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Should I remove ffdshow v [2012-05-21]?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,582
United States Rank #6,499
Reach 0.0862%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.22 days
330.96 days >
Average installed length: 173.89 days


1.2.4453.0 100.00%

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ffdshow v1.2.4453 [2012-05-21]

What is ffdshow v [2012-05-21]?

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: 14.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ffdshow v1.2.4453 [2012-05-21]

  • IntelQuickSyncDecoder.dll - IntelQuickSyncDecoder DLL built for ffdshow
  • libmpeg2_ff.dll - mpeg2dec DLL built for ffdshow
  • ff_realaac.dll
  • ff_theora.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe

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 v [2012-05-21]?

You can uninstall ffdshow v [2012-05-21] 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 v1.2.4453 [2012-05-21], 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 v [2012-05-21].

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.57%
Windows 10 21.07%
Windows XP 9.24%
Windows Vista 5.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.16%
Windows 8.1 4.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.10%
  Germany 11.51%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  Canada 3.78%
  Australia 2.47%
  France 2.36%
  Italy 1.94%
  Poland 1.84%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Hungary 1.42%
  India 1.37%
  Iran 1.31%
  Japan 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.16%
Acer 18.41%
Dell 18.08%
ASUS 8.50%
Toshiba 4.68%
Samsung 3.27%
Lenovo 3.16%
Intel 3.05%
Medion 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.94%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.03%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.03%

Publisher URL: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow


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