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Preferred Filter Tweaker(aka Win7DSFilterTweaker) is a tool to change the preferred video and audio decoders in Windows 7 and 8. Windows 7 uses its own DirectShow filters for decoding several audio and video formats. Using third party filters instead of the native filters is not possible without making changes to the Windows Registry. This tool allows you to configure your preferred DirectShow filters with just a few mouse clicks. It is quick, easy, and changes can be always undone. If you for example prefer to use ffdshow or CoreAVC for decoding H.264 video then you can do so by using this tool. Full description.

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Version:5.9 History
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  Latest version:
5.9 (May 04, 2013)


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All features / Full description:
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):

ffdshow
LAV Video
MPCVideoDec
CoreAVC H.264 decoder
Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
DivX H.264 decoder
DivX MPEG-4 decoder
DivX AAC decoder
DiAVC H.264 decoder
DScaler5 MPEG-2 decoder
Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
Cyberlink H.264 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9/10)
Cyberlink MPEG-2 decoder (PDVD 7/8/9/10)
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
MONOGRAM AAC decoder
Broadcom H.264/MPEG-2 decoder
Bitcontrol MPEG-2 decoder
CoreAAC v2
MainConcept H.264 decoder
MainConcept VC-1 decoder
MainConcept MPEG-2 decoder
MainConcept MPEG-4 decoder
MainConcept AAC decoder
Currently supported third party filters (64-bit):

ffdshow
LAV Video
MPCVideoDec
CoreAVC H.264 decoder
Xvid MPEG-4 decoder
Gabest MPEG-2 decoder
Bitcontrol MPEG-2 decoder
CoreAAC v2
Supported Formats (Media Foundation)

This tool can disable the use of Media Foundation for the following file extensions:
.3g2, .3gp, .3gp2, .3gpp, .avi, .m4a, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .mp4v, .wav

And additionally on Windows 8:
.m2t, .m2ts, .mod, .mp2v, .mpeg, .mpg, .mts, .ts, .vob

It also has the ability to completely disable the use of Media Foundation.





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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Preferred Filter Tweaker, Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7, Preferred DirectShow Filter Tweaker, Filter Tweaker, FilterTweaker, Win7DSFilterTweaker

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Great application.
I work hard installing and uninstalling codecs, diving the internet and other... for about two days until i find this, and solve my problems in a click.
God dammed miscrosoft codecs!!
why on earth it was chosen when I installed the codecs I want to work with??

Thanks again... and very, very much to this application.

L.



Posted August 21, 2013 by . Tool version 10 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I was having a problem decoding certain H.264 videos with Avisynth, and all FLV files with Avisynth. Ffdshow was installed on my computer buy only working for Windows Media Player not Avisynth. This tool quickly fixed the problem by allowing my ffdshow filters to replace the native Microsoft filters.


Posted April 05, 2013 by . Tool version 5.7 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Only supports a small subset of codecs instead of just allowing us to set all present on the system (need Lagarith).


Posted October 03, 2012 by . Tool version 5-5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Worked perfectly. I was having problems hearing audio on one of my video files, and was unaware my system's AAC decoder was set to Microsoft. I used this tool to change it to FFDshow, then played a video, now the audio was heard perfectly. A great tool.


Posted April 02, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Great tool!!!
I packed it with AVCHDCoder and it works superb!

A commandline interface would be nice.



Posted September 27, 2009 by . Tool version 1.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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