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VC1 Codec

VC1 or Video Codec represents a new video codec VC 1 that has been developing very fast. It was developed by Microsoft for the storing of HDTV video on such carriers of new generation as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The codec in question is based on Windows Media 9 format. VC-1 was released on the 3rd April, 2006. Very often it is regarded as the H.264 alternative. One of the advantages of the standard is the support of the work with the interlacing without conversion in the progressive one. This feature may be attractive for the usage of the standard in the broadcast networks.

VC-1 is the official codec for the Xbox 360 game box. FFmpeg includes the free version of VC-1 decoder.
VC-1 specification includes three codecs that have different FourCC codes.

Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3), was developed before putting into operation of VC-1. It corresponds to Simple and Main VC-1 Profiles. This makes WM3 video flow fully compatible with VC-1. When decoding video with progressive and line interlacing there different color spaces – YUV 4:2:0- and less widespread YUV 4:1:1 are used.

It should be noted that high definition films have been released in a format that was called WMV HD that is WMV3 Main Profile @ High Level.

WMVA may be called the forerunner of WVC1 and it corresponds to the Advanced Profile for the decoding with high bit rates. It was released together with Windows Media player 10 and Windows Media Format SDK 9.5. There are some differences between WMVA and WVC1.

Within the bounds of VC-1 the Advanced Profile means the use of namely WCC1. This decoder is supplied together with Windows Media Player 11.

ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre Platinum


In addition to basic DVD player functions, ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre offers media and file format support for H.264/WMV-HD and BDMV/BDAV/BDJ/AVCHD.

Blu-ray 3D movie, 3D DVD and native stereo 3D video playback. Sim3D allows you to playback DVDs and videos you already own in 3D. Advanced SimHD brings DVD video resolution to near high definition. Online video download, playback, and share.

Full support to play:
· Blu-ray (BDMV, BDAV, BD-Java),
· High definition interactive content, including HDi and BD-Java
· High definition multimedia files: QuickTime, RealPlayer, DVR-MS, WMV HD, DivX HD, H.264 HD
Advanced video decoding:
· MPEG-1
· MPEG-2
· MPEG-4
· VC1 (SMPTE 421M)
· H.264 HD
· Support for music playback: CDs, MP3 CDs, and other music discs
· Region code setting
· AACS support for HD DVD and Blu-ray
· Parental control
· Smart Stretch
· Time Stretch
· Auto Enhance
· Screen capture
· Auto-resume play
· Playlist creation
· Easy to use: pop-up menu, shortcut keys for playback actions.

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Ants DVD Player 1.0


Ants DVD Player is a high-quality DVD movie playing program. It’s designed for Windows system including 2000, XP, 2003, Vista. Comparing with many other DVD Players, Ants DVD Player has many new features like low CPU usage, Vista optimizing, D3D technology, multi-thread reading, digital audio amplifier, playing area zoom, image capturing, learning mode, etc. Ants DVD Player works on any computers as long as it has a DVD-ROM installed. If your PC does not have a DVD-ROM installed, it can only play DVD movies installed on your hard disc. It is compatible with any type of DVD-ROMs. And it can play any type of DVD movie discs. Ants DVD Player is an easy-to-use DVD Player program, it has many advanced features besides playing movie. * High level decoder * Multi-thread technology * Direct3D Technology * Karaoke DVD Supported * Magic zoom * Learning mode * Bookmark * Aspect ratio * Capture image * Secondary subtitle * Audio amplify * Floating panel * Options dialog * Shortcut keys !
* Bind or unbind the control panel * Small file size

Operating Systems: WinXP , Windows Vista Home Basic , Windows Vista Starter , Windows2000 , Windows2003

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License: Freeware

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