K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 10.8.0 Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (3765 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP / Freeware / 32,654,168 downloads

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of components needed for audio and video playback in DirectShow players such as Windows Media Player, Media Center, and Media Player Classic. It contains everything you need to play all common audio and video file formats. It also provides additional functionality such a thumbnail generation in Explorer. The pack has a very advanced installer which is highly flexible and has unique problem solving capabilities.

  • Homepage

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack

  • Uninstaller

    Yes

  • Latest Changes

    - Updated MPC-HC to version 1.7.7.0

    - Updated LAV Filters to version 0.63

    - Updated ffdshow to version 1.3.4533

    - Compatible with Windows 10 Technical Preview

    - Added DirectX components that are needed by MPC-HC x64

  • Other Versions

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (Beta)

Reviews of K-Lite Mega Codec Pack

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    balanceinmotion

    Reviewing 10.7.5 (Sep 24, 2014)

    awesome!!

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    Antichrist

    Reviewing 10.4.5 (Apr 25, 2014)

    I used this for a long time but recently switched to Kawaii Codec Pack because it's simpler and sets up MadVR well. That pack uses a lot more computer power where I can't even run MPC dual monitor, but if I want to use dual monitor I can just run a separate MPC-BE install and lose a bit of quality. I have to install Icaros and MediaInfo Lite separately now, but I like the change and would suggest that people try it. K-Lite is still great though, I've never run into problems with it!

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jeff Liu

    Reviewing 10.4.5 (Apr 24, 2014)

    thanks for sharing this program!!

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 10.4.0 (Apr 20, 2014)

    to use the advance features, u need the advance hardware combine with driver support as well, for old hardware / driver that cant support the advance features , then u can only use the slower "software rendering" method, 5 stars for this product !

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    mikebratley

    Reviewing 10.3.5 (Mar 11, 2014)

    5 stars good

  6. 5 out of 5 stars
    manlord

    Reviewing 10.3.0 (Feb 12, 2014)

    ?????? 10 ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ????????

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    nhatthanhxx

    Reviewing 10.2.0 (Jan 29, 2014)

    have problems when playing video format WMV2 - google translate :(
    vietnamese: có v?n ?? khi phát video có ??nh d?ng WMV2

  8. 5 out of 5 stars
    garrisonaw

    Reviewing 10.1.5 (Nov 20, 2013)

    I have been using K-Lite Codec Pack since Version 5 back in 2009, and I highly recommend it for anyone who works with different types of video files. Whether you are downloading different videos, or encoding your own videos, or you record your own using video cameras and/or phone cameras, the Codec Pack ensures you will have compatibility with virtually any video or audio content.

    Version 10 has the added advantage of including both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs in a single installer, so it is no longer necessary to install the 32-bit and 64-bit versions separately.

    Be sure to check their homepage regularly, as new updates for the Pack are posted whenever the various codecs are updated.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 10.1.5 (Nov 16, 2013)

    @shroom ... Nay wurriz Buddy.. lol .......... Someone musta listened tho.?

    [quote]
    At least the installer now tells you which apps you need to
    shutdown if you don't want to restart, so there's improvement :)
    [quote]

    Nice to see we're back to 5* tho ... (~_^)

  10. 5 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 10.1.0 (Oct 30, 2013)

    @BANDIT- : Sorry but in this day and age, nothing apart from OS core updates should ask you to restart your computer (even Linux manages to update some core files without making you restart).
    Even Nvidia drivers don't ask you to restart your computer anymore.
    So codecs ? No.

    At least the installer now tells you which apps you need to shutdown if you don't want to restart, so there's improvement :)

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 10.0.5 (Sep 13, 2013)

    To Dock this Well maintained & "Dogs Bollix" codec pack a Star because it forces a Re-Boot is a bit Harsh to say the least. A bit like Removing Anti Virus S/w or perhaps after Windows Updates, To NOT Re-Boot is ridiculous..!! Changes have been made to System files & Reg keys during Install/Uninstall, so a Re-Boot is necessary. Read this "about" feature & look at the 8th point down the list under (General strong points:).
    -http://codecguide.com/about_kl.htm

    A forced Re-Boot is there for the unknowledgable & should be applauded..!!
    I've never reviewed K-Lite before, "Till Now" .. (The Best) 5*

  12. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 10.0.0 (Aug 29, 2013)

    Since discovering this software, it has done everything it states and I've had no problems with my os or any other program. For years I kept with Realplayer because it could play some video formats that WMP never did. Now thats been eliminated with this codec pack. If you have problems playing any video format, this will solve that problem..

  13. 4 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 10.0.0 (Aug 16, 2013)

    Great pack, too bad it forces to restart your computer upon uninstall of the previous version.

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    scmp

    Reviewing 10.0.0 (Aug 14, 2013)

    Bom Bisurdo... O melhor de todos.....

  15. 5 out of 5 stars
    westor

    Reviewing 10.0.0 (Aug 14, 2013)

    THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 5 out of 5 stars
    kerimachin

    Reviewing 9.9.9 (Jul 22, 2013)

    top notch

  17. 4 out of 5 stars
    kerimachin

    Reviewing 9.9.5 (Jul 22, 2013)

    excellent! long time user here

  18. 5 out of 5 stars
    pchuang

    Reviewing 9.9.5 (May 31, 2013)

    Have been using k-lite mega for a long time and will continue to do so. Nothing less than 5 stars for this excellent software. Keep it up.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    zackchan

    Reviewing 9.9.0 (May 21, 2013)

    think you

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    Angelr32

    Reviewing 9.8.5 (Apr 17, 2013)

    Excellently!!!
    8 year used.

  21. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 9.7.5 (Feb 7, 2013)

    the best in it's class period !

  22. 4 out of 5 stars
    wangsw

    Reviewing 9.6.5 (Jan 6, 2013)

    Perfect post, thanks

  23. 4 out of 5 stars
    eduardoeltortuga

    Reviewing 9.6.0 (Dec 11, 2012)

    Great pack.

  24. 5 out of 5 stars
    Andem

    Reviewing 9.5.0 (Nov 19, 2012)

    Easy to install and caused 0 errors on my system. This is a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit.

  25. 3 out of 5 stars
    beatmakershq

    Reviewing 9.2.0 (Sep 12, 2012)

    not bad.

  26. 5 out of 5 stars
    bayuseta

    Reviewing 9.2.0 (Aug 30, 2012)

    very good

  27. 4 out of 5 stars
    Andem

    Reviewing 9.2.0 (Aug 27, 2012)

    Excellent codec pack. Be careful if you already have another codec pack installed because it may cause errors.

  28. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 9.0.2 (Jul 11, 2012)

    Excellent

  29. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 9.0.0 (Jul 10, 2012)

    v9.0.0 has a bug that causes it to give an install error on 32bit systems. A fixed version should become available soon.

  30. 3 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 9.0.0 (Jul 10, 2012)

    Would be perfect with a better installer.
    Small upgrade to v8.9.7 but it still asks for an uninstall, and then I can't install v9.0.0 because I don't have 64bit registry keys on my 32bit Windows 7.

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 8.9.2 (Jun 19, 2012)

    The Version 8.92 got a best compatibility with old Geforce Graphic Card, provided in the advanced option (volume normalization) and internal MPC hardware acceleration for VC-1 . (from: Peter Chua , computer hardware support, Malaysia)

  32. 4 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 8.7.0 (Apr 23, 2012)

    Excellent codecs pack.
    But having to uninstall v8.6.6 and to restart the computer prior to install v8.7.0 was pretty annoying.

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 8.4.0 (Mar 16, 2012)

    @menting
    You can fix that by using the Monogram AAC decoder.

  34. 3 out of 5 stars
    menting

    Reviewing 8.4.0 (Feb 27, 2012)

    since the last 2 or so versions of K-Lite, playing RMVB has been glitchy if you click to fast forward or to fast backward. The graphics will sometimes freeze up, and/or the audio will either be just static or no sound at all.

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    RaDi7

    Reviewing 5.9.0 (Feb 16, 2012)

    buen material pero no se donde descargarlo xd jajaja

  36. 5 out of 5 stars
    Enlightenment

    Reviewing 8.4.0 (Feb 16, 2012)

    Still the best !!!

  37. 5 out of 5 stars
    Enlightenment

    Reviewing 5.9.0 (Feb 16, 2012)

    Still the best !!!

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 8.1.0 (Jan 7, 2012)

    @Charlie Kilo
    Creating file associations for WMP still works.

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    Charlie Kilo

    Reviewing 8.1.0 (Jan 5, 2012)

    --- Old review; no longer applies ---

    Previous versions (for me at least) would've been 5/5. Maybe it's just my setup, but I find that K-Lite doesn't allow to set file associations for WMP anymore, just MPC. A minor annoyance, but enough for me to knock the newer versions off a point.

    If anyone can figure out how to have K-Lite set file associations for WMP, or can offer some info as to why the change (or if this is in fact a program thing and not just my own PC) then please do comment. (My thinking is it's M$ and the DMCA goons out to "protect" its proprietary media player from playing FOSS codecs and copy-protected DVDs, and appease the 1% Big Media types who don't like the idea of XviD rips and ubiquitous mp3s. But that's just IMHO.)

    Otherwise 4/5 -- 3.5/5, actually, for bundling the (optional) toolbar with the installer. It always dismays me to see great apps go the ad-supported direction. But still a great bundle (for now) despite the new slides towards crippleware.

    --- end old review ---

    EDIT: Am updating my review to reflect that K-Lite Mega DOES in fact allow you to set file associations for WMP. For some reason it wouldn't work under XP x64, but does under Windows 7 x64 (the 64-bit edition doesn't do that, but the 32-bit Mega pack does). 4.5/5 (half a point off) for the toolbar, even though it's optional and easily deselected. Thanks to @CodecPack for alerting me :)

  40. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 8.1.0 (Dec 29, 2011)

    Avoid tl307, the downloads are not current & tl307 is a spammer.

  41. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 8.0.0 (Nov 27, 2011)

    This version got an improved support of old Geforce Graphic Card (under Windows 7)

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    ppscslv

    Reviewing 8.0.0 (Nov 27, 2011)

    thanks for the updated version!

  43. 2 out of 5 stars
    anvitasilva

    Reviewing 8.0.0 (Nov 24, 2011)

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    new cars

  44. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 7.9.0 (Nov 10, 2011)

    This version 7.90 got a better compatibility with old Geforce Graphic Card. =)

  45. 5 out of 5 stars
    rizki_yoist

    Reviewing 7.9.0 (Nov 2, 2011)

    I love this codec pack since few years ago and I constantly upgrading it. Until today, I still stick on k-lite codec pack ver 700 with media player classic v1.5.0.2827... I'm not sure why but it seems newer version have a bug on the slow down button, especially when I slow down 2x or 3x, which only slow down the sound, and the video paused. In k-lite codec pack ver 700 with media player classic v1.5.0.2827 this problem does not exist.
    One more thing, I used eeepc 900HA and I always use "overlay mixer" setting to make sure this netbook could play videos in 720p smoothly. Everything works nicely, except it disabled aero in windows 7 while playing videos, which increase loading time, so now I completely disabled aero just to make sure media player classic works faster. i hope you look forward in this issue.
    But anyway this is still the best video codec and best media player that could exist in this planet. Thanks for the great work!

  46. 5 out of 5 stars
    nagauraa

    Reviewing 5.3.0 (Oct 17, 2011)

    very good

  47. 5 out of 5 stars
    KliteCodec

    Reviewing 7.7.0 (Sep 10, 2011)

    My first review is (below) but I'm going to have to change it now after a little more testing. Looks like I'm going to have to go back to version 7.1 of K-lite mega codec pack. Again, I'm using Windows XP Professional. Here's what KLMCP 7.7 is now doing wrong using MPC 6.4 (KLMCP version 7.1 works perfectly by the way)...

    My standard desktop resolution is 1024x768x32 bits. In MPC 6.4, in "Options", "Playback", "Change fullscreen resolution" I have set to 1280x1024x32bits. Also, Right-click the video, go to "Video frame" and click "Stretch to frame" to set that option.

    When I watch a video full screen now, by double clicking the video or pressing Alt-Enter, MOST of my videos are now no longer stretched to the edges of my screen. Almost all my videos are now severely letter boxed. Also, BIG PROBLEM, when I go full screen with the video the numeric keypad (arrow keys) now no longer work at all to manually stretch the video full screen. Ouch!!

    Again, I'm going to uninstall version 7.7 and go back to version 7.1 because that still works perfectly with Win XP. I'll still leave my rating at 5 stars because of all the hard work you guys do!!

    My original review is here:

    I was using version 7.1 with no problems but I decided to give this one a try. Everything is great EXCEPT it now comes up with a pop-up saying that version 6.4 of Media Player Classic is going to be removed in the future.

    I, and millions of people like me, are still using Windows XP Professional and have no intention of "upgrading" to Windows 7 in the near future. I use "full screen mode" (by pressing Alt-Enter, or double clicking the video) and also enable the option "Stretch to fullscreen" and MPC 6.4 (with Win XP) works PERFECTLY with these options and MPC-HD 1.2 and 1.5 do not.

    I boot up my computer to 1024x768x32bits for surfing the web and everything else and then ONLY have MPC 6.4 change resolution to 1280x1024x32bits when I double-click a video and make it go full screen. When I stop watching the full screen video (by pressing the ESC key, or double clicking the video), again MPC 6.4 goes back to my standard 1024x768 resolution as it should PERFECTLY. However MPC-HD 1.2 and 1.5 do NOT go back into 1024x768 mode after I press the ESC key to exit full screen.

    I guess what a lot of us are saying out here (bottom line) is PLEASE do not take away MPC 6.4!! There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for it!! Get rid of that pop-up that says something like "We are going to remove MPC 6.4 in the future". There is ABSOLUTELY no reason to remove it!! For Windows XP users MPC 6.4 works fantastically well and I (and others) hate how MPC-HD now has 4 different options now that we have to set to 1280x1024 when going to full screen mode and MPC 6.4 just has one option to set, "Full Screen resolution 1280x1024x32bits"..

    Sorry for the long diatribe and I'm going to give you the full 5 stars because K-lite Mega 7.7 works great (and you allow us to uncheck the new toolbar option very easily), but PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE MPC 6.4 for those of us that use Win XP and still want to use it.

    Thanks.

  48. 4 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 7.7.0 (Sep 2, 2011)

    This is definitely my favorite codec pack and I've been a very loyal user for quite some time now. However, I noticed something strange with the latest release of Media Player Classic. For some odd reason, when I customize the filters as I want them, they seem to disappear after the first time I set them up, so I have to go back and set things up again, so my videos will play as I want them to. Hopefully that will be corrected. Otherwise, it's a great codec pack, and works without a problem.

  49. 5 out of 5 stars
    been

    Reviewing 7.7.0 (Aug 29, 2011)

    Avast is reporting a problem with mpc-hc, suggesting it only be opened in a sandbox. I'm sure there's not a real problem here but excessive caution has led me to temporarily switch to VLC. Perhaps the developers could have a word with the Avast people?

    btw to the person complaining about the toolbar ... yes it's a bit irritating but KL makes no attempt to force its installation nor to trick users into installing something they don't want. The toolbar is clearly presented as an option which it's very easy to decline.

  50. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 7.6.0 (Aug 16, 2011)

    @CobraPL
    This pack is offered completely FREE and the developers put a lot of time into it. The toolbar is optional! Rating this a 1 just shows that you are an idiot who does not respect the hard work of others.

  51. 1 out of 5 stars
    CobraPL

    Reviewing 7.6.0 (Aug 15, 2011)

    Codec Pack - 4/5 (some issues in every release, but still best codec pack available)
    Adding spyware: -1 star
    Not mentioning about spyware on web page and changelog: -1 star
    Seting spyware as enabled for installation by default -1 star

    So 1/5 stars.

    I agree that authors of this pack deserve money for they hard wok. So there is nothing wrong in donations or optional spyware BUT DISABLED during installation BY DEFAULT,

    This software contains a Toolbar !

    Proof: http://i1210.photobucket...CobraPL/NET/SPYWARE.jpg

    To see such screen you have to uninstall codec pack first, THEN start installation. Upgrading causes such screen to not show.

    Also please stop censoring information about spyware/toolbar in K-Lite Codec packs.

    @Mike59
    You are K-Lite fanboy? I hope unpaid one. Next time before you call someone a "troll" do some research first !

  52. 5 out of 5 stars
    mike59

    Reviewing 7.6.0 (Aug 8, 2011)

    No toolbars here after update. There wasn't anything adware related in custom install.
    Not sure where you got yahoo that toobar Cobra.

    Edit: His post was removed. Just a troll.

  53. 5 out of 5 stars
    mike59

    Reviewing 7.5.0 (Jul 28, 2011)

    Best codec pack!

  54. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dr.No0oN

    Reviewing 7.2.0 (Jun 29, 2011)

    I like it

  55. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 7.2.0 (Jun 17, 2011)

    @viperiii
    Report your problem on the K-Lite forum and you will get a solution!

  56. 2 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 7.2.0 (Jun 16, 2011)

    Getting poorer support on FLV video playing..... Thumb down for this!!

  57. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 7.0.0 (Feb 28, 2011)

    Using DownThemAll, I never see download speeds lower than a megabyte per second with the Mega pack. Not even on the day of release (like right now). I just tried it again and got 2MBps both times.

    Just use a download manager.

    Anyway, I don't see any big changes for the 7.0 milestone. Probably just as well.

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    deda

    Reviewing 7.0.0 (Feb 28, 2011)

    I agree witk @baki_princ. At least on three first days, download is very slow, but only in BN.

  59. 5 out of 5 stars
    baki_princ

    Reviewing 7.0.0 (Feb 28, 2011)

    why everything on this site is fast exept k-lite? how is even possible that same server sends every file fast but this one last 4 yrs send so slowly?

  60. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 6.9.0 (Jan 31, 2011)

    No problems at all with FLV files here.

    If you have a problem, go to the CodecGuide forums and you will usually get a solution within 24 hours.

  61. 2 out of 5 stars
    stevvie

    Reviewing 6.9.0 (Jan 30, 2011)

    this actuall STOPPED some FLV files from playing with sound. I uninstalled this and installed shark007 codecs and the .FLV files played WITH sound.

  62. 5 out of 5 stars
    baki_princ

    Reviewing 6.8.0 (Jan 14, 2011)

    why this file is always slow to DL?

  63. 5 out of 5 stars
    lehenryjr

    Reviewing 4.2.0 (Dec 29, 2010)

    I would recommend to any one using video and audio editing to download this pack; it's outstanding and so far I've found that it fixes a lot of codec issues with Windows Live Movie Maker.

    I hope this helps...

    Until next time,
    Larry Henry Jr.
    LEHSYS.com

  64. 5 out of 5 stars
    lehenryjr

    Reviewing 6.7.0 (Dec 29, 2010)

    I would recommend to any one using video and audio editing to download this pack; it's outstanding and so far I've found that it fixes a lot of codec issues with Windows Live Movie Maker.

    I hope this helps...

    Until next time,
    Larry Henry Jr.
    LEHSYS.com

  65. 5 out of 5 stars
    tickleonthetum

    Reviewing 6.6.6 (Dec 21, 2010)

    I changed to Win7Codecs but started getting BSODs so have come back to KLMC... the best there is!

    That'll teach me to be unfaithful!

  66. 5 out of 5 stars
    pedromoreno

    Reviewing 6.6.6 (Dec 13, 2010)

    Satanic edition?

    Still very good software.

  67. 5 out of 5 stars
    davidtrung

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Nov 28, 2010)

    that's good

  68. 5 out of 5 stars
    dannyboy832

    Reviewing 6.6.0 (Nov 25, 2010)

    Excellent program, works well on win 7

    The Mega is unneccessary.

    Just get standard

  69. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 6.6.0 (Nov 24, 2010)

    @Orbiting235 Care to tell us what's wrong with it specifically?

  70. 1 out of 5 stars
    Orbiting235

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Nov 24, 2010)

    Still just as awful as ever. Stick with the CCCP instead since it's VASTLY better than this hodgepodge mess of a pack.

  71. 1 out of 5 stars
    Orbiting235

    Reviewing 6.6.0 (Nov 24, 2010)

    Still just as awful as ever. Stick with the CCCP instead since it's VASTLY better than this hodgepodge mess of a pack.

  72. 5 out of 5 stars
    bohumil14

    Reviewing 6.3.0 (Sep 7, 2010)

    buen post gracias por esto

  73. 4 out of 5 stars
    mylop1212

    Reviewing 6.3.0 (Aug 29, 2010)

    good! I very like it!

  74. 3 out of 5 stars
    nickfong

    Reviewing 3.8.0 (Aug 14, 2010)

    GOOD JOB ~~~!!

  75. 5 out of 5 stars
    wulv

    Reviewing 6.2.0 (Jul 14, 2010)

    @ Eltortuga, with CoreAVC installed you can't have thumbnails for all filetypes or explorer crashes. If you don't use CoreAVC uninstall it and your problem will be fixed or deselect thumbnails in install.

  76. 3 out of 5 stars
    Eltortuga

    Reviewing 6.2.0 (Jul 14, 2010)

    I love K-lite Mega Codec but it has been crashing Windows Explorer excessively. I either have to disable thumbnail view or uninstall K-Lite. I even reinstalled Windows XP but to no avail. It's the best when it works but I can only give it three stars this time.

  77. 5 out of 5 stars
    ale5000

    Reviewing 6.1.0 (Jul 10, 2010)

    @Epsi: DivX H.264 decoder and CoreAVC both have problems with thumbnail, if you set ffdshow for decoding H.264 you will probably fix the crashes.

  78. 4 out of 5 stars
    Epsi

    Reviewing 6.1.0 (Jul 8, 2010)

    Last time just going into a folder with mp4 files crashed my windows explorer. with this one mkv files crashes it. And the only solution is yet again to disable thumbnails... so annoying...

  79. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 3.6.0 (Jul 1, 2010)

    5/5

  80. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 6.0.4 (Jun 7, 2010)

    "I could give a ff about an interface... Other than ac3filter and quicktime alt, you don't NEED codec 'packs'... I'm only interested in if it plays the video when I ask it to."

    Yes, I already know that *you* prefer a standalone player. That's fine! But do you really not recognize that there are circumstances under which OTHER people would prefer a codec pack? Really?

    I simply don't understand why people run around rating down programs they admit are good just because they prefer a different approach. It comes across as fanboyism.

    I don't see what's "bloated" about the install process. The express install works fine for most configurations, and I'm not really sure what anyone would want to take out of the custom installation process. If you want a lighter package, don't use the "mega' version.

    But I hear you about problems with older hardware; it can be a pain for some people (myself included). However, I've found that all of the compatibility and performance problems are solved simply by choosing the regular version of MPC during install rather than the Home Cinema version. Easy. That way it won't try to use hardware decoding features that may be unsupported or buggy under certain configurations and the renderer it uses by default is more stable.

  81. 3 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 6.0.4 (Jun 4, 2010)

    Counterproductive? That's like saying you can't listen to your music unless it's made into a music video and you are in your own home theater. I could give a ff about an interface, it's the content and playback that is all that matters. dumba**
    Other than ac3filter and quicktime alt, you don't NEED codec 'packs'.
    Doesn't matter if it can stand on it's own or not (that's a bonus). I'm only interested in if it plays the video when I ask it to. Nothing wrong with klite (other than being a bloated install process to your hd). I only ever installed it to play a few video formats, nothing else.
    Plus mpc has crashed my system several times recently as they started not supporting older hardwares and whatever. I switched from the older amd cpu to a ht'd intel but I prefer simplicity, and having my player tell me when it has updates is way better than hunting them down and manually installing them from the internet.

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    Plumber

    Reviewing 6.0.4 (Jun 3, 2010)

    Prospero is 100% correct. This is a well-put-together codec pack to free you from player dependence. (Who uses just one player anyway? I thought it was a law to keep VLC installed for "when all else fails".)

  83. 5 out of 5 stars
    cowticket

    Reviewing 6.0.4 (Jun 2, 2010)

    Some programs you cannot go without. This is one of them.

  84. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 6.0.0 (May 31, 2010)

    Mplayer (as well as SMplayer, KMplayer, etc) for Windows is very nice, but it has a different purpose.

    The entire point of using a codec pack is to allow underlying multi-format support for YOUR CHOICE of software player rather than working with only the bundled interface.

    This codec pack includes ffdshow, which uses a lot of the same libraries as mplayer does for decoding.

    It all depends on what you're after. Rating this codec pack down because you prefer a standalone player is more than pointless; it's counterproductive.

  85. 5 out of 5 stars
    Noldster2k

    Reviewing 6.0.0 (May 30, 2010)

    been using it for 5 years!

  86. 3 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 6.0.0 (May 28, 2010)

    You should try mplayer for windows.
    http://mulder.dummwiedeu.../?page=projects#mplayer
    It updates itself perfectly which negates the bs of having to search the latest klite release.
    1. OpenSource Software
    2. Cross-Platform: Windows, Linux, MacOS
    4. More than 192 Video- and 85 Audioformats supported natively (that is: without additional software)
    5. 100% Stand-Alone: No Plugins, Filters, Codecs or whatever needed
    6. Several Front-Ends available: SMPlayer, MPUI and many more.
    7. No dependency on DirectShow or other proprietary technologies (huge difference to most players on Windows)
    8. Several video renderers supported (Overlay and OpenGL on Windows)
    9. Good playback performance

  87. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (May 14, 2010)

    @mherv
    The 32-bit version of Media Player Classic is recommended along with 32-bit codecs.

    This 64-bit pack is for use with Windows Media Center and Explorer (for thumbnails).

  88. 5 out of 5 stars
    roman313

    Reviewing 5.9.0 (May 6, 2010)

    K-lite with MPC THE BEST !

  89. 5 out of 5 stars
    ale5000

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (May 3, 2010)

    @mherv: You can still use Media Player Classic 32bit when the 64bit version have problems.

  90. 2 out of 5 stars
    mherv

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (Apr 26, 2010)

    sorry to be negative, but i am using K-lite 64 (version 3.3) and anterior for quite a while an a small machine (aspiron 1410 - Celeron 743)with media player classic home cinema 64, and i must say 2 things :
    a) sometimes the movies will not play normally but in accelerated mode (without sound)
    b) when the computrer is quite busy, the movies stop and start periodically when at the same moment they would work fine with windows media player. So for sure their footprint is too large.
    I am not a fan of windows mediaplayer, and i prefer to use media player classic, but on these occasions i simply have no choice.
    I didnt try v3.4 yet, but i have beed upgrading many times without successs until now, and i really think that there is still much work to do to improve the 64 bits codecs.
    however, i guess that people running a powerful processor would not experiment the problem.

  91. 5 out of 5 stars
    sn0wy82

    Reviewing 5.9.0 (Apr 18, 2010)

    Excellent codec pack, simply couldn't live without it! Never had a problem with it 5/5

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    DannyVeyt

    Reviewing 5.9.0 (Apr 17, 2010)

    The best codec pack there is, and a very knowledged and friendly guy, clsid.

  93. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 3.3.0 (Mar 11, 2010)

    5/5

  94. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 5.8.0 (Mar 11, 2010)

    5/5

  95. 5 out of 5 stars
    soqrat_80

    Reviewing 5.7.0 (Feb 12, 2010)

    ????????????????????????????????

  96. 5 out of 5 stars
    Enlightenment

    Reviewing 5.7.0 (Feb 10, 2010)

    I've been using K-Lite Mega Codec pack for so many years that I can't remember when I first started using it. I install K-Lite Codec Packs on all of my / friends / family computers. If you don't know what codec collection to get, most people will likely pick a far worse collection than K-Lite. Don't waste your time with other codec collections!

    I recommend K-Lite Mega flavor for 32-bit Windows. If you have 64-bit Windows, then you need to download that special flavor of K-Lite.

  97. 5 out of 5 stars
    WhiteZero

    Reviewing 5.7.0 (Feb 10, 2010)

    The only codec pack I've used for years.

  98. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 3.2.0 (Feb 4, 2010)

    The best. Works as it should. Extremely flexible. Superb support.

  99. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 5.7.0 (Feb 4, 2010)

    The best. Works as it should. Extremely flexible. Superb support.

  100. 5 out of 5 stars
    cacoila

    Reviewing 3.1.1 (Jan 14, 2010)

    muito bom

  101. 4 out of 5 stars
    gang43998

    Reviewing 5.6.1 (Jan 10, 2010)

    if the sysytem has a C-media Audio Driver exz: CM6501,install the official driver and turn on the 7.1 virtual mode .there is a problem results as soon as I "reset all the configuation" of decoder&filter ,the system audio_ctrl was badwork

    1:double click do not work
    2:audio property had six needless wrong installations
    3 etc
    EX me,My english is poor

  102. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjrsl

    Reviewing 3.1.1 (Jan 8, 2010)

    thanks

  103. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 5.6.1 (Jan 6, 2010)

    @Epsi
    Read the K-Lite F.A.Q. and you will find a solution for your problem.

  104. 2 out of 5 stars
    Epsi

    Reviewing 5.6.1 (Jan 6, 2010)

    seems there is a bug in here somewhere. everytime it tries to render a thumbnail for a mp4 file it crashes my Windows Explorer under Vista. Not very nice!

  105. 4 out of 5 stars
    ckasprzak

    Reviewing 3.0.0 (Dec 28, 2009)

    Allows me to play everything in Windows Media Player 12 w/out a hitch.

    Xbox 360 steaming of .mkv files is lacking in quality right at the moment working the groups in the forums to correct this issue.

  106. 5 out of 5 stars
    erez

    Reviewing 3.0.0 (Dec 12, 2009)

    thank's

  107. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 5.5.1 (Dec 12, 2009)

    @chaox
    That error is actually a bug in InnoSetup (or rather a flaw in Windows 7). It is not the fault of the codec pack. It is supposed to get fixed in next release of InnoSetup. You can work around the issue by removing the /verysilent switch.

  108. 1 out of 5 stars
    chaox

    Reviewing 5.5.1 (Dec 12, 2009)

    unattended installation still buggy on k-lite 5.5.1. i used /verysilent /norestart command.
    and i got this error message, screenshot : http://i49.tinypic.com/2va06c3.jpg

    i had tried many unattended switch combination, and got the same error.

  109. 4 out of 5 stars
    otby

    Reviewing 5.5.0 (Dec 11, 2009)

    iyi

  110. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 5.4.4 (Dec 2, 2009)

    @moheb_sam

    To download Apple movie trailers you need to install QT Lite.
    http://www.codecguide.com/qt_lite.htm

  111. 4 out of 5 stars
    moheb_sam

    Reviewing 5.4.4 (Nov 23, 2009)

    Guys I need help....
    I had the previous version of KLM codec, with which i could save/download the quick time movie trailers from apple.com. I recently installed the 5.0 version. I am not able to do this anymore... Please let me know if there is something i need to do with the options in KLM code itself?

  112. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 5.4.0 (Nov 5, 2009)

    @ BURAOT - use movie player like MPC-HC or KMP, instead on audio player WinAmp forced to be movie player... ;p
    because all in one programs in most cases are s***...

  113. 3 out of 5 stars
    BURAOT

    Reviewing 5.3.0 (Oct 30, 2009)

    I Nid Help, any fix for ActiveMovie window poping up in my winamp , since version 2.0 of this codec ive been experiencing it, OS XPSP3 Winamp 5.56, Winamp Plugin VID4WA v.2.6.4

  114. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 5.3.0 (Oct 29, 2009)

    @everyone
    Report your problems on the Codec Guide Forum and you will get excellent help.

    @anomoly
    DirectX errors should only occur when your DirectX installation is b0rked. Not really the fault of the pack.

    @BURAOT
    Your Winamp problem is caused by the VID4WA plugin. Remove it.

  115. 3 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 5.3.0 (Oct 28, 2009)

    Keep getting directx errors and refuses to play subs of any kind.
    Fixed
    Extracted KMPlayer with UniversalExtractor & it works portably even with hd mkv's & subs

  116. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 5.3.0 (Oct 28, 2009)

    @ ckc6162 - happy now ? ;D

  117. 5 out of 5 stars
    ckc6162

    Reviewing 5.1.9 Beta (Oct 11, 2009)

    Why not update media player classic to 1.3.1249?

  118. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 5.1.9 Beta (Oct 9, 2009)

    simply the best period!

  119. 5 out of 5 stars
    tipstir

    Reviewing 5.1.8 Beta (Oct 8, 2009)

    Supports my Hauppauge Media MVP Server always supports AVI DivX.

  120. 5 out of 5 stars
    ale5000

    Reviewing 5.1.6 Beta (Sep 29, 2009)

    The site is "up" again.

  121. 5 out of 5 stars
    sn0wy82

    Reviewing 5.1.0 (Sep 26, 2009)

    It seems the website has been suspended, i hope this does not mean the end of the codec packs!!! I couldn't imagine using anything elese.

  122. 5 out of 5 stars
    ghostaliaz

    Reviewing 5.1.0 (Sep 18, 2009)

    I love (K-Lite Mega Codec Pack) it is simply the best video codec package ever made in my eye's & believe me I have used several, but they will never be able to compete with ( K-Lite Mega Codec Pack) because it is the best. After installation you will be able to play any file in any media player & I mean that, It even let's me play quicktime files like mp4/mov/.264 in windows media player or windows media center or any other player, I love the creator that made this. Where can we donate money because I would donate money to whom ever made this codec pack because it is the best ever created & it helps me in so many way's. I just wish that they would make a Apple Mac OS X version also because they are the best at it & it takes not even a lot of resources , but I am using an Intel Quad Core with 4 GB of DDR3 memory ,so that may be the reason, but I do use it on my parents old laptops & desktops & this codec pack works like a charm. Try it out people you will not be sorry!

  123. 5 out of 5 stars
    single013

    Reviewing 5.0.5 (Aug 10, 2009)

    in 5.0.5, has some wrong with playing some FLV type files

  124. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.6.0 (Aug 5, 2009)

    Where's my Wok? I could go for some Pho or Thai right about now!

  125. 5 out of 5 stars
    Havokdan

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 31, 2009)

    Beware with spams below. Best of Codec pack.

  126. 5 out of 5 stars
    Balderstrom

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 28, 2009)

    Love Joe.M's review. Paranoia is Golden. K-Lite is packed with innoSetup, I believe since they first started. Found the KLM back when they were @ filesharingplace and version 1.ish. Some people swear by other packs, this one has always worked for me. And MPC (Media Player Classic) is easily one of the best Movie/Video players around.

    If you don't rely on the unholy beast that is iTunes, you may want to check out QuickTime alternative @ codecguide.com (which used to be available in the KLM). There's a small update to 5.0.0 btw, 5.0.3 ;-)

  127. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 13, 2009)

    @ dhry - jealous ?!

    5/5 for me...
    you simply cant find better codec pack then this...

  128. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 13, 2009)

    Excellent.

  129. 5 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 12, 2009)

    That "crap" like dhry said works extremly fine for me.
    Some should learn to use a computer and/or test before writing.

  130. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 12, 2009)

    It works for every version of Windows, it has an uninstallation routine that actually WORKS, and it gives you the best combination of speed, quality and flexibility out there, even if it's not quite as elegant a solution as a standalone player like KMPlayer or VLC (both of which I like and rate highly here).

    Don't listen to the noobs who are still listening to the outdated anti-codec-pack propaganda from half a decade or more ago. This pack is refined, it's up to date, it's powerful, and it's reliable.

  131. 5 out of 5 stars
    4122

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 11, 2009)

    Some people really hate this codec pack, but I have been using it for a long, lomg time and because it is the only codec pack that has always consistently worked for me with no bugs or hosing of my system it is the only codec pack I trust and will use.

    Five stars because it's always been awesome for me and not rated to 'retaliate' against any previous reviewer.

  132. 5 out of 5 stars
    bellemannen

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 11, 2009)

    Installs in few seconds on vista sp2. Does what its supposed to do, and no nagging and other adware following the package as toolbars etc.

  133. 5 out of 5 stars
    Turas

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 11, 2009)

    compensating for "dhry's 1" since i find k-lite quite usable. doesn't create problems and allows to watch all content that i need. cheers turas

  134. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.5.0 (Jul 7, 2009)

    Woks great on Windows 7 x64...

  135. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.4.5 (Jun 22, 2009)

    Please ignore all those spammers with their nonsense comments.

  136. 4 out of 5 stars
    anna250282@mail.ru

    Reviewing 4.9.0 (Jun 16, 2009)

    cool

  137. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 2.4.0 (Jun 13, 2009)

    Can't live without this for playing my files in Windows Media Center.

  138. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 4.9.0 (Jun 13, 2009)

    Excellent as always.

  139. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.9.0 (Jun 11, 2009)

    Works great on Windows 7.

  140. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.4.0 (Jun 11, 2009)

    Works great on Windows 7.

  141. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.8.5 (May 20, 2009)

    @robmanic44
    If you can see things and hear things, then it means playback is working. What else did you expect it does?

    You seem to have no clue what the purpose of the Registry is. If you think that adding information to the Registry is bad or wrong, then you are just another stupid n00b. Its purpose is to store settings and component registrations. For example installing a DirectShow filter results in several added keys. All changes that the pack makes serve a specific purpose. All changes are also correctly undone when uninstalling.

  142. 3 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 4.8.5 (May 20, 2009)

    This program makes significant changes to the system registry without any real benefit that I can see or hear.

  143. 4 out of 5 stars
    dsfsdrewr

    Reviewing 4.8.0 (May 18, 2009)

    cool

  144. 5 out of 5 stars
    wyzwyk

    Reviewing 4.8.0 (May 11, 2009)

    I've used a few others but K-Lite Mega Codec Pack has been the best to date. There is a pretty awesome assortment of codecs in this pack including the Real Player alternative. Nice!

  145. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 4.8.0 (May 1, 2009)

    Awesome, it contain all what you can ever needed in your life time... ;)

  146. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.3.0 (May 1, 2009)

    Awesome !!!

    @ dietrkk - who cares who create it... good that this pack works too ;)

  147. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sahan

    Reviewing 4.8.0 (Apr 30, 2009)

    codec pack is the BEST!!!

  148. 3 out of 5 stars
    dietrkk

    Reviewing 2.3.0 (Apr 29, 2009)

    pcexpert, you need to get out more
    http://www.hack7mc.com/2...-installation-easy.html

    isnt that the same x64 gabest directvobsub codec that Shark007 released because nobody else could come up with a stable version?

  149. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 2.3.0 (Apr 29, 2009)

    Works great on Windows 7 RC1.

    @dietrkk
    And it works much better than the crap the linked to.

  150. 5 out of 5 stars
    UJM

    Reviewing 2.2.2 (Apr 19, 2009)

    @alo23 ... you don't know what your talking about, the K-Lite codec pack is the most comprehensive codec pack available, the guys who put it together know their stuff, I've used it for years without problems or conflicts so if you had to format your drive your system is probably borked, not the codec pack!

  151. 5 out of 5 stars
    johnk119

    Reviewing 4.7.5 (Mar 29, 2009)

    Best Codec pack available

  152. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Mar 27, 2009)

    Excellent

  153. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 4.7.5 (Mar 27, 2009)

    Excellent

  154. 4 out of 5 stars
    Nefarious

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (Mar 24, 2009)

    Great with MPC HomeCinema 64bit, rating 4/5 because I'd like it to work with quicktime/realtime in MPC-HC but apparently it doesnt.

  155. 5 out of 5 stars
    ripfuel

    Reviewing 4.7.0 (Mar 5, 2009)

    This is the very best codec pack out there as far as I am concerned! I can't judge the others because I never got a chance to even try them. I look at things this way....if the program does the job right, hey why fix a problem that is not broke? Keep up the great work guys!

    North Carolina
    (Deep South)

  156. 5 out of 5 stars
    AmigaPPC

    Reviewing 4.7.0 (Feb 26, 2009)

    Propably the best codec pack on the World :)

  157. 5 out of 5 stars
    kholdstare

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (Feb 23, 2009)

    yep they sound like total newbs. have been using this pack for the past 3 years and never had anything happen with it that i had to format my pc. it plays every video and audio format out there

  158. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (Feb 22, 2009)

    alo23 = typical brainwashed "Vista Codec Package" n00b user...
    dont feed the troll...

  159. 1 out of 5 stars
    alo23

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (Feb 21, 2009)

    This pack has way to many flaws. It often leaves people needing a format. My recommendation is to avoid this like the plague. Worst Codec Package ever made, It creates too many problems.

  160. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 4.6.2 (Feb 18, 2009)

    This codec pack is excellent. It does what it needs to do very well and is highly flexible.

    I help many people to fix their computers and always recommend this pack when my customers have trouble playing videos. I frequently get e-mails from very satisfied users thanking me for giving that recommendation.

    The authors of this pack are also involved in the ffdshow and Media Player Classic projects. They are very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems. If you got a problem, go to the Codec Guide support forums and you will get a solution very quickly.

    I highly recommend this pack.

  161. 5 out of 5 stars
    pcexpert

    Reviewing 2.0.0 (Feb 18, 2009)

    This codec pack is excellent. It does what it needs to do very well and is highly flexible.

    I help many people to fix their computers and always recommend this pack when my customers have trouble playing videos. I frequently get e-mails from very satisfied users thanking me for giving that recommendation.

    The authors of this pack are also involved in the ffdshow and Media Player Classic projects. They are very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems. If you got a problem, go to the Codec Guide support forums and you will get a solution very quickly.

    I highly recommend this pack.

  162. 4 out of 5 stars
    shahidil

    Reviewing 4.6.2 (Feb 18, 2009)

    Compatibility with Windows 7 ?

  163. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.0.0 (Feb 14, 2009)

    VistaUser = typical brainwashed "Vista Codec Package" n00b user...
    dont feed the troll...

  164. 1 out of 5 stars
    VistaUser

    Reviewing 2.0.0 (Feb 12, 2009)

    complete crap. Most users have switched to the Shark007 codecs unless you prefer formatting your machine often, then Klite is for you.

  165. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.0.0 (Feb 12, 2009)

    Excellent. An absolute must for Vista x64 Media Center.

  166. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.6.2 (Feb 12, 2009)

    @shahidil

    Yes, this pack is compatible with Windows 7.

    @frankwick

    Yes, if you upgrade it will use the installation settings from your current installation. So it will only update the components that you have installed.

  167. 4 out of 5 stars
    frankwick

    Reviewing 4.6.2 (Feb 12, 2009)

    I have an older version with a custom install of only a handful of codex loaded. Will the new version upgrade ONLY the codecs I have installed?

  168. 4 out of 5 stars
    obbi

    Reviewing 4.5.3 (Feb 6, 2009)

    thank you

  169. 5 out of 5 stars
    italiano_200016

    Reviewing 4.5.3 (Jan 19, 2009)

    Mady @ MariaM love for ever

  170. 5 out of 5 stars
    Hank.Riker

    Reviewing 4.5.3 (Jan 17, 2009)

    Excellent as always. I don't know how the developer/developers keep motivated but we all benefit because of it.

    I've been using this Codec pack for many years now, it's the best.

    I congratulate them on yet another excellent release.

  171. 5 out of 5 stars
    MerolaC

    Reviewing 4.4.5 (Jan 3, 2009)

    What can i say?....
    Every time i get a new version, it runs even better!!!
    KEEP IT COMMING!!!
    Like "simko"
    "Flawless Victory!"

  172. 5 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 4.4.5 (Jan 1, 2009)

    flawless victory :)

    Simply the best out there in what it does.

  173. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 4.4.5 (Dec 31, 2008)

    meh. I hate rebooting.

  174. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 4.4.2 (Dec 19, 2008)

    This should almost be payware-- what other app gives you so much, while working seamlessly on everything from win98 to present?

  175. 5 out of 5 stars
    deda

    Reviewing 4.4.2 (Dec 19, 2008)

    English isn't my native idiom.
    traumadoc@ try install first the codecs and only after this the affected program. I had this kind of problem with PowerDVD. I uninstalled both, and ran the codecs first, and I've got no problem.

  176. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 4.3.4 (Nov 26, 2008)

    Great

  177. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 4.3.4 (Nov 25, 2008)

    Does the job. My PC can't handle full screen HD/H.264 though... :(

  178. 5 out of 5 stars
    photonboy

    Reviewing 4.3.1 (Nov 18, 2008)

    Works fine. No issues.

    Traumadoc,
    Confirm it's working, then install a piece or several pieces at a time until you figure out the offending codec or application. Maybe you should get the Full version and not the Megapack. Most people are fine with just FFDShow and Haali.

    That piece of software has issues and you might be able to run it and change it's settings so it doesn't interfere (hard to be specific without knowing which program.)

    Also, if you install manually, you might not even need that piece of software.

    If you are still stumped, install VLC (and KMPlayer without external codecs). These will play most video and not affect anything else.

  179. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 4.3.1 (Nov 14, 2008)

    OMG! i love it... :D

  180. 5 out of 5 stars
    traumadoc

    Reviewing 4.2.5 (Oct 27, 2008)

    Anyone able to help with an issue?
    I have an HP Pavilltion dv9815nr laptop with built-in webcam. After installing this version my HP Webcam preview in My Computer fails with "creation of video preview failed" ...
    I've had this issue with other programs - uninstalling the offending program repairs the problem. I have tried different drivers, etc. What sort of file would cause the video preview to fail?
    Can anyone provide some assistance on this ? I want the programs I have installed that cause this video preview problem and I want things to work properly :)

  181. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 1.5.0 (Oct 25, 2008)

    Still THE BEST !!!

  182. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 4.2.5 (Oct 25, 2008)

    Still THE BEST !!!

  183. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nighted

    Reviewing 4.2.5 (Oct 21, 2008)

    Finally they've added MPC Home Cinema to these distributions! Outstanding work K-Lite team ! :)

  184. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 4.2.5 (Oct 21, 2008)

    A stable final version.
    work fine with my ATI RADEON 2600XT latest 8.11 catalyst driver and SAMSUNG LCD display..
    GOOD JOB!

  185. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 4.2.5 (Oct 20, 2008)

    w00t

  186. 5 out of 5 stars
    cynical66

    Reviewing 4.1.7 (Sep 26, 2008)

    help! i cant play avi file properly. wut i got is sound but no pics come out..happen only to avi with more than 2GB size

  187. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 4.1.7 (Aug 23, 2008)

    Kapersky is a great V detection engine EXCEPT, it has the highest rate of false positives for legit software.

    Scan with any other AV engine and K-lite always comes out clean.

  188. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.1.7 (Aug 21, 2008)

    The installer itself is protected, not its contents. It does not contain any malicious content. All the millions of satisfied users can confirm that it is 100% clean.

  189. 1 out of 5 stars
    joe.m

    Reviewing 4.1.7 (Aug 20, 2008)

    Okay I got two big issues with K-Lite. The name K-Lite came from the site which brought us all Kazaa Lite. It made its codecs available using the name K-Lite some time ago.

    Secondly, my Kapersky anti-virus scanner complained about. Now I know you might think I got a false positive, No that's not it.

    It seems Kapersky does not like when some archives (Zip files) have additional embedded Zip files that are password protected. Upon seeing this I tried to open the nested password protected zip files in the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and it kept asking for a password. I tried opening these files on my Linux box so that I would not get an unexpected surprise.

    Kapersky believes you should never blindly trust locked files that you have no clue at what they are or what they do. There could be a very undesirable file or files inside. Even if it was Microsoft I would urge caution. There is no reason to have locked files within a free codec unless isn't really free (i.e. adware, spyware). We'll never know and I not willing to find out on my XP box.

  190. 3 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 4.1.7 (Aug 19, 2008)

    414 was crashing my pc. Switching to MPC home cinema portable videos played fine.

  191. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 4.1.4 (Aug 10, 2008)

    Fairly hard to release an update pack when they constantly revert to older versions or remove components due to technical or legal issues, combined with regression testing the hundreds of versions.

  192. 5 out of 5 stars
    Trgiaol

    Reviewing 4.1.4 (Aug 9, 2008)

    Great pack, I just wish they'd release update packs instead of full releases all the time

  193. 4 out of 5 stars
    skapig

    Reviewing 4.1.4 (Aug 9, 2008)

    Great pack, but have been having a problem lately with the MediaPlayer Classic window sometimes not openning while the video procedes to play (audio can be heard and the ffdshow icons are visible), forcing me to end the task. Then will work fine.

  194. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.1.4 (Aug 9, 2008)

    @viperiii

    You problem is most likely caused by the drivers. So you should try with the 8.6 one.

    There is a support forum on the codecguide website. That is a good place to get help.

    K-Lite doesn't develop the individual codecs. They only assemble the package.

  195. 4 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 4.1.4 (Aug 8, 2008)

    This 4.14 version got a bug (slightly jerking picture display) on my ATI RADEON 2600XT card, when viewing the AVI MOVIES. The latest Catalyst 8.7 driver was installed during the testing of this version of K-LITE CODEC..

    My system config:
    1Gb DDR2 800 memory,
    Gigabyte ATI Radeon 2600XT 256Mb GDDR3,
    Vista SP1.
    500Gb Western Digital Hard Disk SATA x 2 (RAID)
    Catalyst 8.7 was installed.

    I still prefer the version 4.00 of K-LITE Mega Codec with stunning display quality.. I am not sure whether it is deal to the graphic driver issues, or the CODEC issues. previous i was using the CATALYST 8.6 driver together with version 4.00 of K-LITE Mega Codec installed.

    (hope the K-LITE developer will take note for my little issues). Perhaps, The K-Lite Codec developers take into the following considerations when developing the codecs,

    the so called the "COMBINED OPTIMIZATIONS"

    1. AMD processor and latest ATI Graphic Optimizations.
    2. AMD processor and latest NVIDIA Graphic Optimizations.
    3. Intel Processor and latest ATI Graphic Optimizations.
    4. Intel Processor and latest NVIDIA Graphic Optimizations.
    5. LCD digital display optimization.
    6. Digital display (DVI) optimization.
    7. Hi Definition Video optimization.
    8. Common optimization. (only for older graphic card)
    etc..

    Thanks!!
    K-Lite for the BEST!

  196. 5 out of 5 stars
    asmithz

    Reviewing 1.4.0 (Jul 31, 2008)

    64-bit :)

  197. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Jul 29, 2008)

    @ Bouvier

    Then you are very unlucky, as this pack works perfectly fine for almost everyone. If you need help solving your problem, this is a good place to get help:
    http://www.codecguide.com/forum.htm

  198. 1 out of 5 stars
    Bouvier

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Jul 29, 2008)

    I installed this bunch of crap, and now all my media files' audio are out of sync.

  199. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jeordie

    Reviewing 4.1.0 (Jul 28, 2008)

    CCCP is a communist community codec pack. You would have to be retarded to call it bloated. It's not going to take over with system resources and bog down your system at all, if your computer can't handle 46.6 MB of data, then there is something wrong with you. The nice thing is you can deselect all you want, so it technically can't be bloated. Also, the communist community codec pack is way outdated and never gets updated and fixed like k-lite. If one release this year is up to date enough for you, good, but you are wrong, so gtfo. 24-1-2008 is the last release of CCCP and that can't hardly be considered up to date, new versions of divx and many things are included. CCCP can't find a competent communist it seems to setup their forums, wiki or anything else. Yet K-lite is doing great with releases. There is no comparison in quality/community/less communism as k-lite, they don't take the time to make a comment where they are protected by anonymity to advertise, because they don't need it like CCCP.

  200. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 9, 2008)

    Promise to deliver better picture quality when U viewing the AVI movies..

    (tested on a decent ATI graphic card and Samsung LCD monitor)
    Keep on improving K-LITE CODECs.. but there are still a lot of space for improvement, keep it up!!)

  201. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 9, 2008)

    @ elitegangsta - how CCCP can be better like KLCP have all things like CCCP have...

    stop with idiotic CCCP propaganda...

    CCCP dont have encoders like KLCP have... than stfu with comparison this codecs packs...

  202. 3 out of 5 stars
    elitegangsta

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 8, 2008)

    it's ok, bloated in a few respects, not always totally up-to-date, does not clean and refresh current codecs. CCCP is a much better alternative (Combined Community Codec Pack) http://www.cccp-project.net/ check it out.

  203. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 8, 2008)

    AC3Filter 1.50a is a buggy ALPHA version. That is why the pack still includes the latest stable version.

    Those who think this pack is too large should check out the much smaller STANDARD version. Don't waste your time with outdated CCCP crap.

    And since all the KLCP packs are fully customizable you can also just select the stuff you want/need.

  204. 4 out of 5 stars
    pihug12

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 8, 2008)

    Why don't upgrade AC3Filter 1.46 to AC3Filter 1.50a ?

    Great pack anyway !

  205. 5 out of 5 stars
    aruprc

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    Good job......

  206. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    I like even numbers.

  207. 5 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    I usually rate this 4 but since theartist's made a superb review I'm rating this 5.

  208. 5 out of 5 stars
    Marucins

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    **thartist** You've...

  209. 3 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 4.0.0 (Jul 7, 2008)

    It's not like they've made ANY MAJOR CHANGE THAT JUSTIFIES THE 4 AS A VERSION NUMBER. Baaaad, baaad numbering.

    Its just a very regular update as every other. 3.9.9 or 3.9.10 if they want, or 3.10.0 should be. Not 4.0.

    Low rating penalty this single time for misleading. Nothing is new here.

  210. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 3.9.5 (Jun 19, 2008)

    Still THE BEST !!!

  211. 5 out of 5 stars
    outofspace

    Reviewing 3.9.5 (Jun 4, 2008)

    Classic!

  212. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 3.9.5 (Jun 3, 2008)

    It still lacks a few codecs that I require, but I'll leave that for the forum.

    In terms of codec packs, this is as good as they come, it's bug-tested to the extreme, it has a gigantic community, and it's flexibility is golden.

    With this pack you can; Play flash content(swf or flv) in Windows Media Player, as well as play Quicktime/Real/diVx/xVid, and tons more.

    For those of you who love Movie Maker, this allows you to import virtually any video into it.

    For anyone who's a media nut, get this pack; the playback quality kills KMPlayer, and the stability of Videolan on Windows is still iffy, and can't play nearly as much as this allows.

    The Best.

  213. 5 out of 5 stars
    Havokdan

    Reviewing 3.9.0 (May 12, 2008)

    ask in the forum oficial

  214. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Apr 16, 2008)

    Perfect !!!
    K.O. others codecs pack xD

  215. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 3.9.0 (Apr 16, 2008)

    Perfect !!!
    K.O. others codecs pack xD

  216. 5 out of 5 stars
    madmike

    Reviewing 3.9.0 (Apr 16, 2008)

    One word: Excellent!

  217. 5 out of 5 stars
    H4cko

    Reviewing 3.8.0 (Mar 24, 2008)

    Best codec pack i ever used!

  218. 4 out of 5 stars
    pihug12

    Reviewing 3.7.5 (Feb 6, 2008)

    "It really sucks that CoreAVC was removed."
    +1 => 4/5

    But it stills the best codec pack !

  219. 4 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 3.7.5 (Feb 6, 2008)

    Awwwww, man. It really sucks that CoreAVC was removed. That was a massive part of why I used this pack.

    I know it was inevitable since it's not free or open, but it still sucks since it's by far the most efficient software h/x264 decoder.

    Hang on to 3.7.0 if you have it, folks.

  220. 5 out of 5 stars
    nohead

    Reviewing 3.7.5 (Feb 5, 2008)

    I've been using it since 2-3 years. It just gets better...

  221. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.3.0 (Jan 28, 2008)

    Now also supports playback of .flv files.

  222. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 3.7.0 (Jan 24, 2008)

    Getting better support for LCD display, ATI Radeon 2600XT with the ATI Catalyst 8.1 driver in Windows VISTA x64 environment. Best and better ever! Highly recommended. Good Job, K-Lite Team! Hopefully got more improvement in the future version.

  223. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 3.6.5 (Dec 31, 2007)

    @vcorvinus, if you would bother to look at the options given during installation then you'll find a MPEG-2 (MP2) audio decoder amongst it.

  224. 3 out of 5 stars
    vcorvinus

    Reviewing 3.6.5 (Dec 31, 2007)

    works well when it works. wish it had a MPEG-2 audio decoder.

  225. 5 out of 5 stars
    wchisme_2000

    Reviewing 3.6.2 (Dec 28, 2007)

    K-LITE cann't play PMP files...

  226. 5 out of 5 stars
    the artist

    Reviewing 3.6.2 (Dec 23, 2007)

    IF this or any codec package causes instability to your system then you're an... "unlucky fella" (to not say "an idiot").
    I don't have any use for that extra stuff it carries, i just install in the "playback only" preset and that way i always have a player that plays whatever sh*t i throw at it. it always works like a charm.

    5 greens from me.

  227. 4 out of 5 stars
    tannenwheel

    Reviewing 3.6.2 (Dec 23, 2007)

    if you are unable to fix the instability that a codec package could cause, your are also unable to manually & consciously build up a codec system without a package. it makes no sense to warn people who could easily fix such problems. makes no sense to warn people who wont achieve any "playback" without a package or without just following instructions to manually install codecs which would be just as risky. makes no sense to warn people who dont use directshow players, as mythic instability wont affect them, except maybe on thumbnail extraction. so you are just into the warning for the feel of it. dont fart near open fire. also avoid any computer usage, to ensure system stability.

    i am rating it just 4 cause i am missing some magic tools to manage and overwiev stuff. the installer-like thing is neat, but not so grown up.

  228. 4 out of 5 stars
    meteecee

    Reviewing 3.6.2 (Dec 23, 2007)

    what does this offer that you don't get with ZOOMpro.

    i rated this for potenyiall

  229. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 3.6.0 Beta (Dec 14, 2007)

    @viperiii, if you report a possible bug, you need to be way more specific.

    This version is working great for me.

  230. 3 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 3.6.0 Beta (Dec 14, 2007)

    produce weird sound of this version of K-LITE, recommend other versions than this version.

  231. 5 out of 5 stars
    wchisme_2000

    Reviewing 3.6.0 Beta (Dec 13, 2007)

    Perfect!

  232. 5 out of 5 stars
    viperiii

    Reviewing 3.5.9 Beta (Dec 11, 2007)

    The latest version with improve latest hardware and dual core support!! yeah!! Hopefully can improve some more in the near future like SSE and SSE2 optimization.

  233. 5 out of 5 stars
    sx66gns

    Reviewing 3.5.9 Beta (Dec 7, 2007)

    Great pack , say........where's the Linux version?

  234. 5 out of 5 stars
    osric

    Reviewing 3.5.9 Beta (Dec 7, 2007)

    No we are going to have vista's successor pretty soon - XP SP3 ;)

  235. 5 out of 5 stars
    why hello there

    Reviewing 3.5.9 Beta (Dec 7, 2007)

    32-bit OSs are extinct? You must be joking. And if you honestly believe that Vista's successor will be out by mid-2008 or early-2009, you must be insane.

  236. 5 out of 5 stars
    ketxxx

    Reviewing 3.5.7 (Dec 2, 2007)

    Truely great stuff. Theres no need for any other words. As time moves on it would be nice to start seeing more native 64bit video and audio codecs, though. XP64 is now actually quite good out outshines its 32bit brother, and while I hate it for its system resources hogging, bloatyness, and general design that makes it look like a 6 year old made it, Vista64 is also around folks. So like the dinosaur 32bit OSes are essentially extinct now, Microsofts next OS (which MS have said themselves could be ready to go as early as mid 08 early 09)is also likely to be 64bit only.

  237. 5 out of 5 stars
    why hello there

    Reviewing 3.5.7 (Nov 22, 2007)

    I love it... It serves me well and gives very few problems.

    Just a slight modification on what simko said: I'd generally suggest not updating just to update (i.e. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"), but do check the release notes to see if a security fix has been included in the update (i.e. "Something may be broken without you knowing").

  238. 5 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 3.5.7 (Nov 22, 2007)

    well you want the best codec pack well this is the best imo using used it since it began.

    And if it aint broke dont try to fix it meaning if everything works you shouldnt update the already installed pack.

    If something doesnt work make sure to only update that part just a tip.

  239. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 3.5.7 (Nov 22, 2007)

    Yeah, other codec packs have also removed QTA- which btw changed name to QT Lite.
    Also, since Apple has made it even tougher to sub QT when using iTunes, i've gone back to QT... It will stay until iTunes no longer needed.

    I trust K-Lite to add/remove stuff as they see fit-- usually done after widespread experiment / feedback / clamor anyhow; as well Mega Codec Pack contains so much that it makes very little sense to downgrade this product whenever some single item/feature is removed. I mean, think about the large quantity of codecs + individual apps & tweaks...all the work involved here:

    to get such a plethora of varied & independent products to even install together, much less co-exist...factor in their never-ending stream of updates + possible new candidates to add, as well the work with so many tweaks; all in an end product that plays nice with just about every hardware driver in existence & every Windows version from 98 to Vista.

    To maintain this product at its present quality and expansion levels(and as well keep it freeware)-- is not something i would wish on my worst enemy.

    The top rating of 5 seems very inadequate for K-Lite actually.

  240. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Oct 26, 2007)

    As far as I know, they removed Quicktime Alternative from the pack so they wouldn't face possible lawsuits against Apple for modifying their software.

    Great pack, it really goes to show how capable FFDShow is, and what it's becoming...It might get to the point that it could play every popular format(it almost already does), and then they could publish it and make a killing...but then would kill diVX entirely.

    They keep up with updates well on everything except new MPC mod.

    I was using KMPlayer and VLC for awhile and reviewing this low, but both are very sloppy handling, buggy, and video quality is NOT as good.

  241. 5 out of 5 stars
    olavinto

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Oct 26, 2007)

    The best and very complete codec pack. It's a shame that they removed QuickTime Alternative.

    Note that QTA was removed because Apple demanded it. So it is not coming back. Complain to Apple instead of dropping the points here!

  242. 4 out of 5 stars
    Somnambulator

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Oct 26, 2007)

    havent installed 3.5.3 yet but havent had any probs with previous versions. docking 1 point b/c they removed quicktime alternative some time back and the point of the mega pack was to have EVERY codec in 1 installer.

    put QTA back in and it's back to a 5.

    also the codec fixer tool is 5 stars by itself...

  243. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Oct 26, 2007)

    Somn Doesn't install Flash either.. deduct another point... oooh.. no Shock either... no Unagi... ROTF

    Auto, you ignorant slut! it's VCM9: http://download.microsof...f6c328/wmv9VCMsetup.exe

    And it IS listed by KLite, both in Setup(select Lots of Options category) AND in G-Spot(look in Start/Programs/Klite/Tools/GSpot/System/List Codecs & .../scroll to bottom of page......

    Joop: yeah, IF you install more than one codec pack you may get conflicts-- you'll get duplicate & multiple different codec versions... to boot installed in different locations.
    You never specifically cited K-Lite for causing any conflicts within its installed packages.

    Lhdal you're having either: porn malware issues or incorrectly configured/installed hardware.

    Sheesh... is this a great country or what??? Folks freely allowed to post stuff like that without fear of retribution.

    Enjoy your freedom fries w/ your next burger guys!!!

  244. 5 out of 5 stars
    duntuk

    Reviewing 3.5.0 (Oct 22, 2007)

    best and NO process overhead... (this does NOT install a bunch of useless codecs--as some *unexperienced* users may have noted... even though it allows you to install just about any codec, the DEFAULT installation is super slim)

    if you want to play High Definition formats 720p or 1080i, you'll need x264 support (which this has; it uses CoreAVC which is the fastest/best for decoding this format)

    and auto78900, your review has NOTHING to do with how this program performs... just because you can't find certain info this doesn't justify a negative review on the program... rather it should reflect a review on your personal inabilities on using google.
    (here is what you're looking for, listed on the developer's site: http://www.codecguide.com/windows_media_codecs.htm)

  245. 5 out of 5 stars
    cap.ahab

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Oct 12, 2007)

    unbeatable

  246. 1 out of 5 stars
    auto78900

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 25, 2007)

    It still does not tell u if it has this codec in it.
    Its windows "media video 9 Professional".

    I really need this codec.

  247. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 19, 2007)

    Never a single bug or conflict on various systems from 98 to me to 2k to xp to vista.... don't listen to fearmongers....
    and don't install any other codec packs either-- that will/may cause problems.

  248. 2 out of 5 stars
    joopbraak

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 16, 2007)

    MPC is still being developed, just not by Gabest.

    There is already a fixed version available:

    http://www.codecs.com/do...edia_Player_Classic.htm

    Ffdshow and MPC (6 MB together) is all you need to play like 99 % of video's available on internet. Actually I don't even install Fakeplayer alternative nowadays, because it's hardly being used anymore. Slowtime alternative you can install if you want to watch mov files as well. But that is not included in this pack either.
    Codec packs often cause problems because of conflicts and all the codecs installed of which 90% you never gonna use. And updated versions of seperate components are not included immediately
    (and you will have to download and install the whole codec pack again).
    A use only MPC and Ffdshow (the SSE version) and never have problems watching video's (and I watch alot).
    Anybody saying Ffdshow or MPC is a terrible piece of software doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Look on Doom9 or Free-Codecs for more info.

  249. 4 out of 5 stars
    echohead

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 16, 2007)

    its good to see that people are finally seeing ffdshow for the terrible piece of software that it is. now if everyone would just realize how outdated and buggy media player classic is, we'd be in good shape...

    but other than ffdshow and MPC, this is a great no nonsense codec pack. the next version should have quicktime alternative back in it!

  250. 5 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 15, 2007)

    That's ffdshow. Geeze, like watching video under water. Just uncheck or change anything that that says ffdshow and choose Gabest for MPG and Haali for TS/PS. Silky smooth. Probably, the ffdshow pack has been "optimised" for dual core and Vista. Well, you know that can't be good. But, that's the beauty of KLMC: Choice and a clean uninstall / reinstall if you change your mind about which filters you want to use.

  251. 4 out of 5 stars
    lenon.c

    Reviewing 3.4.5 (Sep 15, 2007)

    some mpg files can't be played , show up no sound or jump .
    I found out that was cyberlink's fault , it's all right when using ffdshow to decode mpeg-2

  252. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 3.4.3 Beta (Sep 14, 2007)

    That bug is present in the internal AVI splitter of MPC. The K-Lite Codec Pack uses the standard Microsoft AVI splitter by default. So there is no need to worry.

    MPC is open source, so there is a big chance someone will fix this bug very soon.

  253. 3 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 3.4.3 Beta (Sep 13, 2007)

    All should note that media player classic has a serious remote execution security vulnerability, so any codec package that uses it might be affected:
    http://secunia.com/advisories/26806/

    AFAIK MPC development has been abandoned, which means k-lite might need to change their default media player.

  254. 5 out of 5 stars
    hRLE

    Reviewing 3.4.3 Beta (Sep 8, 2007)

    This codec pack is far the most complete pack except maybe ACE Mega CodecS Pack. But the newest ACE Mega CodecS Pack version is very, very old and it's development has been stoped. So, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is the best codec pack. You will find everything that you need. I gave it a high rating becouse of it's development, the new version ships about, twice a month.

  255. 1 out of 5 stars
    lhdal

    Reviewing 3.4.3 Beta (Sep 7, 2007)

    No sound in AVI's

  256. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (Sep 4, 2007)

    My tv tuner shortcut program (in tray) even that the real tuner program was closed was using some codecs and i have had access errors in K-Lite Mega Codec Pack installer - turning that Leadtek Winfast Wizard off from tray fixed that.

  257. 5 out of 5 stars
    lumaan

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (Aug 31, 2007)

    *Just install Unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ then right klik on the file that you cant replace and "unlock" it ;) I use this program when I cant replace/delete files in use by some program and I dont want to make a restart to make it "unlocked".*

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack i have been using for some years now, and always gets back to it if I try other codec pack's... Got what I need.

  258. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (Aug 31, 2007)

    Any dll that can't be registered MUST be in use by either browser or by some background app... in the case when you don't have some media app obviously running of course.

    Try over-installing in Safe Mode.

  259. 5 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 3.4.0 (Aug 31, 2007)

    Yeah, it's always a good idea to uninstall the old version, reboot and install. I've found that often when there are problems installing the culprit turns out to be an internet video that doesn't close cleanly and leaves a process in memory space even after the browser is closed. Sometimes I have seen one instance of MPC and an instance or two of Firefox still running as processes in Task Manager. No way the codec pack will install under those circumstances. Can't really blame the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack installer for that and it is good that it is so well behaved and doesn't force an install. That would be really bad.

  260. 5 out of 5 stars
    Skawt

    Reviewing 3.3.9 Beta (Aug 30, 2007)

    Issues like this happen with various Windows systems, and I have not found an exact cause for it. I always got hit by something similar with the Quicktime Alternative portion. It simply means that something is in use and it can't be overwritten.

    Unfortunately, when you get stuck by one of these, the only real solution is to do a complete uninstall of the K-lite codec pack, reboot, and then install the new one. That usually resolves the issue for me.

  261. 4 out of 5 stars
    hurzx

    Reviewing 3.3.9 Beta (Aug 29, 2007)

    @ wchisme_2000

    Confirmed. I got exactly the same issue. Could not install and it rolled back...

  262. 5 out of 5 stars
    Matt714

    Reviewing 3.3.9 Beta (Aug 29, 2007)

    wchisme_2000, have you made sure that Windows Media Player, Firefox, and the like are closed ?

  263. 5 out of 5 stars
    wchisme_2000

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 27, 2007)

    ---------------------------
    Error
    ---------------------------
    C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\filters\MP4Splitter.ax

    Unable to register the DLL/OCX: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x3.

    Click Retry to try again, Ignore to proceed anyway (not recommended), or Abort to cancel installation.
    ---------------------------
    ??(A) ??(R) ??(I)
    ---------------------------

  264. 5 out of 5 stars
    MerolaC

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 24, 2007)

    Just, the best free codec pack out there... Simple, fast and it have all for everything what you want to do in video, sound or both!
    The best thing is what you can take more advantage from Windows Media Player 11 because it give to it more formats support!
    But, if you don't like Windows Media Player, you can install the included player... Windows Media Player Classic which is more better and Stable than MSoft thing and it support even more formats.
    And it has more features!
    What more can i say?
    Download it and prove it all yourself.

    A must have :D

  265. 5 out of 5 stars
    vcorvinus

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 24, 2007)

    Actually, improvelence, codec packs are a great idea. You could install codecs one-by-one, on an as-needed basis, but with a good codec pack, you don't have to worry about compatibility, stability, or configuration issues. Someone else does it for you.

  266. 5 out of 5 stars
    outofspace

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 24, 2007)

    classic !

  267. 2 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 24, 2007)

    Codec packs are a bad idea unless you are an extreme novice. Only use this if you have no knowledge of codecs and filters whatsoever.

  268. 5 out of 5 stars
    styxchan

    Reviewing 3.3.8 Beta (Aug 24, 2007)

    best nothing more or less

  269. 5 out of 5 stars
    christ999

    Reviewing 3.3.5 (Aug 17, 2007)

    the best

  270. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 3.3.4 Beta (Aug 16, 2007)

    There are some incompatibilities between QuickTime and some NVIDIA drivers.

    Selecting "Safe Mode (GDI only)" in QuickTime preferences solves the crashes.

  271. 5 out of 5 stars
    baki_princ

    Reviewing 3.3.4 Beta (Aug 16, 2007)

    All I know is that since they remove quick time I cannot watch trailers on http://www.apple.com/trailers/ neither with QT lite, neither with QT pro ...Opera and IE7 just crashed....I install th eold version KLite mega codec pack 2.1.5 and it`s same problem...

  272. 5 out of 5 stars
    weitaohd

    Reviewing 3.3.3 Beta (Aug 15, 2007)

    no password

  273. 5 out of 5 stars
    luyi7338

    Reviewing 3.3.3 Beta (Aug 15, 2007)

    I dont know the pasword too..

  274. 5 out of 5 stars
    wchisme_2000

    Reviewing 3.3.3 Beta (Aug 14, 2007)

    password???what password???

  275. 5 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 3.3.3 Beta (Aug 14, 2007)

    Simply the best.

  276. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta 2 (Jul 19, 2007)

    @mjm01010101

    QT Lite is not equal to QT Alternative. It is a similar pack, but based on the latest version of QuickTime.

  277. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta 2 (Jul 19, 2007)

    again, people. Stop pushing QT lite. it's dead. It has vulnerable code (i.e. uses old quicktime elements that have vulnerabilities in them.)
    Your choices now are to either use Quicktime or not use quicktime. I choose the latter, I hate the format and pretty much everything about apple.

  278. 5 out of 5 stars
    tuneslover

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 14, 2007)

    I Love it.

  279. 4 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 14, 2007)

    The whole point of k-lite is so you don't have to run to multiple links to get media accessibility-running....
    As popular as this is it should by now have an autoupdate feature for just the components that need it. 5 million downloads-alright already

  280. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 14, 2007)

    Install this and QT Lite and you'll be set.

  281. 5 out of 5 stars
    christ999

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 14, 2007)

    The best codec pack

  282. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 13, 2007)

    runningfool,
    QT alternative [lite or regular] is no longer under development, and contains the quicktime flaws as reported recently.

    Otherwise, I've had good success with MPC/this codec pack, but I will def check out your routine. It does concern me that mpc development has pretty much dried up, and I have had it crash on me a few times (but so has almost every app I've ever used)

  283. 1 out of 5 stars
    runningfool

    Reviewing 2.2.9 Beta (Jul 13, 2007)

    installing KLCP actually creates 2 un-fixable bugs in media player classic...if youre watching a video in MPC and then double click on another video without first closing MPC, it locks up forcing you to ctrl+alt+del MPC. the other bug causes MPC to randomly not remove itself from memory...ive had as many as 8 mplayerclassic processes running at once because of this.

    k-lite is way past its prime, development on media player classic has all but ceased, and there are so many mindless ffdshow fanboys out there that its probably not safe saying anything bad about that unnecessary garbage piece of software.

    think about this for a second...are you really going to need THIS many codecs? are the annoyances of media player classic really worth putting up with, just so you can save about 5MB of memory?

    instead of downloading KLMCP, try this:
    1) download and install real alternative lite, and quicktime alternative lite-
    http://www.free-codecs.c...al_Alternative_Lite.htm
    http://www.free-codecs.c...me_Alternative_Lite.htm
    2) download and install the MSFN codec pack (only 6MB, and only codecs youll actually use)-
    http://www.msfn.org/boar...dex.php?showtopic=14614
    3) download and install KMPlayer (THE best media player)-
    http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php
    4) download and install foobar2000 (best music player, by far)-
    http://www.foobar2000.org/
    ---or---
    http://rapidshare.com/fi...35883/foobar2k.exe.html
    (custom silent installer, includes plugins)

    this might seem like a lot to install, but in reality its much more memory efficient than k-lite. i was a KLMCP for years...then i wised up. try the programs i listed, and tell me im wrong.

  284. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 27, 2007)

    I'm bummed about the removal of quicktime alt.
    Quicktime, as shown on their page, is such a pain to make "not suck" especially on a mass group of machines (domain,)

    The latest version isn't updating for us, either, it just repeatedly says an update is available, but it never goes away.

    In terms of bloat: Real is King, but Quicktime/Itunes is closing in. I never could get MPC to play wmv files reliably, so it's always unchecked when I install it.

  285. 5 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 27, 2007)

    Best codec pack out there as simpel as that.

  286. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 27, 2007)

    It's interesting that they removed a few of the MPEG decoders from the "mega" codec pack, but I guess some of them were kind of redundant and the wide range of choices could be confusing to some first time users. Besides, they're still in the MPEG Pack.

    I'm just glad they kept the Gabest decoder in, because I just cannot get the Cyberlink decoder to work with my Radeon 8500, even with hardware acceleration disabled, and I have problems with some transport streams and other MPEG2 files when using the ffdshow decoders. Good decision on the K-Lite team's part.

    And it's actually CoreAVC that handles most modern Quicktime files, by default, and that's a good thing. It's far, far more efficient than Apple's own decoder for Windows.

    Still the best.

  287. 5 out of 5 stars
    Gus_Valentine

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 26, 2007)

    Yes, they stated on their website that Apple asked them to remove QT Alternative, but then FFDShow can play .mov files, as well as almost all other media types. And, this codec pack is the most complete and up-to-date there is, period.

  288. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 26, 2007)

    Another lamer that rates something that he/she has never used.

    CCCP only support the most common formats. K-Lite plays many more formats (such as RealMedia, flac, musepack, etc) and works perfectly fine. Furthermore, KLMCP also uses the latest versions of Haali Media Splitter and ffdshow tryouts.

  289. 1 out of 5 stars
    maxstep

    Reviewing 2.2.5 (Jun 26, 2007)

    Bluntly - C.R.A.P. Use cccp with updated haali media splitter and latest ffdshow tryouts - flawless playback of ANY file you can imagine.

  290. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 14, 2007)

    You know, I really was skeptical about them removing Quicktime Alternative, but after trying the instructions on their site on how to install Apple Quicktime without having to worry about it running crap in the background or interfering with other A/V components, I have to reluctantly admit that it works better. CoreAVC does the decoding for .mov files in DirectShow (MPC, Zoom Player, etc.), anyway, so the only media the actual Quicktime will be handling is Quicktime streaming web content.

    It's just a bit of a pain, even if it takes only two or three minutes. Quicktime Alternative is still great software in this regard. But I understand that not everyone with a website can afford to hire their own lawyers to fend off Apple's lawyers.

    KLCP is still the best solution out there for Windows HTPCs when combined with Zoom Player (or whatever other player you prefer).

  291. 4 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    why did they remove QT Alternative? legal problems?

  292. 5 out of 5 stars
    Porkape

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    I love this pack but it does not have QuickTime Alternative anymore. I'll upgrade for now and see if I miss it, otherwise this still gets 9 Thumbs Up from me.

  293. 5 out of 5 stars
    flibberyGiveIt

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    This, Firefox, my firewall and Admuncher are the
    only programs I try to keep up to date.
    (And XP, but I'm still runnig XP SP1 so....)

  294. 5 out of 5 stars
    eddie

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    It is listed there...

  295. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    Yes! Mrtech and I have the same question.

  296. 5 out of 5 stars
    mrtech

    Reviewing 2.2.0 (Jun 13, 2007)

    This is a great package, but just wondering why it's now listed on http://codecguide.com/ anymore??

  297. 5 out of 5 stars
    h377r1d3r

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Jun 6, 2007)

    @runningfool this is not the place to showoff you frustations mate with irc. some irc channels are quiet, some are not.

    klmcp is simply the best:
    1. easy to install
    2. easy to upgrade
    3. has all the codecs you would ever want
    4. checks for broken codecs

    what else do you want? if you prefer stand alone player for the cost of choppy playback(don't even argue here) use vlc

    btw. mpc - what's your problem with that??? it does need stand alone codecs, that's the way it was written. it is like saying cars are stupid cause they need fuel... wtf ?!?

  298. 5 out of 5 stars
    bigmama

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Jun 5, 2007)

    best codec pack

    (dead link?)

  299. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Jun 5, 2007)

    Anyone implying that ffdshow is somehow "bloated" simply doesn't know what they're talking about. For what it does - decode every format I'm aware of including .flv - it's TINY; about 4MB. And it's about as stable as it gets. The only compatibility problems that anyone seems to have with it these days are usually due to either a woefully out-of-date/broken Windows install or to outdated/broken display drivers.

    It does NOT interfere with other codecs if it's properly configured, which is normally done automatically by KLPC, and customized incredibly easily even if it doesn't. Ffdshow includes a drop-down menu where you can tell it exactly what formats to decode and what formats not to decode. If you prefer, say, a different h.264 decoder, you just set the h.264 preference in the config utility to "disabled". It's not rocket science, and KLCP even includes application whitelist functionality as an option. New builds are released regularly because they're adding features, refining support for newer formats like VC-1 and FLV, and generally improving the software. The fact that ffdshow is maintained so vigorously can only be a GOOD thing.

    Additionally, there is no better decoder/utility for AC3/DTS and other high-def audio formats than AC3Filter, especially if reliable and highly-configurable digital (SPDIF) pass-through to, say, a home theater receiver is a concern.

    As for Media Player Classic, there's a reason the KLCP puts a check box next to it during install. If you prefer a different player and don't want MPC taking up that grand total of 4MB on your hard disk, simply uncheck that option during install and use whatever directshow-compatible player you want. I happen to prefer the free version of Zoom Player.

    For best compatibility, I suggest selecting the Gabest MPEG2 decoder during installation unless you're using Vista or you use Media Player Classic as your main player, which uses this codec internally. The other reason I suggest it is that it's one of the few free MPEG2 decoders that has a usable auto deinterlacer, which comes in handy when playing back 1080i and other interlaced formats. The only downside is no hardware acceleration, but almost all computers in use today have enough CPU power for MPEG2 that it's not really a rational concern. (Also select the TS splitter and Gabest PS splitter during installation if you plan on watching High-def content from PVRs/Tivos)

    As I mentioned in my previous review: this package is simply the best option out there for a Windows-based HTPC. It's amazingly versatile and zealously kept up to date. The inclusion of the latest CoreAVC h.264 decoder, which performs and looks even better than almost all hardware-accelerated decoders, just makes the choice that much easier.

  300. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Jun 4, 2007)

    ffdshow doesn't use much memory. Perhaps with high resolution video, but that is because of the huge size of the decompressed video data that needs to be send to the video renderer for each frame.

    And I don't know where you get your facts, but ffdshow was created by a single person. At this moment it is maintained by a group of people. But I think you are confusing the IRC stuff with the people behind CCCP.

    ffdshow mainly uses libavcodec as its decoding library. Guess what KMPlayer uses...

  301. 2 out of 5 stars
    runningfool

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Jun 4, 2007)

    this pack is composed of 3 parts (excluding real and quicktime alternative)- the codec pack, ffdshow, and media player classic.

    the codec pack was originally created by users of the kazaa variant k-lite (hence the name) because some videos needed rare codecs in order to be played. if you actually still use kazaa or like encoding videos using seldom-used codecs, then this codec pack is for you.

    ffdshow -EDIT- is maintained -EDIT- by a group of people who spend most of their time trolling around on IRC channels so they can tell people codecs are stupid. basically they became frustrated at the progress of the divx codec (because everyone knows the only way divx became the most popular video format on the web was by having a s***ty codec in the first place and decided to write their own *better* divx decoder. but there were 2 problems with this: first, by fixing the almost-impossible-to-notice problems with divx, ffdshow introduced a whole new set of decoding problems. second problem is that the fanboys who created ffdshow decided it would be a great idea to try and make their program decode everything. its kind of like if a plumber fixed the dripping faucet in your kitchen but put a giant hole in the middle of the floor. sure theres a hole, but hey your sink doesnt drip! what a great idea! instead of loading a tiny codec into memory, lets fill up way more space with an unnecessary program! oh, and having ffdshow and the codec can degrade or even break the decoding of a video. but dont worry, ffdshow isnt unstable. i mean its not like they release a new beta build every week or anything. oh, wait.

    finally, theres media player classic. low memory usage, plays almost every audio/video format, simple, small, easy. except that it needs external codecs or ffdshow to play a lot of those formats. and sometimes for no reason it uses close to 60MB of memory. and sometimes you have to ctrl+alt+del to manually remove it from memory. and it has difficulty mnaging ffdshow and codecs together.

    heres a fun little test! install k-lite mega codec pack. use the "lots of stuff" preset. open a video in media player classic. now click on another video, with the first one still running. and watch media player classic crash.

    you wanna be able to watch any video format? download kmplayer, real alternative, quicktime alternative, and MSFN codec pack. saves space, no problems.

    P.S. i gave it a 2 because real/quicktime alternative both actually work.

    P.P.S. i have asked for support help in several IRC channels having to do with ffdshow, codecs, and media player classic. i was either ignored for hours, told kmplayer was stupid because it is written in Delphi (yes im serious) or told that my problem with media player classic wasnt possible. oh and if you do a wikipedia search for kmplayer, youll find a whole list of codecs that it uses...none of which are libavcodec.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KMPlayer

  302. 5 out of 5 stars
    h377r1d3r

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (Jun 4, 2007)

    The easiest to use, most effective and problems free codec pack.

    Just install and forget... well set it up and forget.

  303. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (May 23, 2007)

    If you're running a Windows-based HTPC, I really do think this package offers the best playback quality, versatility, and performance of any other solution, especially if you dabble in video conversion yourself and/or regularly play back high-def, open-format media like MKV files.

    There's options for EVERYTHING, but the defaults are all very wisely chosen and the detection of and compatibility with other software that might be installed seems to be very thorough, both of which traits are extremely hard to find in most packages of this complexity.

    I've used it on XP and Vista, now, and there's really no easier way to install and update components like ffdshow, the Haali splitter, Media Player Classic, Quicktime Alternative, Real Alternative, and even the latest version of the CoreAVC h.264 decoder!

    Like I said: for a Windows HTPC, this is the best. The only piece of software I add is Zoom Player, which I prefer over MPC and others.

    Keep up the great work, guys! It's amazing how you keep all the packages so current. Nothing else supports so many formats or performs as well for high-def playback.

    PS: there are several options for MPEG2 decoding with hardware acceleration enabled by default in this package. I suggest choosing the DScaler MPEG2 decoder during installation unless you're running Vista.

  304. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (May 22, 2007)

    Awesome. I playback almost everything (90%) with ffdshow. I just ditched media player classic (the player I've used for the last 3 or so years) for kmplayer (I don't install mpc anymore with k-lite).

    MPC is pretty much dead so I had to look for an alternative. And man, kmplayer simply rocks! I was going to use vlc but I think kmplayer matches it in terms of usability and the vast number of features.

    Long live k-lite, kmplayer and vlc. :)

  305. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.1.0 (May 22, 2007)

    So Mega radical tubular with a Spoon!

  306. 5 out of 5 stars
    Vagman

    Reviewing 2.01 (Apr 25, 2007)

    THE BEST....

  307. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.01 (Apr 22, 2007)

    Which ones?

    It works fine for me on Vista Home Premium.

  308. 4 out of 5 stars
    studio308

    Reviewing 2.01 (Apr 21, 2007)

    On Vista there's problems. Sometimes codecs don't register in system and players stay confused.

  309. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.01 (Apr 20, 2007)

    lol. Yay for fixing stupid typos! :)

  310. 5 out of 5 stars
    andy2004

    Reviewing 2.00 (Apr 20, 2007)

    One of the best codec programs out there, yes there are a few installation problems with the new version, which i've been told they are going to fix on the next released, the new tracker codec is in the wrong folder, LOL, hence the reason is says missing when in finished, this is the only error I personally found, and told them about on their forum

  311. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 2.00 (Apr 19, 2007)

    A few errors on install.

  312. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 2.00 (Apr 19, 2007)

    If you noticed the comment in the changelog for the previous version, a future version will again support win9x according to said comment.

  313. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 2.00 Beta (Apr 18, 2007)

    Indeed. CCCP is only comparable to KLCP Standard, which is also "lightweight". Full and Mega have a different purpose.

  314. 5 out of 5 stars
    LRN

    Reviewing 2.00 Beta (Apr 18, 2007)

    Awesome pack. It requires some knowledge to install it properly though. You have to know what options you should to check and what you should not.

    About CCCP: CCCP is, IMHO, more specialized. It is an "anime community" pack and lack some features. It is not bad, just not FULL or MEGA ;)

  315. 5 out of 5 stars
    kronix2

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 14, 2007)

    kbyron is correct; it doesn't support "all" versions of Windows so the description needs to be modified. Anybody who uses a codec pack probably has better sense than to run 95/98/ME/NT, in any case.

    This is the best codec pack, but be prepared to mix and match decoders and splitters if something goes wrong.

  316. 5 out of 5 stars
    mikeyx11

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 14, 2007)

    No software works on ALL versions of Windows. "All Versions" generally means all currently supported versions. Anything prior to Windows 2000 is getting really old, and wouldn't be much good at playing most of the stuff that K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is for anyway.

  317. 5 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 14, 2007)

    Holy crap, kbyron. I have a very nice Pentium 233 Mhz Windows For Workgroups 3.11 machine I use as a print server. It still rocks but it won't play HDTV transport streams, ya know? *shakes head in disbelief*. K-Lite is the standard for high resolution playback and you can pick and choose how it installs. I'm not a big fan of ffdshow so I have to pick my codecs individually. Even if I screw up my choices the box will still run and I can uninstall without penalty at any time. Play with the best or die like the rest. Uh-huh.

  318. 5 out of 5 stars
    Marth

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 13, 2007)

    And if you are still running one of those dog-ass old OS', you shouldn't be b****ing.

  319. 2 out of 5 stars
    kbyron

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 13, 2007)

    I'm not too happy about BetaNews telling us that K-Lite's Mega Codec Pack 1.71 works for all versions of Windows. It does not. Be warned: You need at Windows 2000 to run this version.

  320. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 13, 2007)

    Thanks!

  321. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.71 (Apr 13, 2007)

    ACHTUNG!!!!!

    This version of the codec pack does not support Windows 98/ME/NT4.

    BUT..............

    Users of these old Operating Systems don't need to worry. There will be future versions of this codec pack that will work on these old versions of Windows!!!!!!!!!!!!

  322. 5 out of 5 stars
    mengo

    Reviewing 1.70 (Apr 5, 2007)

    actually i have some problems with this 1.70 version, my explorer crashes now and then, when playing embeded videoclips, i might go back to version 1.69 where i didnt have the problem. I still give it a 5 thou, since this is the first problem i ever had with this codecpack

  323. 5 out of 5 stars
    gnovak1

    Reviewing 1.70 (Apr 4, 2007)

    I have just this to say:
    THANKS TO THIS CODEC PACK I CAN WATCH EVERY MOVIE FROM MY COLLECTION WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS!
    sIMPLY THE BEST!

  324. 5 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    Such a weird thing since the 1.69 release. I can't get sound for a .ts file if I disable the internal MPEG PS/TS/PVA filtre in Media Player Classic but they now play flawlessly in Windows Media Player 9.0. This without ffdshow. Well, the internal filtre is just fine and it amuses the heck out of me. Stability, choice and excellent performance - what more could you ask for? BTW, CodecPack, you do need to install fresh if you have DVD ripping and conversion software that use codecs included in K-Lite. Errors are rare but they do happen. Of course it has nothing to do with K-Lite itself and an uninstall/reinstall takes less than two minutes.

  325. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    Vista comes bundled with its own DVD decoder, so by default this pack does not install yet another one. But if you don't like Microsoft's decoder, simply select another decoder in the pack.

    This pack does not have an advanced updated method because:
    (1) It takes too much time to create and maintain such a feature.
    (2) It requires dedicated server(s) with lots of bandwidth.
    (3) Such a feature does not give you full access to improvements in the installer itself (better install procedure, profiles, settings, cleanup and conflict avoidance)
    (4) Etc.

    So in short:
    (1) Don't expect this pack to ever have an auto-update feature.
    (2) So stop whining about it.
    (3) Don't use a pack but install individual codecs if you want small updates.
    (4) Or don't update every single time a new version comes out.

    Btw, it is not needed to uninstall first, unless the installer prompts you to do so.

  326. 5 out of 5 stars
    bigmama

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    best codec pack

    clean & safe

    no bugs, no crashes, no problems

    5 out of 5

  327. 5 out of 5 stars
    Orlando

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    No problems here either. The best codec pack out there by far! Please don't concentrate to much on Windows Vista because neither myself, my family or friends will "upgrade" to Vista. I've already convinced them not to, mostly because of all the DRM infection crap Microsoft has put into it. From my perspective, we don't need an "auto-update" feature either like one or two mentioned below. We can already download/update as little or as much as we want to from BetaNews. Just keep the codec pack clean and simple like it is now. As always, great job guys and thank you!!!

  328. 5 out of 5 stars
    SamppaX

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    hparra... Not a bad idea. I used Zoom player one day and it had Updater that updated some well known codecs. So how about adding that feature to this codec pack.. That would be awesome. So first time installers would download newest pack and then others just update existing codecs. This may be hard / time consuming thing to do but... well ideas are always welcome, right? :D

    But I'll still give this pack 5 starts because : " No problems Here "

  329. 4 out of 5 stars
    hparra

    Reviewing 1.70 (Mar 29, 2007)

    This is my favourite codec pack, however I am only giving it a 4 because I miss a feature to make updates smaller and easier, instead of having to remove and reinstall the full set of codecs every week or so. A smart autoupdate feature would make this, if it isn't already, the best codec package available. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  330. 4 out of 5 stars
    minc3d

    Reviewing 1.69 (Mar 28, 2007)

    Would have given a 5 but last time I tried this pack (1.68 I believe) the DVD codecs for Vista are pretty pathetic. Any changes for Vista and DVD playback in this release?

  331. 5 out of 5 stars
    Bachalor

    Reviewing 1.69 (Mar 28, 2007)

    Hi. You can install it over a existing 'older' version.

  332. 5 out of 5 stars
    laurince

    Reviewing 1.69 (Mar 27, 2007)

    Very good stuff, but a question:

    Should I uninstall the old version before installing a new one? or just override?

    Thanks

  333. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.69 (Mar 27, 2007)

    dzjepp same. It's been happening for a while, also.

  334. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 1.69 (Mar 27, 2007)

    It's a fabulous codec pack, but I seem to always have a problem getting this from BetaNews right after it's released. It's like the BN mirrors don't update this file fast enough. Strangely enough this isn't a problem with the majority of files hosted here.

  335. 5 out of 5 stars
    bigmama

    Reviewing 1.69 Beta (Mar 23, 2007)

    the best codec pack out there
    Nothing else. 5 is the smallest rating i could give.
    this program worths at least 10 stars

  336. 5 out of 5 stars
    shdwstar

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 7, 2007)

    ffdshow isn't buggy...
    ffdshow rocks and is the best filtering codec i've ever seen.
    if your having problems with it, theres a phrase my aunt likes to say.
    "this computer never works right, it only does what i tell it too." --ahem user errors ;p

  337. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 7, 2007)

    @ ModderXManiac,

    Visit the Codec Guide support forum for instructions on how to play .mp4 files without ffdshow.

  338. 4 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 7, 2007)

    Excellent pack, been using since v1.3; I just hate the way it's going with FFDShow, it's very dependent on it for decoding, and that's a bad move because it's simply buggy and does NOT integrate with video editing and some video players well.

    If anyone can recommend another way to decode .mp4, let me know. I know for certain quicktime alternative could do this because that codec is in the quicktime libs, but I wouldn't know how to go about doing that.

    Normally gets a 5 from me, but FFDShow doesn't cut it. 4/5

  339. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 7, 2007)

    Very pleased with performance on Vista so far...

  340. 5 out of 5 stars
    mikeyx11

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 7, 2007)

    This is the best codec pack I've ever used. It's easy to install, contains pretty much all the codecs you will ever need and is easy to configure. If there's something you don't want/need, then just de-select it during install.

  341. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.67 (Mar 6, 2007)

    Working link.

  342. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 27, 2007)

    @kbyron,

    The Codec Guide site has a support forum where you can submit your bug reports and get help.

    @ModderXManiac,

    ffdshow has recently got a new option to restrict its usage to specific applications.
    Report your problems (in more detail) at the support forums. I am sure there is a solution for it.

  343. 5 out of 5 stars
    mikeyx11

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 27, 2007)

    How can something be bloated when you have the choice of only installing the things that you want?

    This is an excellent codec pack and has everything I need, plus more. Don't give something a low rating just because you won't personally use everything it contains.

  344. 3 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 26, 2007)

    I had used this for awhile but with programs like VLC, KMPlayer and Gom player that have most codecs built in to them, packs like this become useless. The only encoding I do is with wavpack in EAC so all the codecs that come with this are useless to me and honestly to most people in general.
    QT alternative is the only one I use now from K-lite.

    I'm rating it a 3 becuase its not bad, just too bloated with things will never use

  345. 4 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 26, 2007)

    I've been using this on-and-off since version 1.3, and recently I've been trying other codec packs, and none are as complete as this, none are as stable either.

    I tryed alternatives because the FFDShow filter still has serious bug issues with integration into applications(such as windows media maker, sony vegas, After Effects, and MPC itself). If there's a separate codec in the pack that can render mp4 files, someone please let me know because I refuse to use FFShow until it becomes more stable with integration. Would decoding mp4 with quicktime alternative do the job? I'm thinking it would.

    Usually gets a 5 from me, but dependence on ffdshow for playback has me giving it a 4.

  346. 3 out of 5 stars
    kbyron

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 26, 2007)

    Up to now there have been no problems installing the Mega Codec Pack. With version 1.66, however, it hanged my system when it came time to register files.

    My beef is not with the program itself, but the lack of a link on Codec Guide's web site to report problems.

    I think it is about time to find an alternative to K-Lite's programs.

  347. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 1.66 (Feb 26, 2007)

    I love the k-lite is the best out their but I hate their method of updating. If you developers are reading this please make a self check update only new files, that are needed not the whole package deal feel like I'm dealing with Nero....

  348. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pensador

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 25, 2007)

    QuickTime and RealOne are bloat ware. Viva K-Lite Mega Codec Pack!

  349. 4 out of 5 stars
    Zebbie79

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 23, 2007)

    A very nice codec pack. I like it!

  350. 5 out of 5 stars
    jpm01

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 21, 2007)

    Complete pack and which does not make the PC unstable

  351. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 6, 2007)

    @ModderXManiac, the pack contains several alternative decoding filters that can be used instead of ffdshow.

  352. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 5, 2007)

    The last version of full screwed up playback on some of our PC's with quicktime installed.

    They really need to point this to a torrent or something. Yes the speed of the download is part of the package. Every release it's dog slow.

  353. 3 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 5, 2007)

    I've been using this since version 1.3, and I always come back, I've always given it 5/5, until now.

    The dependence it has on FFDShow is pathetic, so many videos I play require FFDShow, which in turn generates stability issues in video editing software and system-codec reliant players like MPC and WMP. FFDShow filters are not the way to go, they strip alot of functionality from players and are NOT STABLE.

    oh, and cubanresourceful, Videolan beats this.

    Until FFDSHOW proves itself worthy by integrating better, 3/5. I'm using Videolan for all my playback needs, the only thing I can get out of this is codecs for transcoding.

  354. 5 out of 5 stars
    cubanresourceful

    Reviewing 1.65 (Feb 5, 2007)

    Nothing can beat this codec pack. END OF STORY!

  355. 5 out of 5 stars
    Antichrist

    Reviewing 1.64 (Jan 30, 2007)

    I've been using this Mega Codec Pack for a long time now, and there just isn't anything bad to say about it. It should be installed on everybody's copy of Windows. Unless they don't have a sound card and never watch any multimedia. If you still have Real or Quicktime official versions installed, take off that bloatware, install this, and use Media Player Classic, then delete your shortcuts to Windows Media Player. You won't need it anymore. You might want to put WinAmp on too, though.

  356. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 1.64 (Jan 22, 2007)

    wery best

  357. 5 out of 5 stars
    maximum

    Reviewing 1.63 (Jan 3, 2007)

    K-Lite/MPC trumps the wizards at Microsoft Media. Using the middle mouse scroll to adjust the volume, what a coup!

    15 Stars out of 15.

  358. 5 out of 5 stars
    Macross74

    Reviewing 1.63 (Jan 3, 2007)

    Great collection of codecs, only one you need

  359. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dreimanis

    Reviewing 1.63 (Jan 2, 2007)

    the website says it's already compatible with vista. so update, betanews.

  360. 5 out of 5 stars
    chenggn

    Reviewing 1.62 (Dec 22, 2006)

    every every good!

  361. 5 out of 5 stars
    BadIronTree

    Reviewing 1.62 (Dec 18, 2006)

    always the best

  362. 5 out of 5 stars
    moda106

    Reviewing 1.61 (Nov 26, 2006)

    As far as codec packs i view this as one of the best howevr i have a question for you non noobs and experiences users of such packs and encoding of video. WHich codecs should i choose to install to both be able to play virtually all video and audio formats and have the fastest encoding speed using cce etc. My current specs are 3.3ghz pentium 2gig ram. Conversion from xvid to dvd format as well as avi or other formats. thanks in advance for your reply.

  363. 5 out of 5 stars
    peterj1978

    Reviewing 1.61 (Nov 20, 2006)

    I have tried tons of codec packs over the years, also the well known VLC player, even stuck with grabbing the codecs i used one by one for a time but when i tried this out i just loved it.
    First i was suspicios of malware and the likes like so many other packages came with for a few years ago but this one just keeps working great.
    I can't even remember one media file that i tossed at this package that didn't play so far.

    If you haven't tried these codec packs yet i can only recommend you give it a shot.

  364. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 1.61 (Nov 19, 2006)

    good stuff .. i would give a 10 if could :)

  365. 5 out of 5 stars
    idsanity

    Reviewing 1.61 (Nov 19, 2006)

    freakin' noob, I'm so cool, I know better than you.

  366. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.60 (Nov 2, 2006)

    Only n00bs use DivX to decode Xvid. Experts use ffdshow. KLCP allows you to CHOOSE which decoder you want to use. It allows you install just the things that you want and nothing more. No need to find and install everything separately.

    If you think this pack contains too much stuff, then take a look at the STANDARD version of the pack.

  367. 1 out of 5 stars
    benZin

    Reviewing 1.60 (Nov 2, 2006)

    Beuh, that's a piece of s***.
    Codec packs are EVIL :
    http://www.neowin.net/fo...ex.php?showtopic=470275

    « Why do I need the DivX decoder from DivX Networks and a build of the XviD decoder?
    The DivX decoder will decode XviD »
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/...ve/2004/07/04/9546.aspx

    If I could put zero, I'll do it.

  368. 5 out of 5 stars
    FourEffingsAche

    Reviewing 1.60 Beta 2 (Oct 26, 2006)

    Love the codec pack - it plays everything that i've ever wanted to play back (except YouTube - which is proprietary).

    Definitely a must have tool.

  369. 4 out of 5 stars
    lenon.c

    Reviewing 1.60 Beta (Oct 25, 2006)

    real activex won't work on some pages!
    why? options?
    it's all ok when using Real Alternative...

  370. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.60 Beta (Oct 20, 2006)

    If you would submit a small sample to the devs, then they can fix it for you.

    The pack allows you to choose from 7 different MPEG decoders. None of those work on your files?

  371. 2 out of 5 stars
    bmj2006

    Reviewing 1.60 Beta (Oct 19, 2006)

    The PVR has its own mpg encoder builtin.
    Playback with the MPG decoders from K-LITE give me a bad picture.
    My PVR is digital and in my PC.

  372. 5 out of 5 stars
    tickleonthetum

    Reviewing 1.59 (Oct 18, 2006)

    This is a great pack of codecs, and is one of the first things I install after XP itself. To be able to play .rm and .mov files in WMP is great. Being untied from the bloat that is Apple Quicktime and RealMedia is heavenly. It works flawlessly and is highly recommended.

    It's my PC and I have the right to decide what goes on it and not, KLMCP gives me back my rights!

  373. 5 out of 5 stars
    Domingo

    Reviewing 1.59 (Oct 7, 2006)

    Been using these for years and have never had ANY issues. Just because all of those codecs are there doesn't mean you're supposed to install them all. I just install the playback codecs, MPC, and the 2 alternatives. That's all most people need and this is an easier way to get it than installing all of those by themselves.

  374. 5 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 1.59 (Sep 21, 2006)

    Won't download! GRRRR!!!!

  375. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.59 (Sep 20, 2006)

    Well that depends. If all you do is watch the occasional avi file, then yes, you don't need this pack. However, if you do any video editing or converting, you'll WANT this, and NO, it will not trash your system. Keep the FUD to yourself.

  376. 5 out of 5 stars
    TheLurker

    Reviewing 1.59 (Sep 20, 2006)

    What a great way to Trash your machine..!

    Install tons of Codecs that you shouldn't need -- that can cause all types of havoc.

    Keep the updates coming..!

    Keeps Tech Support busy.

    ---edit---
    to zridling:

    if you do any Serious Video Editing -- You wouldn't NEED this #*&$(#$ crap -- as you would have the Proper codecs already installed via the Required applications. Take it from someone who Constantly deals with the *Effects* of installing these Packs...!

  377. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.59 (Sep 20, 2006)

    I get a questionmark and Q logo on embedded quicktime movies in FF now.

    Trying this site:
    http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/

    IE works fine.

    On another system I had trouble registering a vsfilter.dll file, even after a reboot, but the quicktime playing works fine above.

  378. 5 out of 5 stars
    moda106

    Reviewing 1.58 (Aug 31, 2006)

    what is the best codec pack for not only viewing but that deliveres the fastest encoding speed and performance using cce or other encoders?

  379. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.58 (Aug 31, 2006)

    K-Lite Mega has never left me in the lurch. I can always play any movie, and I run across quite a few. I use the Mega exclusively so I'm not always downloading and installing CODECs. But it's upgraded so often that I'm always downloading and installing CODECs. Oh well, I guess it's for the best. I REALLY appreciate the change log on every release. That's very professional. It's amazing that so many software developers just dump their software on download sites with no change log.

  380. 5 out of 5 stars
    ricktendo64

    Reviewing 1.58 (Aug 31, 2006)

    Didnt 1.57 Just come out a few days ago?
    But I gotta love it anyway...
    Keep up the good work. :-)

  381. 5 out of 5 stars
    peteryee

    Reviewing 1.58 (Aug 31, 2006)

    i have probs with overinstalling 1.58 over 1.57; needed to uninstall 1.57; then install 1.58; codecs still the best! thanks for the good work

  382. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.58 (Aug 30, 2006)

    I like it, but there should be one, small tweak (and Yes I know it's customizeable, hence why I still give it a 5)

    The WMV function for default playing should be turned off. Media player classic has a LOT of trouble with these filetypes, be they DRM or not.

  383. 3 out of 5 stars
    acsmax

    Reviewing 1.57 (Aug 21, 2006)

    Not I liked very this version, finishes it version (1.56) not presented me problems, always I installed package complete and I function everything perfectly, to put in this finishes version had removed codecs of LIGOS (that they are excellent in my opinion) and archives in format MPEG had presented problems when to be added for writings in program CYBELINK POWERPRODUCER 2 Gold (thing that never happened me), conclusion, I was with version 1.56

  384. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 9, 2006)

    Virustotal.com which uses 27 different virus scanners says it completely clean. You got infected some other way.

    If it does not prompt to install the old version first, then it is obviously not needed to do so. It only prompts when there have been major changes.

  385. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 9, 2006)

    This version did not prompt for removal of a previous version.

  386. 5 out of 5 stars
    MarlinT

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 9, 2006)

    Another great release.

  387. 5 out of 5 stars
    photonboy

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 8, 2006)

    I'm constantly impressed with the updates. They've done an incredibly great job. In fact even though I'm quite an expert and like to tweak I don't even touch the default installation settings.

    I like the update packages which are great for those with slow download speeds, but what would really be amazing is an autoupdate option similar to Microsoft Update. Perhaps even only the specific code that has been altered can be updated even further lowering the download size? I don't think it would be that hard, in fact I'd be willing to purchase this just to get that feature.

    I generally aggre with the removal of BSPlayer, and as a Zoomplayer WMV Pro user I have little reason to use it myself. WMP Classic is great but for my part needs color controls to tweak the saturation. I doubt I'd have purchased Zoomplayer if it had this feature.

  388. 5 out of 5 stars
    danielshimizu

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 8, 2006)

    BSPlayer=Spyware

  389. 4 out of 5 stars
    FlipmodeBG

    Reviewing 1.56 (Aug 8, 2006)

    BS Player removed? Duh...

  390. 5 out of 5 stars
    BobTheVeg

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 28, 2006)

    Better than other codec pack I tryed.

  391. 5 out of 5 stars
    stopbuggingme

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 28, 2006)

    this is awesome

  392. 5 out of 5 stars
    njeske

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Love this codec pack. Never had any problems with it. Someone put up a mirror!!

  393. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    This is a great thing! I've used it several times on other peoples' machines when they complained about poor or erratic media player and/or CD performance and it solved it every time.
    Have used Betanews always and this was the second time ever that I could not download. Popularity does that. I appreciate this package.

  394. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Is this the most downloaded piece of software on Betanews? I've been looking around and this appears so, inspite of the size of this, it's incredibly popular.

    I've been using this since version 1.27 and I'm 100% satisfied. Only thing to complain about is the poor codec switching performance on Media Player Classic, but that's not developed by the K-lite team so I'm not gonna gripe.

  395. 5 out of 5 stars
    cip2kro

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    perfect as always!

  396. 5 out of 5 stars
    Axe56

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Great codec pack =]

  397. 5 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Great Pack!

  398. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Usually this pack works well, but now everything in windows media player and Media player classic for me is blank/corrupt.

    edit: reboot fixed it. weird, that was a first.

  399. 5 out of 5 stars
    giwo

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    I've yet to experience a single problem with this Codec pack now after years of using it.

    I do wish they had incorporated these changes into 1.54 as I *just* finished downloading it, but I really can't complain, as any update so far has been a welcome one.

  400. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zerbe

    Reviewing 1.55 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Best codec pack there is.

  401. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Is this the most downloaded piece of software on Betanews? I've been looking around and this appears so, inspite of the size of this, it's incredibly popular.

    I've been using this since version 1.27 and I'm 100% satisfied. Only thing to complain about is the poor codec switching performance on Media Player Classic, but that's not developed by the K-lite team so I'm not gonna gripe.

  402. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 27, 2006)

    Look at what roymccoy said, thats exactly my thoughs and review. Its best codec pack eva!

  403. 5 out of 5 stars
    Winsent

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 26, 2006)

    Good

  404. 5 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 26, 2006)

    best codec pack you can find

  405. 5 out of 5 stars
    roymccoy

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 26, 2006)

    -I've used about every single codec-pack there is out there, and after many years back and forth, always been something missing, or it hung up/ crashed for unknown reason! No need to go into details...
    -Well, now, after a hole lot of blood and tears I'll tell you right away: There is definately no better pack of codecs than K-lite Mega Codec Pack!
    -Reliable, effective, and the most complete pack of codecs you'll ever find. And it's FREE!!!

    -So a big huge THANK YOU, to everyone that's make this codec-pack a reality, and aviable to the people!

  406. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.54 (Jul 26, 2006)

    Today is the 25th/26th, and it's out, and good as always!

  407. 5 out of 5 stars
    single013

    Reviewing 1.54 Beta 2 (Jul 11, 2006)

    oh,my god,i am very sad,today is 24 july,but why the 1.54 is not put out? my english is poor,sorry, waiting for it......

  408. 5 out of 5 stars
    MarlinT

    Reviewing 1.54 Beta 2 (Jul 5, 2006)

    Pretty much all you need in terms of a codec pack, with none of the spyware involved. I'm waiting for this 1.54 to get out of BETA and than I'll download it but it looks good so far!

  409. 4 out of 5 stars
    anarkhy

    Reviewing 1.53 (Jul 1, 2006)

    there is a bug in this version, when you try to load a file with subtitles appears a green line on the movie

  410. 5 out of 5 stars
    hobo05

    Reviewing 1.53 (Jun 1, 2006)

    omg....a reason for voting this low and uninstalling it was 'cuz they promoted firefox and google? where do u work man? microsoft or yahoo, cmon now, just tell everyone right now. even if u don't like firefox and google, it would be an ad hominem to rule this product out just cuz of that

  411. 5 out of 5 stars
    cip2kro

    Reviewing 1.53 (May 28, 2006)

    lol. uninstaling a great application because of the CORECT advertising on firefox and google. Haha.. I love firefox and google. I love klite. Best combo ever.

  412. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mandeep

    Reviewing 1.53 (May 18, 2006)

    best codec pack available, with the new pack im able to watch hd content on my laptop which makes me very very happy.

    and to the user below...i hope you die a fiery death

  413. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tenoq

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 27, 2006)

    extremely well wrote:
    "Correct me if I'm wrong please..."

    You're wrong. Default settings include Real Alternative and Quicktime Alternative, and the plugins work fine with browsers.

  414. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 25, 2006)

    OMG extremely well you made my day :DDDD Thats most stupid thing i have seen in ages :))))
    Best codec pack to date - 5/5, period

  415. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 24, 2006)

    "1. does not contain real alternative"

    What are YOU smoking?

    Very well tested, quite stable, I'm glad they updated MPC, the version in 1.52 had serious stability issues with codec switching that this deals with.

  416. 5 out of 5 stars
    FlipmodeBG

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 24, 2006)

    Mega Pack includes the Real Alternative.
    And if you select Default Profile during the installation, you wont get any issues regarding QT or any other format.

  417. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 24, 2006)

    Great pack with only 2 minor issues from my eyes: 1. does not contain real alternative (but does contain quicktime alt). 2. You gotta be very careful during install for it to recognize quicktime format..default DOES NOT, not even for Playback only profile (last time I checked). Correct me if I'm wrong please...

  418. 5 out of 5 stars
    styxrtp

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 24, 2006)

    Additional generic positive comment!!!

  419. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.53 (Apr 23, 2006)

    And the collective admiration-fest continues: XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  420. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.52 (Mar 13, 2006)

    Good stuff, however did not prompt for removal of previous k-lite for some reason this time.

    Is there anyway to unattend it and have it not make a start menu?

    edit: As noted .pls files broke with this update. KNowing k-lite crew, this'll be fixed within 24 hours.

  421. 5 out of 5 stars
    eddie

    Reviewing 1.52 Beta (Mar 6, 2006)

    garbriel: Nope, simply install over top of it. That's how I do it anyway and I have no problems.

  422. 5 out of 5 stars
    garbriel

    Reviewing 1.51 (Mar 5, 2006)

    Great codec pack !
    But how can I update the pack from 1.49 to 1.51 ?
    Do I need to unistall previous one ?

  423. 4 out of 5 stars
    karmak

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 26, 2006)

    Since 1.16 K-LMCP is my favorite. I tested 1.51 (1.48),but the 1

    Winamp media file still none can open. Compared with the 1.38 the new

    (peculiar in current low-files) are very unlifelike (and this straining after

    effect causes to much distortions).
    So I stay cheeriest with the the 1.38 for highest picture quality

    (realistic,undistorted). The development should focus again this

    benchmark -the fidelity of the 1.38! That was/is superior to all the

    competitors.

  424. 5 out of 5 stars
    jon8rfc

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 21, 2006)

    I've been using K-Lite codec packs for well over a year (maybe 2?) and have never had any problems. Ever since the start of the project, I've only ONCE had a video file that wouldn't play, and needed some off-the-wall codec for it.

    This is one of my necessity programs that I carry on my ipod for when I'm working on computers. I am a firm believer of Real-codecs versus RealPlayer (prior privacy issues), and love the idea of quicktime codecs.

    It's one of my most-trusted and top-rated downloads.

  425. 5 out of 5 stars
    tohjg

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 20, 2006)

    ms should have tis codec pack inside their windows installer. lol

  426. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 20, 2006)

    The BEst!!!!

    the unattended option is fantastic. Nice having all your codecs integrated on your XP cd. I do quite a few windows reinstalls, so this is a blessing.

  427. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 20, 2006)

    For those of you ignorant fools who jump to conclusions and call this a crappy codec pack, just like all the others. Allow me to rebut with some actual facts.

    K-lite Codec Pack is NOT your ordinary codec pack. Strenuous testing under multiple user environments, well experienced developers who actually listen to user requests and resolve all issues ASAP.

    This goes through test after test, you just can't compare this to other codec packs. For those of you who think it's better to install all codecs yourself, FYI, the most commonly used codecs in this pack are programmed by Codecguide themselves, and I'm sure 99% of dedicated users will tell you just how reliable they are, let alone the stability and reliability of the whole pack in general.

    Until Videolan is quite stable(I'm beginning to get aggravated with MPC), I will continue to forgo the use of this pack to it's fullest, I don't know about you guys, but I'm quite the media fanatic, and this pack is overwhelming with abilities.

  428. 5 out of 5 stars
    McCrap

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 20, 2006)

    Still the best, but i'm wondering how they are providing BSPlayer without the adware.

  429. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.51 (Feb 19, 2006)

    Extra primo good!!!

  430. 5 out of 5 stars
    eddie

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 14, 2006)

    pdh: Why not try the K-Lite Codec Pack Lite or Standard if the Mega Codec PAck is too large for your liking?

  431. 2 out of 5 stars
    pdh

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 11, 2006)

    The pack has declined in quality as it has gotten bigger.

    The quality of XviD, is lower than a few updates.
    FFDShow assumes the role of being the only decoder even when you deselect it in the options.
    When you click on the option NOT to disable DivXG400, it disables it anyway, in a way as to criple its use even, when I uninstall the whole codec pack, and reinstall DivXG400.

    The main problem is that the codecs within the pack itself are broken compared to their prior versions.

  432. 5 out of 5 stars
    TheBeastH6

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 10, 2006)

    M-M-M-M-M-EEGGGGGGAAAA.

  433. 5 out of 5 stars
    aashay

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 10, 2006)

    I have never had a single video related problem after I started using it a year ago. It bl**dy rocks!!

  434. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 9, 2006)

    First i was using they K-Lite without ads and spyware, then i tried they codec pack, even that i never liked codec packs at all, but now i'm sure i won't install anything else - it's masterpiece :P

  435. 5 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 9, 2006)

    The only codec pack i'd ever touch. Its awesome.

  436. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 9, 2006)

    One million downloads! Wow! Anything else come close to that at BN? :>

  437. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 8, 2006)

    For those of you ignorant fools who jump to conclusions and call this a crappy codec pack, just like all the others. Allow me to rebut with some actual facts.

    K-lite Codec Pack is NOT your ordinary codec pack. Strenuous testing under multiple user environments, well experienced developers who actually listen to user requests and resolve all issues ASAP.

    This goes through test after test, you just can't compare this to other codec packs. For those of you who think it's better to install all codecs yourself, FYI, the most commonly used codecs in this pack are programmed by Codecguide themselves, and I'm sure 99% of dedicated users will tell you just how reliable they are, let alone the stability and reliability of the whole pack in general.

    The best.

  438. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.50 (Feb 8, 2006)

    Simply the best. Nothing important is left out.

  439. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.50 Beta (Feb 6, 2006)

    I recommend it to all my friends :D Its so good :P

  440. 5 out of 5 stars
    age9990

    Reviewing 1.50 Beta (Feb 5, 2006)

    It's the greatest I have ever met.

  441. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dennis87

    Reviewing 1.50 Beta (Jan 31, 2006)

    This is the best codec pack ever!!!

  442. 5 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 1.50 Beta (Jan 31, 2006)

    still awesome!

  443. 5 out of 5 stars
    protowall

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 21, 2006)

    best codec install program

  444. 5 out of 5 stars
    jonspencerbx

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 20, 2006)

    Simply great! The best codec pack ever! I play every media file I throw at my computer now!

  445. 5 out of 5 stars
    Shadowtech

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 19, 2006)

    An amazing collection of codecs, definitely worthy of a 5-star rating and beyond.

  446. 5 out of 5 stars
    Macross74

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 19, 2006)

    Great stuff!

  447. 5 out of 5 stars
    nicobarengo

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 19, 2006)

    No more installing 4 millon codecs separately.

  448. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 19, 2006)

    Let's get this software rating up to 4.9! :) Truly deserves it!

  449. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.49 (Jan 19, 2006)

    Another good review ^^

  450. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 17, 2006)

    I think the people whom reviewed before me pretty much covered the goodness this pack has to offer.

    Just so long as Videolan is unstable, I'll continue to use this pack, and forever use QA, another great work from the authors of this pack.

  451. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    Best codec pack in town at the moment, altough i'm still wondering why they moved to ffdshow, because in the past most problems with movies were from ffdshow, but i trust them - they know whats best for us, i think ;)

  452. 5 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    I love it.

  453. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    Great pack.

  454. 5 out of 5 stars
    fair_is_fair

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    I have Mega Codec Pack installed on three machines. I never have a problem playing any kind of video.

    There is nothing worse than searching for and installing a plugin or codec to play something. Or worse yet, installing another player. I've got better things to do with my time.

    If you want a hassle free download that does it all - this is the baby.

    MCP is updated constantly. Which can be bit of a pain if you want to keep up.

  455. 5 out of 5 stars
    giwo

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    The original K-Lite Codec pack came around as a direct result of the work to remove spyware from Kazaa (thus the K-Lite name). Several people involved in that community decided that rather than try to help dig up random codecs for downloaded movies from all over the internet the best of those codecs could be consolidated into one easy-to-find pack.

    I have been using this pack since it's inception, and have never had a single problem, and never found a file I could not play. The Mega codec pack and the inclusion of QTA and RPA have only made the best better.

    All around this is an awesome codec pack with a devoted team that keeps it constantly up to date. Best of all, it's absolutely free with no unwanted malware.

  456. 3 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 1.48 (Jan 16, 2006)

    so, according to infinitejones, you are not supposed to post your experiences in a review on this site. I am sorry, but that is BS. If a user has a problem, they should be clearly allowed to post it here and not be hounded by people like you. A review page should not be limited to JUSt positive reviews. If a user has a problem, let them post it so others arent limited to JUST good experiences.

    I, personally, have no use for codec packs, I keep a separate folder with each codec that I would need on my pc, should I ever have to reinstall the OS on my computer. This solves my need for a codec pack. Codec packs often cause more problems than need be and can leed to conflicts, especially if an unknowing user selects something like the matrox G400 video fix, which would result in flipped video playback. I will rate it a neutral 3 for the effort, but I still feel it unnecessary

  457. 5 out of 5 stars
    anna21

    Reviewing 1.47 (Jan 15, 2006)

    Impressive app cannot go without it.

    (Best of the Best)

  458. 5 out of 5 stars
    infinitejones

    Reviewing 1.47 (Jan 14, 2006)

    Zen Warrior, I'm sorry you had problems and please don't take this the wrong way, but don't you think it's more likely that given all the other great reviews for KL Codec Pack, it's more likely that the problem is with something specific to you, rather than with KL Codec Pack itself? I've been using it for years, including the QT Alternative and Real Player Alternative, and I've never had a problem. Try re-installing with all the standard options and see if you have more luck. You'll definitely appreciate not having to have QT and Real Player bloatware installed...

  459. 1 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 1.47 (Jan 11, 2006)

    Clearly others have had great success with this, but it left me without both RealPlayer and QuickTime capabilities. Therefore, just uninstalled. RealPlayer and QuickTime reinstalled. (Bummer. And, I do hate spoiling good reviews.)

  460. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.47 (Jan 4, 2006)

    10 stars, which roughly works out to 5 golden betanews bars.

  461. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mastertsung

    Reviewing 1.47 (Jan 4, 2006)

    The K-Lite Mega Codec pack has been my preference out there for a while now. I have yet to find anything as complete as this one.

  462. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    Thank you again to the good folks at k-lite software. This codec pack keeps getting better and better!

  463. 5 out of 5 stars
    cip2kro

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    By far the best codec pack available! Don't rate a product based on other products or without testing it!

  464. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    Bootblock, your claim is false.

    K-lite is not any ordinary codec pack, so don't go whining if you don't have a clue what you are doing upon installation.

    Kudos and more kudos to codecguide.com

  465. 5 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    It's good, i use it to only install the codecs i need, and never had any problems.

  466. 5 out of 5 stars
    A_T

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    Excellent download. When you install you have the option to select exactly what you do and don't want - so if you're too lazy to check and it messes up your system don't come back here whinging "Oooohh I hate these codec packs....".

  467. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    I've used this pack for quite some time on a good number of systems without issues. The installation is completely customizable, you can only install ffdshow and the Alternatives, if thats all you need.

    Whenever I reinstall Windows for a novice user, I use the playback preset and haven't had any reported issues.

    Video playback just works if you use this. Most people don't understand what a codec is, let alone trying to seek out individual ones they need. This is a one stop shop for all your video codec needs.

    There's alot of crappy codec packs out there that probably do cause problems, but sorry fools. This isn't one of them.

  468. 1 out of 5 stars
    BootBlock

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    What he said.

  469. 5 out of 5 stars
    WhiteZero

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    I love how Orbiting234 gave nothing at all to back up his rating other than hallow insults. I doubt he even downloaded this pack.

    Anyway, K-Lite is probably the cleanest Codec Pack around. It dosent install any "junk" of any kind onto your system, just all the codecs you'll ever need.

    I've NEVER had a problem using K-Lite's Codec Packs (but some minor issues with other packs).

    It's pretty sad how many users around here will just copy-and-paste these crap reviews into everything without even trying them.
    Truly sad.

  470. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.46 (Dec 22, 2005)

    Wish the FFDshow icon would be disabled/hidden by default. It's silly and distracting.

    edit: BootBlock (above me) you realize that functionally ffdshow and rpa and QTA are doing the same exact things to your computer as this mega codec pack? YOu just advised people to install three separate codec packs, which can also introduce their own problems, instead of one.

    IMO this product is quality as long as you practice safe computing and uninstall, optionally reboot, reinstall newer version.

  471. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.45 (Dec 1, 2005)

    Had forgotten, still having fatal gspot problems-- though this is on a testing & troubleshooting system. I suspect the fault lies w/ this system, rather than w/ the app-- even though it's been acknowledged as an app bug.

  472. 5 out of 5 stars
    SirMango

    Reviewing 1.45 (Nov 30, 2005)

    I never had any issues with this codec pack. This is a really great pack for new computer users who want an all-in-one codec pack that will let them play nearly all formats instead of individually downloading the codecs (quicktime, real, divx, etc)

    I only wish there was an auto-update instead of downloading 30+ MB each time, oh well, atleast the setup remembers your previous installation settings.

  473. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 29, 2005)

    This latest release seems the best & most stable yet of the 1.4x series-- to wit re detecting/handling broken codecs, uninstalling cleanly, stability on win9x, not allowing the Alternatives to be installed concurrently w/ their competitors...

  474. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    The experts say to install CODEC's as needed. I tried that for a long time, and I often found myself scrambling for a CODEC to play a movie clip. No more! K-Lite Mega may use the "scattergun" approach, but since I have been using it, I have not found many (or any) movies that I can't play. I notice no ill effects from loading the whole package. Other favorite features of K-Lite Mega, is they update often, and they include Media Player Classic. Give them 10 points out of 5!

  475. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    Quote ModderXManiac "And as for the Windows 98 comments, put your money where your mouth is, Windows 98 beats the living crap out of Windows XP in performance, and now with native NTFS isntallation abilities, it will be usable for years to come."

    Are you joking ? NO ??? Then you're dumbest person i've ever met (on net). Windows 98 isn't even OS, its just add-on to MS-DOS !!! It's very easily hang-up with dos apps, not mention old hardware support, bad memory management, slow and old network component. I remember times, when MS was still afraid of leaving dos times, and they had to keep 9X kernel, instead of moving to stable and better NT kernel, because of compatibility with older apps. I love my XP except some eye candy quirks (that i've turned off anyway). XP/2000 is good step ahead, instead of keeping dinosaur like 95/98/me, they all work on the top of the DOS !!! They can't be named as a OS.

    Ontopic: K-Lite is best codec pack period.

  476. 5 out of 5 stars
    x-ray

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    Yes, an compnet auto-update that patches the stuff at reboot of your pc, great codec pack, no probloms what so ever

  477. 5 out of 5 stars
    GimieGimieGimie

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    As good as ever, but with this many updates, the company should seriously consider an auto-update feature in thier program cuz c'mon, K-Lite is turning into another Azureus if this carries on ;)

  478. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    BadIronTree, we oughtta start talkin' some deals :D

    Best of the best, there is no other codec pack that delivers quality like this.

    And as for the Windows 98 comments, put your money where your mouth is, Windows 98 beats the living crap out of Windows XP in performance, and now with native NTFS isntallation abilities, it will be usable for years to come.

  479. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.44 (Nov 28, 2005)

    Man these guys are freaks about keeping their software updated... :)

  480. 5 out of 5 stars
    BadIronTree

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 21, 2005)

    OMG windows 98? why not 95 or 3.1
    if your pc is so crap that you cant install win xp
    throw it out of the window...
    if you cant pay 150 $for the windows pirate it for god sake :P

    ps: this codec pack is best
    ps2: i have 24 pcs from 1000 mhz to 1500 tha i want to donate...
    or i will pay you something to move them out of the building and throw them in the garbages...

  481. 4 out of 5 stars
    ThumperZ1

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 15, 2005)

    For the person still running Win98, the latest version of quicktime alt does not support Win98, the last one that does is QTAlt 1.52, so you probably have to install everything seperately.

  482. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zahrek

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 15, 2005)

    Very Good stuff

    If they could only change the icons of the Media Player as those aren't really pretty!

    But still 5 stars as it does the job perfectly

  483. 2 out of 5 stars
    Shrekmachine

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 14, 2005)

    QTA seems to be defect in the archive. And some sluggish/distorted fragments with wma AVI.
    So this time only a 2 star rating

  484. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 14, 2005)

    Am I the only one who NEVER wants to hear another complaint from someone still using Win98? Dude, upgrade that jurassic system, and stop complaining about lack of support. Win98 is so... 8 years ago.

  485. 4 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 14, 2005)

    v1.42 froze my win98 system while: uninstalling previous version & also while installing 'without' uninstalling previous version, as well as when running the gspot info tool.
    I suspect, since it'd been a while since the last update, that the issue lay with previous changes in codec location from klite folder to windows system and back again in earlier releases.
    v1.43 installed flawlessly, no issues to report, except for the gspot tool still freezing mid-scan.
    All in all, the best codec pack by far: Da, da, da, da, dum-- can't touch this!
    BlackHo*: everytime one of the dozens upon dozens of components gets updated-- yeah, small upgrades would be nice, but i'm real grateful for the constant updating & free price: it must be a huge project to track down all the third-party apps(including ones not included), test them on all platforms, work on the Alternatives.... I wouldn't want to be in his shoes, that's for sure.
    zridling: oh, you disappoint me so much with that-- in light of your usual insightful commentary. I knew comments like that were on the way, just didn't expect from you(insert sad smilie)!
    Hey, i'm a hip dinosaur!! I have several systems, each multi-booting(& actually looking to go strictly to 64bit & nothing else).
    If the author sees fit to continue supporting 98, then he needs that pertinent feedback. In fact, if you read between my lines of the 'gap between updates'=haven't been using 98 all that much...
    Peace, brotherman.

  486. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blackhole8746

    Reviewing 1.43 (Nov 14, 2005)

    OK great but how often do they expect us to download this? It's updated like every week

  487. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 1.42 (Nov 11, 2005)

    You're thrilled about Win98 support? I guess it's ok and all, support is a good thing, but damn it's time to upgrade. Anyway, great codec pack, it's all I use.

  488. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.42 (Nov 10, 2005)

    WOOHOO!!! IT FFDSHOW SUPPORTS WIN98 AGAIN!!!

    And now for my typical support post...KLMCP RULEZ!!!

  489. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.42 (Nov 10, 2005)

    To ModderXManiac: you have to live with that, world move on and win9x is no longer supported by more and more programs as i speak, it's too old, got old hardware support, many things are just made bad, i won't change xp to anything like 95/98/me i have used them long enough to know they bad sides. They network code is bad, any program can hang up your comp (because of direct dos access to cpu), they memory management is very bad, not talking about many other small things that pissed me off in them, like changing my drives letters with every new drive. They only pros is they work faster on old comps, but its not totaly true, because xp just need enough of ram, the rest is just setup, turning some things off and its better.

  490. 5 out of 5 stars
    JeRrYFaR

    Reviewing 1.41 (Nov 10, 2005)

    Perhaps they stopped because Win9x hasn't even been supported by Microsoft in years?! Hmmmmmm..

    I decided (XP) to test the theory of the post below with broken codecs when they installed 1.41 so I did just that (after uninstalling 1.40 and deleting folder before-hand) and I have had no problems at all..

    This is still one of the best collections of codecs since sliced-bread..

  491. 3 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.41 (Nov 10, 2005)

    "In the previous version uninstall could freeze on Windows 9x if ffdshow was installed
    Because of the problems with ffdshow on Windows 9x systems, the installer will no longer allow ffdshow to be installed on those systems "

    Ohh great...So that means they've stopped
    developing and debugging FFDShow for Win9X?!?
    There has to be a way around...

    Bad move, k-lite...bad move...

  492. 3 out of 5 stars
    s.h.a.r.p.

    Reviewing 1.41 (Nov 10, 2005)

    i've been using this pack for quite sometime now, and it has been hit or miss with me. i usually try to keep a few older versions handy in case a new one screws up...and so far, i'm thinking i need to go back to the last version i had. most of my oft-used video formats aren't playing, and now it seems that the quicktime plugin for firefox isn't working as well either.

    this is a great pack, and i love how it keeps getting updated to keep with the latest versions of all the codecs, but i'm just not totally satisfied with this release. here's hoping the next one will solve my remaining issues.

  493. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.40 (Nov 7, 2005)

    WOOHOO!!! A FINAL VERSION!!!

    A must have for any media fanatic, if you want the best playback possible, some nice players to mess around with, a worthy replacement to Quicktime and Realplayer, all in a very easy installing software pack, then this is perfect for you.

    A must have for anybody, this is up there with OpenOfficeOrg, Paint.net, and CCleaner. ^^

  494. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.40 (Nov 7, 2005)

    Great software. Definately a must have piece of kit!

  495. 5 out of 5 stars
    zee7

    Reviewing 1.40 (Nov 7, 2005)

    This is one of the first things I install to a newly reformatted machine. K-lite has everything you need to get your audio and video groove on.

    Sunnytexas, it's called "Mega" for a reason; if you need a smaller version, just download the "Full" release --- it's about half the size. Here's a link for ya:

    http://fileforum.betanew..._Pack_Full/1094057842/3

  496. 5 out of 5 stars
    sunnytexas

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 7 (Nov 5, 2005)

    This codecs mega pack is close to excellent. I have noticed that when you stream thru the internet that there is rebuffering behavior happening and there are no plug in's for Classic Media player 6.4.? It would be nice to have a Media Player Alternative to Microsoft's Media Player. Also, does this package have security issues that need to be addressed - like microsoft's media player security flaws? Over all, this package gets thumbs up from me!!!
    Note: I would try reducing the Package size in mb's! 79.8 mb's is pretty large in size??

  497. 5 out of 5 stars
    olavinto

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 7 (Nov 1, 2005)

    Complete: Includes everything you might need and works very well. Only codec pack that hasn't cased me any problems.

    The only thing I'm still waiting for 1.39 final is DivX 6...

  498. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 7 (Nov 1, 2005)

    Right up there with open office on number of betas! ;)

  499. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 7 (Nov 1, 2005)

    NEw Media PLayer Classic, WOOHOO!!!

    A must have codec pack for every media fanatic(like myself). This has been tested over AND over again, no problems with the pack whatsoever.

    Just waiting for the final release of 1.39...

  500. 5 out of 5 stars
    sunnytexas

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 6 (Oct 31, 2005)

    Even though this software is a beta version. The quicktime file associations need to be fixed. There souldn't be any file associations there because the Media Player Classic sets them. The user name and serial number needs to be changed in quicktime!!

    Over all this Beta Version seems to work fine.

  501. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 6 (Oct 25, 2005)

    This is the best, most updated codec package you can download. These guys really know their stuff. These new beta versions heavily center around ffdshow. You can play HD content from QT (via mp4) and others. This package will even detect if other codecs are broken on your system. You can even disable other codecs after install, if you find any of them to cause trouble.

    Excellent package.

    BTW, you can use qt alternative with itunes.

    Taken from codecguide.com

    Using QuickTime Alternative and iTunes together:

    1. Uninstall QuickTime Alternative (or the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack). 2. Install iTunes. It will also install QuickTime. 3. Go to the Windows control panel (a.k.a. configuration) and click on add/remove programs (a.k.a. software). 4. Uninstall QuickTime 5. Install QuickTime Alternative (or the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack).

  502. 5 out of 5 stars
    LeXTeRiTY_X

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 6 (Oct 25, 2005)

    Excellent package saves using the original bloatware versions, although support for QuicktimeVR would be really appreciated.

  503. 5 out of 5 stars
    citizen420

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 6 (Oct 25, 2005)

    too bad the QT alternative dosent work with the latest itunes

  504. 5 out of 5 stars
    FlipmodeBG

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 6 (Oct 25, 2005)

    Another beta...
    When will be the full version released?

  505. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sybs

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 5 (Oct 19, 2005)

    It's no big deal,
    If you want the full pack, then dowload this and don't install the QT and Real alternatives.

  506. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 5 (Oct 18, 2005)

    good stuff but when are they gonna update the FULL CODEC PACK?
    its been over a month now and the mega pack got 2 updates since...

  507. 5 out of 5 stars
    SamiChang

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 5 (Oct 18, 2005)

    cool!

  508. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 4 (Oct 13, 2005)

    Even more important to use since Apple appears to be really losing quality control with quicktime.

  509. 5 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 4 (Oct 13, 2005)

    I really like the new codec clean-up routine during install.

  510. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 4 (Oct 13, 2005)

    no problems at all with this release. Grade A Meat!!

    ffdshow performance back to its best

  511. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 3 (Oct 10, 2005)

    The upcoming final of 1.39 is having many drastic changes, in performance mainly, and many changes in FFDShow.

    So these beta releases are strictly test builds, but still work very well.

    Just stick with 1.38 in the meantime. Which is downright flawless.

  512. 5 out of 5 stars
    cubebomb

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 10, 2005)

    Best codecs EVER!!

  513. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 10, 2005)

    better than cole(because it includes quicktime alternative, real alternative, bsplayer, and MPC, all other inclusions comparable), better than all others i've seen as far as update frequency. can choose one codec or all of them at installation. provides presets such as playback only(no encoders). never had to put any effort into playback after installation besides making ffdshow play the formats i want and minor tweaks. with one installation, no need for real player or quicktime. doesn't install crap into startup or shell extensions. i'd like to hear explanations of negative posts.

    if you use Nero, cole makes a plugin pack for it that is wonderful.

    PS this is still a rough beta IMO and this build 10062005 of ffdshow is s***ty. use celtic druid's for x264 support.

    http://www.aziendeassociate.it/cd.asp?dir=/ffdshow

  514. 3 out of 5 stars
    witch3r

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 10, 2005)

    Hmmm...

    look "Cole2k Media - Codec Pack Advanced"

  515. 5 out of 5 stars
    l_p_4_7

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 10, 2005)

    Hunk of junk? What are you on about? This is simply the best codec back available.

  516. 1 out of 5 stars
    cemcd

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 9, 2005)

    What a hunk of JUNK!

  517. 5 out of 5 stars
    Monyet

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 9, 2005)

    Simply the best! +++²

  518. 5 out of 5 stars
    jofin

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 9, 2005)

    I have used this pack for about two years and have never encountered any problems. The codecs have always taken care of everything and never let me down. The installation is simple and straight forward and the extras in the pack work like a dream.
    Excellent all round and I am sorry that the person below has marked it down because of its icons!

  519. 5 out of 5 stars
    eviljolly

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 9, 2005)

    @jojosupp:
    A 2 because of the icons? Give me a break, cosmetics of a program should only be a point or two off. You can change that to whatever you would like anyway. Blame Media Player Classic for that though. If you don't like the functionality talk about that also. Sorry I just don't like it when people rate programs poorly simply because of frustration.

    This program provides a nice clean installer and a complete set of all codecs needed for most movies. I don't personally use large icons so that's not a problem for me. Media player classic is nice for those movies that hang up in BSplayer or Windows Media Player. I've used K-lite codec pack for a long time, and found it to be more complete than any other packs out there. Keep up the good work.

  520. 2 out of 5 stars
    jojosupp

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta 2 (Oct 9, 2005)

    Wow, the icons this program uses look like total crap when you have large icons enabled on your desktop. Unacceptable. Thanks for making my media file icons look terrible.

  521. 5 out of 5 stars
    brotherS

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 8, 2005)

    Again, lovely! Works perfectly with Zoom Player - please don't use Windows Media Player, that's ugly :-p

  522. 5 out of 5 stars
    riel

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 7, 2005)

    This is the defacto in easy to use software!
    Just remeber to uninstall any old versions before installing a new one.
    With Media Player Classic I can watch anything I can throw at it, even HD.

  523. 5 out of 5 stars
    waves

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 7, 2005)

    Love this pack! Been a user since I found it at 1.19.

    Wondering if other people are having issues playing the HD vids from like www.apple.com/trailers. I couldn't get the HD vids to work.

  524. 5 out of 5 stars
    cros13

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 7, 2005)

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack rocks... period.

  525. 5 out of 5 stars
    JeRrYFaR

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 6, 2005)

    Never had a problem w/ the codecs from K-Lite. Been using it since the beginning.. but a beta? hmmmmmm

    Still deserves high marks.

  526. 5 out of 5 stars
    midfingr

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 6, 2005)

    Very useful for anyone that uses media on their computer. So you don't have to install those other programs like RealPlayer and QuickTime - yikes.

    Storm Codec. Was the only thing I understood from a few comments down. Looks interesting. Anyone tried it?

  527. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.39 Beta (Oct 6, 2005)

    A MUST HAVE FOR ALL MEDIA FREAKS LIKE ME!!!

    Features BS PLayer and Media Player Classic, that play EVERY codec featured in this pack.

    Flash/Quicktime/Winamp Tv and Audio streams/Divx/Xvid/H.264

    EVERYTHING!!!

    A must have.

  528. 5 out of 5 stars
    BogdanSHA

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 21, 2005)

    There are other 2 versions witch are smaller than this. But this is the most complete! Yey!

  529. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 20, 2005)

    To napisz chociaz pod jakim wzgledem sa lepsze tamte ? Ja ich uzywam od dawna i nigdy nie bylo z nimi problemow, to najwazniejsze. :D Pozdro

    Great codec pack, i recommend to everyone !!! Never ever had any problems with it :D

    PS. @fareware - they're big because they include real and quicktime alternative, plus most codec packs you may never seen, but you don't have to install everything !!!

  530. 2 out of 5 stars
    witch3r

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 20, 2005)

    Kiedys to i moze bylo dobre ale teraz sa juz lepsze produkty...

    wpierw przeskoczylem na StormCodec ale teraz jade na swietnej zabawce Cole2k Media - Codec Pack Advanced !

    Polecam :)

  531. 4 out of 5 stars
    fareware

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    yeah,it's great,but isn't it too big? i hate something that big,do you guys know mplayer-k&k?if you try it, you will love it.but it can't play stream media automatically,what a regret!

  532. 5 out of 5 stars
    JeRrYFaR

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    For the moment? Try forever at the rate this thing is going..

  533. 5 out of 5 stars
    waysie

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    The best for the moment.

  534. 5 out of 5 stars
    Doraemon

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    Why don't they implement QT 7 into the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack? I think it's not beta anymore... It's frustrating because they alredy use it in the QuickTime Alternative application.

  535. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    The best.

  536. 5 out of 5 stars
    integrii

    Reviewing 1.38 (Sep 19, 2005)

    Best codec pack on the net. I always be sure ot have the newest one. Thanks to the authros!

  537. 5 out of 5 stars
    JazzyTech

    Reviewing 1.37 (Aug 24, 2005)

    After testing various codec packs a few years ago, I found this one to be the most complete, and system friendly. Has all the codecs I need and more. 5 stars for a the best codec pack.

  538. 5 out of 5 stars
    pjlasl

    Reviewing 1.37 (Aug 24, 2005)

    Can't say enough about how great this pack is! I have been using it for almost 6 months now, and have officially said goodbye to WMP10. BSPlayer and Media Player Classic have taken its place...keep up the excellent work!

  539. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 1.37 (Aug 23, 2005)

    The guy that says stay far away from codecs packs is an idiot. Every dll is not loaded on windows startup. I've used this pack for quite some time, on many different systems, and NEVER had issues. Stop blaming your poorly maintained systems on quality software.

    One of the best packs out there

  540. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.37 (Aug 23, 2005)

    You guys are hypocrites, rating any codec pack horribly when you've never even used them.

    This is a dependable, rock hard codec pack. It saves me alot of time and hassle, since it has all I need in one simple software pack.

    It gets better and better with every release.

    Also, the updated FFDShow was much needed.

    I recommend this to ANYBODY who wants the best playback possible, without the hassle of keeping track/ installing all the codecs individually, the makers of this suite do that work for you! All ya have to do is update!

    Ignore the hypocritic comments, as there will always be someone bashing something since people are so ignorant to realise the truth and come to a civil agreement.

  541. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.37 (Aug 23, 2005)

    Indispensable. I needed to uninstall and log off and then log back on to install this but it worked great.

  542. 5 out of 5 stars
    CodecPack

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 16, 2005)

    @PedroHSI, go to options -> filters, and enable the internal mpeg-2 decoder.

    @improvelence, giving it a low rating just because it's a codec pack is total bs.

  543. 4 out of 5 stars
    PedroHSI

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 15, 2005)

    Since 1.35, an ActiveMovie window pops up when watching DVD with Media Player Classic. With 1.34 all works fine, without this annoying window. Is there a way to prevent it from popping up?

  544. 1 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 15, 2005)

    Haha...everyone knows the type of "computer user".... that codec packs are made for.

    If you know anything about codecs, or wish to learn...stay as FAR away from codec packs as possible.

    Dont say I did not warn you.

  545. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 15, 2005)

    I think a certain reviewer is suffering from lossy of the brain & also deserves a 1-- the you're number one salute?

    Blackhole, if you don't want WMP affected, then don't let Klite touch it or anything related-- don't let it install media player classic, nor even the wmp vcm9...

    Anyhow, i certainly hope ALL/EACH your components are top-notch, state of the art & in mint condition-- otherwise your lossless time & money efforts & expenditures are going to waste.

  546. 5 out of 5 stars
    SorenMD

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 13, 2005)

    Hmmmm... Blackhole rhymes with...

    Just ignore the complete ignorance that is Blackhole8746. Why would you need the bloatware that is Windows Media Player after the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack installs Media Player Classic? Very simple. You don't. I have not used Windows Media Player, Quicktime, or Real Player for years. K-Lite plays everything you can throw at it including DVDs. Keep up the excellent work.

  547. 5 out of 5 stars
    SamppaX

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 13, 2005)

    Best of Codec Packs...
    No problems... Just have to tweak some settings
    & you are ready to go watch your movie with NO problems... =P

  548. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 13, 2005)

    i think its very good but i experience problems, some movies don't work for me at all or they have messed up colors so i can hardly see anything, it looks like mp3 player's visualizer try this file http://x6.putfile.com/videos/c9-33519005357.wmv on Klite and tell me if it works/ tell me how to fix my problem

  549. 5 out of 5 stars
    wingo

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 12, 2005)

    nice to have on the installer cd. never look for anything else these days. this is usefull for all techie's.

  550. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 12, 2005)

    To Orbiting234, thats only one moron here and thats surely you !!! Most ppl out there call me computer expert, and i used to install codecs seperate, because codec packs were pill of junk, causing conflicts installing the same codecs (old DivX and new DivX 5). This all changed when i tried K-Lite Codec Pack, and with Quick Time and Real Player Alternative its best codec pack. Don't rate if you haven't used it at least once and i see you haven't used this codec pack but still you rate it - ignorant and easy way......
    I 100% agree with "hobo05", i haven't good experiences with codec packs because of Nemo in the past.... But i don't bash them maybe that changed. There is absolutely no one problem with these codec pack, its realy great !!!

  551. 5 out of 5 stars
    Mafukie

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 12, 2005)

    Great software, I've been using this Codec pack eversince it came out.

  552. 5 out of 5 stars
    integrii

    Reviewing 1.36 (Aug 12, 2005)

    A must have for any fresh-install. Plays DVDs, all Movies from warez, and adds codecs for WMP to play ANYTHING. Love it! 5/5

  553. 5 out of 5 stars
    shroom

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 11, 2005)

    Learn to use a computer before reviewing softwares Orbiting234.
    Nice codec pack, never had a single problem so far :)

  554. 5 out of 5 stars
    hobo05

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 11, 2005)

    I've used it since it was still affiliated with kazaa lite. This is by far the best codec pack out there, but you gotta love those ppl who bash on a software they haven't even tried on a misguided crusade to save their poor fellow "laymen". Just classic...The reason ppl make codec packs are so ppl DON'T have to download individual codecs. And for this codec to achieve that purpose, I don't understand why ppl are bitter about that. If you have a specific problem, list it and justify it in a review, don't bash on it cuz you've used Nemo Codec Pack (or something) and got pwned.

  555. 5 out of 5 stars
    BogdanSHA

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 10, 2005)

    I am a "complete moron" and I use this as I do with my computer: every day!! Never had any problems chief!!! You are definitly a moron :P

  556. 5 out of 5 stars
    Bachalor

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 10, 2005)

    Really fine, this package. I need it after newinstal. of WINDOWS-XP. It help me, thanks

  557. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 9, 2005)

    Many needed updates, very good. It was well worth the wait.

    Best codec pack, without a doubt. Each version is twice as good as the last.

    Just remember, the best pre-selected configuration for flawless playback is "Power User 1".

    Thankyou, codecguide.com.

  558. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.35 (Aug 9, 2005)

    Agree with Zygi-- and this feature is very valuable:

    "Is now able to detect and uninstall even more codec packs"

  559. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zygi

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 21, 2005)

    I haven't liked codec packs, because they almost always cause conflicts. I changed my mind when i tried K-Lite Codec Pack, its best you can get, no conflicts, best and up to date codecs and programs.
    5/5

  560. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    Best codec pack on the 'net.

    As you can see, it has the updated versions of BSplayer(1.32 w/ fixed mpeg4 playback), Real and Quicktime alternative, ffdshow.

    And for those of you whom were intrigued by "Winamp alternative" a few weeks back, it isnt needed. This codec pack features a "shoutcast plugin" which lets you listen to winamp streams with almost any media player including MPC, WMP 2,9,10, BSplayer, etc.

    Want to gain full control of your flash files? Stop, start, rewind,forward, pause; this codec pack enables you to play Macromedia flash files in all those media players I listed above, with exception of Winamp and BSplayer.

    The best pre-configured installation mode is Power User-1

    The best codec pack, period. Its gets better all the time.

    As for Staff_Tech01,

    This enables Windows Media Player, even from version 2 on Windows 98, to play files for whatever codec this supports. Flash, divx, xvid, quicktime, real, shoutcast, dvd, ANYTHING. In fact, WMP is the best player to use with these codecs. This just includes alternatives.

  561. 5 out of 5 stars
    waves

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    Dude, you are supposed to review it after you use it:P

    This is an awesome all-inclusive pack, very handy for any of your n00b friends. MPC is awesome, so powerful and so small. And no more Realplayer or quicktime, w00t.

  562. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aires

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack? How mega can this be when it includes the _crappy_ unofficial version of ffdshow??

  563. 4 out of 5 stars
    Staff_Tech01

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    I will give it a 4 just because it sound cool to me. Anytime you are able to get rid of RealCrime and QuickCrime I will applaude that. But I have to admit I am not very familiar w/ this codec pack. Does it allow these files types to be viewed in Windows Media Player or it's own stand alone player of some sort.

  564. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    Fairly significant update-- several upgrades & some new stuff........

  565. 4 out of 5 stars
    wingo

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    well i used to go for the other light pagackes of this but it's simply easier to take this megapackage.

    i simply select which codecs i want, since i istall @ other places i definately need this.

    it also have the realplayer and quickplayer which some ppl need.

  566. 4 out of 5 stars
    FlipmodeBG

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    No DivX 6.0! Why? Is it because it's not free?

  567. 5 out of 5 stars
    brotherS

    Reviewing 1.34 (Jul 5, 2005)

    Did you really uninstall the old version first? Try again and check the installer options, never had a problem!

  568. 5 out of 5 stars
    zee7

    Reviewing 1.33 (Jun 17, 2005)

    Robust and solid. It plays almost any media file you throw at it. K-lite is the only codec pack I use and recommend.

  569. 5 out of 5 stars
    foxtyke

    Reviewing 1.33 (Jun 13, 2005)

    It never fails... someone asks me for a copy of a media file because they saw it on my machine and then turn around and say it won't play on their machine.

    That's when I tell them to go and download the K-Lite Codec Pack preferrably Mega or Full. After they download and install the pack, I never get told my media file won't play on their machine again.

    Complete, Comprehensive and Robust... K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is the best codec pack I've ever used and is now the only pack I use and recommend for Windows.

  570. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.33 (Jun 12, 2005)

    Glad they removed Windows media. It never worked reliably.

  571. 5 out of 5 stars
    FlipmodeBG

    Reviewing 1.33 (Jun 12, 2005)

    Simply the best codec pack in the world !

  572. 5 out of 5 stars
    hobo05

    Reviewing 1.32 (Jun 9, 2005)

    If codec packs are for nOObs than so is everything else that is made for convinience. You can say windows xp or red hat is for nOObs, why not just use DOS or start from circuit board wiring/soldering to make music and pixels move on your screen? Don't let pride get in the way of this really well compiled Codec Pack

  573. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.32 (Jun 4, 2005)

    Have to agree with ModderXManiac & Bobad...

    Case in point-- GSpot, one of the utilities included in this codec pack, lists 250 loaded codecs / filters w. detailed info:

    Heck, I'd consider myself a first-class n00b for even considering manually/individually installing/tinkering...unless if maybe i was in the business; but still, the last poor review misses the point:

    this is a review area for the general public & advanced users(not for a particular industry niche), for how a program simplifies their daily lives / how it compares to others within its specific category; panning a utility because its entire software category is supposedly not needed serves no purpose.

  574. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.32 (Jun 1, 2005)

    Excellent! CODEC packs are for people that have a life, and don't have time to play with a bunch of downloads, installs, and uninstalls. Everything I have ever tried to play with this CODEC pack plays, and I get no errors or stability problems. What more can you want?

  575. 5 out of 5 stars
    ModderXManiac

    Reviewing 1.32 (May 31, 2005)

    To NyaR

    Yes, maybe codec packs are for n00bs. But you cant beat the simplicity and time you save installing codec packs like these, instead of doing it the "expert" way, wherein there is alot of room for error.

    Just shutup man, you rate the program on more than just your opinion. YOUR the n00b here.

    Anyway...Best codec pack around. Definitely worth the download. Wanna play Flash and Quicktime files in WMP? This will let you do that!!!

  576. 1 out of 5 stars
    NyaR

    Reviewing 1.32 (May 31, 2005)

    codec packs are for noobs

  577. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.32 (May 31, 2005)

    Best codec pack ever

  578. 5 out of 5 stars
    l_p_4_7

    Reviewing 1.31 (May 17, 2005)

    Best codec pack.

  579. 5 out of 5 stars
    dwby

    Reviewing 1.29 (Apr 20, 2005)

    Love this, keeps getting better and better!

    @horsecharles
    Some versions of the program/codec may be unstable or have some bad bugs in it.

  580. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.29 (Apr 19, 2005)

    I hereby & officially put in a request for an explanation of why some default setting is changed, a file version downgraded-- right here, right alongside each listed change...

    EDIT: thanks dawby-- yes, for instance as with the latest XVidCore....
    But it would be nice for those of us not up on the latest minutiae of every single codec, to save time hunting down the info...

  581. 5 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 1.29 (Apr 19, 2005)

    Because of the frequency of releases of the integrated components I've started using this version rather than real player alt/QuicktimeAlt/K-lite full. So far so good. WIll save me time in deployment at work, also, although I won't always be on the latest and greatest.

  582. 5 out of 5 stars
    NyNe

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 10, 2005)

    i'm kinda wondering why it downgrades things
    i love the pack though, i just dont understand ffdshow (whatever it's called) it never works for me (or didnt last time i tried with 1.25)

  583. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 10, 2005)

    Yeah, acs... and directly above that box is one scrollable line with 7 different install categorY levels-- default, power, etc.
    But like faja says, it's better to line-item check everything one by one-- for instance, i did not allow the VOB downgrade.

    FYI for those of you possessing the latest Xvid Xcore update released this month, re-install it, as this downgrades a couple of its files.

  584. 5 out of 5 stars
    faja

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 10, 2005)

    acs, if you read while installing, it gives the option to install or not install now.

  585. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dennis87

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 9, 2005)

    This is the best codec pack!

  586. 4 out of 5 stars
    acs

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 9, 2005)

    BS Player has removed.Why?

  587. 5 out of 5 stars
    theheff

    Reviewing 1.28 (Apr 8, 2005)

    Great codec pack. Plays everything under the sun.

  588. 5 out of 5 stars
    BuFu

    Reviewing 1.27 (Mar 31, 2005)

    simple the best!!!

  589. 5 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 1.26 (Mar 27, 2005)

    Ususally codec packs are a bad thing but this one you really can't live without. If you've ever had problems playing files that you know are good you'll never have another problem after installing K-Lite. No need for the crapy Real player or the always wanting to load itself Quick Time. With this codec pack you can play those files through the media player of your choice. Comes with the best video player too(BS Player).
    I highly recommend this one.

  590. 5 out of 5 stars
    anti00Zero

    Reviewing 1.25 (Mar 11, 2005)

    some realy stupid bugs or problems were in the earliest version but the 1.2x is realy good :))

  591. 5 out of 5 stars
    tuncerd

    Reviewing 1.25 (Mar 11, 2005)

    It is the most succesful codec pack. I have never had a problem with it and i think it is a "must have" software for all windows users.

  592. 5 out of 5 stars
    horsecharles

    Reviewing 1.20 (Mar 3, 2005)

    Has to get a 5-- no major bugs, & because of the plethora of inclusions... it has no other competitor remotely in the ballpark.

  593. 5 out of 5 stars
    dzjepp

    Reviewing 1.20 (Mar 1, 2005)

    The best.

  594. 5 out of 5 stars
    LiNUS|X

    Reviewing 1.18 (Feb 12, 2005)

    its great! it includes some nice small apps. so, its my new favorite! you need it, trust me.

  595. 4 out of 5 stars
    Domingo

    Reviewing 1.18 (Feb 4, 2005)

    It's nice to have everything in one package, but I prefer ffdshow and the 2 alternative packages. Ffdshow is simply the best for normal codecs and configuring settings...but it IS definitely not for beginners. I know that if I ever have anyone who has playback issues on their PC I point them to this pack. Not as good for power users, for it's the best for everyone else.

  596. 5 out of 5 stars
    betabetabeta

    Reviewing 1.17 (Dec 29, 2004)

    Simply the best codec pack. Just install this and VLC player and you wont need anything else.

  597. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 1.17 (Dec 25, 2004)

    Great--has everything. Only thing I can find wrong--and it's not really wrong--it'll just take an hour and a half to download with dialup...

  598. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.17 (Dec 24, 2004)

    I rely on this software and it's been a boon to me, but the only thing you have to watch is its tricky replacement of QuickTime. Just say "No" to that dialog query if you don't want Apple's QT automatically removed from your system every time this updates.

  599. 5 out of 5 stars
    pvolk

    Reviewing 1.17 (Dec 24, 2004)

    The best most complete and updated codec pack ever. Works like a charm and its easy and convenient!

  600. 5 out of 5 stars
    lzvk25

    Reviewing 1.16 (Nov 5, 2004)

    Finally you can forget about searching for individual codecs and configure them, plus you get 2 excellent media players for free. Just run the executable and start playing your movie files. It's even great with the new weird formats like 'mkv' and 'ogm'. Great collection indeed !!! :D

  601. 5 out of 5 stars
    muppet

    Reviewing 1.15 (Oct 31, 2004)

    This is an excellent, well supported codec pack. It has sane defaults for the average joe user, but you can tweak it to exactly your needs if you're that type of person.

    The only gripe I have is that you can't later install/uninstall invididual items, you have to do a full uninstall and then reinstall. Really though this is an install once and upgrade every couple of months package.

    I hope they continue to keep this updated, it's very handy!

  602. 5 out of 5 stars
    cooldude7273

    Reviewing 1.15 (Oct 27, 2004)

    Best codec pack ever!

  603. 5 out of 5 stars
    agent2killa

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 20, 2004)

    the best codec pack ever....you'll never need other

  604. 5 out of 5 stars
    themafia_69

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 17, 2004)

    ok well i used to use ffdshow which used to work great, but then i got a high quality music video and the words were out of sync, and i knew i didnt just download a 100mb out of sync video then i uninstalled ffdshow and installed the mega codec pack and it worked perfectly, this is truely the only codec pack you will ever need (as of now) hehe

  605. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 16, 2004)

    They fixed the sound in the realmedia files, and if you check their FAQ section, setting the output options to System Default also fixes any video playback problems with realmedia files. Way to go!

  606. 5 out of 5 stars
    cooldude7273

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 16, 2004)

    Best codec pack ever!

  607. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dapple

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 15, 2004)

    The only codec pack you will ever need , and Media Player classic is the best.

  608. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 1.13 (Oct 15, 2004)

    The Best

  609. 5 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 1.12 (Sep 27, 2004)

    Incredible, just incredible. The improvement in my system sound was beyond belief. I had to quickly reduce the volume. If you can put this on your system, do so.

  610. 5 out of 5 stars
    DarthVeda

    Reviewing 1.12 (Sep 25, 2004)

    Best Codec pack.

    Finally an option to boost audio for AC3 videos. I used to use Virtualdub to boost the volume for the movies. this should be make that easier.

  611. 5 out of 5 stars
    zridling

    Reviewing 1.11 (Sep 11, 2004)

    This truly is an all-in-one solution and it's kept up to date. Easy to install and maintain, I don't compute without it.

Discuss K-Lite Mega Codec Pack

  1. Oct 22, 2013 - 4:03 PM
    nafisahmed125

    i think it is amazing and must be checked

  2. Aug 4, 2012 - 3:16 PM
    tyr8338

    yes you can and actually need to instal both 32 and 64 bit packs to get 100% functional setup as some apps use 32bit version of codecs while others use 64bit....

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  4. Aug 10, 2011 - 3:51 PM
    Newroan

    Where can I find a list of what's IN it?
    Is there optional install for different codecs?
    Can I install the 32-bit AND the 64-bit Packs? Should I?

  5. May 16, 2010 - 11:17 AM
    j_sp03

    In K-Lite Codec Pack 5.9.7 Mega a problem in SVCPACK installation faced
    K-Lite Codec Pack\Filter\divX264.ax
    Unable to register dll/Ocx regiserver32x faild with exit code.

  6. Feb 21, 2010 - 12:46 PM
    DannyboyHD

    I'm new to this so sorry if I sound like a complete noob, but does this make m2ts files from an hd pvr work in Windows Movie Maker 2.6?

  7. Aug 5, 2009 - 6:37 PM
    BogdanSHA

    It's compatible with Windows 7, 32bit. Flawless!

  8. May 19, 2009 - 11:12 PM
    traumadoc

    You're joking, right ? Compatibility with Windows 7 ? It's barely even safe to call it a beta product and won't be available for years and you expect compatibility ? Yeah, right.

  9. Feb 18, 2009 - 2:22 PM
    shahidil

    Compatibility with Windows 7 - 64 bit ?