Softpedia Editor's Review for K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
Everything needed to play online and offline computer media
Written by Bogdan Popa on January 14th, 2013
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is an excellent tool that can bring to one's computer everything they need for playing both online and offline multimedia content. In other words, watching videos and movies on the computer has never been easier, as this new pack includes almost everything a user would ever need.
Besides the fact that it comes with Quicktime and RealPlayer codecs, the package also includes Media Player Classic, a great application that can open almost any video format out there with the help of the right codecs.
Installing K-Lite Mega Codec Pack can be a bit difficult for beginners, since all the formats types and names might not seem familiar, but the default settings are enough for those who are just planning to play videos without further customization.
Furthermore, if one chooses to install Media Player Classic as well, they get the possibility to configure the file associations for both video and audio content.
Considering it is a powerful and advanced tool, less experienced users might have a hard time trying to set up K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, especially when thinking that the package does not include a Help file or detailed descriptions of the built-in utilities.
All in all, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is one of the most complex codec packages out there, but the most impressive thing is that it really works seamlessly. Beginners and power users alike can use K-Lite Mega Codec Pack with ease.
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack description
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated MPC-HC to version 126.96.36.19903
· Updated LAV Filters to version 0.57
· Updated ffdshow to version 1.3.4511
· Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 5.6.1
· Updated GraphStudioNext to version 0.6.0.196
· Updated MediaInfo Lite to version 0.7.63
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install StartNow Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function