This player codenamed DSPlayer is using directshow codecs to play videos in xbmc. Every windows platforms (XP, Vista and 7) are supported and can handle hardware acceleration.
The project is still in development blinkseb and me have just slowed down development during august 2010
Sticky thread where you can get the revision log for each build
For help you can go to the wiki page
Special thanks to shaitanfree from passion-xbmc.org for the download links
New (09/04/2010)! User support thread :
We are currently trying to keep the branch the closest to the trunk so please dont post bug related with the trunk of xbmc, only the bugs from the player itself. Please also take the time to understand how the dsfilterconfig.xml file works. All non constructive posts will be deleted.
DSPlayer is still in development, and all feature may not be working. Builds are only provided to have feedback from experienced users. So, if you don't understand how DirectShow works, how write an XML file, please don't post, just wait until everything's working. At this moment, we will make things more accessible.
Current feature (updated 2010/04/06)
- DXVA acceleration on Windows XP, Vista and 7
- Ability to build your own decoding graph by using DirectSHow filters (ffdshow, Haali, ...), based on rules depending on media file (codec, resolution, extension ...)
- Subtitle support (really new)
- DVD Support (ISO still unsupported)
- EVR & VMR9 Renderer
- PixelShader resizer (Bicubic & Nearest neighbor)
- Fully integrated into XBMC
- And more
You can use is it as a default a player in the same way you can use an externalplayer as a default player. you only need to put the following in your Advancedsettings.xml.
See the wiki for more information on the Advancedsettings.xml
Quote:The filters can be configured from a xml file located at "system\players\dsplayer\dsfilterconfig.xml"If the "path" tag is specified, it will override any filter registration and load the specified file. If there's no "path", dsplayer will look for registered filters with the corresponding "guid"
Currently the codecs are already coming with the installation so you dont need to modify anything you only right click on your video and start the file thats all
DXVA 1.0 is currently working (Windows xp vmr9 renderer)
DXVA 2.0 is also currently working (Windows vista and 7 evr renderer)
See the following tables for theoretically supported video cards
special thanks to ArtVandelae who wrote the source filter for the player.