Codec Tweak Tool will scan for broken filters and remove them. If the tool detects something that is broken, it will then prompt you with the details and you will be given the option to remove the broken item.
With this tool you can do things like:
- Scan the registry to detect and remove broken references to codecs and filters.
- Generate a detailed log of all installed codecs and filters.
- Enable/disable more than 200 popular codecs and filters (if they are installed).
- Manage preferred source filters (a.k.a. splitters).
This tool is a Swiss army knife for managing codecs and codec settings. Below is a short overview of the functionality that this tool has to offer.
Fixes: Detect broken codecs and DirectShow filters. Fix problems with the standard DirectShow filters of Windows. A fix for a specific sound problem.
Generate log: Generate a text file with detailed information about all installed codecs and DirectShow filters, along with other relevant system information.
Reset settings: Reset settings to recommended values for many popular codecs and DirectShow filters.
Speaker configuration: Configure audio output settings for several popular audio decoders.
Various Tweaks: Several configuration options for a few DirectShow filters that don't have an easily accessible interface for those options.
DirectShow filter configuration: Easy access to the configuration interfaces of various codecs and DirectShow filters
Backup settings: Backup the settings of several codecs and DirectShow filters.
Restore settings: Replace your current settings with those from a previous backup.
Manage DirectShow filters: Enable or disable DirectShow filters.
Manage ACM/VFW codecs: Enable or disable ACM/VFW codecs.
Manage DMO: Enable or disable DirectX Media Objects.
Manage source filters: Configure your preferred DirectShow source filters (a.k.a. splitters) for several common file extensions.
Thumbnail settings: Enable or disable the generation of thumbnails for several common video file formats in Windows Explorer.