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K-Lite Codec Pack 15.0.6 Update

Wednesday July 17th 2019

An update is available with newer versions of MPC-HC and MediaInfo. Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.0.4

Sunday July 7th 2019

A new version of the codec pack has been released. Download

News

Nvidia GeForce 431.60

Tuesday July 23rd 2019

A new Nvidia graphics driver is available.

Download - NVIDIA Forum - Reddit

Nvidia drivers have not been very stable lately. We don't recommend updating if your current driver is working good.

You can use Nvidia Profile Inspector to optimize driver settings for video playback with MPC-HC. This download contains an optimized application profile for MPC-HC.

If you have an RTX card and you get stuttering playback with madVR, then uncheck the "present several frames in advance" option in the rendering section of madVR settings.

AMD Radeon Driver 19.7.2

Wednesday July 17th 2019

A new AMD graphics driver is available.

Download - Release Notes - Reddit

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.223

Tuesday July 9th 2019

A new version of the Flash browser plugin has been released.

Download (Firefox/Opera/Safari)
Download (Internet Explorer)
Download (PPAPI)

K-Lite Codec Pack 15.0.0

Tuesday June 25th 2019

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

Download

K-Lite Codec Pack 14.9.9

Saturday June 8th 2019

A new version of the codec pack has been released.

Download

Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903)

Thursday May 23rd 2019

A tip for those who have already updated to the latest build of Windows. Some things are reset to default values when installing big Windows updates.

We therefore recommend to run the (latest version of the) K-Lite installer again to re-apply your preferred settings. It is not needed to uninstall first. If you have made any additional customizations with the Codec Tweak Tool, then you may need to redo those tweaks as well.

The codec pack has already been tested on 1903 long ago and it is fully compatible.

Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N 1903

Thursday May 23rd 2019

The Media Feature Pack for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now available. This is an addon for the N editions of Windows that don't include all multimedia features by default. It for example installs WMP and the Media Foundation codecs. These Media Foundation type codecs are required by some games and web browsers for video playback.

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Features

Some highlights of the abilities of the K-Lite Codec Pack.

Installer:

  • Totally customizable installation with many options. You control what gets installed.
  • Supports unattended deployment.
  • Checks your system for broken codecs and other anomalies, and fixes these problems.

Codecs:

  • Compatible with all DirectShow players.
  • Just the best and most essential codecs. No unnecessary bloat.
  • Allows you to play practically everything.
  • Hardware accelerated decoding of common video formats (on compatible systems).
  • Examples of supported video file formats:
    .mkv .webm .mp4 .mov .avi .ogm .m2ts .ts .mpg .3gp .wmv .mxf .flv .rm .rmvb .dv
  • Examples of supported audio file formats:
    .mp3 .flac .m4a .ogg .wv .ape .mka .opus .mpc .tak .alac .amr .ofr .tta .ra .tak .spx
  • Examples of supported video formats:
    H.264, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, VC1, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG-4, H.263, Theora, MJPEG, ProRes, Huffyuv, Cineform HD, Indeo, Lagarith, GoToMeeting, DNxHD, and many others.
  • Examples of supported audio formats:
    AC3, DTS, AAC, MP3, DTS-HD, TrueHD, E-AC3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, Atrac, ADPCM, TrueAudio, Wavpack, APE, OptimFrog, RealAudio, G.711, G.726, G.729, Speex, and many others.

MPC-HC (included player):

  • Supports HDR and 3D video (when using included MadVR video renderer).
  • High quality video upscaling (when using included MadVR video renderer).
  • Plays Bluray discs (no menu support).
  • Supports streaming video from Youtube, Twitch, and many other websites.
    (Requires placing Youtube-dl.exe in MPC-HC folder)

Other notable features:

  • Fast thumbnail generation in Explorer for all your video files.
  • Includes utility for configuring and managing the installed codecs.
  • Frequent updates and smart support staff.

Polls

Which improvement would you like to see next in the K-Lite Codec Pack?
It is perfect already!
Settings presets for MadVR
Use MadVR by default on systems with a high-end GPU
Option in installer to download youtube-dl.exe
Option to convert to AC3 for S/PDIF passthrough
Options in installer to disable Media Foundation
Ability to backup/restore Win7DSFilterTweaker settings
Include beta versions in update checker
More help and documentation
Something else [submit suggestions and bug reports on our forum !!!]
  
What is your favorite player?
MPC-HC
Windows Media Player
VLC
Movies & TV
POT / GOM / KMP
MPC-BE
Something else