Download Codec - Best Software & Apps

  • CodecInstaller

    2.10.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get some help for your codec problems

    8
    84 votes
    • PROS: Simple to use, Easy way to obtain basic codecs
    • CONS: Only information and help about basic codecs
  • Quick Media Converter

    4.5.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple format video converter

    7
    594 votes
    • PROS: Good advanced options, Screenshot and screen recording functions, Lots of formats
    • CONS: Bad translation, Clunky controls
  • FastPictureViewer Codec Pack

    3.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Pack of codecs for over 40 image formats

    5
    11 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
  • GSpot

    2.70a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    See what codec is being used in video and audio DivX files

    8
    118 votes
    • Combined Community Codec Pack

      (CCCP) 2011-07-30

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Audio and video codec pack which avoids conflicts

      8
      309 votes
      • PROS: Includes lots of codecs for instant playback, Easy to install, No configuration needed
      • CONS: May conflict with other codecs
    • Win7codecs

      3.9.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Win7codecs - Play any video on your PC with these free codecs

      7
      69 votes
      • PROS: Quick and easy installation process, Supports playback of a wide variety of files, Doesn't require many resources to run, Integrates with all installed media players
      • CONS: Doesn't support all media file types, Codecs are not always recognized by media players, Installation wizard is not multilingual, Codecs have not been updated for new formats in a while
    • Koepi's XviD MPEG4 Codec

      final 1.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Codec for playing XviD files

      8
      106 votes
      • Codec for VOB

        1.4.0.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Codec for VOB allows you to watch and listen to files in .VOB, .WM, .MP3, .MP4, .AVI, .MOV, .WAV and still many others.

        10
        2 votes
        • SuperEasy Codec Checker

          1.08

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          From now on playback problems are a thing of the past

          9
          23 votes
          • Codec Pack All in 1

            6.0.3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free Video program for Windows

            8
            65 votes
            • Storm Codec

              7.07.16

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A free Video program for Windows

              7
              70 votes
              • Zoom Player

                v12.5 FREE

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Advanced media player packed with features

                7
                27 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, Some features only available in pro
              • Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

                (32 bits) 16.0.0652.0621

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Preview and thubnails of your RAW images in Windows

                5
                7 votes
                • Directshow Filters

                  Stable 0.71.0946

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A codec to listen to music in FLAC format

                  5
                  12 votes
                  • K-Lite Codec Pack

                    Corporate 6.2.0

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Pack of codecs intended for corporate use

                    8
                    19 votes
                    • X Codec Pack

                      3.0.0.4

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      A codec pack that doesn't bloat Windows

                      8
                      66 votes
                      • PROS: Very easy to use and install, Covers the main, most relevant filters and codecs
                      • CONS: No central interface, If you make modifications, you may have to restart
                    • QT AC3 Codec

                      0.4

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Mac

                      AC3 decompressor component for QuickTime

                      6
                      31 votes
                      • PROS: Solves audio problems in AVIs
                      • CONS: A little obsolete now
                    • Vinyl Audio Codec

                      a 6.50

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Vinyl audio driver

                      8
                      95 votes
                      • Vista Codec Package

                        6.6.5

                        License
                        free Download
                        Platform
                        Windows

                        One of the first ever Vista tailored codec packs

                        7
                        295 votes
                        • 4Videosoft 3GP Video Converter

                          5.0.28

                          License
                          buy Download
                          Platform
                          Windows

                          Multi-format compatible video conversion software

                          10
                          5 votes
                          • PROS: Predefined profiles, Numerous output formats supported, Provides codec information, Extract audio from your videos, Various video editing options
                          • CONS: Can only be used with certain makes of mobile phone, Unappealing interface
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