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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 6.2.7 | 1.0 MB | February 16th 2018 ]

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

MD5: 9aea28e1fd2157a430e314d32f53d119

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.

XP/2003/Vista/7/8.x/10

[ Version 17.10 | 2.0 MB | November 3rd 2017 ]

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

MD5: 1a5289a4ff62a673b828abaf24c61ae5

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 3.0.0 x86 | 37.1 MB | February 9th 2018 ]

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

MD5: d0346aa3cd13b511f5cdf9f2aa9bcde5
SHA256: bae1488f7cba31a830c46abcf54be35499c817e12f2b4650727fc3f5975ef5e0

[ Version 3.0.0 x64 | 38.2 MB | February 9th 2018 ]

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

MD5: a997e12aa4a9b4fe565caf32550112d8
SHA256: aab5633990cd5100462b8c2fba4abc72140f96fe173f38d760086a5f0a901c3b

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 7.16.5.13 | 7.0 MB | May 12th 2017 ]

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

MD5: 393f3d0257e78d343a6e2a9fd572c04d
SHA256: e925797442181ea3281ce39e337d42b654f90dd54a141cc70e17ff1c7a41deb5