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Latest version (stable):
SoftReel v2.20

Latest version (beta):
SoftReel v2.30b4


SoftReel Feature List

  • 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, including Windows Media Player
  • Perfect for sharing and viewing files recorded by various MPEG-2 camcorders such as JVC Everio
  • Can be used for kiosks, digital signage, PowerPoint 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 containing progressive or interlaced frame pictures, 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, ATI MP2
    • AVI files: 'EM2V' and 'PIM2' formats
  • Supports all profiles/levels (excluding scalability extensions)
  • Supports all chroma formats (4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4)
  • Exceptional video quality achieved using highly precise computations
  • Resilient to video stream errors
  • Real-time playback of 1920x1080 HD video streams on fast x86 processors, such as AMD Athlon 64 (2.0 GHz +), AMD Athlon 64 X2 (1.6 GHz +) and Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Optimized for multi-processors (includes Hyper-Threading Technology, dual-core and quad-core processors), up to 4 cores total
  • Smooth video playback with low CPU usage
  • Playback of a wide range of resolutions, including HD (1920x1152, 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720), SD (NTSC 720x480 29.97 fps, PAL 720x576 25 fps), SVCD (NTSC 480x480, PAL 480x576), CVD (NTSC 352x480, PAL 352x576) and VCD (NTSC 352x240, PAL 352x288)
  • Supports all common frame rates (up to 60 frames/sec) and display aspect ratios
  • Software-only solution does not require additional hardware
  • Compatible with any x86 processor (AMD, Intel, Transmeta, VIA, etc)
  • Optimized for SSE2/SSE/MMX
  • Frame-accurate seeking within AVI files
  • Runs under the Windows operating system (7, Vista, XP Media Center Edition (MCE), XP, 2000, NT4, Me, 98, 95)
  • Configurable user settings (input formats, RGB/YUV output formats, display frames with errors, deinterlacing, aspect ratio)
  • User-friendly one-click setup fully automates install/uninstall procedure


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