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Etymonix SoftReel 2.20

Fast high-quality MPEG-2 HD video decoder for DVB applications and media players
Publisher: Etymonix Inc.
Category: n/a
Version: 2.20
License: shareware
Cost: 20$
Size: 0.96 MB
Updated: 25 Jan 2016
Etymonix SoftReel codec is a faster than real-time MPEG-2 video decoder optimized for single-core and multi-core systems. It enables smooth high-quality playback of native MPEG-2 SD and 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. It has been tested on a wide range of x86 processors and Windows operating systems.

Key features:

- MPEG-2 codec enables watching digital satellite TV in popular DVB applications such as ProgDVB, DVBViewer, DVBDream, MyTheatre and AltDVB
- Plays MPEG-2 files in a wide range of media players
- Perfect for sharing and viewing files recorded by various MPEG-2 camcorders such as JVC Everio
- Can be used for kiosks, digital signage, presentations, and much more
- DirectShow filter allows developers to easily add MPEG-2 video playback to custom applications
- Compatible with ISO/IEC 13818-2 (MPEG-2 video) and ISO/IEC 11172-2 (MPEG-1 video) International Standards
- Decodes MPEG-2 standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video streams up to 1920x1152, including:
- DVB broadcast feeds (4:2:0 and 4:2:2)
- All 18 ATSC formats (LDTV, SDTV, EDTV, HDTV)
- Unencrypted DVDs with MPEG-2 audio (a third-party audio decoder is required for AC-3 audio)
- HDV streams (a third-party MPEG-2 parser may be required)
- MPEG-1 video
- Super Video CD (SVCD), China Video Disc (CVD) and Video CD (VCD)
- File types: MPG, VOB, DAT, M2P, M2V, etc
- Supports all chroma formats (4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4)
- Exceptional video quality achieved using highly precise computations
- Real-time playback of 1920x1080 HD video streams on fast x86 processors
- Optimized for multi-processors, up to 4 cores
- Software-only solution does not require additional hardware
- Optimized for MMX/SSE/SSE2
- Frame-accurate seeking within AVI files
- Configurable user settings
- User-friendly one-click setup program

Version: 2.20(15 Jun 2009)
This version includes numerous fixes for DVD playback, support for picture slideshow VCD/SVCD discs, experimental support for Windows 7 RC1, and many fixes and improvements.
Version: 2.10(20 Dec 2008) - SoftReel%20Setup%202.10%20trial.exe
This version features support for popular DVB applications (ProgDVB, DVBViewer, DVBDream, MyTheatre, AltDVB), deinterlacing, 3:2 pulldown (telecine), picture-in-picture (PiP), multi-stream capability, even smoother video playback, a less distracting trial watermark, and many fixes and improvements
Version: 2.10b1(09 Jul 2008) - SoftReel%20Setup%202.10b1%20trial.exe
Many fixes and improvements for DVB applications (DVBDream, MyTheatre, DVBViewer), deinterlacing support, 3:2 pulldown (telecine) support, Microsoft MPEG-2 Demultiplexer support, improved video timing locking and accuracy, support for stream format changes, improved handling of non-standard streams
Version: 2.01(27 Mar 2008) - SoftReel%20Setup%202.01%20trial.exe
CRITICAL FIX: On multi-processor systems (includes processors with Hyper-Threading Technology, processors with 2 or more cores, or multi-socket systems), a buffer overflow condition can occur with some MPEG streams, causing stack corruption and unexpected termination of the application
Version: 1.12(18 Aug 2003) - esr112.exe
Fixed playback problems with some PIM2 AVI files
Version: 1.10 - esr.exe

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