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Latest version: 2.0.5
File Size: 41.7mb
Price: $0 (Free)
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2008 & 2003
Microsoft Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11 & 12
Any player compatible with DirectShow
VLC Codec Pack supports almost every compression and file type
used by modern video and audio files.
The package is easy to install, while also offering sophisticated
settings to the high end user:
For simple installation select "Easy Installation".
For more sophisticated installation options select "Expert
As an added bonus VLC Codec Pack includes VLC Player to help with broken
or poorly encoded files. When a file refuses to play in Media Player
simply press the right mouse button on the file and select "Open in VLC
A codec is a piece of software on either a device or computer
capable of encoding and/or decoding video and/or audio data from files,
streams and broadcasts. The word Codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor'
10bit x264 | x264| h.264 | AVC | DivX | XviD | MP4 | MPEG4 |
MPEG2 and many more.
.mkv | .avi | .flv | .webm | .mp4 | .ts | .m4v | .m4a | .ogm |
.ac3 | .dts | .flac | .ape
.opus | .aac | .ogg | .ofr | .mpc and
All resolutions upto, and including SD 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, +
HD (High Definition) 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and beyond.
Protected Bluray, AVCHD, HD-DVD, DVD, CD.
* ffdshow DirectShow Video Codec 20130123 x86 Revision 4500 by Cole.
* ffdshow DirectShow Video Codec 20130123 x64 Revision 4500 by Cole.
* LAV Video decoder 0.55.1 x86 & x64.
* XviD Video (Encoder) Codec v1.3.2.
* Lagarith Lossless Video (Encoder) Codec v1.3.27 x86 & x64
* Flash Video Splitter/Decoder v220.127.116.1166 x86 & x64.
* AC3Filter v2.5b AC3/DTS Decoder x86 & x64.
* LAV Audio Decoder 0.55.1 x86 & x64.
* DivX Audio Decoder 4.1
* Lame MP3 v3.98.2 ACM Encoder/Decoder Codec.
* DSP-worx Bass Source Filter/Decoder v18.104.22.168.
* Haali Media Splitter/Decoder 16/09/11 x86 & x64 - For MP4, MKV, OGM
and AVI files.
* LAV Splitter 0.55.1 x86 & x64.
* VSFilter v2.41.5322 x86 & v2.37 x64 - Subtitle Readers.
* CDXA Reader v22.214.171.12466 - Also known as Form 2 Mode 2 CD or XCD x86 &
NOTE: Windows 8 requires the Media Center add on in order to play DVD's.
This is a restriction put in place by Microsoft, rather than a codec