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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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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Released:Feb 12,2017
File size:11.7MB
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Latest version

0.24.0 (February 12, 2017)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Windows: allow snapping to screen edges (#2248)
macOS: add border cycling (#2430)
player: add experimental C plugin interface
player: add experimental stream recording feature (--record-file)
player: add prefetching of the next playlist entry (--prefetch-playlist; does NOT work with URLs resolved by youtube-dl)
stream_lavf: add support for data URIs (#4058)
vaapi: add support for 10-bit video formats (requires patched Mesa and capable hardware)
x11: pseudo HiDPI scaling
Options and Commands
sub: add --sub-justify and --sub-ass-justify options
sub: add option to force using video resolution for image subtitles (--image-subs-video-resolution)
command: rename framedrop properties
drop-frame-count → decoder-frame-drop-count
vo-drop-frame-count → frame-drop-count
input.conf: change "L" to change loop-file by default
--hwdec-preload (replaced with --opengl-hwdec-interop)
options: drop deprecated --sub-codepage syntax
options: drop deprecated --vd/--ad codecs selection features
player: remove --stream-capture option/property
Fixes and Minor Enhancements
Windows: update the fullscreen state on restoring
ad_spdif: fix obscure cases of AC3 passthrough (e.g. 44100 Hz AC3)
ao_oss: use --audio-device if --oss-device isn't set (#4122)
build: fix --disable-gl if cuda is enabled
build: rpi: rely on pkgconfig for compiler flags to ease cross compilation
charset_conv: fallback to interpreting subs as latin1 if iconv fails
charset_conv: fix "auto" fallback with uchardet not compiled (#3954)
client API: fix freeze when destroying mpv_handle before mpv_initialize
client API: fix mpv_set_property() return value before init (#3988)
command: fix potential crash for script-binding with multi-commands
command: nicer OSD formatting for loop-file
command: shorten long playlists on OSD
config: do not resolve default profile during "include" processing (#4024)
cuda: fix 10 bit decoding
cue: accept lower-case cue commands (#4057)
demux_mkv: any reference makes a frame not a keyframe (fixes seeking in WebM files with alpha channel)
lavfi: slightly better disconnected output handling (#4118)
lua: close directory after reading its entries (#4045)
macOS: consistent normalization when searching for external files (#4016)
macOS: don't change Space on quit in fullscreen (#3957)
macOS: don't constrain window frame for fullscreen (#4044)
macOS: don't init displaylink on reconfig (#4031)
macOS: fix build on OS X 10.9 (#3946)
macOS: fix color profile retrieval
macOS: fix displaylink refresh rate retrieval
macOS: fix dropping of files and URLs (#4036)
macOS: fix handling of geometry option (#3867)
macOS: fix unwanted behavior with window level other than the default (#1757, #1884)
macOS: fix window size in certain circumstances
macOS: properly recover from toggleFullscreen fail (#4035)
osc: allow playlist buttons when looping (#4092)
osc: bottom/topbar: clip title instead of stretching
osc: bottombar/topbar: make chapter markers slightly bigger
osc: box: clip with ellipsis after too much stretching
osc: fix crashes related to field eventresponder being nil (#3210)
player: add .scc subtitle extension
stream_bluray: use proper 0-based index
sub: remove .txt as text subtitle extension
tv: fix segfaults on TV input (#4096)
vaapi: set libva > 0.39.4 message callbacks to prevent it from printing messages to the terminal
vd_lavc: improved fallback behavior for --hwdec=cuda (#3914)
vdpau: reject decoding of non-4:2:0 (would decode to garbage)
vf_lavfi: don't crash with VOs without hardware decoding support (#4064)
vo_opengl, vo_opengl_cb: better hwdec interop backend selection
vo_opengl: angle: rewrite with custom swap chain (fixes problems with e.g. 24 fps video on 24 Hz monitors, avoids problems with DirectComposition, enables "screenshot window" command on Windows 8 and newer)
vo_opengl: partially fix rotation for 4:2:2 content
vo_opengl: x11egl: fix alpha mode
wayland: fix high CPU usage with mpv paused and visible
ytdl_hook, edl: implement pseudo-DASH support
ytdl_hook: add non-dash fallbacks to default formats
ytdl_hook: fix opening rtmp stream
ytdl_hook: respect --no-audio, don't force-select track
ytdl_hook: support livestream segmented DASH VODs
ytdl_hook: support segmented dash
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 v0.23.0..v0.24.0
in the git repository or by visiting either
v0.23.0...v0.24.0 or

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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.


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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I'm really liking this media player. Once you learn the keyboard commands, you're all set. Simply drag your media file into the mpv window, sit back, and enjoy. Below are a few of the key controls I use frequently.

Volume Up = 0
Volume Down = 9
Full Screen = f
Exit Full Screen = ESC
Original Video Size = ALT+1
Double Video Size = ALT+2
Enable OSD = DEL
Disable OSD = DEL
Quit and Close mpv = q

All key controls are listed at the link below.

Definitely give mpv a try. It'll be even better when more Windows frontends are available for it.

Dec 27, 2016 Version: 0.23.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I liked, simple, fast, lightweight, all you need is this

Apr 12, 2016 Version: mpv 0.17.0 portable OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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