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How to install MPV Video Player 0.25.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint

MPV Video Player 0.25.0 recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. Before we proceed with how to install mpv ubuntu, lets take a look at its features.

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MPV Video Player Features

  • The MPlayer’s options parser was improved upon to act more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable
  • MPV has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement, despite not having official GUI
  • It has an OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more
  • Leverages on FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration
  • Comes with a straightforward C API, designed to make mpv usable as a library as well as facilitate easy integration into other applications
  • mpv is still under active development, focusing on code refactoring and cleanups as well as adding features

MPV 0.25.0 Changelog


  • TOOLS: add acompressor.lua script for runtime acompressor ffmpeg filter control
  • dvb: add support for DVB-T2
  • lavfi: support hwdec filters for –lavfi-complex
  • macOS: initial Touch Bar support
  • osc: add volume button (mouse wheel to change volume)
  • sub: add SDH subtitle filter
  • vo_opengl: add experimental vdpauglx backend
  • vo_opengl: implement videotoolbox hwdec on iOS

Fixes and Minor Enhancements

  • ao_jack: update latency on buffer_size/graph change
  • ao_wasapi: do not pass nonsense to drivers with double precision formats
  • ass_mp: reallocate cached subtitle image data on format changes
  • don’t block playback stop when seeking
  • enable “buffering” pausing for DASH streams too
  • fix core-idle and eof-reached update notifcations
  • make screenshot commands honor the async flag
  • reduce blocking on VO when switching pause
  • wayland: correctly map mouse buttons
  • vo_x11: reduce flickering on playlist navigation
  • See release notes for full list

How to install MPV Video Player 0.25.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mpv

How to uninstall MPV Video Player from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove mpv

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