MPV 0.32 Released with RAR5 Support & Initial Bash Completion

January 27, 2020

MPV media player logo

MPV media player released version 0.32.0 today with some new features and various bug-fixes.

MPV 0.32.0 features RAR5 support and initial implementation of bash completion. Other changes include:

  • add support for forcing the dedicated GPU for rendering
  • add pinch to resize window gesture
  • support minimizing/maximizing using osc window controls
  • add a playlist-unshuffle command
  • add osd-dimensions property
  • new PLAYONLY and PAUSEONLY keycodes
  • various fixes for wayland
  • usability improvements for osc window controls
  • To install the latest MPV 0.32.0 in Ubuntu, besides building from the source, you may keep an eye on the Doug McMahon’s PPA, which will built the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x.

    Just open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following command to add the PPA. And new MPV packages will be available in Software Updater after the maintainer updating the PPA.

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

    Type user password (Ctrl+Alt+T) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

    To remove the PPA, either open Software & Updates and remove the repository line from ‘Other Software’ tab,

    or run previous command with --remove flag:

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

    I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wish to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via [email protected]