Mpv media player (FFmpeg version)

PPA description

For unity & gnome-shell docks > the mpv icon > r. click will provide info and links

*Note: any issues regarding ytdl:
Update to the latest upstream version before filing issue with me or at mpv github

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

*New -
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 -

*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*

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(- the repo packages of youtube-dl are generally outdated, don't use!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

*re vapoursynth support*
The previous linked ppa is now dead...
For 18.04 a build here, may not be updated further..

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

*re: mpv2 package. The name I made up, the source is mpv_backup which is the personal dev of the Former main mpv dev. It's what he wants.. Can co-exist with orig. mpv, use mpv2 as the cli command. Does not support optical media or dvb, some options also removed. Check out it's man pages..
Note that the github page for this has been deleted so likely no more updates from wm4...

*Do not file any issues with mpv2 (mpv_backup) on mpv's github site!*
Note that neither mpv or mpv2 gest much new dev..

*Re: cuda/nvdec support
The current min nvidia driver version is 396.24 or newer,
 For optional CUDA 10 features: 410.48 or newer
This will never go down, will go up.
If needed newer drivers here -

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
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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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dav1d 0.4.0-2 Doug McMahon (2019-09-16)
dav1d 0.4.0-2 Doug McMahon (2019-08-11)
dav1d 0.3.1-1 Doug McMahon (2019-07-07)
dav1d 0.3.1-1 Doug McMahon (2019-06-09)
dav1d 0.2.0-1 Doug McMahon (2019-03-09)
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+git~disco Doug McMahon (2019-03-09)
libmysofa 0.6.0+git~bionic Doug McMahon (2019-02-27)
libmysofa 0.6.0~xenial2 Doug McMahon (2018-05-19)
libmysofa 0.6.0~xenial2 Doug McMahon (2017-10-14)
libplacebo 1.18.0-1~bionic Doug McMahon (2019-09-14)
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 2:0.29.1+git11~bionic Doug McMahon (2019-09-23)
mpv 2:0.29.1+git4~eoan Doug McMahon (2019-09-16)
mpv 2:0.29.1+git3~trusty Doug McMahon (2019-07-07)
mpv 2:0.29.1+git2~xenial Doug McMahon (2019-06-09)
mpv 2:0.29.1+git2~disco Doug McMahon (2019-03-09)
mpv 2:0.27.0~zesty Doug McMahon (2017-10-14)
mpv2 2:0.29.0+wm4.7~bionic Doug McMahon (2019-06-23)
shaderc 2018.1~dev+63-1~eoan Doug McMahon (2019-07-07)
shaderc 2018.1~dev+63-1~bionic1 Doug McMahon (2019-05-05)
shaderc 2018.1~dev+42-1~disco Doug McMahon (2019-03-09)
vulkan-loader 1.1.97-2.1~bionic Doug McMahon (2019-02-27)
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