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ffdshow audio codec. why do i need it

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  • I have never seen ffdshow before until about a week ago. i looked at the date when ffdshow was last modified and it said it was modified in May. I have never seen this before. Do i need it on my computer and what is it used for? Please reply about whatever you think of this. Thank you.
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:33 PM

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  • ffdshow contains a large number of codecs, some of which do not come with Windows.  For most popular formats, Windows already comes with the codecs necessary to play the files and ffdshow is unnecessary.  I cannot say for certain as I do not know what kinds of media files you have on your computer, but removing ffdshow is probably safe.
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:24 PM