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A DirectShow and Video for Windows codec (VFW)

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ffdshow is an advanced DirectShow filter and Video for Windows codec (VFW) codec that supports many audio and video formats. For example: H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, H.263, VP3, VP6, Theora, MJPEG, SVQ3, MP3, AC3, DTS, E-AC3, AAC, and Vorbis.

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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    FFDshow has been a stable, clean, and *fast* codec library for many years. No tricks. No adverts. Just *great* codecs.

    Posted 11/22/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The best small one-off codec pack that I've been using more than 10 years!

    Posted 09/24/2014
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    FFDShow is an amazing pack and I recommend it to anyone willing to put an end to codec hell: Klite, CCCP, Xiph ORG Open Codecs and similar monstrous packs. It revived my Winamp. Now my Winamp plays everything with this fresh library instead of its outdated built-in codecs. It's a blessing. Winamp now is all I need. Life is getting simple and easy for me. It only took me a day to learn about codecs, splitters, merits, formats and libraries, then I adjusted this FFDShow pack to play everything played on my PC. Now the sound is clear and any video just plays. Remember to use ffmpeg or some other deinterlacing after first running the FFDShow with any video. Otherwise you'll see ugly lines all over the video, especially when it's fast action.

    Posted 08/28/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    My compliments to those who give their time and energies to developing this project. I have used these for about a year and a half. Prior to that, I had no idea how to configure anything inside the players i used. I like the capacity to fine tune the output/ picture of a vid or movie as well as managing aspects of audio. I have lots of very old movies in all formats - that need i to adjust (as much as possible)to be able to see and hear them well. I wish I knew enough to be able to help with this project ,but i am just learning how to use the tools. I have never posted anything nor asked for support, so have no idea what had been going on with the project. I only saw there was no development on it for a long time. this is the first thing i saw anything at all happening since i began to use ffdshow after 3/13. I forgot to note that ffdshow is the codec i use for all my video/movie watching. I use MPC-BE svn in 32bit with madVr87.10 currently. I own, bought that is PowerDVD13 ultra but dont use it anymore, not since I found out how to use Ffdshow and MPC-HC, then MPC-BE. I use the MPC-BE x64. I installed ffdshow to use in be but use LAV splitter and I have no trouble playing all kinds of video formats from avi to wmv and all the letters in between

    Posted 06/28/2014
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    Decodes nearly all video and audio formats with optional built-in processing filters, which can be dynamically, reliably added and removed. Configuration of the processing chain is straightforward in the GUI. Ffdshow is almost a self-contained player that is missing only container splitters and transport controls.

    Posted 02/05/2014
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Developers, End Users/Desktop

Programming Language

C++, Assembly, C



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