K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 3.8.0 - Best complete codec packs for Windows

The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a free software bundle which includes the K-Lite Codec Pack Full and Real Alternative. Codec is short for Compressor-decompressor. Codecs are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video. With the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack you can play almost all audio and video files there are. It also has encoding support. The very user-friendly installation is fully customizable, which means that you can install only those components that you want. You can also make an unattended installation.

Features of the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 3.8.0:


* Media Player Classic rev. 47 - This is a full-featured player which has internal decoding support for DVD, MPEG-1/2, MP2, MP3, AAC, AC3 and DTS. It also has internal support for opening MP4, Matroska and Ogg containers. Media Player Classic is also capable of playing QuickTime and RealMedia content if those codecs are installed.


* ffdshow revision 1909 - ffdshow is a very powerful DirectShow filter that can decode many audio and video formats. It also contains lots of options for manipulation of the audio and video, such as resizing and post-processing. Examples of supported video formats are: DivX, Xvid, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, FLV1, FLV4, VP3, VP6 and MJPEG. Examples of supported audio formats are: MP3, AAC, AC3, DTS, LPCM, Vorbis, MP1, MP2, AMR and IMA ADPCM.
* ffdshow VFW interface - VFW decoder that supports many video formats. VFW encoder for a few video formats: MPEG-4, DV, H.263, Theora, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MJPEG and a couple more.
* Extra plugins: Kernel and TomsMoComp deinterlacers and DScaler plugin.

DirectShow video decoding filters:

* Xvid 1.2.0-dev build 2008-01-10 - For decoding Xvid video. This is currently the most popular video format.
* DivX - For decoding DivX video.
* On2 VP6 - For decoding VP6 video. This format is not very common.
* On2 VP7 - For decoding VP7 video. This format is not very common.
* MPEG-2 (Cyberlink)
* MPEG-2 (Gabest) - For decoding MPEG-2 video.
* Cyberlink also support playback of DVD video in Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. Windows Vista (Home Premium / Ultimate) already contains its own MPEG-2 and DVD decoder. So you don't need to install one of these, unless you prefer them over the MS decoder.
* MPEG-1 (MainConcept) - For decoding MPEG-1 video. Windows already contains its own MPEG-1 decoder. So you don't need to install this, unless you prefer it over the MS decoder.

DirectShow audio decoding filters:

* AC3/DTS/LPCM/MP1/MP2 (AC3Filter) 1.46 - For decoding AC3 and DTS audio. Also decodes DVD audio.
* Vorbis (CoreVorbis) - For decoding Vorbis audio. This is the recommended Vorbis decoder.
* AAC (CoreAAC) - For decoding AAC audio.

DirectShow audio parsers:

* MusePack (MONOGRAM) / - Source filter and decoding filter for MusePack audio files (.mpc).
* WavPack (CoreWavPack) 1.1.1 - Source filter and decoding filter for WavPack audio files (.wv).
* FLAC (madFLAC) 1.7 - Source filter and decoding filter for FLAC audio files (.flac).
* Monkey's Audio (DCoder) 1.0 - Source filter with integrated decoder for Monkey's Audio files (.ape).
* OptimFROG (RadLight) - Source filter with integrated decoder for OptimFROG audio files (.ofr .ofs).
* DC-Bass Source 1.1.1 - Source filter with integrated decoders for the following audio file types:
* AAC (.aac .m4a)
* ALAC (.alac)
* Tracker (.it .mo3 .mod .mtm .s3m .umx .xm)
* True Audio (.tta)
* AC3/DTS Source (AC3File) 0.5b - Source filter for .ac3 and .dts files.
* AMR (MONOGRAM) - Source filter and decoding filter for AMR audio files (.amr). This filter is also able to encode and mux AMR audio.

DirectShow source filters:

* AVI splitter (Gabest)
* AVI splitter (Haali Media Splitter) 1.7.401.3 - For parsing the AVI container (.avi files).
* MP4 splitter (Haali Media Splitter) 1.7.401.3
* MP4 splitter (Gabest) - For parsing the MP4/MOV/3GP containers (.mp4 .m4v .hdmov .mov .3gp files).
* Matroska splitter (Haali Media Splitter) 1.7.401.3
* Matroska splitter (Gabest) - For parsing the Matroska container (.mkv .mka files).
* Ogg splitter (Haali Media Splitter) 1.7.401.3
* Ogg splitter (Gabest) - For parsing the Ogg container (.ogm .ogg files).
* MPEG PS/TS splitter (Gabest)
* MPEG PS/TS splitter (Haali Media Splitter) 1.7.401.3 - For parsing the MPEG container (.mpeg .mpg .m1v .m2v .ts .m2ts files). The Haali MPEG PS splitter also supports .evo files, but it does not always work properly for regular MPEG files.
* FLV splitter (Gabest) - For parsing the FLV container (.flv files).
* CDDA Reader (Gabest) - For reading CD audio tracks (.cda files).
* CDXA Reader (Gabest) - For reading VCD, SVCD and XCD discs.

DirectShow subtitle filter:

* DirectVobSub (VSFilter) 2.38
* DirectVobSub (VSFilter) 2.33 - DirectVobSub is a filter for displaying subtitles (ssa/ass, srt and vobsub). Your subtitle file(s) should have the same filename as your video file (for example: MovieName.avi + MovieName.idx + MovieName.sub) and should be in the same folder as your video file. Then the subtitles will automatically be displayed in most players.

Other filters:

* Haali Video Renderer 1.7.401.3 - Excellent video renderer that can be used as an alternative for the video renderers that Windows offers. Requires a modern graphics card with PixelShader 1.4 or higher.

VFW video codecs:

* Xvid 1.2.0-dev build 2008-01-10 - For encoding video in the Xvid format.
* DivX Pro - For encoding video in the DivX format.
* x264 revision 786bm - For encoding video in the H.264 format. We don't recommend using the VFW system to encode H.264 video. It is better to use a CLI based solution, such as MeGUI.
* On2 VP6 Encoding - For encoding video in the VP6 format.
* On2 VP7 Encoding - For encoding video in the VP7 format.
* Intel Indeo 4 - For decoding Indeo 4 video. - For encoding video in the Indeo 4 format.
* Intel Indeo 5 5.2562.15.54 - For decoding Indeo 5 video. - For encoding video in the Indeo 5 format.
* Intel I.263 - For decoding I.263 video. - For encoding video in the I.263 format.
* huffyuv 2.1.1 CCE Patch 0.2.5 - For decoding huffyuv video. - For encoding video in the huffyuv format. huffyuv is a lossless (no quality loss) video compression format.
* YV12 (Helix) 1.2 - For decoding from and encoding in the YV12 format.

ACM audio codecs:

* MP3 (Fraunhofer) - For decoding and encoding MP3 audio in applications like VirtualDub.
* MP3 (LAME) 3.97 - For encoding MP3 audio in applications like VirtualDub.
* AC3ACM 1.4 - For decoding and encoding AC3 audio in applications like VirtualDub.
* Vorbis - Required for playing AVI files that contain Vorbis audio. These files are very uncommon.
* DivX ;) Audio - Some old DivX 3.11 videos use this audio codec.

Real Alternative:

* RealMedia components - Required for playing RealMedia movies and audio.
* RealMedia ActiveX control - For viewing RealMedia content in Internet Explorer. Other programs might also need this component.
* RealMedia plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape/Opera - For viewing RealMedia content in these browsers.
* RealMedia DirectShow splitter - Allows you to play RealMedia files in all DirectShow enabled players. Without this filter RealMedia files can only be played in Media Player Classic. This filter only works with files that are on your harddrive. It does NOT work with streaming content. Therefore it is highly recommended to use Media Player Classic, because MPC does support streaming content.


* K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool 2.2.5 - With this multi-functional tool you can (1) detect and fix some common problems (2) generate a detailed list of all installed codecs and filters (3) reset settings (4) backup/restore settings (5) manage the installed codecs and filters.
* MediaInfo Lite - This tool can analyze a media file and show detailed information about it.
* GSpot Codec Information Appliance 2.70a - GSpot is a tool that can analyze AVI, MPEG and MP4 files and tell you which audio and video formats it contains. It can also perform a render test that shows you which filters are being used to play the file.
* VobSubStrip 0.11 - With this tool you can strip languages from VobSub subtitle files (.idx and .sub files).
* GraphEdit build 061102 - GraphEdit is a visual tool for building and testing DirectShow filter graphs.
* Haali Muxer 1.7.359.22 - Tool for (re-)muxing audio and video into Matroska container.
* FourCC Changer - The FourCC (Four Character Code) Changer is a program for changing the FourCC of a video file, which is used to identify which codec should be used to decode the file. This tool is for expert users only.
* Bitrate Calculator - This can be used to calculate the bitrate to use when encoding a movie.

Full name: The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 3.8.0
Download: http://codecpack.nl/klmcodec380.exe
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Version: 3.8.0
Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008 and Vista
License: Freeware
Filename: klmcodec380.exe
Filesize: 17.1 MB, 17.941.728 bytes
MD5 Hash: bd2408aae8b4ccfa670c3ff4d95045ab