Download Video Codecs - Best Software & Apps

  • GOM Player

    2.3.28.5285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    GOM Player is versatile, customizable and free for everyone. GOM plays all of the most popular video formats with the option to add subtitles and even VR!

    8
    5049 votes
    • Bandicam Screen Recorder

      4.1.3.1400

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Record gaming on your desktop in HQ video

      6
      3700 votes
      • PROS: Two capture modes, Ability to resize the capture area, Supports lots of codecs and formats
      • CONS: Videos may have lag problems
    • Windows 7 Codec Pack

      4.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Replace And Renew Your Windows Codecs For Free

      7
      139 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
    • Media Player Codec Pack

      4.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use This Free Codec Pack To Play More Media Files

      7
      490 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
    • Free 3GP Converter

      2.0.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free multi-device video converter for personal use

      7
      274 votes
      • PROS: This software package is free to download and activate., It can process lesser-known types of video codecs.
      • CONS: The entire bundle will require 171 megabytes of free memory space., Does not offer as many advanced features as other packages.
    • Free Blu-ray Player

      9.9.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free media application to play Blu-ray videos

      9
      194 votes
      • PROS: There is a free version which can be immediately downloaded, This software bundle can handle other common video codecs
      • CONS: More advanced editing options are not available with this package, It may not be compatible with older operating systems
    • DAPlayer

      4.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stylish media player with support for Blu-ray and HD video

      6
      271 votes
      • PROS: Plays loads of video formats - and also audio, More than 400 built-in codecs, Sleek, stylish design, Complete settings menu
      • CONS: The default skin is too dark
    • PC Video Converter

      9.3.2.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      User-friendly video conversion software for personal computers

      7
      61 votes
      • PROS: This PC video converter is capable of supporting all of the most common codecs, A 30-day guarantee is provided to the customer immediately after the download
      • CONS: There is currently no free version of this software, It is not compatible with mobile devices
    • Audio Amplifier Pro

      2.0.6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Reliable Audio Amplification Software

      6
      196 votes
      • PROS: You have the choice to modify multiple different audio and video sources., The download is absolutely free., Most codecs and formats are supported by this system.
      • CONS: This is only a trial version. A paid download is required to access all features., File sizes might be slightly modified during the process.
    • UMPlayer

      0.98

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A light, powerful and eye-catching media player

      7
      713 votes
      • PROS: Includes more than 200 codecs, Built-in search for YouTube and Shoutcast, Very light on resources, Automatic subtitle download, Customizable interface
      • CONS: Online TV and radio station lists are empty, No help file
    • QuickTime Alternative

      3.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Codecs and player for QT files

      7
      169 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
      • MPCStar

        4.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Simple media player with basic codecs

        8
        301 votes
        • PROS: Simple to use, Contains only essential codecs, Contains popup blocker
        • CONS: No auto update function, Not many advanced playing features
      • K-Lite Codec Pack

        Mega 12.4.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A complete collection of codecs and related tools

        8
        1371 votes
        • K-Lite Codec Pack

          Full 12.1.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Comprehensive Codec Bundle for Audio and Video Files

          8
          4658 votes
          • PROS: The majority of common codecs are contained within this package., All versions of Windows are supported (starting from Windows XP).
          • CONS: K-Lite Codec Pack is not intended to be used with Mac devices., The user interface is slightly complicated for beginners.
        • ffdshow

          4533.20140929

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free codec pack for DivX and XviD files

          8
          299 votes
          • PROS: Has most codecs you might need
          • CONS: Not at all user friendly
        • CoreAVC

          Pro 1.8.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Video program for Windows

          6
          36 votes
          • SMPlayer

            16.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs

            8
            394 votes
            • PROS: Not restricted by codecs, Resumes play from stopping point, Lot of subtitle control
            • CONS: Doesn't play some codec protected media properly
          • Media Player Lite

            1.1.1.293

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Media Player for Personal Computers

            8
            18 votes
            • PROS: Users will not be required to pay before downloading Media Player Lite., Most common media codecs are supported.
            • CONS: Newer operating systems will not support this media package., It does not contain advanced editing tools such as adjusting audio levels or creating video snippets.
          • ALShow

            1.92

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free codecs included movie player

            8
            53 votes
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