MPV is an audio and movie player based on Small MPlayer iconMPlayer and Small mplayer2 iconmplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.

* 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 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.
* GPU video decoding
mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration.
* Embeddable
A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.

License

Free

Supported Platforms 1 note on MPV's platform support

Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Xfce

Platform comments

  • Linux “Distributions usually package outdated, unmaintained, and unsupported versions of mpv. Go to the official web of mpv for the latest version.”

Apps for MPV

MPV is also a platform with 4 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 4 apps for MPV.

Links to official MPV sites

Official Website    GitHub

Features

Integrated codecs Command line interface Download YouTube Playlist Drag n drop Lightweight Lua scripting Minimalistic Add a feature

Categories

OS & Utilities Video & Movies

Tags

codecs-integrated command-line-interface download-youtube-playlist drag-and-drop floating-player lightweight lua-scripting minimalistic movie-player video-player xfce

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Lightweight, fast, doesn't need no codec. Drawbacks would be the need to get familiar with keyboard shortcuts.

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Great very super high resolution displays. Playback was far more reliable on our 8K screen using MPV, than it was with VLC or MPC-HC.

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