Deploying K-Lite Codec Pack

So,  I got a packaging request for K-Lite Codec Pack Standard from one of our clients. K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of VFW/ACM codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files.

Being a collection of video and audio codecs, I decided to use the downloable installer for deployment rather than repackaging it.

The installer of K-Lite Codec Pack supports recording of the parameters in to a file which can be loaded o perform a silent deployment.  I am going to try giving a step by step guide on a what I did to make it work.

  1. Download the K-Lite Codec Pack Setup

The Installer can be downloaded from a  number of sources. A Google search should reveal download links. The following is the page I used.

http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

2.  Generation of Silent Install Config File

Use the  -MakeUnattended commandline switch to get the Unattended file generation wizard.
C:\klcodec410.exe -MakeUnattended

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

This will create two files, klcps.ini & klcps.bat, in the same folder as the K-lite setup.

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Installation

3. Silent Installation

We need the K-Lite setup exe and the generated klcps.ini file for performing a silent deployment. The following command line is the the best way to do it.


klcodec380s.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NOCANCEL /NORESTART /LOADINF=".\klcps.ini"

4. Silent Uninstall
"C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

The path “C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe” should be changed to the install path choose during the step 2.

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