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Download K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

The Basic variant is very small and contains only the bare essentials needed for multimedia playback. Despite its small size, it is still very powerful and allows playback of practically every known audio and video format.

More details about this variant of the codec pack can be found on its contents and changelog pages.

Detailed differences between the four variants of the codec pack can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages. The other larger variants are: Standard, Full, and Mega.

Version 14.4.5 Basic ~ 15.4 MB ~ September 13th 2018


  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.72-12-g14744
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 6.3.3
  • Added support for decoding AOMedia AV1 video
  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on more systems
  • Please report if you encounter any playback problems


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Filename: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1445_Basic.exe
Size: 15796 KB
MD5: ac7649e37e768a2a9ec7abf63f9bd9cd
SHA256: f4e5961ed8c3c636e4a954bbc52c4a5a56a3a96ae470b4b0fe9247df195e8c0f

Genuine K-Lite files always have the exact same filename, size and hashes as indicated above. Do not install downloaded files that have different values.

Windows XP

The last version that is compatible with Windows XP SP3 is version 13.8.5, which can be downloaded HERE.

Old versions

Download links for old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack can be found HERE.