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

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 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.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 6.0.7 | 0.9 MB | May 30th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: 5a735340192040833d1f2ff1380c224b

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.
It optionally includes a shell extension for Windows Explorer. When installed, it will show you information when you move your mouse pointer over the media file.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 0.7.85 | 1.9 MB | May 2nd 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: 58615e0a839ba5f6b41ba735b4ad3639

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 2.2.3 x86 | 29.0 MB | May 3rd 2016 ]

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

MD5: 6d3f6fc5f84b85dbda2796d76a72d373
SHA256: 91ba088c8a74a0c19123ae083cc701c66804662f3f87a37de3a1ef155a6ed31b

[ Version 2.2.3 x64 | 30.2 MB | May 3rd 2016 ]

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

MD5: 9482a4a51c12b36ce544bd90dfa242db
SHA256: df89048b782ce4e540b204a48fa3ec3fee45255d7d67b42eb674390b64b74776

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.

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 7.15.10.28 | 7.0 MB | January 19th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: e477af298667d880e81e4fc5c5d79ca3