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ffdshow tryouts


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ffdshow tryouts is a DirectShow and Video for Windows codec with support for a wide range of audio and video formats, such as Xvid, DivX, and H.264. It includes a powerful filter set that can enhance the video quality – with filters for resizing, deinterlacing, and displaying subtitles – as well as audio quality through normalization, down-/upmixing, and resampling.

ffdshow + X = ffdshow tryouts

The ffdshow tryouts project is a fork of the original ffdshow project. This fork was created by a group of members at The last modification to the source code of the original project was done back in May 2006. The ffdshow tryouts project has continued where the original project stopped: Numerous bugs have been fixed, lots of code (that ffdshow borrows from the FFmpeg and Libav projects) has been updated, new features have been added as well as support for new formats.


This package installs the 32-bit version on a 32-bit system and the 64-bit version on a 64-bit system. If you want to install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit system, install ffdshow-x86_32.

To install ffdshow tryouts, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ffdshow

To upgrade ffdshow tryouts, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ffdshow


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Release Notes

Starting from v1.3.4531.20140718, this package does no longer install both 32- and 64-bit versions on 64-bit systems.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
ffdshow tryouts 1.3.4531 353 Friday, July 18, 2014  
ffdshow tryouts 1.3.4500.20130427 603 Saturday, April 27, 2013  
ffdshow tryouts 1.3.4500 359 Saturday, April 27, 2013  

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