Play Any Video Formats with K-Lite Codec Pack

One of our previous posts was about VLC Media Player, but one of my favorite Media Player and I mostly use is K-Lite Codec Pack with Media Player Classic…

What is K-Lite Codec Pack?

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The 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.



There are four variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack:

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.

The standard variant contains some additional features compared to the basic variant. It contains Media Player Classic, which is an excellent player for video files. It also has (better) support for playback of DVDs. This pack is recommended for the average user.

The full variant has many additional features. It supports playback of several (lossless) audio formats. It contains VFW/ACM codecs that can be used for encoding. It has playback support for a few legacy audio and video formats. This package is suitable for power users.

The mega variant has almost the same contents as the full variant, but additionally contains some extra DirectShow filters and VFW/ACM codecs.

For detailed tables with comparisons of the abilities and contents of the different variants of the codec pack, have a look at the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages.

To download the K-Lite Codec Pack, visit the download page.

my recommendation is to download the Full package…

I have tested this on Windows XP, if you have Windows 7 then try the Win7 Codecs by shark007 which you can play almost any video formats in Windows 7 Default Media Player…

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  • Chuck Lodholm

    Is there a version of the K-Lite Codec Pack for OSX Yosemite 10.11.6?