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What is qdvd.dll?


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DirectShow is a universal architecture for capture, control, processing and playback of multimedia streams, including digital audio and video, as well as animation data. It includes an ActiveX control that can be embedded in web pages and applications for instant playback of audio and video in a variety of popular formats, such as MPEG, AVI, WAV, MOV, AIFF, and AU.

DirectShow provides a much needed infrastructure for the modern generation PC digital devices such as DVD players through the module qdvd.dll. The qdvd.dll application contains easy-to-use standard application programming interface (API) for playback of DVD-video content. This DLL frees software developers from differences in various DVD playback configurations such as hardware only, software only or hybrid decode.

The qdvd.dll module has DVD-specific DirectShow filters that eliminate the need for developers to use proprietary navigators or other non-standard components. The use of the qdvd.dll file ensures the widest possible compatibility of DVD titles for the computer. At the same time, it enables third party content enhancements through the DirectShow filter graph.

Consequently, the DLL qdvd.dll introduced Overlay Mixer renderer designed for DVD playback with broadcast video streams closed captioning and subtitles. This Overlay Mixer uses DirectDraw for rendering which is a downstream connection with Video Renderer required for Windows management.

The qdvd.dll module serves as the dynamic link library to allow content developers talk to the software decoders on the end-user's machine. This allows a unified interface for Windows, provided the user has a compatible software DVD player. Most DVD decoders that shipped to the Windows platform are all compatible with DirectShow.

The program file qdvd.dll was created by Microsoft Corporation and became one of the main components of the DirectShow Software Development Kit (SDK). It occupies 385,024 bytes of disk space on Windows XP. The version of the qdvd.dll file that can be found in the subfolder of C:/ Windows/ system32 is version 6.5.2600.2180.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Windows operating system

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: MPEG, AVI, WAV, MOV, AIFF, and AU

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Windows\ system32\ qdvd.dll

DLL Version: 6.5.2600.2180

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