Codecs AC3Filter

AC3Filter 2.6.0b for Windows

by Vigovsky Alexander

Avg. Rating 4.3 (228 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 44,180
Publisher Vigovsky Alexander
Homepage AC3Filter

Publisher's Description

AC3Filter is a high quality free DirectShow filter designed for real time audio decoding and processing. It has a priority on wide functionality and convenient settings. Filter can decode following audio formats: AC3/DTS/MPEG Audio. It also supports multi-channel and digital (SPDIF) outputs.

Latest Reviews

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v2.6.0b on Mar 11, 2014

very good

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v2.6.0b on Feb 17, 2014

i like it

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v2.2a on May 18, 2012

It is getting updates frequently now , very good product , a must for all multimedia maniac people !!!

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v2.2a on May 15, 2012

The 2.2 version of ac3 Filter works pretty good for me. I use it in Media Player Classic - H.C., and I have no issues with it whatsoever. What I do like about it, is that I can customize the built-in equalizer, similar to that of an equalizer setting in Winamp, and it works well. Using ac3 Filter helps boost the volume and gives the audio a definite kick. I wouldn't need this if MPC-HC had a built-in equalizer of its own, but what's done is done. ac3 Filter works for me and I'll continue using it, until something better comes along.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2.2a on May 15, 2012

ACM driver works again (was broken in v2.0a).
Who started this project up again? Probably best to stick with version 1.63b.
Three stars for this current effort. Five stars for v1.63b.

Poseidyon

Poseidyon reviewed v1.63b on Jul 12, 2011

As flying using oil over ice !!!
:-) A myth in its genre !!!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.51a on Jul 9, 2008

Great!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.50a on Jun 30, 2008

A must-have utility. Simply great!

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.46 on Aug 18, 2007

**There was a problem with the Installer of the first release of v1.46 and it has been modified. I recommend going to the Homepage to make sure you get the correct version.

I can't find any issues with this software. I have since switched to FFDshow and can't find any issues with it so I'm staying with FFDshow for most of my audio and video decoding needs in one package.

I noticed in the past that AC3filter would cause certain Divx encoding programs to fail unless 24-bit was changed to 16-bit. I can't remember if it had to be STEREO as well. I'm pretty sure the official Divx Converter was affected.

I don't know which program is at "fault" so I can't take marks off.

Anyway, AC3filter is a great audio application which is comparable to FFDshow's audio components. People's audio needs vary so I'd try both but I recommend leaving only one installed.

Good link: http://www.k-rad.hk/?p=156

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.45b on Jun 8, 2007

* ACM codec is now included into the package
* Tab labels are now translatable
* All languages available so far integrated
* Avoid poEdit '\r' warning when creating a translation file
* Warning messages about dangerous options
* Loud noise was possible after output format switch or SPDIF state change
* Audio skips problem fixed once more

Avg. Rating 4.3 (228 votes)
Your Rating
mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v2.6.0b on Mar 11, 2014

very good

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v2.6.0b on Feb 17, 2014

i like it

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v2.2a on May 18, 2012

It is getting updates frequently now , very good product , a must for all multimedia maniac people !!!

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v2.2a on May 15, 2012

The 2.2 version of ac3 Filter works pretty good for me. I use it in Media Player Classic - H.C., and I have no issues with it whatsoever. What I do like about it, is that I can customize the built-in equalizer, similar to that of an equalizer setting in Winamp, and it works well. Using ac3 Filter helps boost the volume and gives the audio a definite kick. I wouldn't need this if MPC-HC had a built-in equalizer of its own, but what's done is done. ac3 Filter works for me and I'll continue using it, until something better comes along.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2.2a on May 15, 2012

ACM driver works again (was broken in v2.0a).
Who started this project up again? Probably best to stick with version 1.63b.
Three stars for this current effort. Five stars for v1.63b.

Poseidyon

Poseidyon reviewed v1.63b on Jul 12, 2011

As flying using oil over ice !!!
:-) A myth in its genre !!!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.51a on Jul 9, 2008

Great!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.50a on Jun 30, 2008

A must-have utility. Simply great!

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.46 on Aug 18, 2007

**There was a problem with the Installer of the first release of v1.46 and it has been modified. I recommend going to the Homepage to make sure you get the correct version.

I can't find any issues with this software. I have since switched to FFDshow and can't find any issues with it so I'm staying with FFDshow for most of my audio and video decoding needs in one package.

I noticed in the past that AC3filter would cause certain Divx encoding programs to fail unless 24-bit was changed to 16-bit. I can't remember if it had to be STEREO as well. I'm pretty sure the official Divx Converter was affected.

I don't know which program is at "fault" so I can't take marks off.

Anyway, AC3filter is a great audio application which is comparable to FFDshow's audio components. People's audio needs vary so I'd try both but I recommend leaving only one installed.

Good link: http://www.k-rad.hk/?p=156

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.45b on Jun 8, 2007

* ACM codec is now included into the package
* Tab labels are now translatable
* All languages available so far integrated
* Avoid poEdit '\r' warning when creating a translation file
* Warning messages about dangerous options
* Loud noise was possible after output format switch or SPDIF state change
* Audio skips problem fixed once more

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.45b on Jun 7, 2007

A must-have tool.

magusg

magusg reviewed v1.40b on Jun 1, 2007

Love this filter. would love to see additional codec support and perhaps some resampling options, IOW, a full replacement for the FFDshow audio decoder. :)

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.35b on May 25, 2007

A couple points:
1) while this seems to work great, I uninstalled it and my vast collection of files (MKV, AVI, OGM, WMP, MPEG2/HD etc) seemed to work fine with Ffdshow's audio codecs

2) I don't know who's "fault" it is but encoding with some Divx programs (like Dr. Divx 2) requires that 24-bit NOT be enabled. Switching AC3filter to 16-bit wasn't really noticeable anyway since, despite having a 24-bit sound card I doubt that the audio I decoded is high enough quality for me to tell the difference. (I use NVidia or Nero Showtime's audio decoders for DVD movies)

So, while I've been relatively happy with AC3filter for the past year, I think I'll try Ffdshow as well as standalone programs for my video playback. KMPlayer is new to me, and I'm starting to become very impressed with it. It has internal codecs as well.

In general, I recommend having globally available decoders (like AC3filter or FFdshow's audio) as WELL as programs with Internal decoders like GOM Player, VLC and KMPlayer. This way, it should be almost impossible NOT to be able to play your file, and also you can compare which methods work the best and assign defaults as you see fit.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.30b on Mar 28, 2007

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Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.20b on Mar 21, 2007

great effort

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