One of the most complex codec packages, the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack can also function by default settings, in case you are a less experienced user and you don’t know how to set up the application.
Remember to deselect the adware which comes with the application during installation process.
This codec package is dedicated to both novices and experts (there are also encoding options). The interface is simple and provides easy access to customization options.
Except for the most popular audio and video formats, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack allows you to open some rare formats. It also includes codecs for compressions like Divx or Xvid.
The features of this utility software are impressive, as it contains DirectShow video and audio decoding filters, audio parsers, source filters and subtitle filters.
Other features are represented by VFW video codecs, ACM audio codecs, shell extensions and tools such as Codec Tweak Tool
, FourCC Changer
, MediaInfo Lite, Haali Muxer, GraphStudioNext and VobSubStrip.
The latest version is K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 10.6.5, features the following updates:
MPC-HC to version 22.214.171.124, LAV Filters
to version 0.62-10-gbb7a8da, ffdshow to version 1.3.4532, x264VFW to revision 2453, GraphStudioNext to version 0.6.1.410, Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.8.5, added x64 version of MPC-HC. The x64 version of MPC-HC has (slightly) better performance, while the (default) x86 version provides better compatibility (for example with madVR).
It also has improved stability of subtitle rendering in 64-bit players.
If you choose to install Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, too, you will be able to configure file associations for video and audio contents.
With this player and with the codecs provided by the pack, you will be able to open almost any media file.
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack only runs on Windows (XP/2003/Vista/7/8).
Apart from the codecs, the package also contains Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (