LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media. LAV Splitter is a Souce Filter/Splitter required to demux the files into their separate elementary streams.
- NEW: Support for "demuxing" AviSynth scripts (requires AviSynth, 2.6 recommended)
- NEW: Support for reading ICY stream metadata from ShoutCast streams
- Fixed: The duration of DVB MPEG-TS files is being detected more reliably
- Fixed: The ITrackInfo interface was not available in the last few versions
- Fixed: The duration of certain Ogg Vorbis streams was wrong
- Changed: DTS-HD audio tracks are now exposed using the official DTS-HD media type, in addition to the old DTS type
- Workaround: Block WMP/WMC from always overwriting the initial track selection
- NEW: Support for Duck TrueMotion 1/2
- NEW: Support for BT.2020 in YCbCr -> RGB conversions
- Fixed: Format conversion could cause out of memory errors when converting high-resolution videos
- Fixed: The decoder could crash if DXVA2 decoding failed and the software decoder is unavailable
- Fixed: Reduced binary bloat caused by the YCbCr -> RGB converter, reducing binary size to nearly half
- Fixed: Playback of RV30/RV40 was not smooth in 0.60
- Fixed: Video corruption when using DXVA2 on Intel GPUs when decoding certain VC-1 or MPEG-2 clips
- Fixed: Decoding WMV3 Complex profile automatically falls back to software, since hardware decoding is unsupported
- Faster: DXVA2 Copy-Back decoding on Intel GPUs is significantly faster
- Changed: If the wmv9dmo decoder is unavailable, the FFmpeg decoder is automatically used instead
- Changed: Updated QuickSync decoder to the latest version, fixes a few timestamp issues
- Changed: Relaxed the resolution checks for H.264 decoding on AMD GPUs, allowing files with 2K resolutions to be decoded (ie. 2048x1280, etc.)
- NEW: Support for ATRAC3+
- Fixed: Decoding AC3 audio could produce glitches in playback due to too aggressive error checking
Reviewing 0.51.2 (Jul 18, 2012)
This is one of the main codec that comes installed with Zoom Player and it works well.
Reviewing 0.51.1 (Jul 12, 2012)
LAV for me, is hands down, a far better alternative to FFDShow. Both the Audio & Video filters work great. That coupled with MPC-HC, ac3 FIlter, & MadVR, makes one seriously good media package. LAV continues to improve, and it plays back almost every different type of codec I can think of. I'm hoping maybe they'll think of adding an equalizer, along with the audio filter. I don't know how possible that is, but it's something to certainly be considered. I'm very happy running these filters on my system in a portable setting. Highly recommended.
Reviewing 0.45 (Feb 2, 2012)
After installed, broke subtitles sync. I use SubtitlePlayer on WinXP.
Reviewing 0.39 (Nov 8, 2011)
The LAV filters work great. They're a really good alternative to FFDShow. At some point, I expect these to replace FFDshow. The only area I would like to see improvement in, is the the audio decoder. While it does work just fine, I would love to see some kind of built-in equalizer w/ presets at some point. I think that would come in handy for a lot of users because most people use either MPC-HC or PotPlayer. MPC-HC has no equalizer feature, and while PotPlayer does have one, it's extremely weak. Until such a thing happens, I'll stick with using the FFDShow audio decoder for the time being. For everything else, LAV works brilliantly. Definitely recommended.
Reviewing 0.37 (Oct 27, 2011)
The way forward in audio and video decoding. These filters, along with MPC-HC are perfect for my needs.
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