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Old 8th May 2009, 22:06   #1  |  Link
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Tool for changing preferred DirectShow filters in Windows 7

Windows 7 uses its own DirectShow filters for decoding several audio and video formats.

Changing which filters get used requires modifications to some Registry keys, including adjusting access permissions. This can be quite difficult (and dangerous) for novice users.

Below you can find a small tool that can change the preferred filters with just a few clicks.

So now you can play .mkv files with for example ffdshow as the video decoder in Windows Media Center!

Currently supported formats:
* H.264
* MPEG-4 (Xvid/DivX/MP4V)
* MPEG-2
* VC-1 and WMVA
* WMV1/2/3
* DV
* MP1
* MP2
* MP3

Currently supported third party filters (32-bit):
* ffdshow
* LAV Video
* MPCVideoDec
* CoreAVC H.264 decoder
* Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
* DivX H.264 decoder
* DivX MPEG-4 decoder
* DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder
* Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
* Cyberlink H.264 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9/10)
* Cyberlink MPEG-2 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9/10)
* Cyberlink VC-1 decoder (patched with VC1Tweak: guid {394DFD1B-6F4C-4096-AA14-EF852B02595B})
* ArcSoft H.264 decoder
* ArcSoft MPEG-4 decoder
* ArcSoft MPEG-2 decoder
* ArcSoft VC-1 decoder (patched with VC1Tweak: guid {9DAD7B50-4432-4F48-AC60-B2B4E854454B})
* Monogram AAC decoder
* DiAVC H.264 decoder
* Purevideo MPEG-2 decoder
* NVIDIA MPEG-2 decoder
* Broadcom video decoder
* CoreAAC v2

Currently supported third party filters (64-bit):
* ffdshow
* LAV Video
* CoreAVC
* DiAVC H.264 decoder
* MPCVideoDec
* Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
* Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
* CoreAAC v2

Works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

Note: The preferred filter settings only apply to DirectShow filters. It will not have any effect on files that are played using the Media Foundation framework! For example .m2ts and .mp4 files are played using Media Foundation. The tool also has specific tweaks to disable Media Foundation and other playback components from Microsoft.

Download (v4.6 - August 23rd 2011):
MPC-HC 2.3.2

Last edited by clsid; 23rd August 2011 at 17:03.
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