This week I stumbled across the DirectShow FilterPack»http://www.free-codecs.com/download/DirectShow_FilterPack.htm
The DSFP enables using bass.dll as an ffDShow filter.
The Softella - DirectShow Filter Manager is also useful and allows tweaking filter "merit".
I was wondering what having bass.dll as a ffDShow filter would do for me (& my PII)?
How does the DSFP bass.dll component interact with ffDShow mp3 decoding?
ffDShow has three codec choices for mp3 decoding.
Each codec then uses a filter? Whichever filter has the highest merit?
I use Skwire's Trout - built on the bass.dll.
My PII is too old (and battle scarred) to do any work on it, but
it is an excellent multimedia (MM) machine for playing mp3s and avi files while I work on my PIVs -
as long as the mp3/avi/MM player doesn't demand too much CPU usage.
Trout has great features & playback and LOW CPU usage - only CoolPlayer has lower CPU usage ...
I also wonder if using bass.dll as an ffDShow filter would result in low(er) CPU usage?