WMPC's DSM Converter?

I’ve found Windows Media Player Classic (my version to be useful for playing some files that other players on my OS cannot.

In it’s File>Utils, I found DSM Converter, but nothing explaining its use (no GUID or WMPC help info).

Googling led me to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectShow

In that I recall my OS having a filter/codec named “Quartz” and the Google article mentions Quartz filter, I’m assuming that the DSM Converter is related to DirectShow.

Anyone have a take on the DSM Converter and what the normal user (semi-advanced geek) is using it for?

The converter seems to work as I tested it by converting an avi file which then plays back using WMPC, but I’d like to know a little about how such a resulting .dsm file is useful for.

Hmph. No replies, even after two years!

Here you go:http://www.flipcode.com/archives/DirectShow_For_Media_Playback_In_Windows-Part_I_Basics.shtml