LAV Filters 0.77.1
LAV Filters provides you with a comprehensive package comprising a multi-format media splitter, an audio decoder and a video decoding tool. Intuitively named LAV Splitter, LAV Audio and LAV Video, there components work together in order to allow the playback of any file format in a DirectShow compliant player.
Based on the FFmpeg multimedia package and its integrated libraries (namely libavcodec – audio/video codec library and libavformat), this utility aims to provide you with a simple way to overcome any compatibility issues that might occur.
LAV Splitter aims to provide you with a tool dedicated to demuxing multiple types of media files into their elementary streams and allowing the playback of Blu-Ray discs on your PC, while LAV Audio and LAV Video are powerful decoders with integrated support for multiple file formats, basically all the file types that are compatible with FFMpeg (AAC, AC3, E-AC3, DTS, MP1/2/3, TrueHD, FLV, Matroska/WebM, MOV, MPEG-TS/PS, MP4, AVI, OGG and many more).
After a brief installation process during which you are prompted to select the file formats that each component should be the source filter, each codec can be configured using the ‘Properties’ section. The configuration window for each item includes settings that are designated to advanced users.
LAV Splitter can demux sub-streams and comes with advanced subtitle handling options. It is capable of selecting streams based on the preferred quality, language and type (for instance, it can switch to streams dedicated to visually or hearing impaired persons).
The LAV video component supports multi-threading, hardware and software deinterlacing and come with hardware acceleration options, while the audio decoder supports bitstreaming through HDMI and S/PDIF to the receiver and features audio delaying options and automatic audio-video synchronization.
With support for multiple audio and video formats, containers and Blu-Ray playlists, LAV Filters offers users a reliable collection of DirectShow filters to allow video and audio playback.
Relying on the power of the FFmpeg multimedia libraries, LAV Filters provides an open-source set of DirectShow filters that make sure your computer can play popular audio and video file formats without requiring additional codecs or filters.
The package includes various splitters and decoders that can be used to translate media files. In other words, you will be able to play most audio and video file formats out of the box, regardless of the player you use.
A splitter and media decoders included
During the setup, you are prompted to select which components to install. It is advisable you allow the installer to deploy them all, as they all work together to make sure your PC is able to translate all the popular audio and video formats.
LAV Filters consists of a source/splitter filter capable of demuxing video files into their separate elementary streams, which also facilitates the playback of Blu-ray discs on your PC.
The second component of LAV filters consists of audio and video decoders that are ready to streamline media decoding without compromise on playback quality. Basically, all the file formats that are supported by FFmpeg (AAC, AC3, E-AC3, DTS, MP1/2/3, TrueHD, FLV, Matroska/WebM, MOV, MPEG-TS/PS, MP4, AVI, OGG and many more) are also supported by LAV filters and thus, your computer.
Advanced settings and options to control splitters and decoders
Codecs can be configured using the “Properties” windows, one available for each component of LAV Filters. Note that these settings are designed for experienced users only.
The LAV Splitter comes with advanced subtitle handling options and support for multiple languages. It is capable of demuxing sub-streams separately and can choose streams based on playback quality, language and type. For instance, it can look for streams dedicated to visually or hearing-impaired persons.
The LAV Video decoder can handle multi-threaded streams and features advanced hardware acceleration options. Hardware and GPU deinterlacing is possible.
Overcome any compatibility issues when it comes to media playback
With LAV Filters installed on your computer, you won’t have to worry anymore about incompatibility issues when it comes to loading and playing audio and video files. Thanks to its decoders and splitters, this set of filters allows the playback of a wide range of multimedia files in a DirectShow-compliant player.
• MKV/WebM, AVI, MP4/MOV, MPEG-TS/PS (including basic EVO support), FLV, OGG, and many more that are supported by ffmpeg!
• H264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG4-ASP (Divx/Xvid), VP8, MJPEG and many more.
• AAC, AC3, DTS(-HD), TrueHD, MP3/MP2, Vorbis, LPCM and more.
• VOB, DVB Subs, PGS, SRT, SSA/ASS, Text
• Support for opening BluRay playlists (.mpls), as well as the index.bdmv file, which will try to detect the main movie playlist. BluRay support is still in an early stage, and there are still many improvements and new features planned!
Other Notable Features
• Full Stream switching
• MKV Embedded Fonts