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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. The Basic variant does not include a player. If you also need a player, get the Standard variant.

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 16.1.2 Basic ~ 18.2 MB ~ April 12th 2021


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.75-2-gddef5
  • Updated Icaros to version 3.2.0
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 6.5.1


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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1612_Basic.exe
Size: 18644 KB
MD5: 966569cacaf100aea9dd587c23106a79
SHA256: 866ac9ab4fcecaf2bf8b13bfdd216260b77eb47e6e0e8ff330ca24a7c048ec65

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.


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