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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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0.38.0 (April 20, 2024)



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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

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More information and other downloads

Download mpv-config for Mac - This is a collection of MPV configuration files, intended for high quality rendering of traditional live TV and video disc formats. On Macs, you can download and install them in your ~[user profile]/.config/mpv folder.

Download mpv-scripts - A collection of scripts written for mpv over the years.



Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New


v0.38.0

This release requires FFmpeg 4.4 or newer and libplacebo 6.338.2 or newer.

The new improved renderer (vo_gpu_next) is being worked on and not the default yet.

Features
New
scripting: add mp.input()
player: add an option to automatically turn on deinterlacing
mac: add more Now Playing information and functionality
osxbundle: automatically include MoltenVK to enable Vulkan support
input.conf: bind Ctrl+WHEEL_UP/DOWN to video-zoom
ao_avfoundation: initial support for AVFoundation audio driver (macOS)
vo: add context menu support on win32
Changed
osc: allow disabling special mouse wheel behavior
mac: add support for dynamic change of geometry, autofit
x11_common: allow DPI scale in unit of 0.5 and prefer the value from Xft.dpi
vo_gpu_next: save cache to separate files
mac: large amounts of refactoring, internal improvements and cleanups
builtin.conf: remove debanding from the high-quality profile
Removed
player: remove legacy, non-standard Raspberry Pi-specific support code
Options and Commands
Added
options: add secondary-sub-delay
options: add --osd-bar-border-size
filter_sdh: add --sub-filter-sdh-enclosures option
options: add --secondary-sub-ass-override
audio: add --volume-gain option to control volume in decibels
command: export current-gpu-context property
sub: add --sub-lavc-o option
command: add load-config-file and load-input-conf
input: add --input-preprocess-wheel option
player: add loadfile/loadlist insert-next commands
input: rework window dragging to be command controllable
options: add --deinterlace-field-parity option
vo: add video-target-params property
options: add --input-commands that runs commands at startup
Changed
player/command: add ability to scale overlay
mac: add support for window-id property and --drag-and-drop
command: support passing scale to keypress
mac: add support for --auto-window-resize, --input-cursor-passthrough options
win32: add support for --input-cursor-passthrough option
x11_common: support --title-bar
sub: allow setting special page numbers via --teletext_page
player: set --hidpi-window-scale to no by default
osd_libass: update the OSD bar's dent and border size
player: remove --alpha and rename --background to --background-color
options: remove --focus-on-open and add --focus-on
Removed
player: remove --term-remaining-playtime option
Fixes and Minor Enhancements
vaapi: add support for vaapi-win32
ao/coreaudio_exclusive: fix segfault when changing formats
mac: fix libmpv usage without embedding
build: only directly link shaderc and spirv-cross on windows
build: enable dvbin by default again
playloop: use a 16:9 ratio with --force-window
mac: report modifier keys on precise scrolling
input: fix double click handling
input: add missing forward media key ('GO_FORWARD')
sub: don't busy loop if the player is paused for cache
playlist: correctly populate playlist-path with the --playlist option
win32: opt in to the windows segment heap
demux_lavf: remove fix_editlists hack for mp4
wayland: fix key modifier handling again
win32: re-enable IME
wayland_common: guard against negative configure sizes
demux_lavf: detect ico as images
bash-completion: parse the mpv options lazily
f_auto_filters: use bwdif_cuda for deinterlacing with cuda hwdec
command: do a normal seek instead of a refresh seek when switching vo
ad_spdif: fix DTS 44.1khz passthrough playback
vo_dmabuf_wayland: scale smarter in hidpi situations
hwdec_drmprime: add P010 and P210 support
wayland: look for "default" cursor as well as "left_ptr"
wayland_common: properly handle high resolution scrolling
vo_vdpau: fix timing for nanoseconds
demux_mkv: add tags for A_MPEG/L1 (mp1) audio and FFV1 video
osdep: fix infinite loop when cancelling subprocess
dec_sub: expand sub packet caching
player/sub: avoid wasteful subtitle redraws
ao_pipewire: add support for SPDIF formats
wayland_common: implement multi-seat support
vo: make libmpv last in the auto-probing order for cocoa-cb only
player/loadfile: rewrite sub autoselection logic
meson: add custom target for macOS App bundling
image_writer: cleanup leftover files if image writing fails
sub: fix LRC lines with multiple timestamps
ao: don't clip floating point formats at non-unity gain
wayland: remove old sway/wlroots hack
hwdec/dmabuf_interop_gl: migrate to EXT_EGL_image_storage on desktop GL
sd_ass: don't wrongly recognize \pos as \p
ao_audiotrack: fix missing check for passthrough support
wayland_common: log if Drag-and-Drop fails
vo_gpu_next: render subtitles at video colorspace
swresample: stop using deprecated {in,out}_channel_layout options
path: don't load any files if --no-config is passed (incl. cache and state)
vo_gpu/vo_gpu_next: fix transparency with GLX
wayland_common: require WAYLAND_DISPLAY to be set for initialization
vo_drm: add support for BGR formats and YUYV
stream: enable caching for sockets, pipes and FIFOs
ao_coreaudio: stop audio unit after idle timeout
vo_gpu_next: add support for --dither-depth=auto
vo_gpu_next: don't render ASS subtitles at HDR colorspace
video/image_writer: attach MDVC metadata and CLLI metadata
win32: resolve dropped shell links (Windows shortcuts)
af_lavcac3enc: fix memory leak on 2ch audio
win32: increase hires timer resolution
input: raise maximum key down limit to 16
input: remove max active section limit
video/egl_helpers: fix fallback logic for EGL_KHR_create_context
ao_pulse: reenable latency hacks by default
hwdec/vulkan: enable the stable AV1 extension
af_scaletempo2: fix false reporting of frame availability
win32: fix native key repeat support
ao_pipewire: fix some buffer size / timing calculations
audio: pause handling improvements for pull-based AOs
ad_spdif: specify missing media type and sample rate
mac/vulkan: add support for frame timing via presentation feedback
demux_mkv: corrected direction of ProjectionPoseRoll rotation
demux_mkv: add support for BCP 47 language tags
player: avoid busy looping during subtitle track switches
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 v0.37.0..v0.38.0
in the git repository or by visiting
v0.37.0...v0.38.0.
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/compare/v0.37.0...v0.38.0

View full changelog




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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22 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


The playback is extraordinarily smooth and pleasing. It's also very robust in playing corrupted/incomplete video files.

Review by MusiqueRabbit on Aug 7, 2023 Version: 0.36.0 nightly OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by Esprit on Jan 21, 2023 Version: 0.34.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by sottil on May 27, 2022 Version: 5.7.0.0 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by Romsryu on May 31, 2021 Version: 0.33 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Works well, light Media Player. can use hardware decoder (CPU with i-GPU or APU), tone mapping, tuning parameter, audio equalizer, and not consuming too much resource or eating your system.

maybe it's not for ordinary people who just click and watch, need configuration.

recommended for expert or advanced user, in my opinion, the best media player after Daum Pot Player


Review by Amariami on Mar 7, 2021 Version: 0.33.0-88-gd1be8bb606 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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