MainConcept Releases New Decoder Pack for Windows

MainConcept GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX Inc., announced today the release of its Decoder Pack for Windows. This new set of software decoders is available for both the professional broadcast industry and individual consumers and provides high-quality professional playback for a variety of file formats and media streams.

Using the popular MainConcept DirectShow filters, customers can view different media formats ranging from XDCAM HD, Sony PSP and Apple iPod to Blu-ray, AVCHD, AVC-Intra, and JPEG2000 MXF, among others. MainConcept's Decoder Pack offers a cutting-edge solution for any broadcast professional working with popular formats such as H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2/ H.263 and DVCPRO HD. In addition, users benefit from playback of any file through a single media player supporting DirectShow, such as Windows Media Player, or MainConcept Show Case, the company's proprietary player solution that uses the MainConcept filters exclusively. The Decoder Pack also includes MeritMe!, a new MainConcept software tool that helps users decide what filter to use in decoding their favourite media streams.

Various MainConcept Decoder Packs are available now:
- H.264/AVC Decoder Pack including DXVA 2.0 support on Windows Vista
- H.264/AVC Broadcast Decoder Pack including AVC-Intra support
- MPEG-1/2 Decoder Pack including DXVA as well as Sony XDCAM HD support
- MPEG-4 Part 2/ H.263 Decoder Pack including support for Apple iPod and Sony PSP
- DVCPRO HD Decoder Pack including Panasonic P2 support
- JPEG2000 Decoder Pack including MXF support

Source: MainConcept