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Version 0.79.2
  • Release Date: May 3, 2024
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    - Fixed: Buffering media from a high latency source was slower then expected (since 0.79)

    LAV Audio
    - Fixed: Bitstream AC3 audio could fallback to PCM on streams that start with a corrupt audio frame (since 0.78)
    - Fixed: Resolved a memory leak when bitstreaming AC3
Version 0.79.1
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2024
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    - NEW: Support for demuxing VVC video
    - Changed: Updated language lists to support all relevant language codes
    - Changed: Improved resilience of streaming HLS
    - Changed: Tweaked frame rate detection logic

    LAV Video:
    - NEW: Support for decoding VVC video
    - Fixed: Resolved a glitch when playing HEVC video
Version 0.78
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2023
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    - NEW: Added identification of DTS:X in DTS HD-HRA streams
    - NEW: Support for various stream flags in Matroska containers (Hearing Impaired, and more)
    - Changed: Text-based subtitle selection now uses case-insensitive matches (ASCII characters only)
    - Fixed: Many stream titles in MP4 files weren't being read properly

    LAV Video
    - NEW: Support for decoding SMC video
    - Fixed: HLG video streams could have their HLG flag overriden in some circumstances

    LAV Audio
    - Fixed: TrueHD bitstreaming of Atmos tracks could cause output timestamps to be off, confusing some audio renderers
Version 0.77.2
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2023
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    - NEW: Added identification for spatial/immersive audio extensions (Atmos, DTS:X)
    - Changed: More reasonable rounding for odd aspect ratios, avoiding issues with some video pipelines
    - Fixed: Improved compatibility with some FTP servers

    LAV Audio
    - Fixed: Restored the default channel layouts for 5.1 and 7.1 to the correct layout (accidentally changed in 0.77, causing some playback issues)
    - Fixed: Some TrueHD files would not decode correctly
    - Fixed: Clipping protection did not engage when using Integer output
Version 0.77.1 Version 0.77
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2022
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    - Fixed: Improved handling of multichannel PCM channel assignments
    - Fixed: MP4 Keyframe information could be wrong

    LAV Audio
    - NEW: Support for audio with more then 8 channel, including automatic downmixing if required
Version 0.76.1
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2022
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    - Changed: When requesting a HTTP URL, the URL itself is send as a referrer to increase compatibility
    - Fixed: The priority of "Default" subtitle tracks in MKV files was wrong when a forced track was present

    LAV Video
    - Changed: Improved color reporting for DVD menus/subtitles
    - Fixed: D3D11 surface clearing did not work properly on Intel GPUs
Version 0.76
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2022
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    - 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
Version 0.75.1
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2021
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    - 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
Version 0.75
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2021
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    - 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
Version 0.74.1
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2019
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    - 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
Version 0.74
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2019
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    - 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
Version 0.73.1 Version 0.73
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2018
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    - 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
Version 0.72
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2018
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    - 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
Version 0.71
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2018
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  • General
    - 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)
Version 0.70.2
  • Release Date: Jul 6, 2017
  • LAV Video
    - Fixed: DXVA2 decoding could fail in 0.70 after a dynamic media type change
Version 0.70.1
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2017
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    - NEW: DXVA2-CopyBack uses D3D9Ex to allow headless operation
    - Changed: Increased the maximum number of decode threads to 32
    - Changed: Rebalanced the "Auto" thread strategy to use the exact number of available CPU cores, instead of 1.5x the cores
    - Fixed: Certain H264 streams could crash in 0.70 due to lack of buffer padding
Version 0.70
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2017
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  • General
    - Official LAV Filters builds require a SSE2 capable CPU

    LAV Splitter
    - Fixed: Certain MP4/MOV files didn't play or seek correctly in recent versions of LAV Splitter
    - Fixed: HEVC in MP4 without PTS timestamp is being signaled appropriately
    - Fixed: Closing RTSP streams did not properly call the TEARDOWN function

    LAV Video
    - NEW: CUVID support for VP9 8/10-bit and HEVC 10/12-bit decoding
    - NEW: DXVA2 support for VP9 10-bit decoding
    - Changed: Simplified the internal dataflow to reduce overhead and improve performance
    - Changed: Enabled P010 output to EVR on Windows 10 Creators Update
    - Fixed: Y416 output was incorrect (required by madVR 0.91.8 and newer)
    - Fixed: Parsing H.264 MVC SEI NALs could fail in some cases
    - Fixed: CUVID decoding could deinterlace progressive streams under certain circumstances, degrading the quality

    LAV Audio
    - Fixed: LATM AAC streams with Program Config Elements (PCE) (common in DVB-T2 broadcast) played with audible distortions
    - Fixed: Very short PCM audio streams didn't play properly
Version 0.69
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2016
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    - NEW: Support for extracting HDR metadata from YouTube HDR VP9 streams
    - Fixed: Reading MKV files could crash when encountering tags for unknown or disabled streams

    LAV Video
    - NEW: Support for 10-bit UtVideo
    - NEW: MagicYUV decoding support
    - NEW: Experimental support for CineformHD decoding
    - Fixed: Converting 12-bit 4:4:4 YCbCr to RGB32 would result in a garbled image
    - Fixed: Decoding certain H.264 streams could drop a few frames at the start of playback

    LAV Audio
    - NEW: DTS Express (LBR) decoding support

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