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Win7DSFilterTweaker 5.9

The changes that this tool makes to the preferred filter settings of Windows only have effect when a player uses DirectShow.

Windows Media Player and Media Center use a new framework called Media Foundation instead of DirectShow when playing certain file formats. In that case they will always use the Microsoft decoders, and not any third party DirectShow filters. Examples of file formats that are played using Media Foundation are: .m2ts, .mp4, and .mov.

This tool has the capability to disable the use of Media Foundation for specific file extensions. The only negative side effect of those tweaks is that thumbnails will not be generated in Windows Explorer.

This tool is also capable of completely disabling Media Foundation and other Microsoft playback components by renaming certain files. However, you should be aware that doing so might have noticeable side effects. For example, playback of live TV in Media Center could stop working. But in any case, any change made by the tool can easily be undone to restore the system to its original state.
Supported Formats (DirectShow)

This tool can set the preferred decoding filter for the following audio and video formats.
MPEG-4 (Xvid/DivX/MP4V)
VC-1 and WMVA
Supported Third Party DirectShow Filters

Only the filters listed below are currently supported by this tool. Requests for additions of other filters can be made on our forum.

Currently Supported Third Party Filters (32-bit):

CoreAVC H.264 decoder
Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
DivX H.264 decoder
DivX MPEG-4 decoder
DiAVC H.264 decoder
DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder
Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
Cyberlink H.264 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9)
Cyberlink MPEG-2 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9)
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})
Purevideo MPEG-2 decoder
NVIDIA MPEG-2 decoder
Broadcom H.264/MPEG-2 decoder

Currently Supported Third Party Filters (64-bit):

CoreAVC H.264 decoder
Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
Supported Formats (Media Foundation)

This Tool Can Disable The Use Of Media Foundation For The Following File Extensions:


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