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.

Contents:

  • 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]
  • Tools:
    • Codec Tweak Tool [version 5.4.1]
    • Win7DSFilterTweaker [version 5.5]
  • Shell extensions:
    • Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 2.1b2]
    • Icaros PropertyHandler [version 2.1b2]

What's New:

  • 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.