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Old 8th November 2003
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Lightbulb LIST OF CODECS (optional if BS.Player Codec Manager is used)

Those are (IMHO) the most important codecs needed by bsplayer to run properly and see allmost any kind of video file.

Common used codecs (not needed if you use FFDSHOW) ffdshow tryouts | Official Website

DivX codec:
DivX 7 |

XviD, Koepi home page:

XviD homepage: Downloads

AC3 decompresor:
AC-3 ACM Codec


3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.2 - Audio and Video Compression Technology - Windows Download

K-lite codec pack (ONLY install option"MPEG-2, DVD>Cyberlink"):
free codec download audio pack at

Elecard: Elecard Ltd. - Free download, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, DVD, shareware, freeware, codec pack, SDK, decoder, encoder

BitCtrl: bitcontrol® multimedia software

MPEG2 decoder guliverkli: Files

[added by Ico-Man]

Ogg codec:
illiminable Ogg Directshow Filters
For those who encountered errors using OGGDS0995, and for mode 3+ :

Matroska splitter:
Welcome | Matroska guliverkli: Files

X264 codec:
Download x264 Video Codec r1139 - A free library for encoding H264/AVC video streams - Softpedia

Haali media splitter:
Haali Media Splitter
For .MP4 files you can use 3ivX decoder, haali media splitter or alternate

MP4 splitters (Gabest): guliverkli: Files


For WMV files:
Windows Media Video 9 Series Codecs

Various codecs

Xcd filter:
Mode2 CD Maker - DeXT guliverkli: Files

Real media and Quick Time media codecs (Quick time alternative and Real alternative)
Download Real Alternative (added by Ico-man)
QuickTime Alternative download (added by Ico-man)
Edskes File Download Mirror

The ON2 codecs:
Products and Services
On2 Technologies - Making Video Possible, from Handhelds to HD
FFdshow filter that can replace MPEG filters, divx, xvid and so (not used if you use DivX, XviD and 3ivx) ffdshow

Here you can find also the ffvfw codec :
Index of /

Not a codec, but if you want to play Bink/Smacker video files this will do the trick:

Flash video - FLV playback (FLV1 and FLV4):
1) First install FLV splitter: Guliverkli2: Downloading ...
2) install FLV decoder (NOT needed, if you already have FFDshow installed) ffdshow tryouts | Official Website

If you want to use FFDshow only for playback of FLV file, then uncheck all options in ffdshow properties>Codecs, OTHER than FLV1 (leave this checked) [added by Ico-man]

3gp AMR decoder: (most used video format in cell phones)
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