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Comparison of abilities

In the table below you can view which audio, video, and file formats the K-Lite Codec Pack supports. As you can see, even the smallest pack already supports playback of almost everything!

The difference between the packs lies mostly in the included tools. If you want to know more about the difference in contents of packs, then have a look at the comparison of contents page.

You might think that a lot of codecs are needed to support this large list of formats. But that is not the case. The codec pack uses just a handfull of DirectShow filters.

  

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DVD and Blu-ray  
Blu-ray playbackNote: works only if the content is decrypted! (tip: Passkey Lite)    
DVD playbackNote: when using WMP on Windows XP you need at least Full version    
VCD, SVCD and XCDNote: requires using MPC-HC    
Supported video containersFile extensions 
AVI.avi .divx .amv    
MPEG-PS.mpg .mpeg .mpe .m1v .m2v .mpv2 .mp2v .m2p .vob .evo .mod    
MPEG-TS.ts .m2ts .m2t .mts .pva .tp .tpr    
MP4.mp4 .m4v .mp4v .mpv4 .hdmov    
MOV.mov    
3GP.3gp .3gpp .3g2 .3gp2    
Matroska / WebM.mkv .webm    
Ogg.ogm .ogv    
Flash Video.flv .f4v    
Windows Media.wmv    
RealMedia.rmvb .rm    
Digital Video.dv    
Supported audio filesFile extensions 
MP3.mp3    
Ogg.ogg .oga    
Matroska.mka    
MPEG-4 Audio.m4a .aac    
FLAC.flac    
WavPack.wv    
Musepack.mpc    
Monkey's Audio.ape    
Monkey's Audio Playlist.apl    
OptimFrog.ofr .ofs    
Apple Lossless Audio Codec.alac    
AMR.amr    
True Audio.tta    
TAK.tak    
AC3.ac3    
DTS.dts    
RealMedia.ra    
Opus.opus    
Speex.spx    
AIFF.aif .aiff .aifc    
CoreAudio Format.caf    
Tracker.it .mo3 .mtm .s3m .umx .xm    
Supported video formats (within a container)FourCC 
H.264/AVCH264, AVC1, X264, CCV1, (VSSH, DAVC, PAVC)    
H.265/HEVCHEVC, HVC1    
MPEG-1MPEG, MPG1, (1001)    
MPEG-2MPG2, (1002, EM2V, MMES)    
MPEG-4/DivX/XvidDIVX, DX50, XVID, MP4V, 3IVX, BLZ0, MPG3, DIV3, DIV4, DIV5, DIV6, 3IV1, 3IV2, FMP4, MP4S, M4S2, DVX3, (DXGM, NDIG, XVIX, RMP4, DM4V, WV1F, HDX4, SMP4, LMP4, SEDG, AP41, COL1)    
VC-1WVC1, WMVA    
MP41MP41, MPG4, DIV1    
MP42MP42, DIV2    
MP43MP43    
H.261H261, M261    
H.263H263, S263, (L263, M263, U263, X263)    
Flash Video (H.263)FLV1    
Flash Video (VP6)FLV4, VP6F, FSV1    
TheoraTHEO    
VP3VP31    
VP5VP50    
VP6VP60, VP61, VP62, VP6A    
VP7VP70    
VP8VP80    
VP9VP90    
HuffyuvHFYU, FFVH    
MJPEGMJPG, AMVV, AMVF, (LJPG, MJLS, AVRN, MJPA, SP5X)    
Sorenson Video 1SVQ1    
Sorenson Video 3SVQ3    
Digital Video

DVSD, DV25, DV50, CDVH, DVCP, DV5P, DV5N, DVPP, DVC, DVH1, DVH2, DVH3, DVH4, DVH5, DVH6, DVHQ, DVHP, AVdv, AVd1, CDVC, CDV5, (DVIS, PDVC)

    
QuickTime Planar RGB8BPS    
QuickTime AnimationQRLE    
QuickTime RPZARPZA    
FFV1FFV1    
CamstudioCSCD    
CorePNGPNG1, MPNG    
LOCOLOCO    
LCL Lossless Codec LibraryMSZH    
TechSmith CamtasiaTSCC    
ZLIB Lossless Codec LibraryZLIB    
Zip Motion Blocks VideoZMVB    
Autodesc RLEAASC    
ASUS v1/v2ASV1, ASV2    
ATI VCR1VCR1    
CinepakCVID    
Creative YUVCYUV    
Intel Indeo 2RT21    
Intel Indeo 3IV31, IV32    
Intel Indeo 4IV41    
Intel Indeo 5IV50    
Intel H.263I263    
FrapsFPS1    
Miro VideoXLVIXL    
MS Video 1CRAM, MSVC, WHAM    
MS RLEMRLE    
Q-Team QPEGQPEG, QP10, QP11    
RealVideoRV10, RV20, RV30, RV40    
Truemotion 1/2DUCK, TM20    
UltimotionULTI    
Winnov v1WNV1    
DiracDRAC    
LagarithLAGS    
ProResAPCH, APCN, APCS, APCO, AP4H    
utVideoULRA, ULRG, ULY0, ULY2, ULH0, ULH2    
DNxHDAVdn    
VMware videoVMnc    
JPEG2000 DCinemaMJP2, MJ2C, LJ2C, LJ2K, IPJ2    
BINK videoBIKI, BIKB    
Smacker videoSMK2, SMK4    
GoToMeetingG2M4    
Apple Intermediate CodecICOD    
GeoVisionGEOV    
Supported audio formats (within a container)AudioTag/FourCC 
MP355, 85    
MP280    
MP1     
AC32000, 8192    
E-AC3EAC3    
DTS2001    
Dolby TrueHD/MLPDTSH    
AACAAC0, 00FF, 706D, MP4A    
LPCMLPCM    
Vorbis26447, 674F    
FLACf1ac    
WavPack     
Musepack     
AMRFE, samr    
True Audio77a1    
Microsoft ADPCM2, 17    
IMA ADPCM11, 61, 62, AMVA    
Creative ADPCM200    
G.72645    
Mu-law7, 6c75, ULAW    
A-lawALAW    
MS GSM49    
TrueSpeech     
QDM2QDM2    
MACE3MAC3    
MACE6MAC6    
RealAudio 1/2345F3431, 385F3832    
Intel Music Coder (IMC)1025    
Atrac 1/3(+)ATRC, 270    
NellymoserNELL    
WMA7160    
WMA8161    
DivX WMA161, 353    
Speex     
S302MAES3    
Video encoding (VFW)  
MPEG-4 (Xvid)     
H.264 (x264VFW)     
Lagarith     
Huffyuv     
Audio encoding (ACM)  
MP3     
AC3     
  

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