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MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. 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.
A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.
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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.
What I like about MPV player is:
High DPI support
lot's of options
issue tracker on github with helpful community
Simple, Clean, Lightweight and plays video files other players cant probably due to corrupt headers, I Frames, etc... highly recommended
Lightweight, fast, doesn't need no codec.
Drawbacks would be the need to get familiar with keyboard shortcuts.
Lightweight and simple, MPV is a command line application with a "pseudo-gui" that allows for drag & drop playback. Highly flexible in the terminal or using custom scripts.
I like this because it's open source and portable, however there's no codecs/advanced decoding prefs[in the GUI; you can however read the massive manual and set custom settings in their .conf; but you need to know all their flags, as no template is pre-existing].
Pot Player is best if you want the best image quality due to the massive amount of advanced settings / madvr
However Pot Player is now bundle-wared, not cross platform, is made by an Asian company that doesn't release source and is only developed for windows.
VLC is a good middle between pot player and MPV as it is open source, multiplatform and has a bunch of advanced settings, however it's very buggy and bloated; on my dual monitor setup it's often opening off-screen; after an update/ random builds video doesn't play in the interface rather the video is a window without interface.... sometimes it also runs a command prompt....
[Edited by Chaython, September 12]
MPV is by far the best video player for customizability.
It uses NO CODECS. This gives it much better performance than any other player whilst also being safer than any other player.
It may be difficult to start learning it, but once you do it will be difficult to go back to
Really simple to use yet amazingly powerful