DirectShow FilterPack 5.1

A useful and lightweight package that contains a handful of DirectShow media filters designed to let you play nearly all available media file formats
Since there are an abundance of media files that require dedicated filters and decoders in order to run, a codecs pack might need to be installed. DirectShow FilterPack comprises a collection of media filters that are essential for playing video and audio files within DirectShow-based media players, such as Windows Media Player, BS.Player, Zoom Player, to name a few.

Assuring compatibility even with most uncommon formats

Most modern media players benefit from built-in codecs and playing common files doesn’t pose a problem most of the times. However, there are some media formats that require more sophisticated filter architectures in order to be successfully played. DirectShow FilterPack is one of the many codec packs that offer you a solution for such pretentious formats.

Almost instant setup process

Unlike other codec packs, DirectShow FilterPack features a simple installation procedure. User efforts are reduced to unpacking the zip files. Moreover, the period of time reserved for the deployment is significantly shorter.

Offers a handful of useful filters

The components included in this package are, as follows: a bass audio decoder (DC-Bass), a plugin for playing TAK files (TAK DirectShow Source Filter), a general-use media splitter (LAV filters) and CDDA / CDXA source filters. Controlling and configuring all of these is possible via the DirectShow Filter Manager, also included in the package.

In order to customize the behavior of each filter, select the one you’re interested in and hit the ‘Show filter’ button and from there, you can access the component’s settings.

Alternative package installation and removal

Installing the components individually is also possible by navigating to the extraction location and accessing the folder reserved for each of them. Same goes for the uninstallation process, of course. Also, you can remove any of the filters or all of them, for that matter, from the DirectShow Filter Manager.

The end of a long development road

On a more disappointing note, the development of DirectShow FilterPack ended as of the beginning of year 2012. It will not benefit from updates anymore, which makes it all the more difficult to appreciate it in an ever-growing media filter development market.

To end with

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that DirectShow FilterPack's cause is not completely lost. There are still an abundance of computers that run older operating systems that probably don't support multimedia applications that come with these filters included. If this case applies to you, it's definitely worth a try.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 11th, 2014


file size:
4.1 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Reino Wijnsma
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Video \ Codec Packs/ Video Codecs

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DirectShow FilterPack
What's New in This Release:
  • DCoder - BASS Source Filter 1.3.0.0 (13092010) --> (library fix)
  • Hendrik Leppkes - LAV Filters updated to 0.48.0.0 (24022012)
  • MPC-HC Team - CDDA Reader Filter updated to 1.6.1.4116 (03032012)
  • MPC-HC Team - CDXA Reader Filter updated to 1.6.1.4116 (03032012)
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DirectShow FilterPack is a lightweight package of DirectShow media filters which will enable you to play many differen...

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