- Dec 2, 2005
yes.. the guide is outdated. Things change from month to month.. but FFDshow still blows. About all it's good for is audio decoding now. There are far better video filter choices, especially with the various hardware accelerated options we have.
Also, CoreAVC = win. It's better than DXVA now. With CUDA support it gives hardware acceleration for more profiles than DXVA supports.. plus it works flawlessly in VMC.
Hmm... are you guys talking about the new FFDshow tryouts versions that I am talking about and not the old abandoned FFDshow from 2002/2004?Personally I like to use MPCvideoDec.ax for DXVA of my videos, merely because I dont want to pay for CoreAVC.
Yes FFDshow sucks for Video
Good: FFDshow New (tryouts) - Downloads
Bad: FFDshow - Downloads
I've found the new FFDshow to be the best working and most complete codec that handles all the video and audio streams that I can throw at it. It is the only solution that works in displaying full screen video to a secondary display, all the other commercial products PowerDVD, Nero, WinDVD, and anything DXVA accelerated fail. I can apply all the filters I need for video and audio processing from one GUI and I can customize and control every part of the codec. I'm using this to play back high bitrate 1080p AVC or VC-1 encoded content to a secondary display DVI port that is connected over a 60-foot HDMI cable to a Plasma in my living room while sending digital audio along the same cable through S/PDIF pass-through or real-time AC3 encoding and it will up-mix 2-channel audio into 5.1-channels with proper frequency separation. This is all done on an older AMD Opteron 175 2.2 GHz dual-core processor. How is this codec bad again?