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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

K-Lite Codec Pack gets an update 3.2

I had previously written about how you can Play any Video or Audio file in your Windows XP / Vista with K-Lite Codec Pack. Well, yesterday there was an update to this package and a new version 3.2.0 was realeased. You can get the latest version here.

Here's what the developers have to say about it. If you need a review and the list of formats it supports, do check my previous article.

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of VFW/ACM codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.

The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs:

  • It it always very up-to-date with the newest and/or best components.
  • All components have been carefully selected. It is not just a random bunch of stuff thrown together.
  • It is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • The installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to only install those components that you really want.
  • For some formats a choice can be made during installation between different filters. This allows you to tweak the pack to your own specific needs and preferences.
  • Uninstallation removes everything that was installed by the pack. Including all registry keys.
  • It is extremely easy to make a fully customized unattended installation with the integrated wizard.
  • It has been very well tested. The pack doesn't contain any conflicting or buggy codecs.
  • It tries to avoid potential conflicts with other codecs already installed on your computer.
  • The pack is able to detect broken codecs and filters on your system, and helps you to removes them.
  • It is a very complete package, containing everything you need to play your movies.
  • This pack has a huge user base. This means that problems are found and resolved quickly.
  • There are different packages. From small to extra-large.
  • Suitable for both novice and expert users.