Software Update: LAV Filters 0.60

Version 0.60 of the LAV Filters has been released. The LAV Filters are a collection of open source DirectShow filters that allow the most common formats of audio and video to be played in a media player of your choice. It is similar to the FFDShow filters, which seem to be losing popularity lately. For example, the K-Lite Codec Pack still offers the choice between the FFDShow and LAV Filters, while the Combined Community Codec Pack only offers the LAV Filters. In version 0.60 the following changes and improvements have been made:

LAV Splitter

  • Improved playback of a few Blu-ray discs, avoids a hiccup at clip change
  • Support for reading embedded Cue Sheets from audio files as chapters
  • Added support for reporting the stream bitrate through IBitrateInfo (for MPC-HC et al.)
  • Additional metadata from the source file is exported through IPropertyBag (including “ROTATION” for video orientation information)
  • Fixed demuxing of MKV files with huge SSA/ASS format blocks (> 1MB)
  • Fixed playback of certain MPEG4 ASP streams in MKV to be smooth

LAV Videos

  • Added support for VC-1/WMV3 DXVA2 decoding on recent Intel GPUs (Ivy Bridge/Haswell, needs recent drivers)
  • Fixed a crash when stopping playback or seeking on AMD when using DXVA2 Native
  • Fixed playback of WMVA videos in software mode
  • Fixed a few issues with output of odd-height videos when converting to various pixel formats
  • Fixed a few corner cases when reporting the video range to madVR
  • Fixed a crash when playing raw video files with unaligned width (non mod16)

LAV Audio

  • The version of the DTS DLL decoder is now checked, and versions before are blocked (since they do not work)
  • Fixed an issue with DTS parsing which could result in occasional audio stutter
  • Improved support for Opus audio pre-skip

Version number 0.60
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
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License type GPL