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VideoFiltersFfdShowIsAvailable method

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Determines if FFDSHOW is installed inside the system. FFDSHOW is a media decoder and encoder mainly used for the fast and high-quality decoding of several video and audio formats through DirectShow and is usually installed by K-Lite Codec pack.


Inside Appendix B you will find a few guidelines that could be of help in order to manage DirectShow configuration through K-Lite provided tools.


For further details about the use of the embedded video player see the VideoPlayer class section.

For details about video clips rendering refer to the How to play video files through DirectShow section.





[Visual Basic]

Public Function VideoFiltersFfdShowIsAvailable (

) as Boolean



public bool VideoFiltersFfdShowIsAvailable (




public: bool VideoFiltersFfdShowIsAvailable (




Return value







FFDSHOW is not installed


FFDSHOW is installed