Windows is the most popular and commonly used operating system today. Despite of being the best in the software market, this OS does not offer everything by default which a user needs. So, utilizing third party software is must. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is one of those software which a user should have to make it sure that the PC is fully compatible with a wide range of media formats and capable of playing them.
K-Lite Codec Pack is a free easy to use and a universal codec pack which carries a complete collection of all the required codecs which will help you to play almost all types of audio and video files on your Windows PC. This codec pack is around for couple of years now and has gained a fairly good popularity as it helps to get rid of the mess of software which users install to run different kinds of media files.
K-Lite Codec Pack comes in three packages, Basic, Standard, Full and Mega, of which Mega is the most complete Pack. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack requires very low disk space to install. The pack comes with integrated MPC (Media Player Classic) which is an advanced media player mounted with loads of features which only paid software offers. K-Lite is also capable of seamless integration with Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center making them universal media players for all the audio and video files.
This codec pack is released with pre-configured codecs and settings done by experts which make it an easy to use and hassle free codec pack for all types of users. The good thing is, these settings can also be adjusted easily by users themselves during the installation or after the installation any time. For that purpose advanced tools have been provided with the codec pack. Latest installation packages also offer users to perform a quick upgrade for already installed codec pack making it possible to switch to latest versions of codecs without affecting the settings. Newer versions of K-Lite codec packs (10.0 and later) come with both x86 and x64 codecs packed inside the same package.
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack consumes extremely low CPU resources. Resources are mostly consumed by the playing audio or video files. The ‘Media Player Classic – Home Cinema’ included with this codec pack is capable of running full High Definition (HD) videos on extremely slow PCs. This media player does not require high performing GPU to run such videos. Ordinary graphics adapters perform well with it. K-Lite also enables visual thumbnails for all known video files formats. Additionally, it also adds support for showing file properties for both MKV and FLV video files within the Windows Explorer. All the newer versions of codec pack are most stable and does not mess up with Windows registry or any other part of operating system in any way.
Overview of features:
1- Fully compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, 2003 and XP.
2- Supports both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) architecture.
3- Freeware, user friendly and frequently updated for improvements and better performance
4- Highly configurable. Provides useful tools for that purpose.
5- Works great with Windows Media Player and Media Center. Also offers a separate media player.
6- MPC contains almost everything to play including DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, audios and videos.
7- Supports hardware acceleration, hardware and software decoding.
8- Capable of detecting, repairing or removing broken codec and filters.
9- Carries stable codecs only. Therefore maintains stability of system.
10- Lighter on system resources. Occupies a little disc space.
11- Installer of codec pack is fully customisable. Uninstalling completely removes everything installed by it.
May cause conflict with other installed codec packs. Uninstall them while using it.
I shall recommend everyone to give this freeware codec pack a try. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.