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K-Lite Codec Pack 6.5.0 Basic

What is K-Lite Codec Pack Basic?

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows that enables the operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. The Full edition includes 31 additional components and four additional tools beyond those included in the Standard edition, as well as adding video encoding capabilities to Microsoft Windows PCs. However, no encoding or conversion tool is included in the package.

About  (from Codec Guide)

The basic variant contains everything you need to play all the common video file formats. Such as AVI, MKV, MP4, OGM, and FLV. This pack is for those who like a small no-nonsense pack. It is small, but powerful.


The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 18.79 MB (19,699,017 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: codecguide.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K-Lite Codec Pack 6.5.0 Basic

  • mplayerc.exe (by Gabest) - Media Player Classic
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mplayerc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MPCPlayMusicFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaPlayerClassic.Autorun' and the action verb 'PlayMusicFiles.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mplayerc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XP Codec Pack\mpc\mplayerc.exe'.

How do I remove K-Lite Codec Pack Basic?

You can uninstall K-Lite Codec Pack Basic from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program K-Lite Codec Pack 6.5.0 (Basic), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove K-Lite Codec Pack Basic.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.12%
Windows XP 13.97%
Windows Vista 9.19%
Windows 10 7.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.07%
Windows 7 Professional 8.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.43%
  Romania 6.79%
  United Kingdom 6.48%
  Canada 4.63%
  India 3.70%
  Australia 3.09%
  Israel 3.09%
  Italy 2.78%
  Germany 2.16%
  France 1.85%
  Austria 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Sweden 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.84%
Dell 21.35%
Acer 17.98%
Toshiba 7.30%
ASUS 3.37%
Lenovo 3.37%
Intel 3.37%
Sony 3.37%
Sahara 1.69%
Samsung 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
MSI MS-7522 2.99%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.24%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.24%
Acer Aspire 5536 2.24%

About Codec Guide

Codec Guide is the organization that developes the K-Lite Codec Pack which is a collection of audio and video codecs for Windows that enables the OS and installed software to play various audio and video formats not supported by Windows itself.
Publisher URL: codecguide.com


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