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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 6.1.1 | 0.9 MB | October 18th 2016 ]

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

MD5: de0d51cc4d72c8e4fb810511203f5f61

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 0.7.91 | 1.9 MB | December 1st 2016 ]

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

MD5: 861a9f2f2d46829c643bf14fa374b8ab

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 2.2.4 x86 | 29.1 MB | June 5th 2016 ]

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

MD5: 7b298efa16ac68e6e9bb02c8d34b9114
SHA256: f4a4b8897e86f52a319ee4568e62be9cda1bcb2341e798da12e359d81cb36e51

[ Version 2.2.4 x64 | 30.2 MB | June 5th 2016 ]

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

MD5: b44c0b2aeeb3334c780a9725dc945ea6
SHA256: a283b1913c8905c4d58787f34b4a85f28f3f77c4157bee554e3e70441e6e75e4

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 7.15.10.28 | 7.0 MB | January 19th 2016 ]

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

MD5: e477af298667d880e81e4fc5c5d79ca3