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Why PlayAll@Once CodecPack

Minimal & Complete

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Perfect solution for playing all kind of media files with any player (Microsoft or 3rd-party).

Contains only the nesessary DirectShow filters for playing any known media file.

One pack for both x86 & x64 platforms

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Only 27MB pack for both platforms. Tested for Win10, Win8, Win7 & Vista.

In x64 systems, it installs both versions of codecs for maximum compatibility with x86 & x64 players.

Windows 7,8 & 10 tweaked ready

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Overrides by default MediaFoundation decoders of Windows 7,8 & 10 to the point that does not break any other functionality like live-TV.

But offers you all the available MediaFoundation tweaks to meet your needs. All tweaks are reversable any time.

Auto Update mechanism

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The only codecpack by now with auto-update function.

Auto-update checks when you want and if you want, for any updates available, it downloads and installs them

Centralised control of all the codecs, preferences & tweaks.

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Centralised control of all the codecs and tweaks through the configuration center, a powerful toolkit, included in the package.

It gives you easy access not only to codecs' configuration properties but also to all teaks, thumbnails preferences and other utilities available.

Just run setup & PlayAll@Once !!

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Install PlayAll@Once codecpack and enjoy your media collection at once.

Features

  • It is a "Full-Featured" CodecPack special designed for playing all kind of media files without the need of any 3rd-party player.
  • Minimal & complete. No need for many different codecs and tools, or complicated codecpacks with many options you don't really know what to choose. Just run setup, choose your speakers' configuration and/or any connection to external speaker system and play your media collection.
  • This pack uses the two most famous filter packs, the ffdshow with some aditional standalone source filters of MPC-BE and the LAV Filters, to decode and render any known media file format.
  • These DirectShow filters are enough for playing any known media container (e.g mkv, avi, mp4 etc) and decoding all the data streams (video, audio, subtitles) in any encoded format (e.g H264, divx, xvid, aac, dts, ac3 etc) included in them.
  • It is designed to work in both x86 & x64 systems. One pack, just only 27MB big, for both systems. In x64 systems, it installs both versions of codecs for maximum compatibility with x86 & x64 players.
  • The only codecpack by now with Auto-Update mechanism. Auto-update checks when you want and if you want, for any updates available, it downloads and installs them.
  • Turn your PC into an HTPC(Home Theater PC). Usually 3rd-party players like MPC-HC, VLC, use their own embedded filters to play media files, but if you'd like to use your pc as a home cinema one, taking advantage of the Media Center's extensibility and many plugins available like MediaBrowser, this is the perfect solution.
  • Specially designed for Windows 7 & 8 MS players (WMP and WMC) and Windows 10 WMP which "are locked" to use Windows Media Foundation for the media file formats that are supported by. The setup process, sets automatically ffdshow as the Preferred DirectShow Filter for playback in WMP and WMC instead of the default Windows Media Foundation.
  • Centralised control of all the codecs and tweaks through the configuration center included in the package. Requires Admin elevation for operations that need so and it is self-elevated if user accepts it.
  • No more extra tools. This pack is tweaked ready to the point that does not break any other functionality (like live-TV). But through "Configuration Center" you have all available tweaks. You can:
    • manage thumbnail generation for any media format
    • manage default source filters
    • tweak Preferred DirectShow Filters (Win7,8 & 10 only)
    • disable MediaFoundation for some media formats and MS Codecs (Win7,8 & 10 only)
    All tweaks are reversable any time. On uninstall all tweaks are reversed to the microsoft default.
  • Tested for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and now Windows 10.

Enjoy playing all your media files !!!

Download Latest Version:

PA@O-CodecPack_v1.9.9.0_20150928.exe
Codec Pack PlayAll@Once CodecPack
Version 1.9.9.0
Date 2015-09-28
Size 26.51 MB

ATTENTION: This release (1.9.5 or greater) is the 1st supporting Win10. It's a pre-release of the upcoming 2.0.0 which will be on-line soon. Due to WebServer changes any previous installed version cannot be updated automatically.

Please download and install it manually.

Changes (1.9.0 to 1.9.9)

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.9.9
    • Supports Windows 10
    • lots of new features added
    • few bugs fixed
  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.3.0
  • ffDShow Updated to revision: 4533
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.66
  • MPC-BE Filters updated to version: 1.4.5.787
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.77
  • MPC-BE VSFilter(DirectVobSub) updated to version: 1.4.5.787
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.8
    • It's a pre-release to upcoming v2.0.0, to support the auto-update of the next release
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Windows XP is not supported any more.
    • LAV Filters no longer installed in their original folder since there are no more compatibility issues with some apps like "Media Browser Theater"
    • xy-VSFilter no more available. It is discontinued.

Help / Tutorial

This tutorial will give you a hint how to use the Configuration Center of the codecpack.
This small suite is actually a powerful toolkit and is tabbed in 6 sections (7 with the Info/Licenses tab). let's have a quick look to each of them.
At the status bar, except the filters' versions, there is always the "Online Help.." link to get you right here, in this section.
Note1: If in your win10, 8, 7 or vista system see this image uac beside some actions means that the User Access Control is enabled and these actions will request admin elevation.
Note2: The tutorial's images are taken from my x64 system. If yours is running x86 windows you will not be seeing the x64 options.

Codec Pack

On the left pane there are all the options of the PlayAll@Once CodecPack auto update mechanism. Note that this CodecPack is the first codecpack with an auto-update mechanism.

Auto updates checks for a newer pack or for an update pack that updates individual parts of it either.

Option: Get any (or specific) beta version available. This option checks for beta updates. It is designed also for personal version upon request. On such a request a personal code will be given and with this the user may download a beta version to test if it solves his problem. Just ask!!

On the right pane there are some usefull utilities:

  • DSF/MFT Viewer: You can explore DirectShow and Media Foundation filters info and also enable, disable filters or change the merit of them.
  • Graph Studio: Open, or drop a media file inside this and you see a graphical representaion of the directshow graph the system built to play this file. It is usefull to check if your system has the necessary codecs to play this specific file. The (x64) version of this, checks the x64 codecs.

MediaInfo options: Codecpack installs the famous mediainfo.dll that gives information of the media files.
With "Enable Explorer Info Tip" when moving your mouse over a media file in windows explorer, automatically the mediainfo tooltip will popup instead of the windows' default tooltip info.
With "Enable Explorer Extension" you have mediainfo in context menu (rightclick menu). This gives you more detailed information.
Both options needs admin previleges.

At the end of this pane there are also three usefull actions:
Backup, Restore settings and Reset to Initial settings.
Backup your settings, experiment with codecs' configuration, Source Filters, Tweaks and easily restore back.

You can keep your settings even after uninstall, if you want, for future use.

Codec Pack

On this page there is no much to say. There are all the codecs configuration shortcuts, instead of navigating through start menu → All Programs → PlayAll@Once → Configuration

Note: x86 & x64 configuration of Lav filters is common in both platforms.

For details on configuring a codec visit the developer's page.

Codec Pack

For this tab there is not much more to say than already written.
It's up to you to choose subtitle filter that meets your needs.
To completely disable subtitles just check the "Disable Subtitles" option. It prevents both ffdshow and DirectVobSub from subtitle rendering.

If you're running Windows 7,8 or 10, it is usefull to check "ISSUE 4" below in tweaking windows 7.

Codec Pack

Enables, Disables explorer thumbnails for each media type.

Buttons "Select All", "Deselect All" enable/disable thumbnails for all the extensions listed. The Button "MS Defaults" (new in 1.2.90 version) disables all non Microsoft's defaults and enables the defaults.

New in version 2.0.0 is the Apply and Cancel buttons.

The CodecPack contains the new Icaros plugin for generating non-black thumbnails for all video file formats. This works on Vista, Windows 7,8 and Windows 10 systems only and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to be installed. Find also the Options button (new in version 2.0.0) which sets a few settings of Icaros plugin.
Setup procedure automatically downloads and installs Microsoft .NET Framework 4 if needed).

Codec Pack

These two lists you see (only the left one for x86 systems) show the source filters available for each type of media files. Auto-Detect means that the system will use the highest in merit suitable for this file type.
There is an exception for .avi files.

Have in mind that there are some applications that set their own source filter for some flie types (like TV applications, Haali splitter and probably more I don't have in mind). From here you will be able to deselect them by selecting another one or Auto-Detect.

The highest in merit is the LAV splitter so this is the one that will be used by default except for matroska files. MPC Matroska Source is used for mkv files, which is the best till now at my opinion.

New in version 2.0.0 is the Apply and Cancel buttons.

Codec Pack

This tab is available only in windows 7, 8 or 10 systems (and probably the later ones).

Here we have all the available tweaks against MFT (Media Foundation Transforms).

In order to use MS Players (WMP, WMC) to the maximum possible, the codecpack by default, is setting ffdshow as preferred decoding filter, to bypass MediaFoundation being able to play 99.9% of media files, but also to the point that does not break any other microsoft functionality like Live-TV, DVD playing or explorer thumbnails.

Before I continue to more detailed explanation of these tweaks I have to clarify the difference between a container and the encoded streams inside it. A media file's extension is usually the container type which container includes one video, one or more audio and/or subtitle streams (video file), or just an audio stream (audio file).

In the first list we can change the preferred decoders for the encoded streams listed.

In the second list we can disable MediaFoundation from opening the listed extensions (containers).
Note that this may break the explorer thumbnails if the default Microsoft thumbnailer is used.

In the third list we can totally disable the MS decoders. These options will break DVD playing in both WMP and WMC and Live-TV in WMC.

As a conclusion I would like to mention that it is not surprising if a file is decoded by directshow filter ffdshow and another not. For example an .mpg file which have mpeg-1 or mpeg-2 video stream will be decoded by MS DTV-DVD decoder although ffdshow is preferred decoder for mpeg but if this same stream is inside an avi or mkv container it will be decoded by ffdshow.

Have in mind that the playback behavior may differ in windows versions.

New in version 2.0.0 is the Apply and Cancel buttons.

Tweaking Windows 7,8 & 10 / DirectShow over Media Foundation

As already known by now, Microsoft made several large changes with regard to multimedia playback starting with Windows 7 compared to previous version of Windows. Windows 7,8 & 10 includes a new playback framework called Media Foundation. This is nice, but has unfortunately also resulted in a more restricted playback environment. Since the decoders offered by Microsoft aren't perfect, there are situations where it is desirable to use more powerful third party decoders such as ffdshow and LAV Filters.

ISSUE 1 (SOLVED): It is no longer possible to use third party codecs with MS players (WMP, MCE) for media formats supported by MS decoders also, without the need of some tweaks.
Tweak: PlayAll@Once by default set preferred DirectShow filters for H.264 (.mkv files), DivX, XviD (.avi files), MP4V video formats and AAC audio formats to ffdshow.

ISSUE 2 (SOLVED): Sound in some avi files stutters and in other avi files with multiple audio streams all audio streams are played simultaneously.
Tweak: By default (ver:1.2.38 and later) preferred DirectShow filters for MP3 & MP2 streams in video files are also set to be decoded by ffdshow. ffdshow is necessarily configured to connect to "DirectSound" only, instead of "any filter" which is its default setting. (ffdshow Audio Configuration --> Output section).

ISSUE 3 (WORKAROUND): DTS Sound, in avi files only, is not played at all unless you use pass-through to an external decoder.
This happens because Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder cannot decode DTS and unfortunately there is no way, till now, to tell the system not to use Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder.
The workaround is to completely disable Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder. To do this go to "Codec Tweaks" page and under other tweaks Disable "Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder".
Note: Disabling this will break playback of live TV in Media Center.

ISSUE 4 Subtitles (WORKAROUND): Since both subtitle filters available (ffdshow internal & DirectVobSub) are DirectShow filters, they are not used when media files are decoded by media foundation filters. To overcome this there are some tricks you can do:

  • go to "Codec Tweaks" page --> Disable Media Foundation for specific file extensions.
    OR
  • Convert files to other type (e.g .m2ts to .mkv).

For .mp4 files: ReMerge them to .mkv with mkvtoolnix utilities, or just Rename them to .mkv (renaming may break explorer thumbnails for these files)
For Mpeg files: Just rename them to .avi files and will be decoded by ffdshow but explorer thumbnails will be broken.

NOTE: All tweaks are undone when this codecpack is uninstalled.

Full Change Log

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Changes History

Version: 1.9.9 Date Released: 2015/09/28

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.9.9
    • new features added
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.66
  • MPC-BE Filters updated to version: 1.4.5.787
  • MPC-BE VSFilter(DirectVobSub) updated to version: 1.4.5.787
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.8
    • It's a pre-release to upcoming v2.0.0, to support the auto-update of the next release

Version: 1.9.8 Date Released: 2015/09/19

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.9.7
    • few bugs fixed
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.7
    • It's a pre-release to upcoming v2.0.0, to support the auto-update of the next release

Version: 1.9.5 Date Released: 2015/09/14

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.9.5
    • Supports Windows 10
    • lot of new features added
  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.3.0
  • ffDShow Updated to revision: 4533
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.77
  • MPC-BE VSFilter(DirectVobSub) updated to version: 1.44.286
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.5
    • It's a pre-release to upcoming v2.0.0, to support the auto-update of the next release
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Windows XP is not supported any more.
    • LAV Filters no longer installed in their original folder since there are no more compatibility issues with some apps like "Media Browser Theater"
    • xy-VSFilter no more available. It is discontinued.

Version: 1.8.2 Date Released: 2014/10/04

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.6.1
    • BugFix: Always showed VSFilter as active subtitle filter
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.63
  • MPC-HC VSFilter(DirectVobSub) updated to version: 1.7.7
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4533

Version: 1.8.1 Date Released: 2014/09/18

  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.2.6.0
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.3
    • Downloads and runs latest version when updating.

Version: 1.8.0 Date Released: 2014/09/05

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.6.0.0
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.70
  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.2.5.0
  • MPC-HC VSFilter(DirectVobSub) updated to version: 1.7.6
  • Auto Updater is updated to version: 1.0.2
    • Fixes an unhandled exception that occurs under certain circumstances
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Option to keep Filter settings after uninstall, is added. Filter Settings are also saved during forced Un-Install by newer package.

Version: 1.7.5 Date Released: 2014/08/17

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.5.5.0
    • to support all the changes made
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.62
    • Now LAVVideo filter is also installed
  • xy-VSFilter (DirectVobSub) version: 3.0.0.211 is added
    • to install instead of default MPC-HC VSFilter
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Option to select xy-VSFilter instead of default MPC-HC VSFilter (DirectVobSub), is added.
    • LAV Filters now are installed in their original folder for compatibility issues with some apps like "Media Browser Theater"

Version: 1.7.0 Date Released: 2014/08/09

  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4532
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.62
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.69

Version: 1.6.5 Date Released: 2014/04/22

  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4530
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.61.2
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.68

Version: 1.6.0 Date Released: 2013/11/12

  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.2.3.0
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4515
  • MPC Filters updated to version: 1.6.8.7417
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.59.1
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.64
  • GraphStudio tool updated to version: 0.6.1.265

Version: 1.5.5 Date Released: 2013/03/31

  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.2.1.0
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4504
  • MPC Filters updated to version: 1.6.6.6957
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.55.3
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.62
  • GraphStudio tool updated to version: 0.5.1.1234

Version: 1.5.0 Date Released: 2013/01/16

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.5.0.0
    • From now on it's version will be independent of CodecPack's version
  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.1.5.0 (Now Supports Win8)
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4500
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.55.1
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Cleanup of installer script

Version: 1.4.6 Date Released: 2012/12/19

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.4.6.0
    • some form labels updated
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4494
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.54.1
  • MPC Filters updated to version: 1.6.5.6366
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • some display text updated

Version: 1.4.5 Date Released: 2012/11/06

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.4.5.0
    • Code for 'Manual Update' option is re-written
  • ffdshow Updated to revision: 4489
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.53.0
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Cleanup of installer script
    • Removed xvidcore.dll from ffdshow files.

Version: 1.4.4 Date Released: 2012/11/04

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.4.4.0
    • Code cleanup.
  • Icaros plugin updated to version: 2.1.1.0 (Now Supports Win8)
  • ffdshow Updated to revision: 4486
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.52.0
  • MPC Filters updated to version: 1.6.4.6052
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.61
  • GraphStudio tool updated to version: 0.5.0.1
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Added support for Win8 mediafiles associations. Resets the Windows8 default player. Affects only the Current User that installs the codecpack.

Version: 1.4.3 Date Released: 2012/08/29

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.4.3.0
    • Minor fixes.
  • PlayAll@Once Updater updated to version 1.0.1
    • Bug fix: Updater is not working if UAC is enabled.

Version: 1.4.2 Date Released: 2012/08/25

  • Configuration Center updated to version: 1.4.2.0
    • Bug fix: source filter tweaks were altered after manual update.
    • Fix: Displays correct version of MPC filters.
    • Fix: updates component versions after manual update.
  • LAV Filters updated to version: 0.51.3
  • MPC Filters updated to version: 1.6.3.5818
    • But still keeping matroska splitter to 1.6.1.4235 because this version of the splitter seems to fix the disappearing of idx/sub subtitles in MS players
  • MediaInfo updated to version: 0.7.59

Version: 1.4.0 Date Released: 2012/06/02

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.4.0.0
    • Uses the new update mechanism: "PlayAll@Once Updater", that supports all PlayAll@Once products.
  • Updated Icaros plugin to version: 2.0.0.0 (Does not depend on Lav Splitter any more)
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.50.5
  • Updated MPC Filters to version: 1.6.2.4902
    • But keeps matroska splitter to 4235 because this version of the splitter seems to fix the disappearing of idx/sub subtitles in MS players
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.58
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • updated to support new features
    • Added mechanism to check if any files are in use prior to installation. Shows the applications tha must be closed, so setup will not need restart after.
    • Added mechanism to abort new installation when setup uninstalls previous version and restart needed.
    • Fix: Preserve custom Source filters settings in update mode
    • Removed libmpeg2_ff.dll from ffdshow files.
  • Added two optional additional encoders XviD and x264.

Version: 1.3.0 Date Released: 2012/04/15

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.3.0.0
    • Removed DivX Tech mkv thumbnailer
    • Added Icaros plugin for generating non black thumbnails (requires .NET 4) & depends on LAV Splitter
    • Added .mk3d extension support.
    • Added new version of GraphStudio tool.
    • Default Source filters are now set as preferred, so playback starts much quicker.
    • Preferred DS Filters are now set to "Use Merit" instead of ffdshow. This fixes the auto load of directvobsub for mkv's too.
    • Minor Fix in manual-Update.
    • Some code cleanup.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4422
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.50.1
  • Updated MPC Filters to version: 4235
    • This version of MPC matroska splitter seems to fix the disappearing of idx/sub subtitles in MS players
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.56
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Code updated to support new features
    • Removed uneeded files

Version: 1.2.94 Date Released: 2012/03/23

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.94.0
    • Minor Fix in manual-Update.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4398
    • Updated Libav;
    • Set default deinterlacer to yadif;
    • Remove three Libavcodec options. (Gray scale, Error recognition, Error concealment.);
    • H264 fix mmco_reset;
    • Fix error recognition setting;
    • Prefer NV12 to YV12 as an output color space;
    • label libavcodec MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 as stable
    • Sync with IntelQuickSync Decoder 0.29 (rev44)
    • Added option to disable SW decoding when HW cannot decode. Default is not to decode in SW.
    • Even faster memory copy function.
    • Remove check related to QuickSync compatibility (check is now done within the decoder);
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.49
    • Improved MKV demuxing performance from slow sources (network streaming, etc)
    • Improved stream detection on Blu-rays
    • Improved support for RealAudio (COOK, SIPR, etc) in MKV
    • Support for streaming from HTTP URLs
    • Improved support for DTS files with Little-Endian or 14B encodings
  • Updated MPC Filters to version: 4161
    • MatroskaSplitter - remove some debug info to improve debugging; MPCVideoDecFilter - remove unnecessary variables, code cleanup
    • MPEGSplitter - some AC3 track in MPEG-TS can be marked as PES_PRIVATE(0x05).

Version: 1.2.93 Date Released: 2012/02/03

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.93.0
    • Minor fixes.
  • Updated ffdshow (r4238) to revision: 4294
    • Sync with IntelQuickSync Decoder rev30:
    • VC1 decoder fix.
    • Fixed H264 in avi support.
    • Fixed CCV1 support.
    • Faster gpu_memcpy function.
    • No ffdshow code chang DXVA: fixes for progressive VC-1;
    • update unrar to v4.10;
    • Updated Libav;
    • DXVA: added support for interlaced VC-1;
    • fix cleaning of edge for 10-bit YCbCr;
    • resize aspect calculation: avoid accumulation of calculation errors;
    • Disable subtitle file loading if IAMStreamSelect is issued to select a embedded subtitle stream.
    • If a matroska container had hidden leading chapter and Haali's splitter was used and tray icon was right cricked, ffdshow crashed
    • fix FLV cropping issue;
    • Sync with IntelQuickSync Decoder rev28 (MT decode, MT copy, VC1 decoder fix). Raised level of optimization in the project file;
    • remove unneeded changes in IntelQuickSyncDecoder.vcxproj (common properties are set in common.props and /O2 means /Og /Oi /Ot /Oy /Ob2 /Gs /GF /Gy);
    • fixed rcTarget in reconnectOutput. minor clean up;
    • Debug print: mode of color space converters: "fast copy".
    • IAMStreamSelect: fix duplicated subtitle list in case of multiple ffdshow instances (decoder and subtitles filter);
    • Cosmetics;
    • Decoder options: Number of decoding threads: set proper default value (used on "Reset");
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.45
    • Improved playback of concatenated H.264 MOV/MP4 files
    • Adjusted FLAC MediaType to avoid ReClock stealing the connection
    • Improved playback of MPEG-TS with timestamp discontinuities
    • Fixed playback of very short PCM samples
    • Improved COOK decoding without LAV Splitter
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.53
  • Updated Setup Installer code

Version: 1.2.92 Date Released: 2012/01/10

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.92.0
    • Fix: Auto-Update of individual packs crash when UAC is enabled (first appearred in v1.2.90).
    • Correct some typo.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4238
    • Sync with IntelQuickSync Decoder rev20 (difference from 18 MT buffer copy and VC1 decoder fix).
    • Updated Libav;
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.44
    • Fixed a seeking regression in the mkv demuxer introduced in 0.43
    • Fixed a bug that caused stream descriptions to vanish after the file finished playing
    • Improved playback of WMVA video with commercial decoders
    • Added support for the new OpenType MIME type produced by mkvtoolnix > 5.2.0
    • Fixed LATM AAC playback with some source filters

Version: 1.2.91 Date Released: 2011/12/30

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.91.0
    • Added suppoprt of LAV Video in tweaks page for future use.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4214
    • Updated Libav;
    • decodeH264SPS: remove 0x00 0x00 0x03 sequence. This was the real cause of the long standing crash issue
    • Updated to Intel QuickSynbc Decoder rev7;
    • Fixed crash with H.264 4:4:4 RGB. Now connection is rejected.
    • Updated Libav;
    • Some dxva changes from MPC-HC;
    • Fix for libavcodec AAC decoding when extradata is missing. Patch ported from LAV Filters;
    • Fix True Audio decoding;
    • Fix decoding of 96khz 32bit audio with libavcodec;
    • Replaced AMR decoder;
    • fixed crash on start of H.264 playback: If the splitter sent less data than needed as codec specific data (aka extradata), ffdshow crashed randomly;
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to revision: 3927
    • Change : MPEGSplitter - sorting tracks in Ascending order
  • Updated LAV Filters ver: 0.43
    • Improved MKV seeking and demuxing performance
    • Improved buffering for smoother playback (especially at start/after seeks)
    • Fixed a few audio media type issues
    • Fixed a minor resource handle leak
    • Updated to new ffmpeg audio decoding API
    • Disabled Float Audio output on Windows XP by default
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.52
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Enables by default, ffdshow's video "Other MJPEG" option for decoding AMV streams

Version: 1.2.90 Date Released: 2011/12/13

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.90.0
    • Backup procedure now backs up also your SourceFilters and win7 tweaks changes.
    • Fix: Backup asked for admin previleges many times if UAC was enabled, now doesn't require admin previleges at all.
    • Fix: Restore now requires admin previleges only once to run, if UAC is enabled.
    • New: "MS Defaults" button in Thumbnails tab.
    • New: No broken thumbnails when disabling Media Foundation for some extensions (win7 tweaks). Thumbnails for these extensions, are set to use "Video Thumbnail Extractor" instead of "Property Thumbnail Handler".
    • Some code cleanup.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4142
    • fixed missing csp_bestMatch rankings for FF_CSP_444P10.;
    • Aline strides for 10-bit planar YCbCr color spaces;
    • fix non-mod4 NV12 to 10-bit YCbCr conversion;
    • ffdshow converters: support for horizontal non mod 4 resolution;
    • minor clean up of color space converter selection code;
    • fix NV12 to RGB conversion;
    • ffdshow_converters2 (10/16-bit YCbCr output). If the horizontal resolution was non multiple of 8 (16 for Y416 out), green or garbage stripe was seen. Now it works as long as the stride is wide enough.;
    • Workaround bug of vsfilter's stride calculation for YV12 (horizontal non mod 4 case);
    • Use new version of IntelQuickSync Decoder (rev 3).
    • Sync to QuickSync decoder rev 4. Rev 3 was missing the docs. No code changes;
    • Fixed resize performance regression. Patch made by Haruhiko.;
    • Fix G.726 audio when using LAV Splitter;
    • update xvidcore.
  • Updated Setup Installer code
    • Supports the new feature for no broken thumbnails, restoring them to systems' default when uninstalling CodecPack.
    • On new install, MKV Thumbnails are not set by default to DivX thumbnail feature, due to its issues with compressed mkv headers.

Version: 1.2.81 Date Released: 2011/12/05

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.81.0
    • Fix: Auto-update (error 404) bug on new installation of 1.2.80 version.
    • Some code cleanup.
    • Updated logo image in About tab.
  • Updated ffdshow to revision: 4119
    • add new output color space: AYUV and Y416, YCbCr 4:4:4 8/16-bit;
    • ffdshow converters: fixed crash with 4:2:0 10-bit;
    • compilation fix for ICL12;
    • Some DXVA updates from MPC-HC;
    • Updated Libav;
    • Fixed VC1 DXVA;
    • AYUV and Y416 fix wrong alpha value;
    • Remove old workaround with vsfilter. Since rev 954, if ffdshow was connected with vsfilter, YV12 dimension was checked for mod 4 and if not, resizing was forced. (Old vsfilter crashed with non-mod 4 YV12);
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to revision: 3869
    • Fix : MP4Splitter - unable to playback some MP4 files larger than 4GB (some programs, for example - Cyberlink PowerDirector, remain 'ATOMS' at the end of MP4 files);
  • Updated LAV Filters ver:0.42
    • Fixed a timestamping bug in the new MKV demuxer
    • Futher enhancements to explorer thumbnail generation
  • Updated Setup Installer: Some code reworked.

Version: 1.2.80 Date Released: 2011/11/30

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center to version: 1.2.80.0
    • Improvement of auto-update procedure to update weblocations.
    • Added Online Help.
    • Added option to disable subtitles.
    • Added some cosmetics.
    • Removed tab "Win7 Codec Issues". Now available at codecpack's web page.
    • Manual-Update links changed for easier access to dowload codec packs.
    • Updated About tab.
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 4085
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3866
  • Updated LAV Filters ver:0.41
    • Improved demuxing of raw PCM streams.
    • Fixed VC-1 in MP4 with the MS WMVideo Decoder.
    • Improved playback of files with TrueHD audio streams.
    • Added support for a requested stop time from the player.
    • Improved playback of Blu-ray rips created by EasyBD.
    • Added support for RGB24 raw video in AVI.
    • Improved decoding of formats with extremely large audio frames.
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.51

Version: 1.2.71 Date Released: 2011/09/30

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.70.0) to version: 1.2.71.0
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3984
  • Updated LAV Filters to version: 0.36
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3742
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.50

Bug fix:

  • Minor fix in "Reset to default settings".

Version: 1.2.70 Date Released: 2011/08/26

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.60.0) to version: 1.2.70.0 (Now Supports LAV filters and more tweaks added).
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3972
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3677
  • Updated MediaInfo dlls to version: 0.7.48
  • Added LAV Filters ver:0.33
  • Removed MPC-HC filters: FlacSource, RealMediaSplitter & MpaDecFilter. LAV Splitter is now used by default as source filter for all media formats (except for matroska temporarily).
  • Removed Additional Audio 32bit filters: DC-Bass Source, MONOGRAM AMR, WAVPackDSSpliiter. LAV Splitter with LAV & ffdshow audio decoders now support all audio formats in both x86 and x64 players.
  • Preferred DS filter for VC-1 now is set to ffdshow by default (LAV filter can now play blu-Ray .bdmv & .mpls files)
  • MJPEG video format is now supported in DirectShow Preferred filters (Win7 Tweaks).
  • DirecVobSub merit is set to preferred + 4 (instead of preferred + 1) so it can be loaded (if enabled) in MS players by lav splitter.

Bug fix:

  • On auto update when uninstalling previous version, file associations may not be set correctly.

Version: 1.2.60 Date Released: 2011/07/17

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.55.0) to version: 1.2.60.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3391
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3941 (ffmpeg-mt has been integrated into libavcodec)
  • Updated MediaInfo to version 0.7.47

Codec Changes:

  • ffmpeg-mt has been integrated into libavcodec.
  • Created new format option in ffdshow audio decoder for the QT PCM variants (such as TWOS). They were previously part if the Uncompressed audio option.
  • Updated Libav.

Setup Changes:

  • Cleanup obsolete ffmpeg-mt files;
  • Remove old pthread libs;
  • cleanup ffmpeg-mt leftovers, install the manifest files on XP.

Added:

  • DVSD video format is now supported in DirectShow Preferred filters (Win7 Tweaks).

Version: 1.2.55 Date Released: 2011/06/13

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.54.0) to version: 1.2.55.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3196
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3873

Bug fix:

  • Auto updating other CodecTools crashed.

Version: 1.2.54 Date Released: 2011/05/18

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.53.0) to version: 1.2.54.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3114
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3853

Added:

  • "Reset to Default Settings" and update process now also repair codecs.

Version: 1.2.53 Date Released: 2011/05/06

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.52.0) to version: 1.2.53.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3085
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3840
  • Updated MediaInfo to version 0.7.44

Bug Fix:

  • 3gp files were not played correctly with WMP snce ffdshow version 3765.
  • Manual update of ffdshow and filter packages in x64 platforms was not correct.

Version: 1.2.52 Date Released: 2011/04/07

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.51.0) to version: 1.2.52.0
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3811
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3013

Bug Fix:

  • Win7 Tweaks page: exception thrown when UAC is enabled.
  • Auto Update: Not updated correctly sometimes, when individual packs are downloaded.

Version: 1.2.51 Date Released: 2011/04/03

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.50.0) to version: 1.2.51.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 3008
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3803
  • MediaInfo to version: 0.7.43

Bug fix:

  • MediaInfo version did not displayed properly after manual update.

Version: 1.2.50 Date Released: 2011/03/15

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.41.0) to version: 1.2.50.0
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2981
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3775
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.42

Added:

  • New page Source filters to manage default source filters
  • New page win7 Tweaks. Contains tweaks for: setting Preferred DirectShow Filters, disabling MediaFoundation for some media formats, disabling MS Codecs.
  • Option to reset to default Settings
  • Update page moved to the right, before about page.
  • Setup script cleaned up. Added support of uninstalling other known packs found and/or previous version if needed.

Removed:

  • Win7DSFiltersTweaker utility. All its functions are now included in Configuration Center.

Version: 1.2.41 Date Released: 2011/03/01

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.40.0) to version: 1.2.41.0.
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2950
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3765

Added:

  • Option to enable/disable DirectVobSub for compatibility for videos with subtitles that are not played with ffdshow in win7.
  • MPC Mpeg Splitter added to support 3rd-party players in playing mpeg & mpeg-ts files.
  • Mpeg1 preferred DS filter is turned to ffdshow for playback when mpeg1 stream is included in avi files. This is also a trick for mpeg files that have external subtitles. Rename them to avi or enable directvobsub.
  • Win7 Codec Issues page updated: Issue 4 Subtitles (WORKAROUND): Media Foundation & Subtitles tricks.
  • Thumbnails control page reworked.

Version: 1.2.40 Date Released: 2011/02/03

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.39.0) to version: 1.2.40.0.
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2910

Added:

  • Mini new application (MediaInfo.exe) to explore details of media streams in files. (Requires MediaInfo.dll which is included in the codecpack)
  • MediaInfo option when right-click on media files in explorer.

Version: 1.2.39 Date Released: 2011/01/30

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.38.0) to version: 1.2.39.0.
    • Thumbnails management reworked. Grouped by type and now supports all extensions (Microsoft known included).
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3751
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.41

Version: 1.2.38 Date Released: 2011/01/23

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.37.0) to version: 1.2.38.0.
    • Preferred DirectShow filters are set to ffdshow for MP3 & MP2 formats also, in Win7 systems.
    • Vorbis support is enabled back in ffdshow.
    • Improvements in installer's script.
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3740
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2860

Added:

  • Info page with Win7 Codec known issues, tweaks and workarounds. (visible in Win7 systems only),

Bug Fix:

  • Version 1.2.38 fixes problems in some avi files with multiple audio streams (played all together) or with vorbis sound not played correctly in Win7 systems.

Version: 1.2.37 Date Released: 2011/01/14

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.35.0) to version: 1.2.37.0. Updated to support the new version format of MPC-HC filters (1.4.1.xxxx).
  • ffdshow to version: 3734
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2845
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.39

Bug fix:

  • Version 1.2.36 did not display correctly new version format of MPC-HC filters (1.4.1.xxxx) in checking new versions.

Version: 1.2.36 Date Released: 2011/01/13

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.35.0) to version: 1.2.36.0. Updated to support the new version format of MPC-HC filters (1.4.1.xxxx).
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3732
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2841
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.39

Version: 1.2.35 Date Released: 2010/12/29

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.34.0) to version: 1.2.35.0
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3707
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2808

Added:

  • Option to Enable/Disable use of DivX Tech Preview for generating non black mkv thumbnails. Till now DivX Tech Preview mkv thumbnails was always enabled.

Notice: In some circumstances when the mkv file is created with mkvtoolnix (ver:4.2.0 or later), with compression enabled by default, thumbnail cannot be generated, causes explorer to crash or high memory usage, slow your system and keeps the file in use.

  • In this case
    • Restart your system or log-off & log-on,
    • disable DivX Tech Preview
    • re-merge the mkv file with mkvtoolnix, disabling compression for video & audio streams
    • delete the old mkv file that causes the problem and
    • re-enable DivX Tech Preview if you want it.

Version: 1.2.34 Date Released: 2010/12/19

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.33.0) to version: 1.2.34.0
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3685
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2786
  • Updated MediaInfo to version: 0.7.38

Version: 1.2.33 Date Released: 2010/11/13

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.32.0) to version: 1.2.33.0
    • Improvements made in auto-update mechanism
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3629
  • MPC-HC filters to version: 2726

Version: 1.2.32 Date Released: 2010/11/11

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.2.30.0) to version: 1.2.32.0
    • Improvements made in auto-update mechanism
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3627
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2719
  • Vorbis is now disabled in ffdshow audio due to some problems with avi files with vorbis audio. It will be decoded by MPCDecFilter

Bug fix:

  • Annoying message displayed when auto-check fails.
  • Registry is not Updated with new versions.
  • MKV Thumbnail not correctly generated in Windows XP & Vista

Version: 1.2.30 Date Released: 2010/10/31

Changes:

  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.1.0) to version: 1.2.30
    • Configuration Center now starts without admin elevation.
    • Requires Admin elevation only for operations that require so and it is self-elevated if user accepts it.
  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3620
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2703
  • Updated MediaInfo to version 0.7.36

Added:

  • Auto & manual Update of the CodecPack and/or its components.
  • Additional Audio decoders now support the:
    • Apple Loseless Audio (.alac)
    • MonkeyAudio (.ape)
    • MusePack (.mpc)
    • TrueAudio (.tta)
    • OptimFrog (.ofr)
    • .amr
  • Few cosmetics

Bug fix:

  • Checkboxes for enabling thumbnails not swown correctly in XP.

Version: 1.1.0 Date Released: 2010/10/13

Changes:

  • Updated ffdshow to version: 3611
  • Updated MPC-HC filters to version: 2667
  • Updated Win7DSFilterTweaker.exe to version 3.7
  • Updated Configuration Center (v1.0.0) to version 1.1.0

Added:

  • MediaInfo ver: 0.7.35 (dll & Explorer InfoTip)
  • MediaInfo included in updates mechanism too
  • Few cosmetics

Bug fix:

  • no Icons in WinXP
  • Update failed when files were in use. Now updated after restart.
  • file associations

Removed:

  • ffdshow plugins
  • ReadMe (now available on web site)

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