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Latest update

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.1.6 Update

Tuesday May 11th 2021

An update is available with a newer version of MPC-HC, MPCVR, and Codec Tweak Tool. Download

News

Nvidia GeForce 466.27

Friday April 30th 2021

A new Nvidia graphics driver is available.

Download - NVIDIA Forum - Reddit

Nvidia drivers have not been very stable lately. We don't recommend updating if your current driver is working good.

You can use Nvidia Profile Inspector to optimize driver settings for video playback with MPC-HC. This download contains an optimized application profile for MPC-HC.

AMD Radeon Driver 21.4.1

Thursday April 22nd 2021

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.1.2

Monday April 12th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.1.0

Saturday March 27th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.0.5

Thursday February 25th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

Media Foundation Codecs

Thursday February 25th 2021

We have made a page where you download extra Media Foundation codecs for Windows 10 for use with apps like Movies&TV player and Photo Viewer.

Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.0.2

Friday February 12th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 16.0.0

Tuesday February 9th 2021

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.9.5

Monday December 28th 2020

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.465

Tuesday December 8th 2020

Download Standalone Adobe Flash Player

If you want use the Adobe Flash plugin in MPC-HC or another compatible player you need to patch the Flash plugin. This is needed because it officially stopped working after January 12th 2021. You can use FlashPatcher to remove this time limit.

Features

Some highlights of the abilities of the K-Lite Codec Pack.

Installer:

  • Totally customizable installation with many options. You control what gets installed.
  • Supports unattended deployment.
  • Checks your system for broken codecs and other anomalies, and fixes these problems.

Codecs:

  • Compatible with all DirectShow players.
  • Just the best and most essential codecs. No unnecessary bloat.
  • Allows you to play practically everything.
  • Hardware accelerated decoding of common video formats (on compatible systems).
  • Examples of supported video file formats:
    .mkv .webm .mp4 .mov .avi .ogm .m2ts .ts .mpg .3gp .wmv .mxf .flv .rm .rmvb .dv
  • Examples of supported audio file formats:
    .mp3 .flac .m4a .ogg .wv .ape .mka .opus .mpc .tak .alac .amr .ofr .tta .ra .tak .spx
  • Examples of supported video formats:
    H.264, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, VC1, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG-4, H.263, Theora, MJPEG, ProRes, Huffyuv, Cineform HD, Indeo, Lagarith, GoToMeeting, DNxHD, and many others.
  • Examples of supported audio formats:
    AC3, DTS, AAC, MP3, DTS-HD, TrueHD, E-AC3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, Atrac, ADPCM, TrueAudio, Wavpack, APE, OptimFrog, RealAudio, G.711, G.726, G.729, Speex, and many others.

MPC-HC (included player):

  • Supports HDR and 3D video (when using included MPC Video Renderer or MadVR).
  • Supports 3D video (when using included MadVR).
  • High quality video upscaling (when using included MadVR).
  • Plays Bluray discs (no menu support).
  • Supports streaming video from Youtube, Twitch, and many other websites.
    (Requires placing Youtube-dl.exe in MPC-HC folder)

Other notable features:

  • Fast thumbnail generation in Explorer for all your video files.
  • Includes utility for configuring and managing the installed codecs.
  • Frequent updates and smart support staff.

Polls

Which improvement would you like to see next in the K-Lite Codec Pack?
It is perfect already!
Settings presets for MadVR
Use MadVR by default on systems with a high-end GPU
Option in installer to download youtube-dl.exe
Option to convert to AC3 for S/PDIF passthrough
Options in installer to disable Media Foundation
Ability to backup/restore Win7DSFilterTweaker settings
Include beta versions in update checker
More help and documentation
Something else [submit suggestions and bug reports on our forum !!!]
  
What is your favorite player?
MPC-HC
Windows Media Player
VLC
Movies & TV app
PotPlayer
MPC-BE
KMPlayer
GOM Player
Something else