The FFDSHOW video decoder is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing any of the following formats such as DivX,, , FLV1, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 movies.
It also uses the libavcodec from the ffmpeg project for video decompression and the postprocessing code from mplayer to help enhance the visual quality of any low bitrate movies. It is based on the original DirectShow filter which is from XviD, which is GPL’ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder. Note that this application can only run on computers with MMX (MultiMedia eXperience) support. You can find out such information about your CPU by using a small tool, named Cpu-Z.
Updated: 17 Jul 2014
Updated: 30 September 2014