Top Media Codec Packs and Media Players for Windows 8

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Microsoft has released the Windows 8 RTM for Technet and MSDN subscribers to download. And with this release, all major software developers have started upgrading their popular products to make them work with Windows 8.

I have come up with a list of few media codec packs and media players which are compatible with Windows 8. They all work fine with Windows 8 and let your media player play all the popular audio and video file formats on your PC easily.

K-Lite Codec Pack 9.10 for Windows 8

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files.

With the latest version of K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats on your Windows 8 PC.

Codec Pack All-In-1 6.0

Now you don’t need to worry about downloading your movie codecs separately. You can do it all in one go and be ready for any video format that comes your way. The new Codec Pack All-In-1 is the best solution for playing all kind of videos smoothly on your Windows 8 PC.

VLC Media Player 2.0.3

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols without external codec or program. The latest version works perfectly on Windows 8 and even eliminates the requirement of installing any extra support files.

Try any of these to have an ultimate multimedia experience of your Windows 8 PC or Tablet.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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