Codec Guide, your source for quality codecs.

Links

Codecs & DirectShow Filters

Official XviD website

AC3Filter & AC3File

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)

ffdshow
A DirectShow filter that can decode many audio and video formats.

Haali Media Splitter
Source filter for the Matroska, MP4, Ogg, MPEG and AVI containers.

LAV Filters
Source filter, audio decoder, and video decoder for many formats.

madFLAC
Source and decoding filter for FLAC audio.

MONGRAM Musepack Filter
Source and decoding filter for Musepack audio.

MONOGRAM AMR Filter
Source, decoding, encoding and muxer for AMR audio.

Monkey's Audio DirectShow decoder
Decoder for .ape files.

DC-Bass Source
DC-Bass Source Mod
Source and decoding filter for several audio formats. For example ALAC, AAC, Tracker and TrueAudio.

x264 CLI
x264 VFW

DScaler5
MPEG-2/DVD decoder.

ReClock
Audio renderer with many options. WASAPI output. Audio time stretching (for PAL speedup compensation). Video frame rate correction.

Media Preview
Shell extension for video thumbnails.

Tutorials

Doom9
Lots of encoding tutorials and a forum with multimedia experts.

VideoHelp

Ripping Tools

DVD Decrypter

Exact Audio Copy

Encoding Tools

Handbrake
Excellent video conversion tool.

Avidemux
Excellent video conversion tool.

MeGUI

VirtualDub
Basic video editing and encoding tool.

Auto Gordian Knot

Video Tools

AviSynth

Audio Tools

BeSweet
Audio transcoding tool

mpTrim

Muxing Tools

MKVToolnix
A powerful set of tools for (re-)muxing Matroska files.

Miscellaneous Tools

ProgDVB

DVD tools

FixVTS

DVD Rebuilder

DVDSubEdit

IfoEdit

VobBlanker

MenuEdit

Subtitle Tools

SubRip / VobSubStrip

Players

Media Player Classic

VideoLAN

BS.Player

ZoomPlayer

MPlayer

Burning Tools

ImgBurn

Audio

Monkey's Audio
Lossless audio compression format.

RareWares
Information about AAC, Ogg Vorbis and MPEG4.

Hydrogen Audio
Audio experts

Formats

FourCC.org
List of common Four Character Codes that are used by codecs to identify themselves.

AudioTag
List of common audio tags used by audio codecs to identify themselves.

Comparison of container formats

Shopping

Afterpay

Travel

Fuerteventura