K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats.
General strong points:
It is very user-friendly and easy to use.
It is updated frequently. So it is always up-to-date with the newest and best components.
The pack provides an excellent out-of-the-box experience for novice users, while at the same time offering many options for expert users to tweak things.
All included components have been carefully selected by codec experts.
The pack offers a high level of flexibility. You can for example configure your preferred decoders and splitters for many formats.
Works great in combination with Windows Media Player and Media Center. Both also with other popular DirectShow players such as Media Player Classic, ZoomPlayer, KMPlayer, PotPlayer, GOM Player, and many others.
Uninstallation removes everything that was installed by the pack. Including all registry keys. All changes are properly undone and reverted to the state prior to the installation of the pack.
It contains everything you need to play all your movies and music.
This pack has a huge user base. This means that problems are found and resolved quickly.
Unique features compared to other codec packs:
The pack works on all versions of Windows from XP up to Windows 10. The intelligent installer automatically adapts itself based on your version of Windows. It also adapts itself based on what other codecs are already installed on your computer.
Contains both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs.
The installer is able to detect broken codecs and DirectShow filters on your system, and helps you to fix those problems. This unique functionality has helped thousands of people solve problems they were unable to fix themselves or with other packs.
The installation is fully customizable. You can choose which components you want to install.
It is extremely easy to make a fully customized unattended installation with the integrated wizard.
The pack has many options, which allows you to tweak it to your own specific needs and preferences.
It helps clean up other codecs installed on your computer. The installer is able to detect and remove over 100 different codec and filter packs. This helps you get rid of old junk, prevents conflicts, and leaves you with just the essential and best codecs.
It does not contain any codecs or filters that are known to be bad, buggy or unstable. In fact, the installer is able to detect and disable several known troublemakers that may already be present on your computer. This solves problems and improves system stability.
There are different variants of the pack. From small to large. You can pick the one that fits your needs.
The pack implements special blacklists for some of its included DirectShow filters. These blacklists are used to avoid compatibility issues with certain applications and games. Helpdesks and other support staff often recommend the K-Lite Codec Pack because of its abilities to fix problems and its features to ensure optimal compatibility.
Advantages of the pack compared to installing codecs manually:
The best available codecs are already selected for you by codec experts. There is no need to figure out what you need.
Installation is simpler, quicker, and more organized.
It is much easier to keep all your codecs up-to-date. There no need to keep track of updates to individual components.
Components are automatically configured to work together in perfect harmony. Something that is not easily achieved if you would install everything manually. Certainly not if you use a mix of different splitters and decoders.
Better default settings.
More configuration options during installation. This is particularly useful for unattended installs.
The pack provides extended video thumbnail generation functionality for Windows Explorer. All popular video file formats are supported.
Adds support for showing file properties such as duration and width/height in Windows Explorer for FLV and MKV video files.
The pack automatically configures Windows Media Player and Media Center to recognize all common audio and video file formats, so that such files show up in your media library. Normally this would require all kinds of manual Registry tweaks.
The pack includes very useful tools for managing and configuring the installed codecs.
Media Player Classic Homecinema [version 22.214.171.124]
DirectShow video decoding filters:
LAV Video [version 0.78-3-g58474]
DirectShow audio decoding filters:
LAV Audio [version 0.78-3-g58474]
DirectShow source filters:
LAV Splitter [version 0.78-3-g58474]
DirectShow audio parsers:
DC-Bass Source Mod [version 1.5.2] [x86]
DirectShow subtitle filters:
DirectVobSub [xy-VSFilter version 126.96.36.1995]
XySubFilter [version 188.8.131.524]
madVR [version 0.92.17]
MPC Video Renderer [version 0.7.2.2195]
Codec Tweak Tool [version 6.7.1]
MediaInfo Lite [version 24.01]
Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 3.3.2 ]
Icaros PropertyHandler [version 3.3.2 ]
Icaros v.3.3.1 Beta 1
Added MKV tag parser – MKV tags can now be viewed in File Explorer
Added ID3v2 tag support in WAV parser
Added PSD property support
Added TGA property support
Added DDS property support
Added and improved several properties in most audio property filetypes (BPM, Rating, Initial Key, Bitrate and more)
Improved parsing of huge values in Property Handler
Fixed several drag ‘n drop issues in IcarosConfig
Fixed the Cache Indexer not working on Active Directory systems (Thank you Funky D! ^__^)
Fixed WEBP not working in Firefox (Requires deactivating, then reactivating the Properties in Icaros)
Fixed cover parsing in MKV files with WEBP or GIF covers embedded
Fixed Icaros setting an invalid default Cache location on some systems
Fixed Rating property not being read correctly from ID3v2 tags
Lots of small fixes and improvements
Updated .NET Framework to 4.6
Updated Greek localization (Thank you Thunderstrike116! ^__^)
K-Lite Codec Pack 18.1.1 Full ~ 51.3 MB ~ February 17th 2024
- Updated MPC-HC to version 184.108.40.206
The DXVA2 decoder is no longer supported in DirectX 11 mode.
Added brightness and contrast adjustment for Dolby Vision.
The YCgCo color space will now only be converted using shaders.
Fixed closing the “Information” window after pressing the Esc key.
Improved checking of supported format conversions for D3D11 video processor in Windows 10. This resolves the black screen issue on some AMD video adapters.
The D3D11 video processor will not be used for unsupported formats in Windows 8/8.1.
Fixed crashes in rare cases.
The “Auto Display HDR On/Off” setting has been changed to “Windows HDR Mode”.
NEW: Added identification of DTS:X in DTS HD-HRA streams
NEW: Support for various stream flags in Matroska containers (Hearing Impaired, and more)
Changed: Text-based subtitle selection now uses case-insensitive matches (ASCII characters only)
Fixed: Many stream titles in MP4 files weren’t being read properly
NEW: Support for decoding SMC video
Fixed: HLG video streams could have their HLG flag overriden in some circumstances
Fixed: TrueHD bitstreaming of Atmos tracks could cause output timestamps to be off, confusing some audio renderers
- Updated LAV Filters to version 0.78-3-g58474
- Updated MediaInfo DLL to version 24.01
- Updated all other third party libraries
- Optimized reading of file history.
- Auto-fit zoom option now has a minimum and maximum value.
- External filters now prevent you from adding filters that should not be added there. Such as video renderers, for which the preferred one must be selected elsewhere (Output settings).
- Added and advanced option for remembering audio and subtitle track selection.
- Added and advanced option for remembering external playlist position.
- Subpic buffer size is now automatically set to 0 when using libass. It could give bad performance. Default and recommended setting is 0 even when not using libass.
- Several small GUI theme related fixes.
- Several other small fixes and improvements.
Remark: Dark theme MPC enable by default and using external codec. Installer auto select 32Bit MPC for 32Bit Windows and 64Bit MPC for 64Bit Windows. Hardware encoding DXVA enable for all video type. Enjoy~!
MPC can easily find subtitle by press D button and Magic B button pause and minimize player (You know)
21 January 2021 – Enable seekbar preview mode…
10 February 2021 – Using MADVR video renderer (Support HDR). Found out to be the best quality video output. Change from Mega to Full edition. Many old codec is not in use anymore. Many Encoding software comes with own codec as well. Internal audio rendering selected (author recommended).
16 February 2021 – Change F11 to button F for full screen. So it same as youtube and other application.
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