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mpv is a video player and a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more. While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement. mpv has an OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.

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Latest version

0.30.0 / 20191110 Nightly (November 10, 2019)



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Download mpv 0.29.1 Mac 64-bit  17MB  Mac64

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Software License

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Supported operating systems

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


v0.30.0

This release requires FFmpeg 4.0 or newer.
This release has replaced the internal Vulkan rendering abstraction
with libplacebo's more up-to-date implementation.

Features
Added
vo_gpu: vulkan: hwdec_cuda: Add support for Vulkan interop
command: support for async commands
input: support for named arguments
cocoa-cb: add support for mac 10.14 Dark mode and run time switching
vo_gpu: switch to Vulkan API implementation based on libplacebo
context_drm_egl: Add support for presentation feedback
vo_gpu: implement error diffusion for dithering
vo/gpu: hwdec_vdpau: Support direct mode for 4:4:4 content
vo_gpu: hwdec_vaapi: Add Vulkan interop
video, TOOLS: add vf_fingerprint and a skip-logo script
vo_gpu: d3d11: add support for presentation feedback
vo_drm: 30bpp support
cocoa-cb: add support for 10bit opengl rendering
video: add pure gamma TRC curves for 2.0, 2.4 and 2.6
vo_drm: Implement N-buffering and presentation feedback
Reintroduce vo_wayland as vo_wlshm
video: add zimg wrapper
wayland: add presentation time
input: add gamepad support through SDL2
Changed
cocoa-cb: use libmpv's advanced rendering control and timing
vo_gpu: improve tone mapping desaturation
vo_gpu: redesign peak detection algorithm
vo_gpu: allow boosting dark scenes when tone mapping
osc: improve look of seekranges
vo_gpu: x11: remove special vdpau probing, use EGL by default
demux: sort filenames naturally when playing a directory / archive
stream_dvb: rewrite channel switching, remove old stream control
filters: extend vf_format so that it can convert color parameters
Removed
demux, stream: rip out the classic stream cache
vo_gpu: removed internal Vulkan implementation
Remove libdvdread support in favor of libdvdnav
demux, stream: remove much of the optical disc support
Remove classic Linux analog TV support, and DVB runtime controls
demux, stream: remove old rar support in favor of libarchive
vo_gpu: remove mali-fbdev
vo_gpu: remove vdpau/GLX backend
vf_vapourynth: remove Lua backend
vo_gpu: remove hwdec_d3d11eglrgb
Options and Commands
Added
command: add a subprocess command
vo_gpu: added --tone-mapping-max-boost, --hdr-peak-decay-rate, --hdr-scene-threshold-low/high
player: add --demuxer-cache-wait option
Implement backwards playback
demux: add a on-disk cache
demux, command: add another stream recording mechanism, dump-cache command
ao_pulse: add --pulse-allow-suspended
command: add video-add/video-remove/video-reload commands
demux_cue: added --demuxer-cue-codepage to select CUE sheet charset
input: add keybind command
command: add sub-start & sub-end properties
video/d3d11: added --d3d11-adapter to select a rendering adapter by name
vo_gpu/d3d11: added --d3d11-output-format for configuring swap chain format
Changed
vo_gpu: split --linear-scaling into --linear-upscaling and --linear-downscaling
vo_gpu: split --tone-mapping-desaturate into strength and exponent
drm: rename --drm-osd-plane-id to --drm-draw-plane, --drm-video-plane-id to --drm-drmprime-video-plane, --drm-osd-size to --drm-draw-surface-size
Deprecated
options: deprecate --video-aspect, replaced by --video-aspect-override
options: deprecate --record-file, --spirv-compiler
Removed
options: remove deprecated --chapter option
demux: remove "program" property
stream: remove "disc-titles", "disc-title", "disc-title-list", and "angle" properties
cocoa-cb: remove --macos-title-bar-style, replaced by --macos-title-bar-material and --macos-title-bar-appearance
spirv: remove support for --spirv-compiler=nvidia (shaderc is the only remaining option)
Fixes and Minor Enhancements
context_drm_egl: implement n-buffering
cocoa-cb: add support for custom colored title bar
vo_gpu: x11egl: support Mesa OML sync extension
demux, demux_edl: add extension for tracks sourced from separate streams
context_drm_egl: Use eglGetPlatformDisplayEXT if available
vo_gpu: vulkan: add Android context
wayland: use xdg-decoration if available
vo_gpu: glx: use GLX_OML_sync_control for better vsync reporting
demux: runtime option changing for cache and stream recording
x11: fix ICC profiling for multiple monitors
zsh completion: move generation to runtime and improve
This listing is not complete. Check DOCS/client-api-changes.rst for a history
of changes to the client API, and DOCS/interface-changes.rst for a history
of changes to other user-visible interfaces.

A complete changelog can be seen by running git log v0.29.1..v0.30.0
in the git repository or by visiting either
v0.29.1...v0.30.0 or
https://git.srsfckn.biz/mpv/log/?qt=range&q=v0.29.1..v0.30.0

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All features


Streamlined CLI options

MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.

On Screen Controller

While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement.

High quality video output

mpv has a OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.

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.




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Review by leishz0r on Nov 3, 2019 Version: 0.30.0 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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Review by Nero on Nov 3, 2019 Version: 0.30.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




MPV is a cross platform player, probably the most advanced for functionality and processing capabilities. There are a lot of options to customize the video and audio quality, good quality video scalers. MPC-HC + LAV + madVR deliver yet a better visual quality, but MPV is no slouch either.
My only regret: when there is a video at display native resolution, MPV apply bilinear scaling when there should be no scaling at all.


Review by Ziggy1978 on Nov 2, 2019 Version: 0.30 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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Review by stax76 on Oct 27, 2019 Version: 0.30 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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Review by krishna on Mar 12, 2019 Version: 0.29.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10


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