K-Lite Codec Pack Basic 12.9.5 Fileforum Pick

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (575 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 4,852,422 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.

Basic is a small but powerful pack that contains only the most essential things. It allows you to play all common video file formats in your favorite player.

  • Homepage

    K-Lite Codec Pack

  • Uninstaller


  • Latest Changes

    - Updated LAV Filters to version 0.69-3-gcfd95

    - Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 6.1.6

    - Better compatibility with DriverPack installer. If the codec pack installer is executed by DriverPack, and a generic VGA driver is detected, then the drivers' (lack of) capabilities are ignored, and we will use the capability information from our intern

    - Please report if you know of any other installation scenarios where the runtime detection of the codec pack should be adjusted

  • Other Versions

    K-Lite Codec Pack Standard

    K-Lite Codec Pack Full

    K-Lite Codec Pack Update

    K-Lite Codec Pack Full (Beta)

Reviews of K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 11.3.0 (Jul 30, 2015)

    Works great! If you have a problem, just report it at their forum and it will be fixed super fast. Their support is very smart and friendly.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.7.5 (Sep 24, 2014)

    5 stars of course

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.4.5 (May 5, 2014)

    best codec pack!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.3.5 (Mar 20, 2014)

    coool yeah !!!!

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.3.5 (Mar 11, 2014)


  6. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.0.0 (Aug 23, 2013)

    k-lite is must have

  7. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.2.0 (Sep 12, 2012)

    still one of the most powerful!

  8. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 8.4.0 (Feb 16, 2012)

    Still the best !!!

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.6.0 (Aug 8, 2011)

    Click on the big blue "Download Now (6,766 KB)" button on the right side.

  10. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.5.0 (Aug 3, 2011)

    how the hel lto download this s*** no download link wtf

  11. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.0.0 (Mar 26, 2011)

    This page is littered with "download now" buttons that are nothing but advertisements to other stuff I do not want. I cant tell how to download the K-lite codec pack. I am not clicking on any button on this page. You people who run this site should clean this mess up. It looks like nothing but a big scam page. Does the K-lite codec pack even exist?

  12. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.9.0 (Feb 8, 2011)

    very nice thank u...but how i download it???? :-(

  13. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.8.3 (Mar 19, 2010)

    Most probably the only Codec Pack that the average user will need.

  14. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.8.0 (Mar 11, 2010)


  15. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.7.0 (Feb 10, 2010)

    I've been using K-Lite 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.

    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.

    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!

  16. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.0.0 (Jul 11, 2009)

    Good for ppl than need ffdshow + splitters ;)

  17. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.9.5 (Jul 7, 2009)

    Awesome pack...

  18. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.9.0 (Jun 13, 2009)


  19. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.9.0 (Jun 11, 2009)

    Works great on Windows 7.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.8.0 (May 1, 2009)

    Still awesome... ;)

  21. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.7.5 (Apr 22, 2009)


  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.7.5 (Mar 27, 2009)


  23. 5 out of 5 stars

    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.

  24. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.5.3 (Feb 5, 2009)

    Orbiting235 = typical brainwashed CCCP n00b user...
    dont feed the troll...

  25. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.5.3 (Jan 22, 2009)

    AWFUL codec pack. Makes an utter mess of codecs/filters on your system. Avoid at all costs.

  26. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.8.0 (Apr 16, 2008)

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

  27. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.64 (Nov 29, 2005)

    beautiful, very useful when you watch a lot of movies and listen to loads of music.

    Never had an inssue with the basic one (only used mega pack once but do like how it has real and quicktime included)

    5 Stars.

  28. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.52 (Aug 14, 2005)


    why do you rate if you never tryed it ?

    KLite is the only CodecPack who mades nearly no problems , Tsunami and other crap are truly system killers

  29. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.51 (Aug 10, 2005)


    Doesn't mess up your system at all (unlike some other codec packs).

  30. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.49 (Jun 21, 2005)

    For playback it's perfect

Discuss K-Lite Codec Pack Basic

  1. Feb 18, 2009 - 11:52 AM

    Is there a way to deploy accross a network and not install on start menu?