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K-Lite Codec Pack 8.4.0 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 installer includes 3 files and is usually about 25.99 MB (27,255,505 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: 25.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K-Lite Codec Pack 8.4.0 Basic

  • klcp_installer.exe - K-Lite Codec Pack (K-Lite Codec Pack Setup)
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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 8.4.0 (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) 68%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.21%
Windows 10 17.22%
Windows Vista 6.04%
Windows XP 4.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.11%
  Germany 4.99%
  Canada 4.72%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Italy 3.94%
  France 3.41%
  Brazil 3.15%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Switzerland 1.57%
  Spain 1.57%
  Taiwan 1.31%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Australia 1.31%
  Sweden 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.64%
Dell 21.03%
ASUS 11.68%
Acer 10.28%
Samsung 10.28%
Toshiba 5.14%
Lenovo 2.80%
Medion 1.87%
Intel 1.40%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.10%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.10%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 2.10%

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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