LAV Filters 0.61.2

4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 (117 votes)

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Windows 7/Vista/XP / Open Source / 3,344 downloads

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.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Installer: The installer does now backup DirectShow registry settings before overwriting them, allowing uninstall to restore them

    - NEW: Support for ProRes in MKV

    - Fixed: Opening AviSynth scripts with LAV Splitter which used DirectShowSource to load LAV Splitter again caused a deadlock

    - Fixed: Audio-only AviSynth scripts did not show a duration

    - Fixed: Cue Sheets with directives with empty parameters could cause a crash

    - Fixed: AVC1 video streams without SPS/PPS in the configuration record did not decode properly

Reviews of LAV Filters

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 0.51.2 (Jul 18, 2012)

    This is one of the main codec that comes installed with Zoom Player and it works well.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    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.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars
    legion

    Reviewing 0.45 (Feb 2, 2012)

    After installed, broke subtitles sync. I use SubtitlePlayer on WinXP.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    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.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    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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