Mpv media player (FFmpeg version)

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*Note: any issues regarding ytdl:
Update to the latest upstream version before filing issue with me or at mpv github
The latest min. version required for 16.04 is 2017.08.09

*Note - mpv.conf is the new default for a config file
Best, new default location is ~/.config/mpv/ using mpv.conf

*New -
Now uses a default profile named pseudo-gui
This is used via mpv.desktop, mainly for playback from context menu,
  mime associations & DnD on a launcher icon.
The upstream default is idle=once, I've set these builds to idle=yes

To return to idle once in your local config file add -


*For https stream - the mpv window won't open till stream starts, to get an immediate window, in mpv.conf a new section -


* For Ubuntu (unity, gnome-shell) users -
you can add mpv to the launcher for DnD, also ck. the quicklists for add stuff.

Fork of mplayer/mplayer2
This ppa has git master versions, for stable release builds see here (trusty only

Using an embedded FFmpeg git, see here for difference vs. libav
Using git x264

further info & info for self builds

For some usage info read & ck. here -

By default osc (on screen controller) is enabled. To read about & how to adjust or disable read

*Note* - Osc config options now go into ~/.mpv/lua-settings/osc.config
refer to manpage or pdf in /usr/share/doc/mpv

Note that osc does have a slight hit on cpu use, if unsuitable then disable at runtime

Encoding support now enabled, see manpages &
mpv --oac=help
mpv --oacopts=help
mpv --ovc=help
mpv --ovcopts=help
Add. see /etc/mpv/encoding-profiles.conf

*A pdf version of the manpages is available in /usr/share/doc/mpv, no need to extract to use with evince, other readers may vary..

*For unity & gnome-shell users if you pin mpv to launcher/dock/overview there is a quicklist option to open the man in evince. (and several other items..

*If you want mpv to open centered on screen, (recommended) then -
In your local mpv.conf file add line -

*Hardware decoding can be auto enabled & used when supported by adding to mpv.conf this line -

For some --vo info ck. the man/pdf or here

*Youtube & other sites*
quvi support has been removed in 0.6.2+. For youtube or other urls that can benefit support thru youtube-dl is now default enabled

You must have a recent youtube-dl in $PATH
Best way for youtube-dl is to follow instr. here, then keep up to date -
(- the repo packages of youtube-dl are generally outdated, don't use!

To disable add to your config file ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf

*A firefox mpv extension works on many sites, generally r. click on a thumbnail > Watch with mpv -

Note that when exiting/quiting some url's an additional action in terminal is needed, ie. press enter

*re vivid, wily*
mpv is available here, use the whole ppa as it deps of some other packages -

*re vapoursynth support*
remove this ppa, remove mpv & use this ppa
Do note that vapoursynth-extra-plugins should be installed to make that mpv build useful, not currently a recommend..

*re: cuda*
Now using SDK 8, requires nvidia-378.13 at a min.
Can be gotten here -
If any initial issues try,
Remove mpv, install new drivers, reboot, re-install mpv

*re:libmpv for xenial
older version here, for newer go here as latest requires newer ffmpeg libs

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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  • Deps (included on 2017-11-21)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Doug McMahon.

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fdk-aac Doug McMahon (2016-03-10)
fdk-aac Doug McMahon (2016-03-10)
intel-vaapi-driver 1.8.1-1~xenial Doug McMahon (2017-05-06)
intel-vaapi-driver 1.7.0-1~ppa1 Doug McMahon (2016-03-19)
lcms2 2.6-3ubuntu1~trusty Doug McMahon (2014-10-26)
libbluray 1:0.7.0-1~trusty Doug McMahon (2015-02-14)
libmpv 0.22.0-1~xenial1 Doug McMahon (2016-12-14)
libmysofa 0.6.0~zzartful Doug McMahon (2017-10-16)
libmysofa 0.6.0~xenial2 Doug McMahon (2017-10-14)
libva 1.8.1-1~xenial Doug McMahon (2017-05-06)
libva 1.7.3-1~trusty Doug McMahon (2017-01-20)
libva-utils 1.8.1+ds1-1~xenial Doug McMahon (2017-05-07)
mpv 2:0.28.0+git2~zzbionic2 Doug McMahon (2018-01-31)
mpv 2:0.28.0~xenial1 Doug McMahon (2018-01-22)
mpv 2:0.27.0+git2~zzartful Doug McMahon (2017-10-17)
mpv 2:0.27.0~zesty Doug McMahon (2017-10-14)
mpv 2:0.26.0+git1~trusty1 Doug McMahon (2017-08-19)
mpv 2:0.24.0~yakkety2 Doug McMahon (2017-04-08)
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