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ffdshow Decoder

Ffdshow represents media decoder that is usually used for fast and high-precision decoding of video stream in MPEG-4 ASP (decoded with the help of DivX, Xvid and FFmpeg MPEG-4) and AVC (H.264) formats. The decoder supports a great number of other video and audio formats. Ffdshow is freeware released under the GPL license.

Ffdshow does not contain an integrated media player or container parsers. However any DirectShow compatible media player (Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, Winamp, GOM Player, The KMPlayer or Zoom Player) can automatically use ffdshow decoder. This rules out the possibility of installation of a separate codec for every video and audio formats. One can configure video and audio settings of ffdshow with the help of corresponding decoder configurations. At the same time the given configuration will be player-independent.

The decoder in question includes the subtitle support, the ability to choose the set of the used codecs, grabbing screenshots, enabling of keyboard control, brightness and resolution picture control. It also includes a set of filters of picture post-processing including the ability to connect video editing plug-ins, DScaler filters. The decoder also has the ability of using of integrated audio filters, equalizer, mixer, a Dolby decoder, DSP Winamp plug-ins. A number of post-processing elements are borrowed from AviSynth filters and MPlayer.

Ffdshow uses livavcodec library and a number of open source packs required for video decoding of such widespread formats as MPEG-4 (decoded by the means of Xvid, 3ivx and all DivX versions included), H.263 and VP6, H.264/AVC, WMV and many others. The given decoder also decodes audio stream in such formats as MP3, AAC, Dolby AC3, Vorbis, WMA, etc.

At the present moment there the support of the following video formats is realized: H.264/AVC, XVid, DivX 4/5/6, MPEG 4, MJPEG, SVQ1, SVQ3, QTRLE, 8BPS, QRPZA, FFV1, Theora, VP3, VP5, VP6, VP6F, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV1, WMV2, WMV3, VC-1, WMVP, MSS1/2, H.261, Hiffyuv, DV, CamStudio, CorePNG, LOCO, MSZH, Techsmith, ZLib, ZMBV, AutoDesk RLE, Cinepack, Indeo, MS Video 1, MS Video RLE, QPEG, Real Video, DivX3, MP41, MP42, MP43, H.263, FLV1 an others.

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