The K-Lite Codec Pack Mega variant is the largest of the four variants of the codec pack. It provides everything that you need to play all your audio and video files. Additionally, it also contains some ACM/VFW codecs that can be used by video encoding/editing applications.
Below you can find a list of all components that are included in the pack. The installer is fully customizable, so you can let it install exactly those components that suit your specific needs.
K-Lite Codec Pack Mega for Windows
Please note that not all of these components are actually installed by default. Some of the components are included as an alternative choice for components that are used by default. The alternative choices are: ffdshow, AC3Filter, and Xvid. Those components are not installed unless you explicitly select them during installation. By default the codec pack uses the LAV Filters. That is of course also what we recommend to use.
K-Lite Codec Pack Mega , Pro Tips
- HDR Video Playback
To play such videos you need to use the included MPC-HC player and select Madvr as the video renderer. Madvr will automatically send the HDR metadata to your TV when it is HDR capable. Otherwise it will convert the video to SDR so you can watch it (with proper colors) on a normal monitor/TV.
- 3D Video
The codec pack contains a plugin for decoding H.264 MVC 3D Video. To properly watch such videos you should use the included MPC-HC player (64-bit version) and select Madvr as the video renderer. Outputting 3D video to your monitor/TV requires Windows 8.x/10 (or Windows 7 with a modern NVIDIA GPU).
MPC-HC is capable of playing Blu-ray discs. There are just two limitations:
- It doesn’t support Blu-ray menus. It automatically plays the longest title on the disc. Other titles can be accessed through the Navigate menu of the player.
- The disc must be decrypted using an external tool. For example AnyDVD HD or Passkey Lite.