You need several types of codecs to play or, in other words, encode and decode audio and video files in different formats. K-Lite Codec Pack is a popular collection of video and audio codecs designed for the Windows platform. It is one of the best all-in-one collections of codecs in the market today.
This pack of codecs allows your PCs operating system and installed players to play videos and audio files that come in formats that are not supported by your OS. K-Lite Codec Pack has a number of tools and software such as the Media Player Classic Home Cinema, the Codec Tweak Tool, and the Media Info Lite that can handle all types of commonly played audio visual formats.
In terms of features and functions, K-Lite Codec Pack is in a standard of its own. It comes with VFW/ACM codecs, an array of tools, and DirectShow filters. The complete pack includes a Media Player Classic Home Cinema player, video decoding filters (DirectShow) such as MPEG-2, H.246, MPEG-4, WMV, VC-1, and Flash Video. It also comes with audio decoding filters such as MP3, AC3, MLP, MP1, MP2, TrueHD, and AAC as well as source filters such as AVI, MP4, Matroska, MPEG-TS, Monkey’s Audio, MPEG-PS and many more.
The pack also includes additional tools such as CodecTweak and MediaInfo Lite as well as Explorer shell extensions such as Icaros ThumbnailProvider. The pack also features other useful items including filters and tools that detect broken codecs. K-Lite Codec Pack is also light on your computer’s system resources. It is designed to operate without interrupting your computer’s normal activities.
In comparison with the other codec packs such as the XP Codec Pack, K-Lite Codec Pack has a number of advantages. For example, K-Lite Codec Pack is always updated with the latest codec versions while most of the other packs retain the same codecs year in year out. K-Lite Codec Pack has a more user friendly installation than the rest. It is also fully customizable and does not have any conflicting codecs.
This pack of codecs is capable of playing up to 99% of the movies and music videos you often download from the internet. It also provides good support for DVD playback. It is a user-friendly solution to all your audio and video codec needs.
K-Lite Codec Pack has been developed by Codec Guide. It is ad-supported but available free of charge. There are four versions of this codec pack namely the Basic, Standard, Full, and Mega versions. The Basic pack, as the name suggests only contains the essential tools and programs but is sufficient enough to play all the popular audio and video formats. The Standard pack also contains all the essential tools for most of the popular formats and is ideal for the average user. The Full pack has more codecs than the previous two versions. It is suited for individuals who do their own personal encodings. The Mega pack is a recent addition to the K-Lite Codec versions and comes with 14 more components than the rest of the other editions including the original Media Player Classic and support for additional language.
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