FFDSHOW is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing several video formats. FFDSHOW is One of the best “codec packs” on the market, FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder is also used for post-processing video streams.
The main advantage FFDSHOW of this video decoder is the low amount of resources it consumes, even when performing its most complex tasks. It improves the visual quality of low bitrate movies due to its post-processing code from MPlayer.
Installation takes seconds and you can choose which components to deploy (VFW interface, DXVA video decoder, AviSynth scripts serving and application plugins for AviSynth and VirtualDub). The set up process is highly customizable and you have a very large options list.
FFDShow’s features are truly complex and this virtual item supports other formats and standards as well: Xvid, DivX 4, DivX 5, DivX 6, DivX 7, DivX 8; MSMPEG4v2, MSMPEG4v1; WMV1/7, WMV2/8; HuffYUV in YV12 colorspace; H263, H263+, H264; MP3, AC3, DTS, E-AC3, AAC and many others.
Benefits of FFDShow:
- incredibly lightweight
- highly customizable
- easy to use
- system resources-friendly
- as a decoding application, it supports a great variety of formats.