Watch and listen to what you want
Get rid of those annoying error messages you get when you try to play videos. With this set of codecs, your operating system can dabble in previously unplayable media.
Broaden your computer’s horizons
Expand on the media elements your computer can run using K-Lite Codec Pack. It’s a useful tool for limited operating systems.
K-Lite comes in four editions. Each of these is meant to provide a solution for specific operating systems. These are the basic, standard, full, and mega packs.
The basic one offers compatibility for AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, and many other file types. Standard adds madVR, MediaInfo Lite, and MPC-HC to the table. The full edition sprinkles in the ffdshow, DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder, and GraphStudioNext features, among others. Finally, the mega version throws in the ACM and VFW codecs, plus a few more useful additions. All of these are meant to tailor to what each person might need.
Although the normal edition is enough to help any operating system, it’s a good idea to take a look at specifics before downloading and trying any of them out. Most people are probably safe just downloading the mega pack, considering it is the one that covers the most file formats. All of them are completely free, so it’s just a matter of choosing what makes sense for each individual.
Downloading the program is simple, and once it’s on your computer, it's easy to use. However, many might find it a bit confusing, considering the plethora of file types it works with. Also, once the application is used to create compatibility with new codecs, there’s no option to track which ones are installed.
It’s necessary to manually dig through the computer’s information to find this. Another thing to consider is that K-Lite receives very infrequent love from its developers. Changes seem to arrive when large operating systems are distributed.
Where can you run this program?
This program runs on Windows XP and later.
Is there a better alternative?
No. K-Lite Codec Pack is everything that anyone needs to update their computer’s compatibility with certain files. Other collections, like Kawaii Codec Pack, have been discontinued or have a more limited range of file types that they work with.
This program is the most comprehensive collection of codecs out there. The combination of ease of use, a simple interface, and a broad range of file types to work with, there’s no better choice.
Should you download it?
Yes. Anyone that stumbles upon errors while playing certain files, and want to make them work, will love this application.
- Easy to use
- Simple interface
- Specific to needs
- Confusing file types
- Difficult to manage
- Infrequent updates