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K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.8 Update

Thursday July 18th 2024

An update is available with newer versions of MPC-HC and MPC Video Renderer. Download


K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.8

Thursday July 18th 2024

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

Nvidia GeForce Driver 560.70

Tuesday July 16th 2024

A new Nvidia graphics driver is available.

Download - NVIDIA Forum - Reddit

This new driver branch does not seem to be very stable yet. Updating is not recommended.

If you have issues with recent drivers, try version 537.58.

K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.5

Monday July 1st 2024

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

AMD Radeon Driver 24.6.1

Thursday June 27th 2024

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.0

Tuesday June 11th 2024

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

Media Foundation Codecs

Thursday February 25th 2021

We have made a page where you download extra Media Foundation codecs for Windows 10/11 for use with apps like Movies&TV player and Photo Viewer.


Adobe Flash Player

Tuesday December 8th 2020

Download Standalone Adobe Flash Player

If you want use the Adobe Flash plugin for opening .swf files in MPC-HC or another compatible player you need to patch the Flash ActiveX plugin. This is needed because it officially stopped working after January 12th 2021. You can use FlashPatcher to remove this time limit.


Some highlights of the abilities of the K-Lite Codec Pack.


  • Totally customizable installation with many options. You control what gets installed.
  • Supports unattended deployment.
  • Checks your system for broken codecs and other anomalies, and fixes these problems.


  • Compatible with all DirectShow players.
  • Just the best and most essential codecs. No unnecessary bloat.
  • Allows you to play practically everything.
  • Hardware accelerated decoding of common video formats (on compatible systems).
  • Examples of supported video file formats:
    .mkv .webm .mp4 .mov .avi .ogm .m2ts .ts .mpg .3gp .wmv .mxf .flv .rm .rmvb .dv
  • Examples of supported audio file formats:
    .mp3 .flac .m4a .ogg .wv .ape .mka .opus .mpc .tak .alac .amr .ofr .tta .ra .tak .spx
  • Examples of supported video formats:
    H.264, H.265 / HEVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, VC1, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG-4, H.263, Theora, MJPEG, ProRes, Huffyuv, Cineform HD, Indeo, Lagarith, GoToMeeting, DNxHD, and many others.
  • Examples of supported audio formats:
    AC3, DTS, AAC, MP3, DTS-HD, TrueHD, E-AC3, Dolby Atmos, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, Atrac, ADPCM, TrueAudio, Wavpack, APE, OptimFrog, RealAudio, G.711, G.726, G.729, Speex, Tracker, and many others.

MPC-HC (included player):

  • Video preview on seekbar.
  • Dark theme.
  • Supports HDR video (when using included MPC Video Renderer or MadVR).
  • Supports Dolby Vision (DoVi) video (when using included MPC Video Renderer).
  • Supports 3D video (when using included MadVR and compatible graphics driver).
  • High quality video upscaling (when using included MadVR).
  • Plays Bluray discs (without menu support). Note: also requires a tool that removes AACS protection. For example Passkey Lite or AnyDVD HD.
  • Supports streaming video from Youtube, Twitch, and many other websites.
    Requires placing yt-dlp.exe in MPC-HC folder.

Other notable features:

  • Fast thumbnail generation in Explorer for all your video files.
  • Includes utility for configuring and managing the installed codecs.
  • Frequent updates and smart support staff.