K-Lite Codec Pack Installation & Best Settings Configuration

In this tutorial, learn how to install K-Lite Codec Pack on your Windows PC or laptop.

If you would like to use a collection of codecs for your Windows, this post is useful for you. It is a part of the main tutorial called how to play movies in Windows. If you already using other codecs, we would recommend you uninstall any other codecs on your computer. Supposing that you’ve never downloaded a codec pack on your computer, now it`s time to download K-Lite Codec Pack – this is the software package that we are using to listen to music or watch movies on Windows and it works for both Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 7.

Installing K-Lite Codec Pack in Windows 10 is as simple as on older versions of Windows. Here are the steps:

How To Download and Install K-Lite Codec Pack in Windows 10/8/7

Step 1. Download K-Lite Codec Pack

First, download K-Lite Codec Pack for Windows here.

Once the file is downloaded, go to the folder that contains the “K-Lite_Codec_Pack_release_version.exe” file and double-click on the file to run the install process.

Step 2. Choose your installation mode

Select an installation mode, you have to select one from Normal and Advanced mode. In my example, click on the “Advanced” mode radio button and then click on “Next“.

We select the advanced mode, hence we can tweak a few settings to our liking during the installation process.

Step 3. Installation preferences

Next, choose your favorite player as the default player for your video or audio files. Click on “Next“.

Step 4. Choose your destination location

Now it`s time to select where you would like your codec pack to be installed.

If you want to choose other location you can click on “Browse” and select the actual folder you would like it installed to. If not, this program will be installed by default in a normal location “C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack“. Click on “Next” and jump to the next step.

Step 5. Select your components

Moving on, click the drop-down box to choose the type of profile you want.

If you don’t want Windows Classic Media Player, you can choose the “without player” option. After that, you can click on “Next” to proceed when you are finished with this step.

The second option you need to decide is the versions of players you want to be installed if you have a 64-bit operating system.

If you are running a 34-bit version of Windows, this option won’t occur and you are good to go.

If you have a 64-bit version of Windows and you can see the selection as it’s occurring above, leave the 64-bit version of MPC checked.

Step 6. Specify shortcuts

We would recommend that you leave this at default. Untick “Don’t create a Start Menu folder“.

Click on “Next“.

Step 7. Specifying additional task options

Firstly specify if you want to be reminded of updates. We recommend that you get prompted every three months. New versions are coming out regularly and you will get bugged often to install the latest version.

The second setting is important for keeping extra unwanted software from being installed. Unselecting the “Show optional offer” checkbox to avoid unnecessary software creeping onto your computer.

Once these settings are set, click on the “Next” button.

Step 8. Media Player Classic HC configuration

Keeping everything in its default settings for this window.

Click on the “Next“.

Step 9. Configure hardware acceleration options

Choose the DXVA2 copy-back setting. Just under this selection box are some checkboxes for the types of formats you would like to use with this setting. Select them all.

If the DXVA2 copy back setting isn’t present, choose “Use software decoding” instead.

Click on the “Next” to proceed.

Step 10. Select preferred languages

Firstly choose your primary language in the first drop-down box.

Secondly, choose your secondary language if you understand more languages than just one.

The third option is to instruct the codecs to show subtitles for your primary or secondary languages. Check the primary checkbox to enable subtitles to use your primary language selection.

Click on “Next” after completing these settings.

Step 11. Select the preferred media player

Choose the player(s) for which you would like to create file associations.

Click on “Next“.

Step 12. Choose file associations by type

Make sure both of the file extension checkboxes on the top are fully selected. This will ensure that all file types are associated with your media player.

Click on “Next“.

Step 13. Audio configuration

Firstly choose the radio button that matches your audio or speakers system. Ticking “Same as input” won’t choose anything and keep it the same as the original audio track.

The second setting would be used when you have a digital connection from your computer to a receiver or something similar. This usually makes use of one co-axial connector or a fiber optic cable to transport your audio data to the receiver.

Once it looks the same as the above image, click on “Next“.

Step 14. Choose thumbnails

Make sure all the top checkboxes are selected by clicking on the “Select All” button in the number two box. This will make sure that your media files will have thumbnails automatically generated from the video files.

Click on “Next“.

Step 15. Confirm and proceed with the installation

Now you can check all the settings to make sure you have it right. If you want to adjust anything, click on the “Back” button until you get to the correct page that corresponds to the option you want to change.

Then, click on “Install” to start the installation process.

Step 16. Finish up

After the installation of K-Lite Codec Pack is complete, click on “Finish“.

If you have installed K-Lite Codec Pack on your computer, you should have the ability to play any video file without any difficulty.

In this video, we are gonna show you how to install K-Lite Codec Pack on Windows 10 PC:

Hope something hopes you.

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