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    LAVfilters is described as 'LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media' and is a Codec Pack in the video & movies category. There are nine alternatives to LAVfilters for Windows, Linux, Android and Mac. The best alternative is K-Lite Codec Pack, which is free. Other great apps like LAVfilters are Matroska, CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack, ADVANCED Codecs for Windows and Xvid.

    LAVfilters is mainly a Codec Pack but alternatives to it may also be Audio Codecs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LAVfilters.
    This page was last updated Jan 4, 2018
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    LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain...
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    1. K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files.
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      The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.
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      altersoft it's format, not codec pack
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    2. The CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically anything.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last update, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. When dealing with codecs, more does not equal better. Having the least amount on your system is the best configuration. This is exactly what the Shark's Codec Packages do for you. Windows Media Player and .
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      Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license.
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      DScaler 4 is a piece of software that captures video, processes it, and scales it for presentation on a projector or computer monitor.
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      AC3Filter is a high quality free audio decoder and processor filter. It allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks. Also it can process any audio track, much of processing options allows to adjust the sound in almost any way.

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      The official website is no longer available and the program was not updated since 2009. Last version, 0.7b, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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      Based on VSFilter 2.39 Guliverkli2 with various important changes from VSFilter 2.41 MPC-HC
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    4. Do you download movies and get confused by all the different formats and codecs? Now you dont need to worry about downloading your movie codecs separately, you can do it all in one go. Codec Pack All-in-1 includes: DivX 6.0 XviD Codec 1.0.3 DivX, XviD - FFDShow 17.02.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last update, 6.0.3.0, released in January 2006, can be still downloaded from FileHippo.com

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