K Codec Lite For Mac

 

If you’ve ever been a Windows user, than you have certainly encountered a few problems trying to play various video files. There are many available solutions for this problem, and many people use the popular K-Lite Codec Pack.

However, you should know that there is no K-Lite Codec Pack for Mac. So what do you do if you encounter this problem? Let’s discuss alternative solutions that you can use.

VLC Player

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VLC Media Player is a very popular solution for Mac users, which eliminates the need to install any kind of codec packs for Mac. Although it won’t play every possible audio and video format, it will work with most popular formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, MP3, MP4, WAV, FLV, FLAC, OGG, and many others. Of course, it will play DVDs and VCDs as well. VLC is definitely one of the best media players for Mac users, and its free.

Download here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

NicePlayer

NicePlayer is an interesting alternative to QuickTime. It works great, especially for playing movies, TV shows, and other videos. It works with Mountain Lion; however, it hasn’t been updated in a while, and we are not sure whether it will work with Mac OS X Mavericks.

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Download here: http://code.google.com/p/niceplayer/

MPlayerX

MPlayerX is a simple, but beautiful player that will handle almost any media format you throw at it, without the need to install any extra plug-ins or codec packages. It will also detect and play most subtitle files, without too much hassle.

Download here: http://mplayerx.org

Flip4Mac

If you’re looking for a way to play windows media (WMV and WMA files) using QuickTime, there is a very quick solution. All you have to do is install Flip4Mac (free version), and you’re good to go.

Download here: http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/overview.htm

Perian

K-lite Codec Pack

Perian is a codec pack for Mac, which enables you to play many video/audio formats using Apple’s QuickTime application. Although it has been a very popular solution for many years in the past – it is not supported anymore, and it won’t work with QuickTime 10 or later. However if you are using a previous version of QuickTime, feel free to install Perian.

Download here: http://perian.org

As you can see, there are plenty of solutions if you encounter problems trying to play media on your Mac. Some will require you to install codecs and continue using QuickTime, while others are completely new applications. If you don’t know what to choose – we suggest going with VLC, as it is regularly updated and supported.

K-Lite Codec Pack
Developer(s)Codec Guide
Stable release15.7.7 (October 5, 2020; 8 days ago) [±][1]
Operating systemWindows XP and later[a]
PlatformIA-32 and x64
Size
  • Basic: 17.6 MB
  • Standard: 41.9 MB
  • Full: 48.3 MB
  • Mega: 58.8 MB
TypeSoftware bundle of audio codecs and video codecs
LicenseFreeware
Websitecodecguide.com

K Codec Lite For Mac Download

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft WindowsDirectShow that enables an operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. The K-Lite Codec Pack also includes several related tools, including Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), Media Info Lite, and Codec Tweak Tool.[3]

K-Lite adds Video for Windows (VFW) codecs and DirectShow filters to the system, so that DirectShow/VFW based players like MPC, Winamp, and Windows Media Player will use them automatically.

Editions[edit]

There are four editions of the K-Lite Codec Pack, all free of charge.[3]

Codec
  1. Basic: The Basic edition is the smallest version and enables a Microsoft Windows computer to play the contents of AVI, Matroska (MKV), MP4, Ogg, Flash Video (FLV) and WebM files, etc. It only consists of LAV Filters (for audio and video decoding), DirectVobSub (for subtitle decoding), Codec Tweak Tool, Icaros ThumbnailProvider, and Icaros PropertyHandler.[4] Basic is the only edition that includes neither MPC-HC nor MediaInfo Lite.[5]
  2. Standard: The Standard edition includes all features of the Basic edition plus madVR, MediaInfo Lite, and MPC-HC.[6] This package is recommended for normal users.[3]
  3. Full: The Full edition includes all features of the Standard edition plus ffdshow, DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder, DC-Bass Source Mod, Haali Media Splitter, Haali Video Renderer, and GraphStudioNext.[7]
  4. Mega: The Mega edition includes all features of the Full edition plus ACM and VFW codecs for video encoding/editing, AC3Filter, Haali Matroska Muxer, FourCC Changer, and VobSubStrip.[8]

After version 10.0.0, 64-bit codecs are integrated into the regular editions. Prior to this version there was a 64-bit edition designed specifically for 64-bit OSes.

After version 11.3.0, the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of LAV Filters share their settings, and an option to install only 64-bit codecs was added (visible only in Expert install mode).

After version 13.7.5, a user can remove installed components by deselecting them while running an updater. This also makes it possible to switch to a smaller variant of the codec pack without uninstalling first.

In the past some editions of the K-Lite Codec Pack included BS.Player, until it was supplemented with an adware package.[9]

Compatibility[edit]

K-Lite Codec Packs are compatible with Windows 2003 and later.[10]

The last version that is compatible with Windows XP SP3 is version 13.8.5.[11]

Starting with K-Lite version 10.0.0, 64-bit codecs were integrated into the regular K-Lite Codec Pack. Previously, a separate 64-bit edition of the pack was available for x64 editions of Windows.[12]

Supported file formats[edit]

The K-Lite Codec Pack supports the following file formats:[5]

File formatBasicStandardFullMega
AVI
.avi, .divx
YesYesYesYes
DVD-Video
.vob, .evo
YesYesYesYes
Blu-ray video (non-encrypted)
.m2ts
YesYesYesYes
Flash Video
.flv
YesYesYesYes
Matroska
.mkv, .mka
YesYesYesYes
MP3
.mp3
YesYesYesYes
MPEG-1 formats
.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v
YesYesYesYes
MPEG-2 formats
.mpe, .m2v, .mpv2, .mp2v, .m2p, .mod, .ts, .m2t, .mts, .pva, .tp, .tpr
YesYesYesYes
MPEG-4 formats
.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mpv4, .m4a, .3gp, .3gpp, .3g2, .3gp2
YesYesYesYes
Ogg
.ogg, .ogm, .ogv, .oga
YesYesYesYes
RealMedia
.rm, .rmvb, .ra, .ram
YesYesYesYes
WebM
.webm
YesYesYesYes
QuickTime
.mov, .hdmov .qt
YesYesYesYes
FLAC
.flac
YesYesYesYes
WavPack
.wv
YesYesYesYes
AC3/DTS
.ac3, .dts
NoNoYesYes
AMR
.amr
YesYesYesYes
AMV
.amv
NoNoYesYes
Apple Lossless Audio Codec
.alac
NoNoYesYes
Monkey's Audio
.ape, .apl
YesYesYesYes
MPEG-4 AAC
.aac
NoNoYesYes
Musepack
.mpc, .mpp
NoNoYesYes
Trackers
.xm, .s3m, .it, .umx
NoNoYesYes
OptimFROG
.ofr, .ofs
NoNoYesYes
File FormatBasicStandardFullMega

Critical reception[edit]

As of 27 October 2009, CNET reported a total of 1,074,578 downloads for K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.2 since its release date of 12 October 2009. User ratings gave it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, but it received only 87 reviews.[13] Meanwhile, CNET reported only 122,552 downloads for K-Lite Codec Pack Full Edition 5.2 (released on the same date); however, it also received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, albeit from only seven reviewers.[14] No CNET editors had reviewed these products up until this time.

On the same date, Betanews Fileforum reported a rating of 4.7 out of 5, based on 2,346 votes for K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.2.0 and 9,416,511 downloads.[15] Fileforum did not have an entry for K-Lite Codec Pack 5.2 Full.

In October 2009, Softpedia reported K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.2 and K-Lite Codec Pack 5.2 Update had been downloaded a combined total of 2,011,113 times after their release on 12 October 2009, and gave them a user rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on 2,281 votes. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack was chosen as a Softpedia Pick.[16] Softpedia also reported K-Lite Codec Pack 5.2 Full, K-Lite Codec Pack Full 5.2 Update, and K-Lite Codec Pack 2.7 64-bit Edition have been downloaded a combined total of 1,452,750 times up until this date, and have received a user rating of 4.3 out of 5 from 2,082 users. K-Lite Codec Pack Full 5.2 was also a Softpedia Pick.[17]

Also in October 2009, SnapFiles also highly praised K-Lite Codec Pack Full edition, giving it five stars.[18]

See also[edit]

K Codec Lite For Mac Catalina

Notes[edit]

  1. ^After 13.8.5 WinXP SP3 is no longer supported.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^'K-Lite Codec Pack - Update Pack'. codecguide.com. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^'Download old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack'. codecguide.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. ^ abc'About the K-Lite Codec Pack'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  4. ^'Contents of K-Lite Codec Pack Basic'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  5. ^ abK-Lite Codec Pack: Comparison of contents
  6. ^'Contents of K-Lite Codec Pack Standard'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  7. ^'Contents of K-Lite Codec Pack Full'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  8. ^'Contents of K-Lite Mega Codec Pack'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  9. ^'K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Update 8.7.5 Build 2012.04.27 / 8.7.0 - Changelog'. Softpedia. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  10. ^'Download K-Lite Codec Pack'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  11. ^'Download old versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack'. codecguide.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  12. ^'K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit'. Codec Guide. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  13. ^'K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.2'. CNET. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  14. ^'K-Lite Codec Pack Full 5.2'. CNET. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  15. ^'K-Lite Mega Codec Pack – Free Download and Reviews'. fileforum.betanews.com. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  16. ^'K-Lite Mega Codec Pack – Softpedia'. Softpedia. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  17. ^'K-Lite Codec Pack Full Update 5.2.0 Build 20091013 / 5.2.0 / 2.7.0 - x64'. Softpedia. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  18. ^'K-Lite Codec Pack (Full) Freeware download and review - installs popular audio and video codecs from SnapFiles'. SnapFiles. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
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