FFDShow 1.3.4500 for Windows

by ffdshow

Avg. Rating 4.6 (586 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.5 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 282,369
Publisher ffdshow
Homepage FFDShow

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

wodez

wodez reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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.

roj

roj reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v20081219 rev2527 Beta 6 on Dec 23, 2008

Official download link: http://downloads.sourcef...a6_rev2527_20081219.exe

Official announcement:
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!

Changelog:
http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/changelog.php

aking80

aking80 reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on 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.

dink

dink reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Why wouldn't one just use K-Lite Mega Codec Pack??
It has ffdshow built-in.

khagaroth

khagaroth reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Unless you use some of the more demanding postprocessing filters, there is no need for you to use the SSE version. The decoding part is already manually optimized and does not get any speed improvements with SSE compile.

Just a note for BetaNews, this is not the original ffdshow, this is a separate fork of the original (its name is ffdshow tryouts), started by some developers on the doom9 forums, anyway, I'm glad someone took over the development after Milan (the original author) disappeared.

us3r

us3r reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Meh... I will wait for the SSE build.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 14, 2008

I second anarkhy'a opinion.

anarkhy

anarkhy reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Oct 21, 2008

No need to have thousands of buggy codecs installed, just this one and media player classic play all my videos flawlessly. Great tool.

Avg. Rating 4.6 (586 votes)
Your Rating
wodez

wodez reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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.

roj

roj reviewed v1.0.3721 Beta on 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.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v20081219 rev2527 Beta 6 on Dec 23, 2008

Official download link: http://downloads.sourcef...a6_rev2527_20081219.exe

Official announcement:
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!

Changelog:
http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/changelog.php

aking80

aking80 reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on 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.

dink

dink reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Why wouldn't one just use K-Lite Mega Codec Pack??
It has ffdshow built-in.

khagaroth

khagaroth reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Unless you use some of the more demanding postprocessing filters, there is no need for you to use the SSE version. The decoding part is already manually optimized and does not get any speed improvements with SSE compile.

Just a note for BetaNews, this is not the original ffdshow, this is a separate fork of the original (its name is ffdshow tryouts), started by some developers on the doom9 forums, anyway, I'm glad someone took over the development after Milan (the original author) disappeared.

us3r

us3r reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 15, 2008

Meh... I will wait for the SSE build.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v20081114 rev2322 on Nov 14, 2008

I second anarkhy'a opinion.

anarkhy

anarkhy reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Oct 21, 2008

No need to have thousands of buggy codecs installed, just this one and media player classic play all my videos flawlessly. Great tool.

italyx

italyx reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Oct 16, 2008

Instead of installing those bloatware codec packs this software decode almost any video/audio codec without being invasive, and you can choose to disable or enable the use of any codec. Wonderful.

bigspud

bigspud reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Aug 26, 2008

tweakers heaven, but de-interlacing is very poor compared to cyberlink codec.

analphatester

analphatester reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Jun 25, 2008

ffdshow-20041012.exe

the latest download ?????

go to homepage

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Jun 19, 2008

@ echohead - are you stupid... ?
what madia player allow me to see everything video or audio... (KMP, MPlayer or VLC is bassed on FFmpeg project like these players ad use these same resources...

than what the **** you want me to do ?

instal all available codecs on earth to see odd media file...

no thx... I better install ffdshow...

get lost looser...
and stop trolling...

Tricatel

Tricatel reviewed v20080612 rev2000 on Jun 14, 2008

A once great tool has become a buggy bloated pest.

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