xy-VSFilter is a newer version with much improved performance of VSFilter - a DirectShow filter which can be used to display subtitles. It integrates automatically with any media player like the Windows Media Player, MPC-HC and others. Once installed, playing a movie with external subtitles is possible. xy-VSFilter supports 32-bit (x86) & 64-bit (x64) versions of Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Must be used with a 32-bit media player on 64-bit Windows.

xy-VSFilter - VSFilter Fork for Smooth Playback: xy-VSFilter (VSFilter.dll) is the traditional subtitle filter, which connects to a video decoder and renderers at video resolution.

XySubFilter - High Quality Subtitle Rendering: XySubFilter (XySubFilter.dll) is the new high quality subtitle filter which requires a compatible Subtitle Consumer supporting the new subtitle interface. We recommend madVR 0.87.5+ or MPC-HC 1.7.2+ (EVR-CP).

XySubFilter / xy-VSFilter variant with libass backend: This is a subtitle render filter for directshow video players such as MPC-HC/MPC-BE, or PotPlayer with madVR, which use libass to render ASS and SSA format subtitles, and origins from Cyberbeing/xy-VSFilter#16, named XySubFilter with libass.

Differences between XySubFilter with libass and xy-VSFilter:

xy-VSFilter: Originally uses its own rendering engine for ASS and SSA subtitles.

XySubFilter with libass: Uses libass for rendering subtitles, which can offer better performance and more accurate rendering of complex subtitle styles.

Final Overview:

xy-VSFilter uses its own rendering engine and offers good performance and compatibility for ASS/SSA subtitles, but may fall short with the most complex features and updates.

XySubFilter with libass uses the libass library, providing superior performance, better handling of complex subtitle features, continuous updates, and higher accuracy in rendering subtitles as intended.

To utilize XySubFilter with libass effectively, follow these steps:

1. Run “Install_XySubFilter.bat” as admin and keep “XySubFilter.dll” in place.

2. Select “XySubFilter” as your subtitle renderer in your media player via these menus:
- In MPC-BE: Go to Options -> Subtitle -> Subtitle renderer.
- In MPC-HC: Go to Options -> Playback -> Output -> Subtitle Renderer.

XySubFilter Screenshot

XySubFilter Settings

Latest version: / / (28 May 2024)
License: Open Source
System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Download: xy-VSFilter + XySubFilter v3.2.0.810 (1.7 MB)
Download: XySubFilter 32-bit | xy-VSFilter 32-bit (~1.0 MB)
Download: XySubFilter 64-bit | xy-VSFilter 64-bit (~1.0 MB)
Download: XySubFilter 3.0.209 (3.4 MB)

See also:
Local Subtitles for WMP
WMP Native Subtitle Plugin

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