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Codec Tweak Tool
MediaInfo Lite
VLC Player
Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7

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.
  • Various tweaks for disabling MS codecs on Windows 7/8.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

[ Version 5.9.7 | 0.9 MB | March 24th 2015 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:Speed:
HTTPMirror 1MajorGeeks***
HTTPMirror 2Betanews***
HTTPMirror 3download.hr**

MD5: 54009e036b5939bdbefaf99f6024ed21

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/7/8/8.1/10

[ Version 0.7.72 | 1.7 MB | January 14th 2015 ]

Type:Location:Hosted By:Speed:
HTTPMirror 1Betanews***
HTTPMirror 2MajorGeeks***

MD5: 4fb7ee01f1b20c2c204909be539b137d

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 2.2.0 x86 | 27.1 MB | February 27th 2015 ]

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

MD5: d79108c6128a2c93e42a77f88c2f6d16
SHA256: ebd4adabc2ea582c16f153a86f37db3e3862be683f331fe85027276ec0ba6ede

[ Version 2.2.0 x64 | 28.4 MB | February 27th 2015 ]

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

MD5: 95c8bfe19202785b2aa1a73ba014911b
SHA256: 25ab42b3270ad2f7b8e2f5d8966393821cc738a6778821971a63fb3d2d6697c2