Two weeks ago, I decided to give the new version of K-Lite Codec Pack another try, and would like to see the problem has been solved. Unfortunately, nothing changed but crashing games. The FAQ on the official website of K-Lite Codec Pack provides some solutions (http://www.codecguide.com/faq_miscellaneous.htm#item1), but all failed to solve the issue.
What I suspected was that it is related to the configuration of the software. I checked the video format of the games, it is wmv videos. So I did the following.
- Opened the Codec Tweak Tool that comes with K-Lite.
- Clicked on the Preferred splitters (under the section of Codec and Filter Management)
- In the pop up window, there are two columns ## 32-bit source filters ## and ## 64-bit source filters ##.
- Found out the .wmv section (both 32-bit and 64-bit sections), changed the setting from Use merit (recommended) to LAV Splitter.