Download video codec packsVideo

If you receive an error when trying to import a certain video or audio file into PhotoVidShow, you probably need an additional video or audio codec on your PC.

PhotoVidShow version 4.5.1 and onwards already has a large support for many video and audio formats. If you are not running the latest version of PhotoVidShow, then it maybe worth simply and freely updating to the latest version of PhotoVidShow. See the Downloads section above.

Here we provide some common codec packs that can be used in conjuction with PhotoVidShow. If you have a CD version of PhotoVidShow then these codec packs can also be found on the CD.


Install FFDShow and then from the PhotoVidShow editor, select 'Settings -> Video import settings' from the top menu to then override the default PhotoVidShow video decoders.

Click here to download FFDshow (rev 4532 17/07/2014)

AC3Filter lite 2.6.0b

Some video files may contain ac3 audio. If you can not import a video file, or if PhotoVidShow can not audio rip a video file when encoding and you suspect the video contains ac3 audio. It may be worth installing this package.

Typically video files containing ac3 often have 5.1 Dolby sound, e.g. a movie ripped as a .mp4 file.

Click here to download AC3Filter lite

Convert a video file to mp4 (FREE)

We provide a free tool that can convert most video file formats to the .mp4 video format. If you are having problems importing a video file into PhotoVidShow, it may be worth try converting it first using this tool. You will need to unzip the entire package somewhere on your computer, then run the tool.

Click here to download video converter zip package

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