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0.76.0 - 2022/01/22
LAV Splitter

  • NEW: Added an option to re-evaluate subtitle stream selection when the audio language changes
  • NEW: Improved advanced subtitle selection syntax with negated flags (positive and negative flags can now be combined for more flexible selection)
  • Changed: Improved variant/stream selection in DASH and HLS streams
  • Changed: Video streams with the highest bitrate are preferred (if equal resolution)

LAV Video

  • NEW: Support for passing DoVi metadata to video renderers
  • NEW: BobWeaver (BWDIF) software deinterlacer (a blend of YADIF and Weston, focusing on their individual strengths)
  • NEW: Support for FIC screen capture video
  • Changed: D3D11 video surfaces are flushed to black before decoding, avoiding green artifacts
  • Changed: D3D11 devices are created up to feature level 12.1

LAV Audio

  • Fixed: TrueHD bitstreaming could result in A/V sync issues or drop-outs
  • Removed: Support for the external DTS decoder (dtsdecoderdll.dll) has been removed
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0.75.1 - 2021/06/21
LAV Splitter

  • Changed: AV1 files with no extradata will now generate a format header with stream information for decoders to use
  • Fixed: Improved stream selection when multiple "default" video tracks are present

LAV Video

  • Changed: Updated dav1d for significant improvements in AV1 10-bit decoding performance
  • Changed: AV1 hardware decoding will more reliably engage when provided with additional stream information from the demuxer

LAV Audio

  • Fixed: Opus decoding had audible artifacts in some files in 0.75
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0.75.0 - 2021/03/30
LAV Splitter

  • NEW: Support for DASH streaming
  • NEW: WebVTT support in Matroska/WebM
  • Changed: Improved Font support from Matroska files
  • Fixed: Large queue size limits could result in the wrong limit being applied
  • Fixed: Resolved a memory leak in Matroska demuxing
  • Fixed: Avoid selecting a stream with only a single video frame in MP4 files, which is often a cover art
  • Fixed: Seeking in Matroska files with only audio cue points did not function
  • Fixed: Seeking to the beginning of certain HLS streams did not work properly
  • Fixed: Duration information in Matroska files is more reliable

LAV Video

  • NEW: AV1 DXVA2/D3D11 hardware decoding support
  • NEW: ProRes 4444 XQ support
  • Faster: Updated dav1d decoder and improved thread configuration for significantly improved AV1 decoding speed
  • Fixed: Added a workaround for VP9 hardware decoding on AMD video cards
  • Fixed: H.264 streams exceeding the Level 5.1 DPB limit will no longer be hardware decoded
  • Fixed: Improved handling of missing reference frames in H.264 streams with hardware decoding
  • Fixed: HEVC streams encoding 8-bit video in a Main10 profile can be properly hardware decoded
  • Deprecated: NVIDIA CUVID and Intel QuickSync have been deprecated for future removal/replacement

LAV Audio

  • Fixed: Resolved an issue with glitching TrueHD bitstreaming on seamless-branching titles
  • Fixed: Resolved a compatibility issue with some playback applications
  • Deprecated: Support for the binary DTS decoder (dtsdecoderdll.dll) has been deprecated for future removal
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0.74.1 - 2019/03/19
LAV Video

  • Fixed: VP9 video could produce wrong timestamps, resulting in a black screen or other playback disruptions
  • Fixed: Decoding VP9 from a non-keyframe (ie. after a seek, or badly cut file) would not always recover properly once a keyframe was encountered
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0.74.0 - 2019/03/16
LAV Splitter

  • Changed: Using GnuTLS for HTTPS and other TLS protocols, improving performance and compatibility with a lot of web streaming services (ie. YouTube Live Streams through youtube-dl, and more)
  • Fixed: Keyframes in MP4 files were being reported with a slightly offset timestamp, resulting in slow keyframe seeking
  • Fixed: Subtitles that stretch over chapter boundaries could be lost in Ordered Chapter MKV files
  • Fixed: Fonts embedded in MKVs without a proper mimetype were not being imported (now it checks the file extensions for .ttf/.otf as well)

LAV Video

  • NEW: Initial support for parsing HDR10+ (SMPTE ST 2094-40) metadata, and passing it to the video renderer
  • NEW: Using the dav1d AV1 decoder for significantly improved AV1 decoding performance
  • Changed: Re-enabled experimental hardware acceleration for H.264 MVC 3D decoding on Intel GPUs, disabled by default
  • Changed: Updated Intel MediaSDK dispatchers to the latest Media SDK, fixing compatibility with newer runtimes in the Intel DCH drivers
  • Changed: Improved support for additional UtVideo subtypes

LAV Audio

  • Changed: Added an option to disable the PCM fallback when bitstreaming is requested
  • Fixed: Further improvements to TrueHD Bitstreaming, resolving glitching on more new titles (particularly seamless branching titles)
  • Fixed: Automatic fallback from bitstreaming to PCM could crash in some situations
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0.73.1 - 2018/10/11
LAV Video

  • Fixed: Container-provided color information will only overwrite video bitstream color information if its set and valid

LAV Audio

  • Fixed: Certain multi-channel AAC streams did not decode in 0.73
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0.73.0 - 2018/10/05
LAV Splitter

  • Changed: Export the description of cover art and attachments for use by players
  • Fixed: Properly marked the packet allocator as providing read-only packets, to avoid crashes with in-place transform filters

LAV Video

  • NEW: Support for AV1 decoding using libaom
  • Changed: Enabled VP9 hardware acceleration by default
  • Fixed: The aspect ratio of certain WMV/VC-1 files was not being properly respected in the WMV9 MFT decoder
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0.72.0 - 2018/06/19
LAV Video

  • Changed: Enabled CineformHD decoding by default, since the decoder has much improved
  • Fixed: Decoding Matroska files with Linked Segments which used old x264 4:4:4 encodes could result in corruption

LAV Audio

  • NEW: Blu-ray Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 decoding and bitstreaming support
  • NEW: LAV Audio will fallback to audio decoding if bitstreaming is not supported by the audio renderer/hardware
  • Fixed: DTS-HD HRA bitstreaming did not work properly with many A/V receivers
  • Fixed: TrueHD bitstreaming could result in drop-outs on high bitrate TrueHD+Atmos streams
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0.71.0 - 2018/02/15
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  • LAV Filters now requires Windows Vista or newer, Windows XP is no longer supported

LAV Splitter

  • NEW: Preliminary support for UHD Blu-ray parsing

LAV Video

  • NEW: D3D11 hardware accelerated decoding (native mode with madVR, Copy-Back otherwise)
  • Fixed: HDR metadata was not properly communicated to madVR in DXVA2-Native mode
  • Fixed: Anamorphic WMV9/VC-1 videos were not being played back with the correct aspect ratio in all cases
  • Fixed: Changing certain settings while playback was paused could result in a deadlock
  • Fixed: Playing severly corrupted HEVC streams with hardware decoding could result in playback failing entirely, instead of skipping over the corruption

LAV Audio

  • NEW: Basic support for AAC 960 streams (common in DVB radio streams)
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0.70.2 - 2017/07/06
LAV Video

  • Fixed: DXVA2 decoding could fail in 0.70 after a dynamic media type change