Etymonix SoftReel MPEG-2 Video Decoder

Etymonix SoftReel codec is a faster than real-time MPEG-2 video decoder optimized for single-core and multi-core systems (up to 4 cores). It enables smooth high-quality playback of native MPEG-2 standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video streams in DVB applications, Windows Media Player and other DirectShow-compatible products. SoftReel's robust design makes it resilient to video stream errors that sometimes occur during transmission. This MPEG-2 codec is designed for a wide range of uses: from watching digital satellite TV or a DVD in popular DVB applications (such as ProgDVB, DVBViewer, DVBDream, MyTheatre and AltDVB), to playing MPEG-2 files in a wide range of media players, to viewing and sharing files recorded by various MPEG-2 camcorders such as JVC Everio, and much more. Besides being able to play back MPEG-2 SD and HD video streams up to 1920x1152, it also supports 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 DVB/ATSC broadcast feeds, unencrypted DVDs with MPEG-2 audio (for AC-3 audio, a free third-party decoder is available), HDV streams (with a third-party MPEG-2 parser), MPEG-1 video, Super Video CD (SVCD), China Video Disc (CVD), Video CD (VCD) and a wide range of file formats (MPG, VOB, DAT, M2P, M2V, etc). It includes MMX/SSE/SSE2 optimizations and has been tested on a wide range of x86 processors and Windows operating systems. If you are a developer, the DirectShow filter can also be licensed separately to easily add MPEG-2 video playback to embedded applications (kiosks, digital signage, and more). Version 2.20 includes numerous fixes for DVD playback (still menus), support for picture slideshow VCD/SVCD discs, experimental support for Windows 7 RC1, and many fixes and improvements.
Price USD 20
License Free to try
File Size 980.99 kB
Version 2.20
Operating System Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
System Requirements None