer. Both are included in the K-Lite Codec Pack. You also need a TV/Monitor/Projector that is capable of displaying 3D video.

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 8.18.6.8 | 8.0 MB | February 6th 2019 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: db30b8926391d6f1b1fcbf11c748f335
SHA256: f5c317aadf28ad3ad8fb3aa98236fd90d9b512dd1f4d3de353b8418e16bd0707

Nvidia Profile Inspector

This small tool allows you to edit application/game profile settings for your Nvidia driver.

This bundle contains an optimized profile for Media Player Classic (MPC-HC), which gives optimal performance for video playback. It is also useful for Optimus systems (laptops with Intel+Nvidia) as it allows setting the Nvidia GPU as the default for MPC-HC.

7/8.x/10

[ Version 2.3.0.2 | 0.1 MB | April 30th 2019 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: c408a0575f730f1fd22de4aea4fa191b
SHA256: d46ebd66355fa705e23af2255e74c9d8e23d650ae31775d8786f5820db8a3180