K-Lite Codec Pack

Basic 14.5.0

Software information


Freeware (Free)


01 Oct 2018


Codec Guide



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Size: 15.5 MB

Downloads: 165166

Platform: Windows (All Versions)

Review by George Norman (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 15 Aug 2017

K-Lite Codec Pack Basic may be the baby in the K-Lite Codec Pack series, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard it, especially if you’re a casual computer user who simply want to enjoy some videos. K-Lite Codec Pack Basic doesn’t come with any extra features that you couldn’t care less about, it simply makes it so that your computer can play all common video formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, OGM, or FLV.

All K-Lite Codec Pack editions, including the Basic one, are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, and Windows 10. As you can see from the Quick Look video that accompanies this article, a straightforward setup wizard will help you install K-Lite Codec Pack on a Windows-powered PC.

In all, 4 incrementally more feature-rich K-Lite Codec Pack editions are available: Basic, Standard, Full, and Mega. The Basic edition includes everything that your PC needs to run all common video formats. The Standard edition also features more filters and the Media Player Classic video player. The Full edition features GraphStudioNext and a few extra DirectShow filters. And the Mega edition features VFW/ACM codecs for video encoding/editing.

If you’re curious to see what’s inside each K-Lite Codec Pack edition, check out this contents chart. And if you’re curious to see what type of formats each edition supports, check out this abilities chart.

All four K-Lite Codec Pack editions are offered for the great price of free.

If you want your PC to play all common video formats without any problems, go get K-Lite Codec Pack Basic.


A setup wizard will help you install K-Lite Codec Pack Basic on your PC. Thanks to this codecs pack, your PC will be able to play all common video formats. K-Lite Codec Pack Basic is free and so are all the other K-Lite Codec Pack editions.


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K-Lite Codec Pack
Basic 14.5.0


K-Lite Codec Pack Awards

K-Lite Codec Pack Editor’s Review Rating

K-Lite Codec Pack has been reviewed by George Norman on 15 Aug 2017. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated K-Lite Codec Pack 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential


out of 5