FFDShow is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DIVX movies, picture postprocessing, and show subtitles. It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project or for video decompression (it can use xvid.dll installed with xvid codec too), postprocessing code from mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based on original DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL'ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder.
Reviewing 1.0.3721 Beta (Apr 8, 2012)
Why do you need a codec pack when you got FFDShow? There is no reason for it unless you need to play some really obscure formats
Reviewing 1.0.3721 Beta (Jan 28, 2011)
Some codec not working at all eg AVC1 or just result black screen.
I recommend identify every new codec and download officially place instead of universal but not professional project. FFDSHOW is the poor men codec pack.
All codec pack unnesesary. Not recommend at all. Wasted time. All modern player has built in codecs, if not, dont use.
@roj @aking80 you have very big mistake, as drink tell the ffdshow is the part of k-lite mega codec pack and not individually project, just a little piece of that. Not more, not else, not independent just same project. Must informating before writing something please.
Reviewing 1.0.3721 Beta (Jan 27, 2011)
Codec packs are poser crap. Bloated, finicky, high maitainance. This solution rocks. I finally went to it recently after years of codec Russian Roulette and I've got to say that if you go with codec packs, you have to either be uninformed or crazy.
FIVE stars - SIX if they gave them out.
Reviewing 20081219 rev2527 Beta 6 (Dec 23, 2008)
Official download link: http://downloads.sourcef...a6_rev2527_20081219.exe
Beta 6 adds support for E-AC3, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD and MLP decoding. This release also features a new deinterlacer called Yadif as well as various improvements to volume normalization and H.264 playback.
Among the usual slew of bugfixes stands out one important security fix: Updating is strongly recommended!
Reviewing 20081114 rev2322 (Nov 15, 2008)
@dink: Because most the stuff codec packs use are unnecessary and installs a bunch of crap.
Anyways, ffdshow, CoreAVC, and directvobsub is all I need. Can play anything I throw at it.
Is there any huge performance difference wrt SSE/MMX builds ?