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Codec Tweak Tool
MediaInfo Lite
VLC Player
Win7DSFilterTweaker
Intel Media SDK DLLs

Codec Tweak Tool

This is a stand-alone version of the tool that is included in the K-Lite Codec Pack.

With this tool you can do things like:

  • Scan the registry to detect and remove broken references to codecs and filters.
  • Generate a detailed log of all installed codecs and filters.
  • Enable/disable more than 250 popular codecs and filters (if they are installed).
  • Manage preferred source filters (a.k.a. splitters).
  • Reset settings.
  • Backup and restore settings.
  • Adjust preferred decoders on Windows 7/8/10.
  • Various tweaks for disabling MS codecs on Windows 7/8/10.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 6.0.6 | 0.9 MB | March 15th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: 7d0e603af8aea8f446ce13df1d4ee667

MediaInfo Lite

This is a tool to analyze media files. It can give you information about the audio and video format, video resolution, duration, etc.
It optionally includes a shell extension for Windows Explorer. When installed, it will show you information when you move your mouse pointer over the media file.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 0.7.85 | 1.9 MB | May 2nd 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: 58615e0a839ba5f6b41ba735b4ad3639

VLC Media Player (a.k.a. VideoLAN)

VLC is an excellent movie player. It has its own plugins for playing different movie formats, so it doesn't need any codecs to be installed. It plays almost everything and also works great for previewing partially downloaded files.

[ Version 2.2.2 x86 | 29.1 MB | February 6th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1videolan.org

MD5: 65133da829359a4e4079d965d05ba5bf
SHA256: d266b4a0b62a241393d6d94f224fec3879456a734fea4314788b38835124ae3f

[ Version 2.2.2 x64 | 29.9 MB | February 6th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1videolan.org

MD5: c6d7d3a24aff72fe4621ba026b098fab
SHA256: e3ac99095e12afbbdc4c6f21999a9a356ed411c1eff8f854367e4cff31a65549

Intel Media SDK DLLs

This installer contains the files libmfxsw32.dll and libmfxsw64.dll from the Intel Media SDK.

LAV Video Decoder needs these files for decoding H.264 MVC 3D video. LAV Video decoder is included with the K-Lite Codec Pack, and is used by default.

This decoder does not use hardware acceleration, so a reasonably fast CPU is needed for smooth playback. You do NOT need to have an Intel CPU or GPU.

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 7.15.10.28 | 7.0 MB | January 19th 2016 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide

MD5: e477af298667d880e81e4fc5c5d79ca3