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Type:Plugin Files

Acronym:DirectShow Filter

Opens With: Windows Media Player, VideoLAN VLC media player

Used by various video playback programs to process video data streams; provides decoding and encoding capabilities, file parsing, audio and video de-multiplexing, video decompression, and rendering of video files; may also be used in the video recording and editing process.

DirectShow is sometimes referred to as "Quartz" and was developed as a replacement for Microsoft's "Video for Windows" format.