K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.8

July 19, 2024 - Software
K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.8

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]

DirectShow video decoding filters:

LAV Video [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]

DirectShow audio decoding filters:

LAV Audio [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]

DirectShow source filters:

LAV Splitter [version 0.79.2-18-ga7212]

DirectShow audio parsers:

DC-Bass Source Mod [version 1.5.2] [x86]

DirectShow subtitle filters:

DirectVobSub [xy-VSFilter version]
XySubFilter [version]

Other filters:

madVR [version 0.92.17]
MPC Video Renderer [version]


Codec Tweak Tool [version 6.7.3]
MediaInfo Lite [version 24.06]

Shell extensions:

Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 3.3.3 b2 ]
Icaros PropertyHandler [version 3.3.3 b2 ]

Icaros v.3.3.3 Beta 2

Version 18.4.8 Full ~ 52.1 MB ~ July 18th 2024



MPC Video Renderer 0.8.5

Added support for vertical videos when using Super Resolution.
The “Prefer Dolby Vision over PQ and HLG” setting now also works for Dolby Vision Profile 7.
The “Windows HDR” setting is now set to “Do not change” by default. This will prevent unexpected screen flickering.
Fixed detection of HDR capabilities of a screen with the “Auto Color Management” option enabled in Windows 11.


LAV 0.79.2 – 2024/04/08

LAV Splitter

Fixed: Buffering media from a high latency source was slower then expected (since 0.79)

LAV Audio

Fixed: Bitstream AC3 audio could fallback to PCM on streams that start with a corrupt audio frame (since 0.78)
Fixed: Resolved a memory leak when bitstreaming AC3


MPCHC Changes from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2:





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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(Freeware Silent Install Repack) x86 x64



13 thoughts on “K-Lite Codec Pack 18.4.8


Hi, pls add new download link. This one doesn’t work anymore. Thx…


      hi i dont mean to pry, because i really like what youre doing here but how is it that you often have a program version higher than is what is seen on a website? k-lite for instance, you have 17.7.6 yet only 17.7.5 is available on website, and with topaz ai you have 3.4.3 yet they dont even have the release notes for it up yet? crazy no? thankyou


      just scanned the k-lite 17.7.6 exe and found two trojans, so i didnt install it but thank you anyhow.


        you may choose not to use it… but it is not true that trojan comes with it.


          Are you a wizard?


The download link doesn’t work, it is redirected to a page containing a lot of spyware?


    fixed. Not spyware but eset block the download domain… no idea


I can’t download, Norton software has blocked everything, maybe this hosting site is not safe, please fix it, thank you.


I can’t download it using the link above, thank you


Does is support Nvidia super resolution?

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