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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
Version:0.28.0 / Nightly 20180624
Released:Jun 24,2018
File size:13.7MB
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0.28.0 / Nightly 20180624 (June 24, 2018)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog



Add DRM_PRIME Format Handling and Display for RockChip MPP decoders
csputils: Add support for Display P3 primaries
demux: support multiple seekable cached ranges, display cache ranges on OSC
demux_playlist: support .url files (#5107)
dvb: Add multiple frontends support (up to 8)
dvb: implement parsing of modulation for VDR-style channels config
hwdec: add mediacodec hardware decoder for IMGFMT_MEDIACODEC frames,
rename mediacodec to mediacodec-copy
lua: integrate stats.lua script (bound to i/I by default)
vd_lavc: add support for nvdec hwaccel
vo_gpu: add android opengl backend
vo_gpu: initial d3d11 support
vo_gpu: vulkan support

af: remove deprecated audio filters (channels, equalizer, pan, volume;
replacements in lavfi)
vf: remove most GPL video filters (crop, dsize, expand, flip, gradfun, mirror,
noformat, pullup, rotate, scale, stereo3d, yadif; replacements in lavfi)
vf_buffer: remove this filter
video: remove automatic stereo3d filter insertion
vo_gpu: remove hwdec_vaglx interop
vo_opengl: refactor into vo_gpu
vo_wayland: remove
Options and Commands


demux: add option to create CC tracks eagerly (--sub-create-cc-track)
options: add --start=none to reset previously set start time
options: add --vlang switch

cache: lower default size to 2*10MB
demux: bump the demuxer cache readahead duration to 10 hours
demux: use seekable cache for network by default, bump prefetch limit
msg: make --msg-level affect --log-file too
player/misc.c: allow both --length and --end to control play endpoint
player: match subtitles with language tags with --sub-auto=exact
rename --opengl-hwdec-interop to --gpu-hwdec-interop (now mostly useless)
vd_lavc: prefer nvdec over vdpau with --hwdec=auto (better codec and surface
format support)
vd_lavc: rename --hwdec=rpi to --hwdec=mmal

options: remove --heartbeat-cmd and --heartbeat-interval
(incidentally fixes #4888)
Fixes and Minor Enhancements

TOOLS/autoload.lua: add ogm, ogg and opus extensions
Use /dev/tty instead of stdin for terminal input (#4190)
audio: add audio softvol processing to AO (replaces previously GPL’d code)
audio: fix channel conversion with NA channels (e.g. with ALSA)
audio: fix missing volume update on init and reinit
csputils: Fix DCI P3 primaries white point
demux: don't allow subtitles to mess up buffered time display
demux: fix .cue files with audio files that contain attached pictures
demux: fix accounting for seekable ranges on track switches (fixes missing
audio when cycling through audio tracks with e.g. EDL, --merge-files, ordered
chapters and youtube-dl pseudo DASH)
demux: fix crash with cue/ordered chapter files (#5027)
demux: speed up cache seeking with a coarse index
demux_lavf: always give libavformat the filename when probing
(helps with mp3 files)
demux_mkv: add V_SNOW tag to mkv_video_tags
dvb: Fix long channel switching: next/prev channel
dvb: fixes for ATSC tuning
lavc_conv: clamp timestamps to positive (#5047)
macOS: fix bundle on macOS High Sierra (10.13) (#4926, #4866)
mp_image: always copy color attributes on hw download (#4804)
mp_image: select an explicit fallback for chroma location (#4804)
msg: bump log level of --log-file to -v -v
msg: reinterpret a bunch of message levels
osc: fix rare stack overflow when changing visibility mode
osdep/io: add android-related bullshit to fix files >2 GiB
player/playloop.c: respect playback start time when using --loop-file
player: allow seeking in cached parts of unseekable streams
player: make track language matching case insensitive (#5272)
player: use start timestamp for ab-looping if --ab-loop-a is absent
player: when loading external file, always add all track types (#5132)
restore-old-bindings.conf: add old macOS/Wayland AXIS bindings
screenshot: create directories from template
scripting: report dlerror() output
sd_ass: accept RFC8081 font media types
sd_ass: accept otc as fallback OpenType collection file extension
stream_libarchive: work around various types of locale braindeath
subprocess-win: don't change the mouse cursor when creating processes
video: add a hack to avoid missing subtitles with vf_sub (#5194)
video: fix alpha handling (#4983)
video: fix memory leaks (roughly 1 KB per decoded frame) with hwdec copy modes
video: fix rotation and deinterlace auto filters
video: properly pass through ICC data
vo: add support for externally driven renderloop and make wayland use it
(partially fixes display-sync under wayland; disables rendering when window
is invisible)
vo_gpu: change --tone-mapping-desaturate algorithm
vo_gpu: enable 3DLUTs in dumb mode
vo_gpu: fix gamma scale
vo_gpu: fix mobius tone mapping compatibility to GLSL 120 (#5069)
vo_gpu: fix video sometimes not being rerendered on equalizer change
vo_gpu: kill off FBOTEX_FUZZY (#1814)
vo_gpu: opengl: fix possible screenshot window crash (#4905)
vo_gpu: opengl: use GLX_MESA_swap_control where available
vo_gpu: reduce the --alpha=blend-tiles checkerboard intensity
vo_gpu: win: remove exclusive-fullscreen detection hack
vo_lavc: remove messy delayed subtitle rendering logic (#4689)
wayland_common: implement output tracking, many cleanups and bugfixes
Windows: skip window snapping if Windows handled it
Windows: add more-POSIXy versions of open() and fstat() (#4711)
ytdl_hook: don't prepend ytdl:// to non-youtube links in playlists (#5003)
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 v0.27.0..v0.28.0
in the git repository or by visiting either
v0.27.0...v0.28.0 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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Jun 24, 2018 Version: 0.28.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

Try mpc-qt as a GUI, It's almost exact duplicate of mpc-hc, except uses mpv as engine!

Nov 8, 2017 Version: 0.27.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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Apr 24, 2017 Version: 025.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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