LAV Filters Silent Install (How-To Guide)


LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters based on FFmpeg. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of LAV Filters from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install LAV Filters Silently

LAV Filters 0.74.1 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the LAV Filters 0.74.1 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: LAVFilters-0.74.1-Installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the LAV Filters shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:LAV Filters 0.74.1
Vendor:Hendrik Leppkes
Version:0.74.1
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:LAVFilters-0.74.1-Installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\LAV Filters\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\LAV Filters\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/Nevcairiel/LAVFilters/releases

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The LAV Filters installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

LAV Filters Silent Install with Logging

LAVFilters-0.74.1-Installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\LAVFilters-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing LAV Filters to “C:\LAV Filters”

LAVFilters-0.74.1-Installer.exe /DIR="C:\LAV Filters" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall LAV Filters Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

LAV Filters Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\LAV Filters\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

LAV Filters Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\LAV Filters\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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