MADFilter is a DirectShow MPEG audio decoder filter, which enables its users to decode the MPEG audio format to the PCM Wave format. It comes with the Winamp MAD Plug-in.
MADFilter replaces the Fraunhofer filter, which is deployed to most Windows systems.

Completely free and lightweight, this filter will ensure optimal playback of your MPEG files.

The MADFilter has not been updated anymore since 2008, and its last version was

The final release came with various improvements: support for non-iso conform mpeg layer2 files, time and version number being updated automatically, cleaning up/date and fixed bugs caused by mono files.

The Winamp MAD plug-in version was 0.15.1 beta.

Winamp MAD Plug-in: replaces the MPEG audio decoder functionality that comes with Winamp to provide superior sound for MP3 and other MPEG audio files. It supports output resolutions from 8 to 32 bits.


on 20 May 2007 , reviewed by:

It is the best of best audio decoders at all


on 25 August 2005 , reviewed by:

I do think MAD MP3 is the best audio mp3 decoder filter in the world! Needs lesser than less computunal ...

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