Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 4 - K-Lite Codec Pack

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Description

We need to do updates of K-Lite for security reasons. It includes a lot of different software, which keep releasing fixes for security vulnerabilities. Because K-Lite don't specify such security fixes in their changelog, and to save researching changes in each and every piece of software included, we continually upgrade to the most recent K-Lite on principle.

K-Lite Includes:

Other Info:

9.3.0

Version 9.3.0
Variant Standard

Having experimented with 'K-lite Mega pack' in order to get RealPlayer working, we have found that it installs Media Player Classic even when this has been deselected in the GUI (this is because Media Player Classic is necessary to play 'streamed' RealMedia files). An option in the future, should anyone want to play RealMedia files, is to install 'Real Alternative lite' [which we now do] which has all of the codecs and includes the Directshow plugin to enable RealMedia content in Windows Media Player. We also lose the ability to play FLAC files (when using the K-Lite Standard rather than K-Lite Mega pack), but there is lots of Internet noise about the version of coreFLAC which they use not working, and as none of our clients use it, or at least have ever asked for it, we are going to leave it for future development.

Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page
AppDeploy page
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options
Uninstallation instructions / options
Configuration

Run the installer with the command-line parameter -MakeUnattended to create an unattended setup using the "Unattended Install Maker". Complete this wizard. Select those components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install. klcp_standard_unattended.ini will be created in the same directory as the installer, which is used by the installer with /LoadInf=".\klcp_standard_unattended.ini.

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_790_Standard.exe -MakeUnattended

These are the changes we make from the defaults [these have been updated in RCS 4.0]:

  • Select Components: 'Profile 2: Default (without player)' [default_no_mpc in .ini] - this defines largely whether LAV or ffdshow is used for various formats
  • Select Start Menu Folder: Select 'Don't create a Start Menu folder' [NoIcons=1 in .ini]
  • Select Additional Tasks
    • Settings: deselect 'Reset all settings to their defaults'
    • ffdshow configuration
      • Hide systray icons [ffhideicons in .ini]
      • Enable volume normalisation [ffnormalize in .ini]
    • Haali Media Splitter configuration: Hide systray icon [haali_hide_icon in .ini]
  • Select the player(s) for which you would like to create file associations:
    • [ ] Media Player Classic
    • [*] Windows Media Player
    • [ ] BS.Player
    • [ ] ZoomPlayer
    • [ ] The KMPlayer
  • Select the file extensions that you want to play with Windows Media Player:
    • Video file extensions: 'Select all video'
    • Audio file extensions: 'Select all audio'
  • Thumbnails - 'Select all'
  • Speaker configuration: 'Auto-detect during installation' [Speakers=auto in .ini]
  • This is the klcp_standard_unattended.ini config file we get:

    [Setup]
    Group=K-Lite Codec Pack
    NoIcons=1
    SetupType=default_no_mpc
    Tasks=ffhideicons, ffnormalize, ffdxva, haali_hide_icon, autoloadvsfilter, subs\animated_with_buffer, mediainfo_contextmenu, adjust_preferred_h264_decoder
    [File Associations]
    Windows Media Player=.avi, .divx, .mkv, .webm, .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mpv4, .ogm, .ogv, .flv, .hdmov, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .mp2v, .mpv2, .m1v, .m2v, .m2p, .ts, .m2ts, .mts, .m2t, .tps, .3gp, .3gpp, .wmv, .asf, .bdmv, .mpls, .vob, .rm, .rmvb, .mp3, .ogg, .oga, .mka, .m4a, .flac, .wv, .ra
    [Thumbnails]
    Extensions=.avi, .divx, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .m2v, .mp2v, .mpv2, .mkv, .webm, .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mpv4, .hdmov, .mov, .flv, .ts, .m2ts, .mts, .m2t, .ogm, .ogv, .wmv, .asf, .3gp, .3gpp, .rm, .rmvb
    [Audio Configuration]
    Speakers=auto
    
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Release Notes
Changelog http://www.codecguide.com/changelogs_standard.htm
Download location www.codecs.com/K_Lite_Codec_Pack_download.htm
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself
Notes

7.9.0

Version 7.9.0
Variant Standard

Having experimented with 'K-lite Mega pack' in order to get RealPlayer working, we have found that it installs Media Player Classic even when this has been deselected in the GUI (this is because Media Player Classic is necessary to play 'streamed' RealMedia files). An option in the future, should anyone want to play RealMedia files, is to install 'Real Alternative lite' [which we now do] which has all of the codecs and includes the Directshow plugin to enable RealMedia content in Windows Media Player. We also lose the ability to play FLAC files (when using the K-Lite Standard rather than K-Lite Mega pack), but there is lots of Internet noise about the version of coreFLAC which they use not working, and as none of our clients use it, or at least have ever asked for it, we are going to leave it for future development.

Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page
AppDeploy page
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options
Uninstallation instructions / options
Configuration

Run the installer with the command-line parameter -MakeUnattended to create an unattended setup using the "Unattended Install Maker". Complete this wizard. Select those components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install. Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer: klcp_standard_unattended.ini and klcp_standard_unattended.bat To run the unattended setup, simply execute the klcp_standard_unattended.bat file.

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_790_Standard.exe -MakeUnattended

These are the changes we make from the defaults:

  • Select Components: 'Profile 2: Default (without player)' [default_no_mpc in .ini]
  • Select Start Menu Folder: Select 'Don't create a Start Menu folder' [NoIcons=1 in .ini]
  • Select Additional Tasks
    • Settings: deselect 'Reset all settings to their defaults'
    • ffdshow configuration
      • Hide systray icons [ffhideicons in .ini]
      • Enable volume normalisation [ffnormalize in .ini]
    • Haali Media Splitter configuration: Hide systray icon [haali_hide_icon in .ini]
  • Select the player(s) for which you would like to create file associations:
    • [ ] Media Player Classic
    • [*] Windows Media Player
    • [ ] BS.Player
    • [ ] ZoomPlayer
    • [ ] The KMPlayer
  • Select the file extensions that you want to play with Windows Media Player:
    • Video file extensions: 'Select all video'
    • Audio file extensions: 'Select all audio'
  • Thumbnails - 'Select all'
  • Speaker configuration: 'Auto-detect during installation' [Speakers=auto in .ini]
  • This is the klite-settings.ini config file we get:

    [Setup]
    Group=K-Lite Codec Pack
    NoIcons=1
    Components=video\xvid\ffdshow, video\divx\ffdshow, video\h264\ffdshow, video\mpeg2\cyberlink, video\ffdshow\mpeg4, video\ffdshow\h263, video\ffdshow\flv, video\ffdshow\mpegavi, video\ffdshow\huffyuv, video\ffdshow\qt, video\ffdshow\indeo, video\ffdshow\other1, video\ffdshow\other2, video\ffdshow\other3, video\ffdshow\other4, audio\mp3\ffdshow, audio\ac3\ffdshow, audio\mpeg\ffdshow, audio\vorbis\tremor, audio\aac\ffdshow, audio\ffdshow\amr, audio\ffdshow\qt, audio\ffdshow\law, audio\ffdshow\imaadpcm, audio\ffdshow\other, sourcefilter\avi\gabest, sourcefilter\mp4\haali, sourcefilter\3gp\haali, sourcefilter\hdmov\haali, sourcefilter\mov\gabest, sourcefilter\matroska\haali, sourcefilter\ogg\haali, sourcefilter\flv, sourcefilter\mpeg\gabest, sourcefilter\mpeg\haali_ts, subtitles\vsfilter\238, other\haalirenderer, videovfw\ffdshow, tools\codectweaktool, tools\mediainfo, tools\gspot, tools\vobsubstrip, misc\brokencodecs, misc\brokenfilters
    Tasks=fa\wmp, fa\video\avi, fa\video\mpeg, fa\video\wmv, fa\video\asf, fa\video\ogm, fa\video\mkv, fa\video\mp4, fa\video\hdmov, fa\video\3gp, fa\video\flv, fa\video\ts, fa\video\qt, fa\audio\ogg, fa\audio\m4a, ffhideicons, speaker\20, normalize, cyberlink_hwa
    
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Release Notes
Changelog http://www.codecguide.com/changelogs_standard.htm
Download location www.codecs.com/K_Lite_Codec_Pack_download.htm
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself
Notes

5.7.0

Version 5.7.0
Variant Standard

Having experimented with 'K-lite Mega pack' in order to get RealPlayer working, we have found that it installs Media Player Classic even when this has been deselected in the GUI (this is because Media Player Classic is necessary to play 'streamed' RealMedia files). An option in the future, should anyone want to play RealMedia files, is to install 'Real Alternative lite' [which we now do] which has all of the codecs and includes the Directshow plugin to enable RealMedia content in Windows Media Player. We also lose the ability to play FLAC files (when using the K-Lite Standard rather than K-Lite Mega pack), but there is lots of Internet noise about the version of coreFLAC which they use not working, and as none of our clients use it, or at least have ever asked for it, we are going to leave it for future development.

Machine installed on workstation
Depends on
Dependency of
Any installer files preparation
WPKG packages.xml example page
AppDeploy page
Installer manufacturer
Installation instructions / options
Uninstallation instructions / options
Configuration

Run the installer with the command-line parameter -MakeUnattended to create an unattended setup using the "Unattended Install Maker". Complete this wizard. Select those components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install. Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer: klcp_standard_unattended.ini [we called ours klite-settings.ini]] and klcp_standard_unattended.bat To run the unattended setup, simply execute the klcp_standard_unattended.bat file.

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_790_Standard.exe -MakeUnattended

These are the changes we make from the defaults:

  • Select Components: 'Profile 2: Default (without player)'
  • Select Start Menu Folder - Select 'Don't create a Start Menu folder'
  • Select Additional Tasks
    • Settings: deselect 'Reset all settings to their defaults'
    • ffdshow configuration
      • Hide systray icons
      • Enable volume normalisation
  • Select the player(s) for which you would like to create file associations:
    • [ ] Media Player Classic
    • [*] Windows Media Player
    • [ ] BS.Player
    • [ ] ZoomPlayer
    • [ ] The KMPlayer
  • Select the file extensions that you want to play with Windows Media Player:
    • Video file extensions:
      • QuickTime
      • RealMedia
    • Audio file extensions:
      • Ogg
      • MPEG4 Audio
  • Speaker configuration: '2.0 (Stereo)' [maybe we should use 'Auto-detect during installation']
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Release Notes
Changelog http://www.codecguide.com/changelogs_standard.htm
Download location www.codecs.com/K_Lite_Codec_Pack_download.htm
Issues with the software in our system
Issues with the software itself
Notes