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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 DirectShow 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 6.2.3 | 1.0 MB | November 3rd 2017 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: 445b3fc4024931f16fa830ba1b197938

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.

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

[ Version 17.10 | 2.0 MB | November 3rd 2017 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: 1a5289a4ff62a673b828abaf24c61ae5

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 2.2.6 x86 | 29.5 MB | May 24th 2017 ]

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

MD5: 695e786411f533045d9fe5a31e3eed75
SHA256: 6000f3a1386c06eed2a61ede6437df2e537e1bcaac73a4a32b7648a99ffcb6ed

[ Version 2.2.6 x64 | 30.6 MB | May 24th 2017 ]

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

MD5: 7685248592b310f0eb9874170fc6e993
SHA256: 21670eae2c8041d6f26667c664f97e8931f5977225bcc3c146902beb26305ed2

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.

To properly display the 3D video it is recommended to use MPC-HC as player and use MadVR as video renderer. Both are included in the K-Lite Codec Pack. You also need a TV/Monitor/Projector that is capable of displaying 3D video.

Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 7.16.5.13 | 7.0 MB | May 12th 2017 ]

Type:Download Location:Hosted By:
HTTPMirror 1Codec Guide
HTTPMirror 2Codec Guide

MD5: 393f3d0257e78d343a6e2a9fd572c04d
SHA256: e925797442181ea3281ce39e337d42b654f90dd54a141cc70e17ff1c7a41deb5