mpv is a free and open-source Multi-platform media player which was fork from mplayer2 and MPlayer. It will support all modern system and removed large portions of code originating from MPlayer to make it user friendly and introduced lots of new features and improvements. The latest version of MPV 0.17.0 was released on April 12, 2016 which significant improvements.
Features of MPV
- Streamlined CLI options: MPlayer’s options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs and many other option has been reworked to make a new identity and uniqueness on MPV.
- On Screen Controller: There is no official GUI for MPV, which was having small controller. It has been managed by mouse moment.
- High quality video output: mpv has a OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, etc..,
- GPU video decoding: mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decode acceleration.
- Embeddable: A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.
- Active development: mpv is under active development, focusing on code refactoring and cleanups as well as adding features.
- Packages download link
1) Install MPV Player in Ubuntu & Mint
Add the below PPA to install MPV latest version Video player on Ubuntu system.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install mpv
2) Install MPV Player in Fedora
Enable RPM fusion repository to get latest version of MPV package. I have tested in Fedora 23.
$ sudo dnf install mpv
3) Install MPV Player in Debian
Enable deb-multimedia.org repository to get latest version of MPV package. I have tested in Debian 8.
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org '$(lsb_release -cs)' main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install mpv
4) Install MPV Player in openSUSE
Enable Packman repository to get latest version of MPV package. I have tested in openSUSE Leap 42.1.
$ sudo zypper install mpv
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