Please be sure to see HDF5 Filter Plugins, a convenience software that packages together many of the registered and commonly used filters provided by users.
HDF5 provides the capability to employ dynamic plugins. The first application of dynamic plugins was dynamically loaded filters.
The deployment of dynamic plugins can be managed in the following ways:
Guides to the design and use of dynamic plugins and dynamically loaded filters in HDF5:
HDF5 Dynamically Loaded Filters
Programmatic Control of Dynamic Plugins
HDF5 functions for programmatic control of dynamic plugins and dynamically loaded filters from within an HDF5 application: