K-Lite Codec Pack is a free package of media player codecs. It can play almost all the movies which you download from the internet. Its supported formats include AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, MTS, 3GP and more so that you can play virtually any video files with it.
There are four different variants of the K-Lite Codec Pack. Ranging from a very small bundle that contains only the most essential decoders to a large and more comprehensive bundle. The global differences between the variants can be found below. Detailed differences can be found on the comparison of abilities and comparison of contents pages.
- You probably have used the popular K-Lite Codec Pack (with full name “K-Lite Mega Codec Pack”) on Windows and thought there might be a K-Lite Mega Codec Pack for Mac OS X. Actually there is not a K-Lite Codec pack for Mac at the time of this writing.
- Free K-Lite Codec for Mac Replacement – Perian Perian is a free, open source, QuickTime component that extends QuickTime support for many popular types of media, including MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, DivX, and XviD. Perian codec is open-source and you can download Perain for free.
- Meanwhile, the demerit you need to know is that this MP4 codec pack can only work on Windows 10/8/7/Vista and earlier operating system, no macOS version currently. K-Lite Codec Pack - when you plan to download K-Lite Codec Pack, you will find that there.
These codec packs are compatible with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Old versions also with XP.
The packs include both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs, so they work great on both x86 and x64 variants of Windows!
Small but extremely powerful!
Already contains everything you need to play all common audio and video file formats.
Supports playback of:
Provides lots of useful functionality, such as:
Basic does NOT include a player. So you need to use it together with a DirectShow compatible player such as Windows Media Player. For playback issues with WMP please read our F.A.Q. for solutions.
We recommend using K-Lite Standard, which included MPC-HC as a player.
Same as Basic, plus:
This is the recommended variant for the average user. Use this if you don't know what you need. It already contains everything that you need for playback. The extra components that are included in the larger versions provide no benefit for the majority of users.
Same as Standard, plus:
Same as Full, plus:
And a few optional extras:
Note 1: Mega does not allow you to play more formats than Full.
Additional updates for the latest version of the codec pack.
This is not a stand-alone installer. This update requires that the latest version of Basic/Standard/Full/Mega is already installed.
Beta versions contain the latest updates and improvements, but they may have small bugs, and have not been tested as well as normal releases.
Only suitable for experienced users who like to try out the latest stuff and want to provide feedback.
Beta versions are available for Basic/Standard/Full/Mega.
Are you looking for an older version? Those can be found here.
If the latest version give you a problem, then please report that to us so we can fix it!
Download Basic / Standard / Full
Is there K-Lite Codec for Mac?
Recently switched to Mac computer but have problem of playing MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MTS, MXF, etc with default Quicktime player? You probably have used the popular K-Lite Codec Pack (with full name “K-Lite Mega Codec Pack”) on Windows and thought there might be a K-Lite Mega Codec Pack for Mac OS X.
K-lite Codec For Mac Os
Actually there is not a K-Lite Codec pack for Mac at the time of this writing. However, after testing, Techisky found there is a K-Lite Codec for Mac alternative/equivalent that works similar to K-Lite Codec on mcOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X EL Capitan 10.11, Yosemite 10.10, Mavericks(10.9), Mountain Lion(10.8), Snow Leopard(10.7), Leopard(10.6), etc.