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QuickTime DirectShow Filter Overview


River Past QuickTime DirectShow Filter for WMP let you play QuickTime, MPEG-4(MP4, M4V), DV and 3G (3gp and 3g2) video, MPEG-4(M4A) and AMR audio, animated GIF and FLC animations in Windows Media Player.


It is implemented as a DirectShow filter, using the native QuickTime codecs. By using QT codecs, it has the compatbility as the regular QT Player. It is compatible with all file types supported by QuickTime - including MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, DV, AMR, M4A, animated GIF, and FLC animation.

If it can be played in QuickTime Player, it can be played in Windows Media Player, with QuickTime DS Filter installed.


However, it only uses the codecs from QuickTime, without the additional weight of the full QT. By using the standard, multi-threaded DirectShow architecture, it is fast and feels at home in Windows Media Player. Indeed, it is often much faster and smoother than the standard QT Player.


The best part is, it is completely free. Simply download and install. Once installed, you can use your Windows Media Player for all file types. It's that simple.

System Requirements

River Past QuickTime DirectShow Filter for WMP is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP and Vista.

Please have QuickTime installed. We use the codecs from QuickTime.

Please have Windows Media Player 9.0 or later.


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