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By releasing version 0.17, the GTK+ frontend for mpv Gnome MPV is officially renamed to Celluloid.

Celluloid 0.17 release highlights:

  • Rename project to Celluloid
  • Add Turkish translation by @TeknoMobil
  • Add Esperanto translation by @F3nd0
  • Migrate from opengl-cb to the new render API
  • Handle numpad keybindings
  • Handle unicode keybindings
  • Forward media key events to mpv
  • Add dconf key for controlling cursor speed threshold for unhiding controls
  • Add option for suppressing playback errors

How to Install Celluloid in Ubuntu 18.04 and Higher:

At the moment you can install the media player easily via Flatpak package in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1. Paste below command and run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

4. Finally install Celluloid via command:

flatpak install flathub io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid

Once installed, launch the software either from application menu or by right-clicking video files and choose open with Celluloid!


To remove the Celluloid flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid

For those prefer .deb package to the containerized flatpak package, the latest Gnome MPV 0.16 now is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Linux Mint 19.x, and higher.

Gnome MPV 0.16 was released a few days ago with some changes on preferences dialog and app menu, improvements to MPRIS DBus connection, playlist, etc.

Xu Zhen, one of the software contributors, maintains a PPA repository with the latest packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and the next Ubuntu 19.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from software launcher. When it opens, paste below command and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If a previous version was installed, upgrade the media player via Software Updater:

or simply run command in terminal to install MPV 0.16:

sudo apt install gnome-mpv

For Linux Mint, you may first run sudo apt update to refresh system package cache.


To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

To remove Gnome MPV, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove gnome-mpv

Gnome MPV, GTK+ frontend for mpv video player, released version 0.16 a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

Gnome MPV 0.16 release highlights:

  • Split up the General tab in the preferences dialog
  • Improve behavior when toggling playlist under tiling window managers
  • Move app menu items to primary menu
  • Use separate MPRIS DBus connection for each window
  • Add support for MPRIS property LoopStatus
  • Add option --mpv-options for setting arbitrary mpv options from the command-line

How to Install Gnome MPV 0.16 in Ubuntu:

For those prefer installing or updating Ubuntu legacy .deb package, Gnome MPV 0.16 also available to install via PPA repository for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

You can install the latest Gnome MPV via the flatpak (containerised software package) which is available in Flathub repository.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from software launcher. When it opens, run command to install flatpak daemon:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Then add the flathub repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3. Finally install Gnome MPV from the repository:

flatpak install flathub io.github.GnomeMpv

Once installed, launch Gnome MPV from application menu or video file’s context menu and enjoy!


To remove the flatpak package, simply run command:

flatpak uninstall io.github.GnomeMpv