K-Lite Codec Pack Full

K-Lite Codec Pack Full

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,499,890
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,353
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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K-Lite Codec Pack Full upgrades your system's media capabilities with a full package of high-performance audio and video codecs that can play just about anything. This free pack is more than a collection of filters: It also includes a variety of tweaks, options, and extras. Multiple installation and setup options let you choose the whole pack or only the components and file associations you want. K-Lite Codec Pack Full works with many media players, including Windows Media Player and the included Media Player Classic.

Pros

Setup tweaks: Choosing advanced setup enables a huge range of options and tweaks like HDMI or S/PDIF audio pass-through and multiple surround-sound settings. K-Lite Codec Pack's installer can find and remove conflicting, obsolete, and broken codecs and filters, too.

Codec Tweak Tool: The Codec Tweak Tool runs when setup finishes or on demand from the Start Menu. It lets you change any setup options and tweak codec performance individually.

Start Menu extras: K-Lite's Start Menu folder also holds Media Player Classic, a large Configuration menu, Help resources, and a Tools menu with extras like GraphStudioNext and MediaInfo.

Cons

Conflicts and invalid paths: Some filters and other components balked during setup; we followed the setup wizard's recommendation and removed them from the Windows Registry, rebooted, and ran the Codec Tweak Tool.

Bottom Line

You may need to experiment with many tweaks and settings to extract the maximum performance from K-Lite Codec Pack Full. But we're impressed with its ability to optimize your PC's audio and video capabilities.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Not really worth the hassle."

February 25, 2015  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 11.0.0

Pros

I can't off hand think of any.

Cons

Not really worth the effort.As the CNET reviewer states it does screw thing up.That's a pain.I just tested it out of boredom.

Summary

Modern media players pretty much have all codecs covered.

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1 stars

"Contains Malware Pro PC Cleaner Avoid!!!"

February 25, 2015

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 11.0.0

Pros

none absolutely none there are other packs that dont contain malware

Cons

contains Pro PC Cleaner which is really hard to remove and constantly pops up pretending to scan you pc for faults. Then demands that you buy it. It makes it as hard and as confusing as possible to remove.

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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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1 stars

"QV06 + Desk365 VIRUS INCLUDED!!!! Dont download"

July 07, 2013  |  By Pee_Jii

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.9.5

Pros

No pros in this package!

Cons

This virus is very difficult to get rid off. It hi-jacks all your browsers!!

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1 stars

"Virus Included"

July 05, 2013  |  By daniel10x

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.9.5

Pros

K-Lite is great for codecs. This download includes a virus.

Cons

This automatically installs a virus that redirects your web browsers.

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5 stars

"Always works for me."

June 09, 2013  |  By OldManJimmy

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.9.5

Pros

Always works

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

Get it now.

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2 stars

"A Toxic Download."

June 02, 2013  |  By RMax304823

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.9.5

Pros

Never had a chance to find out.

Cons

Naturally one wants to keep K-Lite Codec Pack Full up to date by downloading new versions. This download came with half a dozen assorted junk items, some of them tricky to uninstall. Your home page gets switched without permission and -- well, it needn't all be described.

Summary

Avoid it unless you want to spend an extra hour getting rid of unwanted ancillary downloads.

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1 stars

"installed spyware"

May 18, 2013  |  By ndd61

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.9.0

Pros

first thing it did was, installed spyware sweetIM, crashed my web browser, changed settings in my web browser etc.

Cons

first thing it did was, installed spyware sweetIM, crashed my web browser, changed settings in my web browser etc.

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5 stars

"Codecs that Work"

March 17, 2013  |  By wzimmer

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.8

Pros

This is the only codec package that I've found that actually enables me to watch DVD's. Easy to install.

Cons

Comes with some additional programs (bloatware) that you need to de-select to make sure the don't install. This is common with a lot of CNET's free software downloads.

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1 stars

"Not Recommended"

December 20, 2012  |  By BHEtown

 |  Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.6

Pros

I can't even.

Cons

The Software screws up your computers default codecs if you uninstall it. And destroys WMV files ability to auto generate video thumbnails, leaving black thumbnails. The software is also hideous to look at.

Summary

This software may allow more codec support for your computer, but at the end of the day, seriously just use VLC media player. It has all this stuff already built in to it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.0.5
  • Updated MPC-HC to version 1.7.8.109
  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.64-26-gb3ea3
  • Updated Icaros to version 2.3.0 b5
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.9.7
  • LAV Audio decoder now supports decoding DTS-HD Master Audio (up to 7.1 / 96 kHz / 24-bit). Previously it could only decode the embedded DTS core.
  • The default audio decoder has been changed from ffdshow to LAV.
  • The installer now has four installation modes (Simple/Normal/Advanced/Expert) which differ in the amount of options shown during installation. In the new default mode (Normal) less options are shown than in previous versions. To get the same amount of options as in previous versions, you have to select the Advanced mode.
  • The installer now provides options to specify your preferred audio and video player. The installation is optimized based on your choices.
  • In Simple and Normal install mode, the installer will now automatically create file associations for your preferred players. In Advanced and Expert mode, file associations are pre-configured, but can be adjusted as desired. There is an option to turn off this automatic behavior.
  • The installer now provides easy options to specify your preferred audio/video decoders and splitter.
  • The goal of the above changes is to make the installation easier to use for novice users, while still providing full flexibility for our experienced users.
General
Publisher Codec Guide
Publisher web site http://www.codecguide.com/
Release Date March 24, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 11.0.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32.84MB
File Name K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1105_Full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,499,890
Downloads Last Week 7,353
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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