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K-Lite Codec Pack 10.0 includes 32-bit and 64-bit codecs in single package for first time

15 August 2013, Nick Peers

K-Lite Codec PackProblems playing certain video or audio files on your PC? For a number of years now, K-Lite’s collection of Codec Packs have been the answer, making it possible to play most popular media formats. And now, with the launch of K-Lite Codec Pack 10.0, users will find it even simpler to play the formats they need.

Version 10’s headline feature is the incorporation of 32-bit and 64-bit codecs in a single package for convenience and flexibility, while the new version includes some universal filter updates – including LAV, xy-VSFilter and Icaros.

Four variants are provided: K-Lite Codec Pack Basic 10.0 contains the basic codecs required to play most media formats, while K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 10.0 adds some extra tools including Media Player Classic Home Cinema, and is recommended for the “average” user.

K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool 5.7.0

The K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool gets a refresh in version 10 of the K-Lite Codec Pack.

K-Lite Codec Pack Full 10.0 adds GraphStudioNext and some additional DirectShow filters, and finally K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 10.0 adds codecs for video encoding and editing, an additional AC3Filter DirectShow filter and some additional small tools.

The Codec Tweak Tool, which is found in all four builds and is available separately, has been updated to version 5.7.0. This allows users to detect problems and manage existing codec installations.

Both Basic and Standard Packs lose the ffdshow filter in version 10, with the LAV filter becoming the default in their place. The Standard Pack and above also gain a MPC-HC update, which improves support for various streams, including RTP and HTTP, through the supplied Media Player Classic software.

K-Lite Codec Pack Basic 10.0, K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 10.0, K-Lite Codec Pack Full 10.0 and K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 10.0, along with K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool 5.7.0, are all available as a freeware downloads for PCs running Windows XP SP3 or later.

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