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Download K-Lite Codec Pack Standard

The Standard variant of the codec pack is what we recommend for the average user. It contains the advanced player MPC-HC plus all the essential codecs needed for multimedia playback. It is small and powerful.

More information 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 variants are: Basic, Full, and Mega.

Version 15.9.5 Standard ~ 41.9 MB ~ December 28th 2020

Changelog:

  • Updated MPC-HC to version 1.9.8.109
  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.74.1-92-g88da5
  • Updated MPC Video Renderer to version 0.5.1.1584
  • Added option to MPC-HC to show a thumbnail preview on the seekbar
    You can enable it during installation, or through: MPC-HC options > Tweaks > Show Preview on Seekbar

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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1595_Standard.exe
Size
: 42962 KB
MD5
: e63ce98ee9633a21bf7190e03d381b31
SHA256: fec0e2991528e17d7850dc4404430f7cc587c0485dc18f29a905c30caa42be44

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.

Pro Tips

HDR Video Playback

To play such videos you need to use the included MPC-HC player and select MPC Video Renderer or Madvr as the video renderer. These video renderers can automatically send the HDR metadata to your TV when it is HDR capable. Otherwise they will convert the video colors to SDR so you can watch it on a normal monitor/TV.

Note: currently only HDR10 format is supported. Not Dolby Vision.

3D Video

The codec pack contains a plugin for decoding H.264 MVC 3D Video. Included in Full/Mega edition only, for this Standard edition it is available separately HERE. To properly watch such videos you should use the included MPC-HC player and select Madvr as the video renderer. Outputting 3D video to your monitor/TV requires Windows 8.x/10 (or Windows 7 with a modern NVIDIA GPU).

Note: playback of SBS (side-by-side) and Top/Bottom 3D video does not have the above requirements. Such videos are actually encoded as 2D video. Your TV should have an option to turn this into 3D.

In case of NVIDIA you must use driver version 418.xx or older. 3D support was removed in newer versions.

Blu-ray

MPC-HC is capable of playing Blu-ray discs. There are just two limitations:
1) It doesn't support Blu-ray menus. It automatically plays the longest title on the disc. Other titles can be accessed through the Navigate menu of the player.
2) The disc must be decrypted using an external tool. For example AnyDVD HD or Passkey Lite.

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