Updated: 10 Dec 2014

Win7DSFilterTweaker helps you configure your preferred DirectShow decoders fast and easy. It is also known as Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7.
Win7DSFilterTweaker is needed because of Windows 7’s new media playback framework called Media Foundation.

The update improved playback experience, but at the same time it has caused restrictions in the playback environment.

In order to use third-party codecs, you need to tweak them. Microsoft player needs this type of software in order to use third party filters.

The formats supported by Win7DSFilterTweaker are H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, DV, WMV 1/2/3, MJPEG, VC-1, WMA, MP1, MP2, MP3 and AAC.

Win7DSFilterTweaker works with a large variety of filters, such as ffdshow; LAV Video; DivX decoders; other decoders like DiAVC, DScaler, Gabest, Cyberlink, Arcsoft, Purevideo, NVIDIA, MONOGRAM, Broadcom, Bitcontrol, MainConcept and CoreAAC.

64-bit third-party filters are supported as well: ffdshow, LAV Video, MPCVideoDec, CoreAVC H.264 decoder, Xvid MPEG-4 decoder, Bitcontrol MPEG-2 decoder, Gabest MPEG-2 decoder and CoreAAC v2.

Win7DSFilterTweaker can completely disable the use of Media Foundation or it can disable the use of Media Foundation only for certain file extensions: 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, avi, m4v, m4a, mp4, mov, mp4v, wav, etc.

Win7DSFilterTweaker is an up-to-date application which can do its job in a reliable way on the latest operating systems, such as Windows 8. Thus, this utility can disable the use of Media foundation in Windows 8 for the following files: m2t, m2ts, mp2v, mod, mpg, mpeg, mts, vob and ts.

Win7DSFilterTweaker is a very useful portable tool which helps you solve playback errors by disabling Microsoft codecs and Media Foundation for certain files extensions. Parameters are easily changed and you will be able to play your favorite multimedia contents error-free.

IMPORTANT!
- The changes that this tool makes to the preferred filter settings of Windows only have effect when a player uses DirectShow.
- Win7DSFilterTweaker installer is bundled with Linkey "offers" and tries to install TuneUp Utilities. Fortunately, you can avoid them by selecting "Custom installation".

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