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Download K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

The Basic variant is very small and contains only the bare essentials needed for multimedia playback. Despite its small size, it is still very powerful and allows playback of practically every known audio and video format.

More details about this variant of the codec pack can be found on its contents and changelog pages.

Detailed differences between the four variants of the codec pack can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages. The other larger variants are: Standard, Full, and Mega.

Version 14.8.4 Basic ~ 17.9 MB ~ March 12th 2019


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.73.1-31-g54d0a
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 6.3.7
  • Updated DirectVobSub to xy-VSFilter version
  • Fixed some issues with streaming video playback
  • Added a file association option for the generic file extension .video. If you use Windows Media Player, you can rename files to this extension to force it to use DirectShow instead of Media Foundation codecs.


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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1484_Basic.exe
Size: 18356 KB
MD5: c92a1757a610e932be9e0e8a1cdeafe1
SHA256: 5c9e5cb10088ed53e6bde5c2b9859f522ffbd6537ea6eb7cdd02481f9849f07f

Genuine K-Lite files always have the exact same filename, size and hashes as indicated above. Do not install downloaded files that have different values.

Windows XP

The last version that is compatible with Windows XP SP3 is version 13.8.5, which can be downloaded HERE.

Old versions

Download links for old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack can be found HERE.