How to Install MPV 0.30 in Ubuntu 18.04/19.10

October 28, 2019

MPV media player logo

MPV video player 0.30.0 was released a few days ago with many new features and improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x, and Ubuntu 19.10.

MPV 0.30.0 release highlights:

  • Vulkan interoperability with CUDA hardware decoding support as well as VA-API + Vulkan interop support.
  • replace Vulkan implementation with one based upon libplacebo
  • resentation feedback support with the DRM EGL code
  • support for direct mode of 4:4:4 content with VDPAU decoding
  • 30bpp support for the DRM output back-end
  • support for 10-bit OpenGL rendering on macOS
  • add gamepad support through SDL2
  • add presentation time support for wayland.

How to Install MPV 0.30.0 in Ubuntu:

There’s an Ubuntu PPA contains most recent MPV packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.

1.) Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2.) If a previous version of MPV was installed, launch Software Updater and you’ll see new MPV package available to upgrade.

Or run command one by one in terminal to install (upgrade) MPV:

sudo apt install mpv

Uninstall:

To downgrade MPV to the stock version in Ubuntu main repositories, run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests

To remove the PPA only, go to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To simply remove MPV media player, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove mpv

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One response to How to Install MPV 0.30 in Ubuntu 18.04/19.10

  1. No need to add a ppa. It is already in the Ubuntu repositories.