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FFDShow - Freeware

Postby Dreamer » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:36 pm

FFDShow - Freeware

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FFDShow is a set of DirectShow filters and VFW codec for video compression, decompression and processing and audio compression and processing.

DVB Dream supports this great (free) tool now and it means more features for DVB Dream!

Features:

Video:

- PIP support, including independent FFDShow options
- Keys & remote - keyboard shortcuts...
- 4:2:2 support
- OSD
- Deinterlacing
- Crop & zoom
- Logoaway - to hide ugly/moving logos/icons
- Picture properties - to change contrast, brightness, gamma...
- Blur & noise reduction
- Sharpen
- Noise
- Perspective correction
- Bitmap overlay - to add images
- Grab - to make snapshots
...

Audio:

- Normalize
- Equalizer
- Noise reduction
- Resample
- Delay
- Swap channels
- Mixer
- Noise shaping
- FIR filter
- Convolver
- Freeverb
- Crystality
...

Screenshots (click to enlarge):

FFDShow and DVB Dream (Bitmap overlay, Flip, OSD, Logoaway, Noise, Zoom...):

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Recommended options (if something doesn't work, try this first):

- Use FFDShow version Apr 13 2006 or newer
- Change MPEG2 decoder to "libmpeg2" in FFDShow - "Codecs"
- Enable options "Use overlay mixer" and "Allow output format changes during playback" in FFDShow - "Output"
- Don't use option "HW deinterlacing" in FFDShow, it cause problems in Overlay mode, in latest versions
- Don't use "Postprocessing" option in FFDShow, it is needed for DivX/Xvid, but could cause problems and high CPU usage in DVB Dream
- Use Video Mixing Renderer, or Video Mixing Renderer 9 in DVB Dream
- Enable "Reset DS on channel change" option in DVB Dream
- Set aspect ratio to 4:3 in DVB Dream

You can also use the profile attached below (packed), but it doesn't include all the steps above.

If you want to use FFDShow for your video (DivX/Xvid) player(s) and DVB Dream, do this:

- Set FFDShow options (more above) and save them as preset (to file)
- Set "Preset autoload conditions" in FFDShow "Image settings" - add dvbdream.exe to "on application exe file name match"
- Enable options "Automatic preset loading" and "Try to load preset from file first" in FFDShow "Image settings"
- Do the same for your video player(s), just add video player(s) instead of dvbdream.exe, e.g.: mplayerc.exe;mplayer2.exe;wmplayer.exe;mv2player.exe

FFDShow audio decoder configuration - Mixer option - allows to play left or right channel in both speakers. This is useful if the channel broadcasts different languages at left and right channel. You can use the profiles attached below (packed). To import and use the profiles follow these steps:

- Download and unpack the profiles attached below
- Set the FFDShow as Audio Codec in DVB Dream menu > Options > Video
- Double click the FFDShow audio decoder tray icon and select the "Audio settings"
- Click the "[v]" button next to "New" button and select "From file..."
- Find and open the profile and import the rest profiles this way
- Right click the FFDShow audio decoder tray icon and select "Both Channels", "Left Channel", or "Right Channel".
- Now you can use a desired option the same way anytime by the tray icon

Please let me know if FFDShow does not work, even if you are using recommended options.
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DVB Dream FFDShow Audio Decoder Configuration Profiles.zip
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DVB Dream FFDShow Video Decoder Configuration Profile.zip
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Postby mgm1 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:08 am

Only version I found on their site was dated 6/17/2002. Where is the latest that you refer to (e.g. April 2006)?
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FFDshow download site

Postby freewind » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:24 am

:)

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http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm


For operation ffdshow video codec with DD, after installation ffdshow go:
Start->Programms-> video decoder configuration and activate MPEG2 (change "disable" to "libmpeg2")
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Re: FFDshow download site

Postby mgm1 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:07 am

freewind wrote::)

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http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm


For operation ffdshow video codec with DD, after installation ffdshow go:
Start->Programms-> video decoder configuration and activate MPEG2 (change "disable" to "libmpeg2")

Many thanks. I've downloaded and will let you know if it alleviates the freezing I've been experiencing.
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Postby mgm1 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:36 am

Installed, attempting to configure. Sorry but I do not see an option for enabling "Use overlay mixer, "HW deinterlacing"
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Postby mgm1 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:39 am

mgm1 wrote:Installed, attempting to configure. Sorry but I do not see an option for enabling "Use overlay mixer, "HW deinterlacing"

Oops, just found it. sorry...
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Postby mgm1 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:54 am

Unable to locate option for Preset autoload conditions" and the subsequent options. Could you point me to where that is found?
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Postby Dreamer » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:53 am

mgm1 wrote:Unable to locate option for Preset autoload conditions" and the subsequent options. Could you point me to where that is found?

Just updated:

- Set "Preset autoload conditions" in ffdshow "Image settings" - add dvbdream.exe to "on application exe file name match".
- Enable options "Automatic preset loading" and "Try to load preset from file first" in ffdshow "Image settings".
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Postby mgm1 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:24 pm

Dreamer wrote:
mgm1 wrote:Unable to locate option for Preset autoload conditions" and the subsequent options. Could you point me to where that is found?

Just updated:

- Set "Preset autoload conditions" in ffdshow "Image settings" - add dvbdream.exe to "on application exe file name match".
- Enable options "Automatic preset loading" and "Try to load preset from file first" in ffdshow "Image settings".


Thank you very much.

I've set the options instructed above, changed the codec to ffdshow, change to 4:3, see display (albeit much smaller in the window), try PIP, switch back and forth, application locks. Open DVB Dream, notice the codec reverted back to Elecard.

Couple of other questions:

Any way to sort by SID?
How to add to the PIP list?
Any way to get the Twinhan remote to work correctly?

BTW: This is such an exciting program!!! I'm anxious to get it running to its fullest capability.
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Postby Dreamer » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:34 am

mgm1 wrote:
Dreamer wrote:
mgm1 wrote:Unable to locate option for Preset autoload conditions" and the subsequent options. Could you point me to where that is found?

Just updated:

- Set "Preset autoload conditions" in ffdshow "Image settings" - add dvbdream.exe to "on application exe file name match".
- Enable options "Automatic preset loading" and "Try to load preset from file first" in ffdshow "Image settings".


Thank you very much.

I've set the options instructed above, changed the codec to ffdshow, change to 4:3, see display (albeit much smaller in the window), try PIP, switch back and forth, application locks. Open DVB Dream, notice the codec reverted back to Elecard.

Couple of other questions:

Any way to sort by SID?
How to add to the PIP list?
Any way to get the Twinhan remote to work correctly?

BTW: This is such an exciting program!!! I'm anxious to get it running to its fullest capability.

DVB DREAM FORUM RULES - Create one thread per bug/feature request, instead of collecting them in a post! - please create new topics, I'll answer there.

Back to ffdshow.

I need more information - hardware/OS info, ffdshow/DD version. And - when you change codec to ffdshow and press Apply button, ffdshow is still there? Do you have red background there? Can you see ffdshow tray icon?
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Postby Dreamer » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:04 pm

Update: Recommended options have been changed / improved and audio options have been added to the first post.
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Postby Dreamer » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:42 pm

FFDShow 2006 08.10 has been released.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia ... oder.shtml
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AC3

Postby ch-world » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:40 am

Anyone allready tried to use ffdshow with AC3?
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Re: AC3

Postby pvdeejay » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:12 am

ch-world wrote:Anyone allready tried to use ffdshow with AC3?

AC3 features in FFD show are still incomplete I think. I have read this somewhere but I cant remember exactly where. it was either codecguide.com forum or FFD show viki. At the other hand it was some months ago so I recommend to you to try your-self because these information might not be accurate.
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Postby Dreamer » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:19 pm

I tried it few weeks ago, it doesn't work, it would be in the list of Audio features above if it would be supported.
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