FFDShow is a free media decoder and encoder that runs on Windows.
FFDShow is Completely FREE!
FFDShow is a media decoder and encoder mainly used for the fast and high-quality decoding of video. It supports numerous video and audio formats. It is free software released under the GPL license.
“A DirectShow codec pack that can put out of the business lots of other codec packs.” - Soft32.com
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FFDShow is DirectShow and VFW codec for decoding/encoding many video and audio formats, including DivX and XviD movies using libavcodec, xvid and other opensourced libraries with a rich set of postprocessing filters.
It can be configured to display subtitles, to enable or disable various built-in codecs, to grab screenshots, to enable keyboard control, and to enhance movies with increased resolution, sharpness, and many other post-processing video filters. It has the ability to manipulate audio with effects like an equalizer, a Dolby decoder, reverb, Winamp DSP plugins, and more.
Friendly system resources management with low CPU usage no matter the postprocessing level, while providing outstanding visual quality. It sports an intelligent system that drops the postprocessing level when the CPU tends to become overloaded, thus unstable.
The post-processing video filters of ffdshow can be used in video editors such as VirtualDub or AviSynth, by configuring the VFW settings. In these editors, ffdshow can also be used to encode MPEG-4 video compatible with Xvid, DivX, or x264 codecs, as well as lossless video and a few other formats supported by libavcodec.