July 31st, 2006 by Keith
AC3Filter Project is back and alive! This plugin is very handy for some codec that does not perform well when playback some encoded movie files, such as DivX or Mpeg. AC3Filter is a DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding to play .AVI with AC3 audio tracks and MPEG2 (DVD). Though this may sound like an old release, but it’s a good as the latest available. Furthermore, the latest release of AC3Filter 1.05a is now available!
This is a free (open source) distribution, but it is as good as any other audio/video filter plugin that you can get elsewhere. For instance, if your .avi playback allows you to hear the background sound, but not the narration of the casts, then this may fix your problem.