K-Lite Codec Pack Full

K-Lite Codec Pack Full

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 48 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,299,708
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 2014
  • File Size:
    30.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,844
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8

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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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 48

  • 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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  • 5 stars

    "Worked well for me"

    August 12, 2012   |   By Rackmani

    Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 9.1

    Pros

    Fixed my issue with not being able to play some AVI vids properly- psychedelic colurs etc

    Cons

    Non so far

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome Codec pack"

    May 30, 2012   |   By kiwichef07

    Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 8.8

    Pros

    It's a pity that the codec doesn't come with the P.C's.
    It truely adds to the richness of being able to watch Video and listen to Music on your PC.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    Adds more flexability to your Media, great Codec pack.

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  • 1 stars

    "Lame mp3 codec ruins everything"

    April 27, 2012   |   By ergosig

    Version: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 8.7

    Pros

    worked great until the Lame mp3 codec popups started

    Cons

    the Lame (which is an open source encoding project name) mp3 codec popups started; they crash Internet Explorer every time; I'm using IE 9 and Windows 7 64-bit

    Summary

    that one feature is enough for me to STRONGLY discourage anyone from downloading this Pack

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 10.8.0
    • Updated MPC-HC to version 1.7.7.0.
    • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.63.
    • Updated ffdshow to version 1.3.4533.
    • Compatible with Windows 10 Technical Preview.
    • Added DirectX components that are needed by MPC-HC x64.
    General
    Publisher Codec Guide
    Publisher web site http://www.codecguide.com/
    Release Date October 06, 2014
    Date Added October 07, 2014
    Version 10.8.0
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 30.99MB
    File Name K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1080_Full.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,299,708
    Downloads Last Week 8,844
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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