Download Codec - Best Software & Apps

  • XviD Codec

    1.3.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The latest version of the Xvid codec

    6
    130 votes
    • PROS:Clear and easy to use, Contains extra tools
    • CONS:Too technical for average users
  • Windows 7 Codec Pack

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Replace And Renew Your Windows Codecs For Free

    6
    113 votes
    • PROS:The software is relatively easy to install, Ideal for power users and new users, You may be able to watch files that are commercially restricted,
    • CONS:Some Blu-Ray files will still not play with your Windows software, You may have to direct third-party players to the codec files, The pack only works for Windows 7 8 and Vista,
  • MX Player Códec (ARMv6 VFP)

    1.7.39

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Video codec for MX Player and Samsung Galaxy

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS:Improves MX Player compatibility
    • CONS:Nothing to point out
  • Media Player Codec Pack

    4.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use This Free Codec Pack To Play More Media Files

    7
    50 votes
    • PROS:Very up to date supports resolutions up to 4K and supports almost every type of audio and video file, Easy to install the codecs when compared with how difficult it usually is,
    • CONS:The codecs may not work for your version of the media player, They will not fix grey-square issues or crackling issues when playing video files,
  • MKV Codec

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play MKV files with this lightweight MKV Codec pack

    5
    2 votes
    • K-Lite Codec Pack

      Mega 12.4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A complete collection of codecs and related tools

      7
      207 votes
      • XP Codec Pack

        2.5.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A compact, clean and easy-to-install codec pack

        6
        198 votes
        • PROS:Features codecs for the most popular formats, Easy, customizable installation, Highly stable
        • CONS:It doesn't include as many codecs and tools as other packs
      • AC'97 Audio Codec

        A4.06

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A good 6 channel audio codec for PC

        7
        758 votes
        • PROS:Comprehensive solution
        • CONS:No user interface
      • ffdshow

        4533.20140929

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free codec pack for DivX and XviD files

        7
        68 votes
        • PROS:Has most codecs you might need
        • CONS:Not at all user friendly
      • Zoom Player

        9.5

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Professional media player that plays, manages and protects

        8
        241 votes
        • PROS:Two players in one, Easy to switch to advanced mode, Codec detector useful, Easy to change skins
        • CONS:Advanced options are not particularly well organised and take some getting used to
      • Canon RAW Codec

        1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The official Codec for Canon RAW photos

        5
        15 votes
        • Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

          (64 bits) 16.0.0652.0621

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          RAW image previews and thumbnails in Windows x64

          8
          6 votes
          • Storm Codec

            7.07.16

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free Video program for Windows

            7
            40 votes
            • ACE Mega Codec Pack

              Professional Edition 6.03.0911

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Very complete pack of audio and video codecs

              8
              19 votes
              • Combined Community Codec Pack

                (CCCP) 2011-07-30

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Audio and video codec pack which avoids conflicts

                6
                58 votes
                • PROS:Includes lots of codecs for instant playback, Easy to install, No configuration needed
                • CONS:May conflict with other codecs
              • CodecInstaller

                2.10.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Get some help for your codec problems

                6
                16 votes
                • PROS:Simple to use, Easy way to obtain basic codecs
                • CONS:Only information and help about basic codecs
              • Win7codecs

                3.9.4

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Windows 7 codec pack

                7
                10 votes
                • Codec Pack All in 1

                  6.0.3.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A free Video program for Windows

                  7
                  32 votes
                  • FastPictureViewer Codec Pack

                    3.2

                    License
                    try Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Pack of codecs for over 40 image formats

                    6
                    9 votes
                    • PROS:Greatly expands compatibility, View metadata from a browser, supports raw formats from more than 380 digital camera models
                    • CONS:Installation requires a computer restart
                  • x264 QuickTime Codec

                    1.2.15

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Mac

                    H.264 support for Quicktime 6 or under

                    5
                    12 votes
                    • PROS:Gives H264 support to older Quicktime versions
                    • CONS:Quicktime 7 now has its own H.264 codec
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