LAV Filters

by Hendrik Leppkes

A set of audio and video codecs

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Hendrik Leppkes

Release : LAV Filters 0.74.1

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Last revision: Last week

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LAV Filters is a collection of DirectShow splitters and audio/video decoders that uses a liblav format to play many media file formats. The software provides near-universal playback on most Windows run media players. The LAV filters package itself contains a video decoder, an audio decoder, and a multi-media splitter and the following codec types: H264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG4-ASP (Divx/Xvid), VP8, MJPEG for video codecs, AAC, AC3, DTS (-HD), TrueHD, MP3/MP2, Vorbis, LPCM for audio codecs. It additionally offers support for VOB, DVB Subs, PGS, SRT, SSA/ASS, and subtitles and for Blu-ray and DVD files. Video, audio, and subtitle synchronization are also possible. If desired, other formats can, in fact, be tested using the GraphicStudio software. 

The LAV filters software also has the capability to demux sub-streams and media files into their elementary streams so that the user is able to play a Blu-ray disk on their laptop or desktop PC. Further, for video playback specifically, the software supports processor multi-threading and can deinterlace the videos using hardware acceleration, a wide range of options in the interface. 

LAV filters are licensed as freeware for the Windows operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from video codec packs without any restrictions. The software compatibility may vary, but generally, it will run well under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. 

Provides near universal playback on most Windows media players

  • Offers an extremely wide range of codec types for both audio and video codecs
  • Offers support for subtitle files 
  • Offers support for Blu-ray and DVD files
  • Has the capability to demux sub-streams and media files into their elementary streams 
  • Supports processor multi-threading
  • Can deinterlace videos using hardware acceleration
  • Contains a multi-media splitter

The software compatibility may vary but generally, it will run well under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. A precaution that needs to be taken by users before installing the LAV filters software is to uninstall a software called Haali Media Splitters if this is on the user's computer or to rename its AX file. This software actually forces all media players to use it and denies priority to LAV filters.

image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner

It is based on LIBAV format and collection of media splitters and audio, video decoders. I enjoy this more as it contains multimedia experience more reliable. It forces all players to use it because of its capability.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner

LAV Filters is a media splitter/ decoder that works with several media file types. Additional types are being tested and appear to be responding well. Features include subtitle support and stream switching. It appears that this is up and coming software that is updated frequently. Other reviews indicate that it is stable and reliable.
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Aiden Eggiman

LAV Filters is a free, open-source multimedia splitter/decoder that uses libavformat to play all sorts of media files. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats, including AVI, MP4, MKV, MPEG, WMV, FLV, OGG, and more. It also has support for subtitles, audio/video synchronization, and hardware acceleration.
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Dylan Q******k

LAV Filters is a great software for video and audio playback. It works well with various formats like AVI, MKV, and MP4. The filters are also up to date and can decode most modern codecs. The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to configure settings. The software has been stable in my experience and does not cause any performance issues. I am also impressed with the low memory usage of the software. The support is good too, with many resources available online. All in all, it's a great software package.
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Harris P********w

LAV Filters is a versatile multimedia decoder that supports a wide range of file formats. It is lightweight and does not require much in terms of system resources. The software provides an excellent range of video output options and the audio output options are also good. The performance of the software is good, with smooth playback and no lag. The UI is intuitive and easy to use, making it suitable for beginners and experienced users alike. It also offers a range of advanced settings that allow users to customize their experience. All in all, LAV Filters is a great choice for multimedia playback.
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Benjamin Deadman

I found LAV Filters very nive and user-frienldy, althought I did expericence some slowness when loading videos.
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Thomas Tesner

LAV Filters is a free open-source software that is primarily used to enhance media playback on Windows. It provides support for a wide range of popular audio and video formats, including Blu-ray and DVD playback. Some of its main features include hardware acceleration, multi-threading, and customizable playback settings. It also includes support for subtitles, audio track selection, and video scaling. Overall, LAV Filters is a powerful and versatile tool for anyone looking to improve their media playback experience on their Windows PC.
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