K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.
The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs:
- It is updated frequently. So it is always up-to-date with the newest and/or best components.
- All components have been carefully selected for specific purposes. It is not just a random bunch of stuff thrown together.
- It is very user-friendly and easy to use.
- The installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to install just those components that you really want.
- The customization abilities even go beyond the component level. Some components are able to handle multiple formats.
- You can specify exactly which components should handle which formats. The pack can thus be fully tweaked to your own specific needs and preferences.
- Uninstallation removes everything that was installed by the pack. Including all registry keys.
- It is extremely easy to make a fully customized unattended installation with the integrated wizard.
- It does not contain any bad, buggy or unstable codecs.
- It tries to avoid potential conflicts with other codecs installed on your computer. The installation is able to detect and remove over 100 different codec and filter packs.
- The pack is able to detect broken codecs and filters on your system, and helps you to remove them.
- It is a very complete package, containing everything you need to play your movies.
- This pack has a huge user base. This means that problems are found and resolved quickly.
- There are different variants of the pack. From very small to large.
- The pack is suitable for both novice and expert users.
- The basic variant contains everything you need to play all the common video file formats. Such as AVI, MKV, MP4, OGM, and FLV. This pack is for those who like a small no-nonsense pack.
- DirectShow video decoding filters:
- ffdshow [version 1.2.4475]
- LAV Video [version 0.51.3]
- DirectShow audio decoding filters:
- ffdshow [version 1.2.4475]
- LAV Audio [version 0.51.3]
- DirectShow source filters:
- Haali Media Splitter [version 1.11.288.0]
- LAV Splitter [version 0.51.3]
- DirectShow subtitle filter:
- DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter) [version 2.41.5565.0]
- Codec Tweak Tool [version 5.4.1]
- Win7DSFilterTweaker [version 5.5]
- Shell extensions:
- Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 2.1b2]
- Icaros PropertyHandler [version 2.1b2]
- Updated LAV Filters to version 0.62-21-g9882f97
- Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.9.0
- Updated Icaros to version 2.2.6
- Improved HEVC video decoding performance
- Added options to the installer to configure your preferred languages for embedded audio and subtitles.
- It tries to detect your native language based on the Windows language and country settings. Feedback is appreciated! Additional languages are added on request.
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