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Contents of K-Lite Mega Codec Pack

Below you can find a list of all components that are included in the pack. The installer is fully customizable, so you can let it install exactly those components that suit your specific needs.

Please note that not all of these components are actually installed by default. Some of the components are included as an alternative choice for components that are used by default. The alternative choices are: ffdshow, AC3Filter, and Xvid. Those components are not installed unless you explicitly select them during installation. By default the codec pack uses the LAV Filters. That is of course also what we recommend to use.

Contents of version 18.4.8:


  • Media Player Classic Homecinema [version]

DirectShow video filters:

  • LAV Video decoder [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]
  • XviD MPEG-4 decoder [version 1.3.7] *
  • ffdshow video processor [version 1.3.4534] *

DirectShow audio filters:

  • LAV Audio decoder [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]
  • ffdshow audio processor [version 1.3.4534] *

DirectShow source filters:

  • LAV Splitter [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]
  • Bass Audio Source [version]
  • MPC Image Source [version]

DirectShow subtitle filters:

  • DirectVobSub [xy-VSFilter version]

Other filters:

  • MPC Video Renderer [version]
  • madVR [version 0.92.17]
  • Haali Video Renderer [version] *

VFW video codecs (for video encoding):

  • x264 [revision 2851]
  • XviD [version 1.3.7]
  • Lagarith [version 1.3.27]
  • huffyuv [version 2.1.1 CCE Patch 0.2.5]
  • ffdshow VFW interface

ACM audio codecs (for video encoding):

  • AC3ACM [version 2.2]
  • MP3 (LAME) [version 3.99.5] *


  • Codec Tweak Tool [version 6.7.3]
  • MediaInfo Lite [version 24.06]
  • GraphStudioNext [version]

Shell extensions:

  • Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 3.3.3 b2]
  • Icaros PropertyHandler [version 3.3.3 b2]

* = These components are not installed by default

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