LAV Filter Format Settings

download codecSee and understand the LAV Filter Format Settings as explained below. It is best to stick to the standard default settings as this is the most commonly used settings. You can tweak the settings for the LAV filter software. Likewise read the article I wrote on here under LAV Filter Mixing Settings as well as the one called LAV Filter Audio Settings as well.

LAV Filter Format Settings

These are the most common settings when it comes to the LAV filter format settings.

Threads for Multi-threading:

Threads for Multi-threading is like having more than one person working on a task at the same time. In LAV Filters, it means the software can use multiple ‘threads’ (like separate pathways) to process audio and video faster, making your movies play smoother.

LAV Filter Format SettingsUse Stream Aspect Ratio:

Use Stream Aspect Ratio is about making sure your videos look right. It tells LAV Filters to use the aspect ratio (the shape of the picture) that’s already set in your video file, so everything appears the way it’s meant to without getting stretched or squished.

Dithering Mode:

Dithering Mode is like adding tiny details to make colors look smoother. It helps reduce banding (those ugly lines you sometimes see between different shades) by blending colors together more seamlessly, giving you nicer-looking images.

Hardware Acceleration:

Hardware Acceleration means letting your computer’s graphics card handle some of the heavy lifting when playing videos. It can make playback smoother and use less of your computer’s CPU power, leaving more room for other tasks.

See also  Media Player Classic + External LAV Filters

GPU Deinterlacing:

GPU Deinterlacing is like fixing an old TV picture with weird lines. It uses your graphics card to convert interlaced video (where half the picture is shown at a time). This into a smooth, progressive picture, so everything looks clearer and more modern.


Yadif is a fancy name for a way to make videos with lots of motion look smoother. It’s like guessing what’s happening between each frame to fill in the gaps, so action scenes in movies or sports look less choppy and more natural.

Lastly also see the articles I wrote on Understand what the Kodi Codecs as well as the HEIF and HEVC media extensions.