Windows 10: What's a good codec package

Discus and support What's a good codec package in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I've normally used K-Lite to update my codec pack in past versions of Windows. Will this work for Windows 10 or is there a better one out there I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by jacatone, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. jacatone Win User

    What's a good codec package


    I've normally used K-Lite to update my codec pack in past versions of Windows. Will this work for Windows 10 or is there a better one out there I should use?

    :)
     
    jacatone, Aug 13, 2015
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  2. Why can't i Play Music in k-light codect?

    K-Light is just a free lightweight Codec package .

    With a number of codecs .

    Question is what is the format/codec of the music you are trying to play .



    jje
     
    jjegan---01, Aug 13, 2015
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  3. Windows DVD app not working after installing Creators update

    It appears that your computer has broken component of audio and video codecs. Download and install the official
    Microsoft Codec package and try playing a video again.

    If that doesn't work, you use a third-party application to install the codec that could render any audio and video file types. You can try the following Codec packages:

    • Shark Codec Package
    • K-lite Codec Pack - This is the one I'm currently using. This package have different editions which you can select to download depends on the needed codec
      components.

    Let me know if anything I can help you with.
     
    Winter Firefly, Aug 13, 2015
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  4. strollin Win User

    What's a good codec package

    Instead of getting codecs, try using VLC as your media player, VLC has codecs for pretty much all formats built-in.
     
    strollin, Aug 13, 2015
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  5. jacatone Win User
    I've found VLC still needs a codec pack.
     
    jacatone, Aug 13, 2015
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  6. Bazz Win User
    Could you please inform what file VLC is not able to play.

    Thank you
     
  7. deeshmeee Win User
    MKV
     
    deeshmeee, Jul 15, 2016
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  8. Winuser Win User

    What's a good codec package

    I have never had to install Codec pack with VLC. According to their site it will play MKV files. VideoLAN - VLC - Features
     
    Winuser, Jul 15, 2016
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  9. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    It plays MKV without ANY problems -- also will handle X265 (HEVC) too. I believe latest version will also handle Ultra HD (4K) movies too.

    Have you actually TRIED playing an mkv file -- VLC has handled MKV FOR DONKEY'S YEARS !!!!.

    I'd be glad of your screenshot showing what happens when VLC attempts to play an MKV file -- assuming the HDD isn't defective or the mkv file is bad.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jul 15, 2016
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  10. Barman58 Win User
    You also have to consider the source of the MKV file,

    The varieties in coding are vast and it could be that some files will only play on specific players due to non standard encoding - this is sometimes accidental but could also be a way to sell a particular player
    Also a lot of files available for download are actually Malware and will state they need a codec to play and will provide a link which actually downloads malware.
     
    Barman58, Jul 15, 2016
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  11. I install K-Lite Codec Pack Standard for several reasons:

    1. to have a better video quality using MPC
    2. to be able to view video thumbnails
    3. to always get the latest MPCx64

    Otherwise K-Lite Codec Pack Basic will suffice to support any video player.
     
    TairikuOkami, Jul 15, 2016
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  12. swarfega Win User
    swarfega, Jul 15, 2016
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  13. jimbo45 Win User

    What's a good codec package

    Hi there
    if any mkv file says it needs extra objects / downloads to play it then it's not a genuine mkv file.

    mkv is only a container -- like mp4 etc. The video if it conforms to the matroska standard will play in VLC --if it doesn't then I would be 100% suspicious of the file.

    What is an MKV File and How Do You Play Them?

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Apr 5, 2018
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