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New guide: AC3Filter Installation and Configuration

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2008 3:04 User comments (7)

New guide: AC3Filter Installation and Configuration Today we have another new guide, this time on installing and configuring AC3Filter. Like most of the tools I've been writing about recently, AC3Filter is free and yet full featured and quite competitive with commercial alternatives.
In addition to decoding AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio as the name suggests, it also supports a variety of other sources including DTS and MPEG Audio.



AC3Filter Installation and Configuration

  • AC3Filter is a free Surround Sound processor for Windows which includes the ability to not only Decode digital Surround formats such as Dolby Digital and DTS, but also perform realtime processing to adjust the output level (volume) and digital range Compression (DRC) of surround sound streams during playback. AC3Filter is comparable, and generally superior to commercial alternatives included with various media and DVD player software.... (Read More)

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7 user comments

121.3.2008 3:38

Wow! Vurbal, you're really cranking out the guides lately. Great work!

221.3.2008 9:22

So is this a Emulation of DTS effects.

Its intersting thats for sure

321.3.2008 10:19

Originally posted by DXR88:
So is this a Emulation of DTS effects.

Its intersting thats for sure
DTS (Digital Theater System) is a audio format similar to Dolby Digital (AC3) and is common on DVD's. It is often regarded as being superior to AC3. This filter (AC3Filter) is capable of decoding AC3, DTS and mpeg audio. It has extensive mixing options and as the article states, it rivals commercial software. This will allow you to decode full 5.1 channel audio tracks via direct show through any media player.

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421.3.2008 10:24

Right'o but what i meant was is it a software Decoder like FFdshow, Im defenitly going to give it a try. does it have a linux Flavor to.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Mar 2008 @ 10:27

521.3.2008 14:33

Originally posted by DXR88:
Right'o but what i meant was is it a software Decoder like FFdshow, Im defenitly going to give it a try. does it have a linux Flavor to.

Yes. It's a DirectShow filter, and as far as I know there's no linux version.

621.3.2008 14:34

Originally posted by Ryu77:
Wow! Vurbal, you're really cranking out the guides lately. Great work!

Thanks :)

I'm not done yet. There will be more coming soon.

721.3.2008 15:41

I just downloaded stuff like ac3 and fshow. I didnt know I had to config them. Thanks

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