K-Lite Codec Pack
One of the most popular codec packs available, this all-in-one pack includes all the codecs and tools you'll need for audio, video playback and encoding.
Supports playback of:
- AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, TS, M2TS, WMV, RM, RMVB, OGM, WebM
- MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, OGG, 3GP, AMR, APE, MKA, Opus, Wavpack, Musepack
- DVD and Blu-ray (after decryption)
- and many more audio and video formats!
Provides lots of useful functionality, such as:
- Subtitle display
- Hardware accereration (DXVA2 / NVIDIA CUVID / Intel QuickSync)
- Audio bitstreaming
- Video thumbnails in Explorer
- File association options
- Broken codec detection
- and much more!
There are four different K-Lite codec packs that you can download, depending on your need.
The Basic versions contains all the codecs you need for playback and encoding:
The Standard versions is the recommended version, includes everything in Basic plus:
- Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)
- MadVR (an advanced and high quality video renderer)
- MediaInfo Lite
The Full versions includes everything in Standard plus:
- DC-Bass Source Mod (for OptimFrog/Tak/Tracker audio support)
- DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder (for DVD playback in WMP on Windows XP)
- DXVA1 hardware acceleration (for Windows XP)
- ffdshow audio/video processor
- ffdshow audio/video decoder (as alternative choice for LAV decoders)
- Haali Media Splitter (as alternative choice for LAV Splitter)
The Mega versions includes everything in Full plus:
- ACM and VFW codecs for video encoding/editing
- AC3Filter (as alternative choice for LAV and ffdshow audio decoders)
- Haali Matroska Muxer