DirectShow FilterPack is a short set of filters (decoders) that will allow you to play different music and video formats. Initially, you can already play MP3 music, because Fraunhofer MP3 decoder is installed together with Windows.
But unlike MP3 files, Windows doesn't know how to handle Vorbis audio, for example. With OGG Splitter (plus FFDShow), Windows can handle Vorbis Audio.
This filter package was designed to work with FFDShow. FFDShow is a very powerful DirectShow filter for audio and video decompression, such as DivX / XviD and Vorbis / AAC, but it can also do much more. Thus, you can install a single DirectShow FilterPack, instead of some other filter packages that install more than one filter for the same purpose.
DirectShow can be used as a media player;Zoom Player, RadLight, The Core Media Player, Windows Media Player, and Media Player Classic (MPC). (Note: This does not apply to Win AMP or XMPlay as this plugin is based as a media player.) (Note: "I do not mean Media Player Classic (MPC) as most of these Splitter filters are already integrated into the MPC.)
- QuickTime Alternative
- QuickTime Alternative allows you to play QuickTime files (MOV, QT) without installing QuickTime Player.
- Real Alternative player
- Real Alternative allows you to play back RealMedia files (RA, RM, RAM, RMVB) without installing RealPlayer.
- Windows Media Player 10 Lite
- For those of you who have removed Windows Media Player from nLite, this package allows you to play WMA and WMV.
- Gabest - MPA Splitter 22.214.171.124 (03052006)Supports separation of MPEG audio files (MP3) and MPEG4 audio files (AAC).
- Gabest - OGG Splitter 126.96.36.199.0 (03052006)Support for OGG and OGM file sharing.
- RadLight - MPC Source Filter 188.8.131.52 (27042004)Supports playback of MusePack (MPC) audio files.
- DCoder - APE Filter Source 1.00 (19062004)Support to play Monkey's audio files (APE).
- CoreCodec - FLAC Source Filter 0.4.0.46 (17082004)Support for FLAC audio files (FLAC) playback.
- RadLight - OFR Source filter 184.108.40.206 (27042004)Support for OptimFROG audio files (OFR) playback.
- CoreCodec - WV Splitter 220.127.116.117 (19042005)
- CoreCodec - WV Decoder 18.104.22.1681 (19042005)Supports playback of WavPack (WV) audio files.
- DCoder - MOD Filter source 0.50 (11082004)Supports playback of Tracker files (MO3, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD and UMX).
- Gabest - CDDA Reader 22.214.171.124 filter (20032006)Support for audio CD playback.
- Gabest - CDXA Reader 126.96.36.199 filter (20032006)Support for reading (S) VCD, and XCDs on the fly.
- Gabest - SHOUTcast Source filter 188.8.131.52 (20032006)Support for Internet radio stations processing.
- Gabest - MPEG Splitter 184.108.40.206 (03052006)Support for splitting MPEG1 / 2 files (MP (E) G, VOB, DAT, TS, TP, etc.)
- Gabest - MPV decoder 220.127.116.11 (03052006)Ability to decode MPEG1 / 2 video streams as well as DVD.
- Gabest - MP4 Splitter 18.104.22.168 (03052006)Splitter 22.214.171.124 (03052006)Splitter 126.96.36.199 (03052006)Splitter 188.8.131.52 (03052006)Splitter 184.108.40.206 (03052006)Splitter 220.127.116.11 (0.0.0) Splitter 1.0.2 (0.0) Splitter 18.104.22.168 (0.0) Splitter 22.214.171.124.2 (0.0) Splitter 1.0.2 (0.0) Splitter 126.96.36.199 (0.0) Splitter 188.8.131.52.
- Gabest - MKV Splitter 184.108.40.206 (03052006)Support for Matroska file sharing (MKV and MKA).
- Gabest - FLV Splitter 220.127.116.11 (03052006)Ability to share Flash video files (FLV).
- Supports On2 VP62 video stream decoding.
- Gabest - VobSub filter 18.104.22.168 (20032006)Support for displaying (built-in) subtitle files (STO, SUB, IDX, etc.).
- Softella - DirectShow Filter Manager 0.5.0.260 (09082005) (DSFM-0.5.0.260.exe)This utility will help you to create a list, sort, search, add or remove DirectShow filters.