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Should I remove ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]?

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Average installed length: 384.46 days


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ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]

What is ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]?

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\ffdshow\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ffdshow\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]

  • IntelQuickSyncDecoder.dll - IntelQuickSyncDecoder DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libmad.dll - MPEG Audio Decoder DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_samplerate.dll - libsamplerate DLL built for ffdshow
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll - mpeg2dec DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_liba52.dll - liba52 DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libdts.dll - libdts DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_libfaad2.dll - FAAD2 DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library (RAR decompression library built for ffdshow)
  • ff_kernelDeint.dll - KernelDeint for ffdshow
  • TomsMoComp_ff.dll - TomsMoComp for ffdshow
  • ff_wmv9.dll - ffdshow WMV9
  • ff_realaac.dll
  • ff_theora.dll
  • ff_tremor.dll
  • ff_x264.dll
  • ffavisynth.dll
  • ffmpeg.dll
  • ffmpegmt.dll
  • libavcodec.dll
  • libmplayer.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xvidcore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9AAD58A7-9DC8-41F3-9990-050BBCDAE12F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19]?

You can uninstall ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19] 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 2527] [2008-12-19], 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 2527] [2008-12-19].

Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.16%
Windows 10 17.02%
Windows Vista 12.86%
Windows XP 5.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.14%
Windows 10 Home 6.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.62%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  Canada 1.81%
  Germany 1.09%
  France 0.95%
  Australia 0.76%
  Japan 0.39%
  Netherlands 0.25%
  Spain 0.24%
  Mexico 0.21%
  Italy 0.21%
  Belgium 0.19%
  Norway 0.16%
  Sweden 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.40%
Dell 30.40%
Acer 11.32%
Toshiba 10.11%
ASUS 4.95%
Samsung 1.70%
Lenovo 1.67%
Intel 1.58%
Gateway 0.73%
American Megatrends 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.43%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.51%

Publisher URL: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow

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Yonkas_liveover a year ago
Well, Im more concerned with how it ended up on my computer today?