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  • I’ve used this before. I think I’m using this on my desktop…

    I had no codecs so I frantically looked on Google and probably found it in about 5 minutes. =O

    After that it was allllllll good. =)

  • I guess it’s a sign of good software if you install it once and it solves everything for long time. :)

  • philblog

    I also uses k-lite codec and it really help me a lot… it gives me better solution to my media problem….

  • @philblog

    Yeah, it has some checking for errors and removing broken codecs functions so it is indeed a problem solver as well as solution for playback.

  • Christoph Wagner

    And if you don’t want all that stuff crapping up your pc, just download http://www.cccp-project.net a small DirectShow filter pack.

  • @Christoph Wagner

    Yeah, I am aware that there is long-time holywar between fans of these two codec packs. :)

    I am no codecs expert and don’t pretend (like many) to be one so I can only repeat that I am using K-Lite codec pack for a long time and it always worked good for me.

    And by the way you can see in post I am recommending “Playback only” install that only ensures playback without any extras.

  • Transcontinental

    I’ve kept installing K-Lite Codec Pack’s ‘Standard’, because installing ‘Full’ with ‘Default’ profile made my system crash when calling certain AVI files, and I have no idea why.
    Rarst here suggests ‘Full’ with ‘Playback only’ profile. Perhaps this alternative is the solution to my problems.
    Anyway, nice article, Rarst. I’ve been using K-Lite (codec standard pack + QT Lite + Real Alternative Lite) since always. Great package.

  • @Transcontinental

    Codec issues are total pain to troubleshoot. Usually I just try to uninstall everything related,scrub Program Files and regisrty and then make clean install of K-Lite.

    Nothing wrong with Standard package btw, I preach what fits my needs (of computer geek who watches too much anime). :)

  • venkata reddy

    HI
    i am using windows media player in vb6.0 to play .mpeg,mp4… files.to run mp4 files i am using K-lite codec.exe,but the movie is not playing continuously ,i t is playing like play-hang-play-hang -play.can u please help me to solve this issue.

  • @venkata reddy

    Are you using latest version of K-Lite? Had you tried reinstalling it with “playback only” profile, as recommended in post?

    Most of the time this fixes any issues.

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