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ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24]

What is ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24]?

ffdshow is a media decoder and encoder mainly used for the fast and high-quality decoding of video in the MPEG-4 ASP and AVC (H.264) formats, but it supports numerous other video and audio formats as well. It is free software released under the GPL license, runs on Windows, and is implemented as a DirectShow and VFW decoding filter. ffdshow does not include media player or container parsers. Instead, after installation of ffdshow, compatible DirectShow or VFW media players such as Media Player Classic, Winamp, and Windows Media Player will use the ffdshow decoder automatically, thus avoiding the need to install separate codecs for the various formats supported by ffdshow.

About  (from ffdshow project)

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VistaCodecPack\filters\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VistaCodecPack\filters\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24]

  • MP4Splitter.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - MP4 Splitter
  • bass_alac.dll (by MaresWEB) - BASS_ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec add-on for the BASS library)
  • bass_ape.dll (by MaresWEB) - BASS_APE (Monkey's Audio add-on for the BASS library)
  • bass_mpc.dll - BASS_MPC (Musepack add-on for the BASS library)
  • bass_tta.dll - BASS_TTA (The True Audio add-on for the BASS library)
  • bass_wv.dll - BASS_WV (WavPack add-on for the BASS library)
  • ac3config.exe
  • avi.dll
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • dxr.dll
  • ffavisynth.dll
  • ffmpegmt.dll
  • FLT_ffdshow.dll
  • mkunicode.dll
  • mkx.dll
  • mkzlib.dll
  • mp4.dll
  • ogm.dll
  • ts.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ac3config.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AC3Filter\ac3config.exe'.

How do I remove ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24]?

You can uninstall ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24] from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24], click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ffdshow [rev 1723] [2007-12-24].

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.25%
Windows Vista 24.88%
Windows XP 17.91%
Windows 10 7.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.66%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows 10 Home 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Germany 4.44%
  Canada 4.44%
  France 4.03%
  Italy 3.63%
  Netherlands 2.82%
  Belgium 2.02%
  Australia 2.02%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Ireland 1.21%
  Greece 0.81%
  Indonesia 0.81%
  Japan 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.61%
Acer 21.77%
Hewlett-Packard 16.94%
Intel 10.48%
Toshiba 6.45%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Medion 2.42%
Gateway 1.61%
Sahara 1.61%
Sony 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 2.68%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.68%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.79%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.79%
Dell Studio 540 1.79%

Publisher URL: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow


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