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Last Update : August 2017

FAQ - Frequently Answered (not Ask) Question

I received so many comments about broken video, that's because the latest LAV Megamix (and others) were updating something that broke the entire codec setups. I suggest to use no other than Megamix-LAVFilters-0.70.2-x86 (you can download it here or any older version of your codec pack (just before August 2017 version). Do not use any incremental update of LAV Filter Megamix for the time being.
The latest version of LAV Filter Megamix is good now, fixed most things but not everything.

Question : My PC/laptop/toaster can't play the encodes smoothly!
Answer : Use MPV instead of the glorious madvr. If you still can't play it, toast your toaster with a new toaster.

Question : I got a glitched video after seeking from/to ordered chapter part!
Answer : This is, most likely, because of a different encoding settings. Wait until the encoder fix it, or just remove the ordered chapter part (e.g OP/ED) for a temporary fix.

Question : I got silenced audio after entering OP/ED/Ordered chapter part!
Answer : Make sure your LAV Filter is used and configured properly. Ask at discord if you can't figure shit out of it.
If you're using MPC-HC : There is a behaviour in MPC-HC which causes silenced audio if you play, for example, a main episode with AAC codec and OP/ED with OPUS codec. MPV doesn't have this problem.
If you're using PotPlayer : You can force LAV Filter to be used as default


After updating your codecs and PotPlayer,
looks like PotPlayer fails to load LAV Splitter on Opus audio when in OC!
you can force it to use it like this, if LAV Splitter doesn't appear for you, click on Filter management then Scan then Ok,
after that choose LAV Splitter in Matroska^
That's all you need to play Opus Audio in potplayer when it's OC'ed.


From this point onward, I do not recommend you to install K-Lite/KCP/CCCP/whatever-wtf-name codec pack with exception of LAV Filter Megamix (tailored for most movie playback but mainly Anime) and MPV (simplicity at its finest, but also complicated at the same time).

More to comes.

- If you already have KCP installed, you can update the LAV filter, MPC-HC and madvr manually instead.
- There is a lot of subjective quality comparison between mpv and madvr NGU at /g/. I prefer mpv due to it being lightweight and less resource hungry, even old toaster with shitty sandy bridge can play 1080p hevc fine.

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  1. for separated openings and its episodes, they wont connect after I rename it,,,
    how can I make them automatically connect like they were supposed to even after I rename them?

        1. usually it shouldn’t affect the oc, I just tried randomly changing the name to snk files (episodes, op and ed) but they’re still working fine, what series are you trying to watch? maybe there’s some problem with the chapters of those files.

  2. For users who want to play oc in potplayer, they have to download the latest version (32 bit) install and open. Right click then go to Filters > Advanced Filter Settings > Filter Priority > Add registered filter and choose Haali Media Splitter. Then click on Haali Media Splitter to highlight it. Then set the priority to prefer. Apply these settings and restart potplayer. Now you can play ordered chapters with potplayer.

        1. I just installed Kawaii Codec Pack which comes with LAVFilters and xy-VSFilter. it just works. i don’t think i have configured something. anyway thank you.

        2. Just a piece of info.
          LAV Filters have ‘LAV splitter’ which handles ‘OC’.
          Otherwise you’d need to get ‘Haali Media Splitter’ for playing OC stuff. Just a few versions back, LAV splitter didn’t use to support OC and people had to get the external splitter like Haali Media Splitter, but now it does. Although, afaik, Haali Media Splitter is slightly less prone to glitches as compared to LAV splitter.

        3. I see, did not know about it, i recently started using Potplayer. i used to use mpv in linux and MPC in windows.

  3. @zemgo, I know it’s been long since the question asked, but will help somebody.
    -Uninstall all codecpacks>Restart the PC
    -Updater graphics card drivers (directly download from AMD or Nvidia for ur card)>restart the PC
    -install “DirectX End-User Runtimes” @(http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109) directly from Microsoft (extract and install)
    -Install MPC-HC or MPC-BE (for a modern theme)>restart the PC
    -Setup the media player to play all video files using the player (go to Options>Formats) . All default settings should do fine. If u want u can look into the “Options” for more refine settings
    -This should fix ur broblem

  4. I’m using KCP and I’m experiencing lag on animated subtitles (e.g. Punch Line OP). Already tried disabling subtitle animation on MPC and problem still persists. Help please

  5. Helpful guide Bro/Sis , thanks a bunch by the way.
    Could play a 720p 10 bit video at the HIGH madVr settings with(still not highest) nary a hitch, but when it come to your Hagani next 1080p or any other 1080p, I can play without dropped frames only at the LOW settings (though still not the lowest, thankful for that).

  6. link to mplayer2 in this page is death and I would recommend to replace it with mpv. and yeah, there’s also hq player like MPDN which also recommended IMO. this page needs to be updated. 🙂

  7. Hi, I am using MPC-HC x64 bit when playing videos.
    Whenever I would play a video, everything on-screen freezes.
    MPC-HC would open, the status bar at the bottom would show “Opening” and then the freeze occur.
    I noticed that this only happens when the video file has some sort of Attachments in the MediaInfo. Otherwise the video would play right away.
    Example MediaInfo:
    Attachments : Balthazar-Regular.ttf / charbb_reg.ttf / Chinela Brush.ttf / EFN Gregorio.ttf / KGShadowOfTheDay.ttf / POORICH.TTF

    It happens one time, the first time I open a video file after turning on my PC.
    If I restart or shut down my PC, then turn it on again, then open a video file with attachments, the freeze would occur again.

    Does it have something to do with loading the attachments?
    Is anyone else experiencing the same?

    1. Goarweam, I’m a rank noob when it comes to this stuff, but I do know that those attachments are fonts, and I know that, surprisingly, loading fonts is an apparently delicate operation that often goes wrong and causes a program to misbehave. Try reinstalling the MPC-HC, and if that doesn’t help, ask on their forum about font-loading issues. Good luck.

  8. Thank you for the guides! However, is there a guide for Mac’s? I use a Mac and usually use VLC or Mplayer to watch MKV videos… but I guess with the ordered chapter series (such as KHR), Both players aren’t working well :/ VLC at least plays the whole video with the OP/EDs but subs aren’t fully there… where as MplayerX & Extended, they show the subs but don’t link the OP/EDs… 🙁 Any other alternative? I’ve heard of MPV but it’s a bit too complicated for me…

    1. Download mpv player. I use it on my mac when I’m on that partition, pretty rare tho becuz all of my encoding stuff is on the bootcamp partition.

      Here’s a link to the latest build of mpv:
      https://laboratory.stolendata.net/~djinn/mpv_osx/

      Just download the one labelled latest build and put mpv into the applications folder like usual and it should work fine. It may, or may not work on the latest version of OSX so consider that a warning.

      If all goes well u should be running OC’ed episodes with everything showing up and no linking errors.

  9. Are there latest up to date information regarding madVR settings for watching Hi10 videos? I have recently reinstalled my K-lite Codec pack due to playback issues with the recent videos which having the opening and ending credits being played in reverse. Reinstalling was a good solution and now they are playing like it should. Now my problem is with the latest updates with madVR, I don’t know which best quality settings should I use when watching videos from this site. Google doesn’t help much since there are no updated links which addresses this issues. Thanks in advance.

  10. I am using KCP MPC BE player [KCP_Black-1.0.7]. Is there any player better than this one? I used to use KCP MPC HC which lagged sometimes.

    My PC configuration:

    HP
    Intel (R) core 15-4200M @ 2.50Hz
    Ram 4 gb
    Intel HD Graphics 4600
    AMD Radeon HD 8750M [2GB]

  11. Does anyone have HEVC Playback problems with LAVFilters-0.70.2-17 (Klite K-Lite Codec Pack 13.4.1 to 13.4.3 Updates)
    or Megamix-LAVFilters-0.70.2-16?

    Video not rendering properly.. black with squares and glitches…

    Had to rollback to an earlier version LAVFilters-0.70.2-08
    (K-Lite Codec Pack 13.4.0) which did not have this problem

  12. if you are a casual ,,
    just install the latest version mpc-hc , and you’re good to go.. 🙂
    dont touch any setting or what so ever, except probably to normalize audio in audio switcher tab to increase some lack of volume in certain movie/anime..

    if you are a hardcore ,,
    install svp (smooth video project) the free version or paid,,
    all needed components will be installed automatically with some recommended setting up to your PC capabilities..

    thats the easiest method.. turn off svp if you dont like the ghosting effect from it, madVr smooth motion is much better (imo).. 🙂

  13. hello, i currently use klite, and i want to migrate to lav megamix
    do i need to uninstall klite completely first? or do i even need to migrate at all?
    oh and the player i want to use is mpc-hc, if that matters

  14. Hi, I’m having problems getting the Potplayer to work. I don’t change anything in the settings not from the codecs themselves and yet it still cannot play any anime file. However, when I use MPC Home Cinema (included in the installer LAV Filter Megamix) it works just fine. Are there any configuration guides available for Potplayer? I tried using this guide from this site (https://imouto.my/tutorials/configuring-potplayer-for-gpu-accelerated-video-playback-with-dxva-or-cuda-and-also-high-performance-software-decoding/#Hi10-pnotes) but it doesn’t work for me. Please advise.

    1. There is actually a config you can add, vo=opengl:interpolation (a.k.a the new SmoothMotion in mpv). Basically it merely blends and displays frames at 2.5 times, it is very smooth. You can try adding it to the mpv.conf and add some A/V resample, see this link.

  15. Thanks for the guide. Just another concern coz i couldnt find “Kiddy Grade” in your project list anymore. Kinda strange but i swear i saw it the other day.. Cheers!

  16. Regarding the “glitched video after seeking from/to ordered chapter part” when will this be fixed? There are a lot of anime from this site suffering with this “glitch”. It’s hard to continue watching when I pause and go to sleep, work, etc and when I continue the next day, the glitch is all over screen. I have all the latest updates for the codecs. Reinstall the LAV just to be sure and it is still there.

      1. Thanks for answering. Removing the OC is indeed a temporary solution. However, the glitch is really troublesome, especially if I tend to forget about it and try to “rewind” back to a certain scene and BOOM instant despair. Glitch all over the screen. The only way for me to get back on track is to watch the whole episode all over again. I doubt he encoder will try to fix this. He/She would either be too lazy to do anything about it or tends to be too busy with real life scenarios and forgets about their anime responsibilities. Sad.

        1. Another thing you could try is to revert to older version of any video player/codec pack you use. I’ve been using mpv which released on 2017-04-23 and its plays all encodes here fine. For codec packs, maybe you should downgrade to version released earlier this year or from last year.

  17. I’m currently watching Infinite Stratos season1 from this site and when OP and ED part there’s only romaji lyric showing without kanji and english sub. This happen when using MPV player. Do you how to fix this?

      1. The issue was reported in https://github.com/Nevcairiel/LAVFilters/issues/158 using your files as reference for the broken LAV filter.

        Load Matroska Segments video seek regression on v0.70 #158
        @isral
        isral opened this issue
        about 7 hours ago

        Seek mkv with ordered chapter break video that downloaded from hi10anime.com
        70
        It’s not happen on old release (v0.68).
        Disabling “Load Matroska Segments from external files” fix it.

        How to reproduce (using anime Himouto! Umaru-chan):

        Download (put in same folder):
        http://bc.vc/38388/http://hi10anime.uni.cx/hi10anime3/yusakatsuragi/%5BHi10%5D_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_%5BBD_1080p%5D/(Hi10)_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_-_01_(BD_1080p)_(LNS)_(9860602B).mkv
        http://bc.vc/38388/http://hi10anime.uni.cx/hi10anime3/yusakatsuragi/%5BHi10%5D_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_%5BBD_1080p%5D/(Hi10)_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_-_NCED_(BD_1080p)_(LNS)_(C2C50639).mkv
        http://bc.vc/38388/http://hi10anime.uni.cx/hi10anime3/yusakatsuragi/%5BHi10%5D_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_%5BBD_1080p%5D/(Hi10)_Himouto!_Umaru-chan_-_NCOP_(BD_1080p)_(LNS)_(BC054BB2).mkv
        Make sure “Load Matroska Segments from external files” enabled.
        Open “(Hi10)Himouto!Umaru-chan-01(BD_1080p)(LNS)_(9860602B).mkv”
        Seek several times inside several chapters.

  18. 0.70.2 – 2017/07/06
    LAV Video

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

    Can’t undertand why this problem persist on versions newer than this
    even with the latest implementations of LAV Filter Megamix..

    As I said it only affects a few encodes on this site… most notably Hajimete no Gal..

  19. K-Lite Codec Pack 13.5.4 Mega fixes the glitched video problem.. tho its still in the beta stages… the
    – LAV Filters to version 0.70.2-74-g1ec8a

    This fixes the playback problems since it was working in K-Lite_Codec_Pack_1340_Mega
    -LAVFilters-0.70.2

    1. Looks like LAV-Filters-Megamix wont integrate the fixed 0.70.2-74-g1ec8a

      Taken from feedback on the comments of this page:
      https://imouto.my/tutorials/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/

      ranpha: Is the problem caused by LAV Splitter? If yes, then for sure it hasn’t been fixed yet, and I can’t use their fix if I want to ship latest madVR in the installer. Need to wait for the time being.
      t83: it has been fixed and KLite codec and Advanced Codecs are using this newer build of lav
      ranpha: LAV Filters has not been updated for more than two weeks here. It is either custom patch, a revert or a downgrade; the latter two I am not willing to do.

  20. Codec Pack Updates which do not work with doesn’t work withHI-10 OCEd MKVs:
    1. Shark Advanced Codecs 8.2.6 (https://www.videohelp.com/software/Win7codecs)
    2. LAV Filters Megamix 28 September 2017
    3. KMPlayer 4.2.2.3 (clame it on the bundled LAV filters)

    Those that works are
    1. Megamix-LAVFilters-0.70-x86.exe 2017-06-15 72.6MB *
    Megamix-LAVFilters-0.70-x64.exe 2017-06-15 76.2MB *
    from https://www.videohelp.com/software/LAV-Filters-Megamix/old-versions#downloadold

    or use
    2. K-Lite Codec Pack 13.5.5 +K-Lite Codec Pack 13.5.6 update
    which work again http://www.codecguide.com/index.html

  21. If you botched up your codec installation with a later version of LAV-Filters-Megamix..

    Get the stable LAV Filters 0.70.2
    https://www.videohelp.com/software/LAV-Filters/
    This only contains the basic LAV package … no need to update the other software you are using.. I get the portables and copy the contents of the zip to whatever botched codec pack installation’s LAV folder..

    NOTE: don’t touch the nightly release… 0.70.2-77 Nightly.. These dont work… with the Load external chapters option on the LAV splitter

  22. I’m facing some issues in MPV player.

    # Attachments (fonts) won’t load from segment file (OP/ED).
    # In case of YUV444 video file, it gets broken during switching (OP>Main).

    Anyone knows the solutions?

      1. I’m already using the latest version. But I think you missed the point. If the OP kfx font isn’t attached in the main or episode file, mpv doesn’t load it from OP file. Just try ”Seiken Tsukai no World Break” from Hi10 which faces above 2 mentioned issues. Or you can just try any OCed file to create the same situation (#1) by removing font used in OP kfx from episode file.

  23. If anyone is still interested in KMPlayer 4.2.2.3
    Use a portable installer:

    https://portableappz.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-kmplayer-4147-multilingual.html?m=1

    This intall is adware free..

    If you want the latest LAV filters just download the installer or look for the x86 folder of LAV on your pc c:\Program Files (x86). Copy the ff files to the CORE subdirectory where your portable KMPLaYER is installed:

    avcodec-lav-57.dll
    avfilter-lav-6.dll
    avformat-lav-57.dll
    avresample-lav-3.dll
    avutil-lav-55.dll
    IntelQuickSyncDecoder.dll
    LAVAudio.ax
    LAVFilters.Dependencies.manifest
    LAVSplitter.ax
    LAVVideo.ax
    libbluray.dll
    swscale-lav-4.dll

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