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Download K-Lite Codec Pack Mega

The Mega variant is the largest of the four variants of the codec pack. It provides everything that you need to play all your audio and video files. Compared to Full variant it contains some extras such as ACM/VFW codecs that can be used by certain old video encoding applications such as VirtualDub.

More information about this variant of the codec pack can be found on its contents and changelog pages.

Detailed differences between the four variants of the codec pack can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages. The other smaller variants are: Basic, Standard, and Full.

Version 18.1.5 Mega ~ 62.3 MB ~ February 28th 2024

Changelog:
  • Updated MPC-HC to version 2.1.6.0
  • Updated MPC Video Renderer to version 0.7.2.2203

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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1815_Mega.exe
Size: 63841 KB
MD5: bc5f575bd4eeb813be4c985f5ce49c04
SHA256: e05553c3256f8720112deb6852b91489fe71eda7239bab353ac93c99246f2c13

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Beta versions

The latest development version with latest updates integrated can be downloaded HERE.

Old versions

Download links for old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack can be found HERE.

Pro Tips

HDR Video Playback

To play such videos you need to use the included MPC-HC player and select MPC Video Renderer or Madvr as the video renderer. These video renderers can automatically send the HDR metadata to your TV when it is HDR capable. Otherwise they will convert the video colors to SDR so you can watch it on a normal monitor/TV.

MPC Video Renderer also supports Dolby Vision. This is our recommended choice as renderer for most users.

Blu-ray

MPC-HC is capable of playing Blu-ray discs. There are just two limitations:
1) It doesn't support Blu-ray menus. It automatically plays the longest title on the disc. Other titles can be accessed through the Navigate menu of the player.
2) The disc must be decrypted using an external tool. For example AnyDVD HD or Passkey Lite.

3D Video

The codec pack contains a plugin for decoding H.264 MVC 3D Video. To properly watch such videos you should use the included MPC-HC player (64-bit version) and select Madvr as the video renderer. Outputting 3D video to your monitor/TV requires Windows 8.x/10 (or Windows 7 with a modern NVIDIA GPU).

Note: playback of SBS (side-by-side) and Top/Bottom 3D video does not have the above requirements. Such videos are actually encoded as 2D video. Your TV should have an option to turn this into 3D.

In case of NVIDIA you must use driver version 418.xx or older. 3D support was removed in newer versions.

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