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Etymonix SoftReel 2.20

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Etymonix SoftReel codec is a faster than real-time MPEG-2 video decoder optimized for single-core and multi-core systems. It enables smooth high-quality playback of native MPEG-2 SD and HD video streams in DVB applications, Windows Media Player and other DirectShow-compatible products.

SoftReel's robust design makes it resilient to video stream errors. It has been tested on a wide range of x86 processors and Windows operating systems.

Key Features:


- MPEG-2 codec enables watching digital satellite TV in popular DVB applications such as ProgDVB, DVBViewer, DVBDream, MyTheatre and AltDVB
- Plays MPEG-2 files in a wide range of media players
- Perfect for sharing and viewing files recorded by various MPEG-2 camcorders such as JVC Everio
- Can be used for kiosks, digital signage, presentations, and much more
- DirectShow filter allows developers to easily add MPEG-2 video playback to custom applications
- Compatible with ISO/IEC 13818-2 (MPEG-2 video) and ISO/IEC 11172-2 (MPEG-1 video) International Standards

- Decodes Mpeg-2 Standard-definition (sd) And High-definition (hd) Video Streams Up To 1920x1152, Including:

- DVB broadcast feeds (4:2:0 and 4:2:2)
- All 18 ATSC formats (LDTV, SDTV, EDTV, HDTV)
- Unencrypted DVDs with MPEG-2 audio (a third-party audio decoder is required for AC-3 audio)
- HDV streams (a third-party MPEG-2 parser may be required)
- MPEG-1 video
- Super Video CD (SVCD), China Video Disc (CVD) and Video CD (VCD)
- File types: MPG, VOB, DAT, M2P, M2V, etc
- Supports all chroma formats (4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4)
- Exceptional video quality achieved using highly precise computations
- Real-time playback of 1920x1080 HD video streams on fast x86 processors
- Optimized for multi-processors, up to 4 cores
- Software-only solution does not require additional hardware
- Optimized for MMX/SSE/SSE2
- Frame-accurate seeking within AVI files
- Configurable user settings
- User-friendly one-click setup program

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

2.20 [07-28-09]

This version includes numerous fixes for DVD playback, support for picture slideshow VCD/SVCD discs, experimental support for Windows 7 RC1, and many fixes and improvements.

Other versions : 2.10 2.10b1 2.01 2.00 1.12 1.10

v2.10 [01-06-09]

This version features support for popular DVB applications (ProgDVB, DVBViewer, DVBDream, MyTheatre, AltDVB), deinterlacing, 3:2 pulldown (telecine), picture-in-picture (PiP), multi-stream capability, even smoother video playback, a less distracting trial watermark, and many fixes and improvements

v2.10b1 [07-30-08]

Many fixes and improvements for DVB applications (DVBDream, MyTheatre, DVBViewer), deinterlacing support, 3:2 pulldown (telecine) support, Microsoft MPEG-2 Demultiplexer support, improved video timing locking and accuracy, support for stream format changes, improved handling of non-standard streams

v2.01 [04-19-08]

CRITICAL FIX: On multi-processor systems (includes processors with Hyper-Threading Technology, processors with 2 or more cores, or multi-socket systems), a buffer overflow condition can occur with some MPEG streams, causing stack corruption and unexpected termination of the application

v2.00 [03-21-08]

MPEG-2 high-definition (up to HD 1920x1152), up to 5 times faster than version 1.x, optimized for MMX/SSE/SSE2 and multi-processors (up to 4 threads), resilient to bitstream errors, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, MPEG-1 video decoding, Windows Vista, improved x86 CPU support, 4:4:4 chroma format

v1.12 [02-14-08]

Fixed playback problems with some PIM2 AVI files

v1.10 [12-03-06]

WinXP support, Win95 support, correct scaling of SVCD and ATI .mp2 files, configurable options, new configuration tool, greatly improved performance and video quality in 256 colors and 32bpp under some conditions, fixed various display and audio problems

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