Potplayer + External LAV Filters

Tutorial on how to setup Potplayer to use external LAV Filters. Doing this is an easy process

Potplayer can play all common video and audio files using inbuilt codecs. Advanced users can use external filters with Potplayer.

System Config:


  1. Download and install LAV Filters

 

1. Configure Polplayer to use LAV Filters

Open Potplayer Preferences windows (F5)

  • Click on potplayer dropdown-menu at top left corner as shown below
  • Select "Preferences"


  • Select Filter Control -> Filter Priority (Overall)
  • Click "Add Registered Filter"


  • Select "LAV Audio Decoder"
  • Click "OK"



  • Select "LAV Audio Decoder"
  • Set Priority as "Prefer
  • Click "Add Registered Filter"



  • Select "LAV Splitter"
  • Click "OK"


  • Select "LAV Splitter"
  • Set Priority as "Prefer
  • Click "Add Registered Filter"


  • Select "LAV Splitter Source"
  • Click "OK"

  • Select "LAV Splitter Source"
  • Set Priority as "Prefer
  • Click "Add Registered Filter"


  • Select "LAV Video decoder"
  • Click "OK"



  • Select "LAV Video decoder"
  •  Set Priority as "Prefer
  • Click "Apply"

 




2. Configure External LAV filters


 LAV Splitter Config

  • Open Windows Start Menu
  • Under LAV Filters click " LAV Splitter Configuration"

Here you can add prefered language for audio playback and prefered language for showing subtitles.

Only use first three letter of the language. Example : eng for English

  • To set prefered audio language as English set "Audio: eng"
  • To set prefered subtitle language as English set "Subtitles: eng"
  • Click "Apply"  and "OK"


 LAV Audio Config

  • Open Windows Start Menu
  • Under LAV Filters click " LAV Audio Configuration"

 


  •  Select "Mixing" tab
  • Tick "Enable Mixing"
  • Tick "Don't mix Stereo sources"

 



Make sure you select correct Speaker configuration from the drop-down menu. Its more about wiring you are using to connect the computer to the speaker.
In may case its "Stereo" which is the most common scenario.
 
  •  Select "Stereo" from the drop-down menu for Output Speaker Configuartion
  • Click "Apply"  and "OK"


 

 

 LAV Video Config

 

  • Open Windows Start Menu
  • Under LAV Filters click " LAV Video Configuration"

 


 To select Hardware decoder of GPU to decode video file

  • Select "D3D11" as "hardware Decoder to use:"
  • Tick all Resolutions and Codecs for HW Decoding as shown below

 

 

 IF you want to select a particular GPU for decoding then

  • Under "Hardware Device to use"
  • Select the GPU from the drop-down menu. In my case it NVIDIA geForce GTX 1070 GPU
  • Click "Apply" and "OK"


 

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