The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a free software bundle which includes the K-Lite Codec Pack Full and Real Alternative. Codec is short for Compressor-decompressor. Codecs are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video. With the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack you can play almost all audio and video files there are. It also has encoding support. The very user-friendly installation is fully customizable, which means that you can install only those components that you want. You can also make an unattended installation.
Features of the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.0.0:
Media Player Classic Homecinema 1.2.1008.0
Media Player Classic 18.104.22.168 rev. 100 - This is a full-featured player with many options and useful functionality. It has internal filters for opening various container formats such as MP4, Matroska, FLV and Ogg. It is also capable of playing QuickTime and RealMedia content if those frameworks are installed. The Home Cinema version has internal DXVA decoders for H.264 and VC-1 video.
ffdshow revision 2925 - ffdshow is a very powerful DirectShow filter that can decode many audio and video formats. It also contains lots of options for manipulation of the audio and video, such as resizing and post-processing. Examples of supported video formats are: DivX, Xvid, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, H.263, FLV1, FLV4, VP3, VP6, Theora, SVQ1, SVQ3 and MJPEG. Examples of supported audio formats are: MP3, AAC, AC3, DTS, LPCM, Vorbis, MP1, MP2, E-AC3, Dolby TrueHD, AMR, Nellymoser and IMA ADPCM.
ffdshow VFW interface - VFW decoder that supports many video formats. VFW encoder for a few video formats: MPEG-4, DV, H.263, Theora, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MJPEG and a couple more.
Extra plugins: Kernel and TomsMoComp deinterlacers and DScaler plugin.