H.264/AVC Video Decoder

H.264/AVC DirectShow video decoder.


H.264/AVC Decoder is a DirectShow filter for decoding H.264/AVC video streams.

Why H.264?

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is the latest motion compensation-based video compression technology available today. At only half the bandwidth of MPEG-2, H.264 provides better video quality due to a deblocking filter that helps smooth the sharp edges between macroblocks. Because of this, H.264 is especially suited for HD video.

H.264 is used in:

  • HDTV broadcasting
  • Digital Cinema
  • CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) and Video Surveillance
  • Web players and YouTube-like video sharing sites
  • Blue-ray optical discs


  • Supports Baseline profile (BP), Main profile (MP), Extended profile (XP) and High profile (HiP).
  • Supports 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 color spaces, 8 and 10 bits per color plane.
  • Multicore/Hyper Threading support.
  • MMX/SSE/SSE2/SSE3 ASM optimization.
  • I, P and B slices.
  • AVC-Intra support.
  • AVC1 file and byte stream formats support.
  • Field or frame pictures.
  • Color space conversions (YUY2, UYVY, YVYU, Y422, NV12, YV12, I420, ARGB32, RGB32, RGB24, RGB565, RGB555, v210, r210, AB10, AR10, BR16, RB16, AB16, AR16).

Supported Standards

  • ITU-T H.264
  • ISO/IEC 14496-10 – MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding

See Also

You Might Also Need

  • MP4 & QuickTime File Splitter - Splitter (demultiplexer) for MP4 and QuickTime video files.
  • MXF Reader - DirectShow filter for reading and demultiplexing MXF files and playlists.
  • Video Mixer - DirectShow filter for real-time mixing of video streams, pictures and texts
  • Resizer Filter - DirectShow filter to resize uncompressed video frames using several algorithms.
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