K-Lite Codec Pack Standard
K-Lite Codec Pack Standard represents a collection of audio, video and subtitle codecs, required to play stream online or offline without any issues. It contains Media Player Classic and offers support for DVD playback.
The installation procedure can be carried out in three ways - simple, normal, or advanced, depending on the user's level of experience.
The complete package includes MPC-HC player, DirectShow video decoding filters (H.246, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows Media video, and Flash video), audio decoding filters (AC3, DTS, E-AC3, TrueHD, MLP, LPCM, AAC, MP1, MP2, MP3, and others), source filters (AVI, Matroska, MP4, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, Monkey's Audio, and others), along with subtitle filters (DirectVobSub, others).
Additional components contain tools (CodecTweak Tool, MediaInfo Lite), Explorer shell extensions (Icaros ThumbnailProvider and PropertyHandler), and miscellaneous items (detect broken codecs and DirectShow filters). Furthermore, you can select the decoding method between using software decoding, LAV Video - DXVA2 native, and LAV Video - DXVA2 copy-back.
K-Lite Codec Pack Standard has a configuration panel for each main module, which enables the user to fully customize settings for each codec.
The application is light on the system resources, and it doesn't interrupt normal activity on the computer. It has a good response time and applies new changes rapidly. We have not encountered any issues in our tests.
Aside from the standard edition, users may be interested in looking into K-Lite Codec Pack Full for extra features. All in all, this codec packs is a welcomed addition to any user who wants to successfully play multimedia files.