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 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet. The K-Lite Codec Pack is updated frequently

The installation is fully customizable, meaning that you can install only those components that you really need. You can use the K-Lite Codec Pack in any situation: at home or in the office. On your own computer or on a computer in a LAN network. Even if you want to create your own custom codec pack, using the included Codec Tweak Tool, it is not very hard to do that.

This pack includes both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs.


VLC and other major players, Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) [version]
This is an advanced player with many useful options. We recommend using this player for video playback.

DirectShow video decoding filters:

LAV Video [version 0.76.1-30-g2b1ea]
This decoder supports a large number of video formats.

DirectShow audio decoding filters:

LAV Audio [version 0.76.1-30-g2b1ea]
This decoder supports a large number of audio formats.

DirectShow source filters:

LAV Splitter [version 0.76.1-30-g2b1ea]
This splitter supports a large number of audio and video file formats.

DirectShow subtitle filters:

DirectVobSub (xy-VSFilter) [version]
For displaying subtitles in WMP and other basic DirectShow players. It supports all common formats such as SRT, SSA/ASS, PGS, and VobSub.
Your subtitle file should have the same filename as your video file. It should also be in the same folder as your video file. Then the subtitles will automatically be loaded and displayed during playback.
Example: MovieName.avi +

DirectShow rendering filters:

MPC Video Renderer [version]
Very good video renderer with support for HDR video.


  • Codec Tweak Tool [version 6.6.7]
  • This tool is essential for the management of codecs and settings. It has many useful features such as:
  • Detect and fix several common problems
  • Reset settings
  • Backup and restore settings
  • Configure preferred splitters
  • Enable/disable any of the installed codecs and filters
  • Manage thumbnail settings
  • Generate detailed log with system information and list of installed codecs
  • Configure preferred decoders on Windows 7/8/10/11
  • Tweaks to disable Media Foundation and certain other MS codecs on Windows 7/8/10/11

MediaInfo Lite [version 22.09]

This tool can analyze a media file and show detailed information about it.

Explorer shell extensions:

Icaros ThumbnailProvider [version 3.3.0 b3]
This shell extension is used for generating video thumbnails in Windows Explorer. It supports all common video formats.
Icaros PropertyHandler [version 3.3.0 b3]
This shell extension allows displaying file properties such as duration, width, height, and framerate in Explorer. It supports several audio and video file formats, including: .mkv .mka .flv .oga .ogg .ogm .ogv .rm .rmvb .webm .webp .ape .flac .mpc .ofr .opus .spx .tak .tta .wv