1. K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files.
  2. The CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically anything.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last update, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  3. LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media. LAV Splitter is a Souce Filter/Splitter required to demux the files into their separate elementary streams.
  4. When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better. Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration. This is exactly what the Shark's Codec Packages do for you. Windows Media Player and...
  5. KCP is a codec pack that contains the latest DirectShow components, utilized to decode an array of media types.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.6.0.6, released in August 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    GStreamer is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
  6. Ubuntu's commitment to only include completely free software by default means that proprietary media formats are not configured 'out of the box'.
  7. Do you download movies and get confused by all the different formats and codecs? Now you dont need to worry about downloading your movie codecs separately, you can do it all in one go. Codec Pack All-in-1 includes: DivX 6.0 XviD Codec 1.0.3 DivX, XviD - FFDShow 17.02.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last update, 6.0.3.0, released in January 2006, can be still downloaded from FileHippo.com

  8. Satsuki Decoder Pack is an audio/video auto-installable filters and decoder for windows 2k/XP/2k3/2k8/vista/seven/8 (French, English). The purpose of this pack is to decode most of video files.
  9. X Codec Pack is one of the most complete codec packs which helps you to play all major audio and video formats. And... to enjoy your multimedia experience, simple integrated player that plays almost all audio and video files: Media Player Classic.