K-Lite Codec Pack Full

K-Lite Codec Pack Full

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,386,915
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,018
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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K-Lite Codec Pack is a free package of media player codecs that can improve both audio and video playback in Windows Media Player or the included free Media Player Classic. It includes many components but has a single installer and setup tool.

K-Lite Codec Pack's installer offers three options: Simple mode, which hides most options and uses recommended defaults; Advanced mode (the default setting), which shows almost all options; and Expert mode, which unlocks additional options. Well, we couldn't resist Expert mode, especially since our biggest concern was having existing codecs displaced or replaced by new but possibly less suitable codecs. Both Advanced and Expert modes let us set up a default profile, called Profile 1, by selecting various checkboxes to associate the package's codecs with our media players and programs, including the option to make Media Player Classic our default player. The Select Components process offered numerous options, including whether to use LAV or ffdshow on a wide range of video formats such as Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, and VP7. Before the installer copied files, a window labeled Additional Tasks and Options let us configure shortcuts, ffdshow settings, Haali Media Splitter, video renderer settings and many more options. We also examined the installer's Simple mode, which skips right to the DXVA hardware acceleration information and options. This option lets users whose graphics cards support DXVA enable internal or external decoding. A Speaker configuration sheet let us choose nine different formats ranging from stereo to 7.1 surround or use the same as the input signal. Finally, the installer let us create file associations for either Media Player Classic or Windows Media Player. We selected both.

Once installed, we could make changes via the Codec Tweak Tool and the Configuration Menu in the program's Start Menu folder. Did it make dramatic improvements? Perhaps not, but the point of tweaking is extracting more performance, and big changes are rare; time (and use) will tell. K-Lite Codec Pack is obviously more than just a collection of files for tweaking your media player. It can help you customize your media settings in ways that no single program can.

 
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5 stars

"An incredibly good program for free"

December 14, 2014  |  By 9344429000076

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 10.9.0

Pros

Very reliable

Cons

CNET has to have an income so a whole bunch of stuff gets included in the download if you are not very careful. It's a pity that you have to be very alert and read every line to make sure you only download what you want.

Summary

You have to make sure you untick all the add-ons if you don't want virus checkers, driver updates etc.
There is a strange use of language here: "full" doesn't mean full, "mega" means full and I am going to wait for the mega update.
With care in downloading and installing, this is a great program.
I also use VLC and occasionally Windows Media Player so there is very little in the way of mainstream sound and vision media that I can't open.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.9.0
  • Updated MPC-HC to version 1.7.7.157
  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.63-21-g3e5b692
  • Updated madVR to version 0.87.11
  • Updated x264VFW to revision 2491
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.9.4
  • Updated GraphStudioNext to version 0.7.0.432
  • Updated Icaros to version 2.2.7 b3
  • LAV Audio decoder is now used by default for TrueHD audio. This solves an issue with streams that contain a Dolby Atmos substream.
General
Publisher Codec Guide
Publisher web site http://www.codecguide.com/
Release Date December 13, 2014
Date Added December 13, 2014
Version 10.9.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.22MB
File Name K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1090_Full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,386,915
Downloads Last Week 9,018
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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