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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 0.7.73 | 1.7 MB | April 15th 2015 ]

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

MD5: acff49783bc36390c3f4e8356a5886b8

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 2.2.1 x86 | 27.5 MB | April 14th 2015 ]

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

MD5: b8c997e772be343e1664fee14c1fb9b7
SHA256: 2eaa3881b01a2464d2a155ad49cc78162571dececcef555400666c719a60794d

[ Version 2.2.1 x64 | 28.4 MB | April 16th 2015 ]

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

MD5: f07b83d22a9f2784272c27ae4f1f50ba
SHA256: 13a4f65bea768d4274eb30079f761f5ea64ac607dcd3a877aaf0d5a3fddbe68b