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New FFDSHOW version released

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2004 13:40

Probably the best video all-in-one decoder, DirectShow filter FFDSHOW, has been updated again. The open source decoder, which allows Windows users to watch MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (including DivX and XviD) and various other video formats without installing any other video codecs, is one of the "must have" tools for people who use and watch videos with their PCs.
The changelog for the new version, FFDSHOW 2004-04-18, is here:
  • icl+gcc libavcodec build
  • fixed crash in encoders combo box
  • updated and mingw builds
  • built-in png writing
  • TffPict can carry aspect ratio information
  • fixed distored image when using some combinations of filters
  • icl 8.0 compilation in Visual Studio 6 (except for TomsMoComp)
  • fixed makeAVIS release build
  • fixed mingw build
  • VSSH FOURCC support - plays realtime and normal quality VSofts H.264 encoded files
  • show encoding library when selecting encoder
  • "process right half only" feature (may be buggy)
  • russian translation by Eugene
  • support for ogg demux source filter (, support for font size change in MicroDVD subtitles
  • getCur, getNext, getCurNext cleanup
  • fixed crash in Temporal smooth
  • more parameters cleanup
  • parameters cleanup, language settings are common for all ffdshow filters
  • updated some hints
  • changed multiple instances default for audio decoder

As always, you can download the latest version from our site, from here:

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