K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 9.4.0

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.

K-Lite Codec Pack standard variant contains everything you need to play all the common video file formats. It contains Media Player Classic, which is an excellent player for video files. It also has (better) support for playback of DVDs. This pack is recommended for the average user.

What's new in this version:

  • Updated Media Player Classic Home Cinema to version 1.6.5.6075
  • Updated ffdshow to version 1.2.4488
  • Updated LAV Filters to version 0.52-2-g9aecb11
  • Updated madVR to version 0.84.3
  • Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.4.7
  • Updated MediaInfo Lite to version 0.7.61

There are a lot of good codec packs out there, but a lot contain illegal codecs. K-Lite Codec Pack (Standard) contains nothing but legal and clean codecs. Here you can find a list of all components that are included in the pack.

Download: K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 9.4.0 | 14.1 MB (Freeware)
View: K-Lite Codec Pack Website

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CCCP is much better then this, K-Lite has ruined windows installs for me. I had 5 people this year that wanted me to fix the mess that k-lite did to thier systems. It's very annoying. CCCP is less destructive and has way better performance. Also for Anime k-lite is way off sync with subs, the frame rates are terrible. CCCP is smooth and doesn't cause issues with bethesda softworks games. Most of the issues with fallout, oblivion, skyrim, etc are caused by uses that have klite. I rarely have the infamous codec crash with CCCP.

As for me, i'm fine with VLC and no codecs on windows 7 and I haven't had any issues. The built in codecs are nice.

Nowadays you install a player which plays everything and has good subtitles support. VLC has bad subtitles.

Personally I use Potplayer x64 and Potplayer x86 with LAV and MadVR. I also like MPC-HC which has the best subtitles ( desktop resolution ), and plays better awful XVID-AVIs ( better compatibility with the GPU enhancements on default settings ).

Potplayer is the most resources-friendly player I've ever seen. It plays all files with only 1.5% CPU Util. and HD files with only 2.5% CPU util ( on my i5 2500 ). The rest on GPU which has also low util.

MPC-HC is the most professional ( quality ) player. I like the fully native, consistent UI and Menu and the simplicity. It doesn't change every now and then skin like Potplayer.

TL;DR: In short, if you don't want to mess with anything, Potplayer ( 1.5.34321 ) or MPC-HC ( 1.64 ) shoud do more than fine for everything -on default settings.

Edited by PC EliTiST, Oct 25 2012, 8:14am :

Scenario - I have a old .AVI compressed God knows how and I want to open it with Subtitle Edit so I can synchronize the subtitles. Without 3rd party codecs it doesn't work. So, yes, sometimes you may need a basic, tiny codec pack.

I'm sure someone says this each time, but I can't remember the last time that I installed a codec pack. Thanks to programs like VLC there doesn't seem to be a need for the packs; at least, not for me. Maybe there's still a use in video editing or something?

Intrinsica said,
I'm sure someone says this each time, but I can't remember the last time that I installed a codec pack. Thanks to programs like VLC there doesn't seem to be a need for the packs; at least, not for me. Maybe there's still a use in video editing or something?


I prefer a usable video payer with decent video quality and color, not the horrible washed out vlc colors and the unusable interface.

Besides that the majority of my video based media is viewed through media portal.

VLC was just an example of a video player that doesn't require additional codecs, but I can't argue with your opinion of why you decide not to use it, even if I disagree with it [your opinion].