FFDShow is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD, H.264, FLV1, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 movies. It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project for video decompression.


You will not that the codec is free and was designed as an open-source multimedia codec for Windows. This codec is used to enhance the video and audio playback quality of your computer. You will use a range of video and audio codecs. This to decode and play various media formats such as AVI, MPEG, MKV, MP4, WMV, and many more.

The ffdshow is DirectShow and VFW codec for decoding/encoding many video and audio formats, including DivX and XviD movies using libavcodec, xvid and other open sourced libraries with a rich set of post processing filters. See also the FFDShow MPEG4 as well as the RadLight MPC DirectShow Filter.

Some of the main features of FFDshow include:

The high-quality video playback from the codec works on the DivX, XviD, and H.264 formats.

As for audio processing the codec includes a range of audio codecs such as MP3, AC3, and AAC formats.

There is the subtitle support as well with the codec. These includes the SRT, SSA, and ASS formats.

As for post-processing effects it allows for video sharpening, noise reduction, as well as deinterlacing.

The codec is a powerful tool for improving your computer’s media playback capabilities.


Release Name: 2011-11-17 : Released mainly because of new libavcodec.

A DirectShow and Video for Windows codec (VFW)



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