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

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 7/8/10/11.
  • Various tweaks for disabling MS codecs on Windows 7/8/10/11.
  • Has ability to set 64-bit WMP as default.

Vista/7/8.x/10/11

[ Version 6.5.5 | 1.3 MB | December 1st 2021 ]

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

MD5: e2a08ad26c0686fa25a1aee0bc98ad56

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

Vista/7/8.x/10/11

[ Version 21.09 | 2.6 MB | October 14th 2021 ]

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

MD5: e37f52918c93bc967c9cd8535c5830fc

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 3.0.16 x86 | 39.4 MB | June 18th 2021 ]

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

MD5: 1bed0a495133dd4d6c9efaf7e71f8ef3
SHA256: 4599f5d504c127f7e2ee391f06725461b9b761492c72ac2eb98f2429f04ef5c1

[ Version 3.0.16 x64 | 40.7 MB | June 18th 2021 ]

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

MD5: 29ef299c80d00ee4340b3694d870fe82
SHA256: 0cff2d41a69d72de30607b8fc09da90e352393e154a342efcddb91e06b3a2147

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.

7/8.x/10/11

[ Version 8.18.6.8 | 8.0 MB | February 6th 2019 ]

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

MD5: db30b8926391d6f1b1fcbf11c748f335
SHA256: f5c317aadf28ad3ad8fb3aa98236fd90d9b512dd1f4d3de353b8418e16bd0707

Nvidia Profile Inspector

This small tool allows you to edit application/game profile settings for your Nvidia driver.

This bundle contains an optimized profile for Media Player Classic (MPC-HC), which gives optimal performance for video playback.

It is also useful for Optimus systems (laptops with Intel+Nvidia) as it allows setting the Nvidia GPU as the preferred GPU for Media Player Classic. On Windows 10/11 you can do that in the Windows display settings (which overrides NVIDIA settings).

7/8.x/10/11

[ Version 2.3.0.2 | 0.1 MB | April 30th 2019 ]

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

MD5: c408a0575f730f1fd22de4aea4fa191b
SHA256: d46ebd66355fa705e23af2255e74c9d8e23d650ae31775d8786f5820db8a3180