This is a multi-platform guides. Please choose one compatible with your operating system or smartphone.
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
after that choose
LAV Splitter in
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.