Software that can be used as an alternative to Windows Essentials Codec Pack:
  • 1348 votes
    K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 111 votes
    The Media Player Codec Pack supports almost every compression and file type used by modern video and audio files.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 31 votes
    X Codec Pack is one of the most complete codec packs which helps you to play all major audio and video formats.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 13 votes
    You will no longer be restricted to using a specific player.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 31 votes
    x264 is a free library for encoding H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video streams.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 3.6 / 5
    9 votes
    One of the most advanced codec packs with essential codecs to play many popular media formats.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    1 votes
    Complete, powerful and reliable compilation package of various audio and video codecs.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)