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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 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.

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

[ Version 6.3.9 | 1.0 MB | March 19th 2019 ]

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

MD5: 1317f91472b7e645137faedd98c8648e

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

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

[ Version 18.12 | 2.1 MB | December 11th 2018 ]

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

MD5: c66c521ea632bcc1c2fc75bb7773ff50

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 3.0.6 x86 | 38.6 MB | January 11th 2019 ]

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

MD5: d7cee9ec7f169885e4639ff72f43548d
SHA256: e75697cae485a9206a416aaa3b3eb18c9010056d1fcb53e3658be086c7080724

[ Version 3.0.6 x64 | 39.9 MB | January 11th 2019 ]

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

MD5: bff64f2e303176dd498d695dcc623437
SHA256: a16cf11836f258a564a30670bcc7f1315a1860367a3fff43825e1806d23af332

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