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Celluloid, formerly Gnome MPV, released version 0.20 a few hours ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04 via PPA.

Celluloid is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv media player. The latest 0.20 release features:

  • Make it possible to activate context menu when the playlist is empty.
  • Prevent constant resizing of the seek bar due to timestamp label resizing as its value changes.
  • Only show a single error dialog when a large number of errors occurs in rapid succession.
  • Add menu item for opening folders.
  • Adjust position of UI elements of modal dialogs in non-CSD mode to be more consistent with CSD mode.
  • Add support for loading external video tracks.
  • Make playlist shuffle toggleable.
  • Make arrow key bindings work with arrow keys on numpad.

How to Install Celluloid 0.20 in Ubuntu 20.04:

Celluloid media player is available to install via Flatpak package in Flathub repository.

For those prefer apt repository, the formerly Gnome MPV PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20.

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

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

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

2.) Then install the media player via command:

sudo apt install celluloid

For Ubuntu derivatives, you may need to run sudo apt update to refresh package cache first.

Uninstall Celluloid:

To remove the media player, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove celluloid

And remove the PPA repository via command:

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

SMplayer

SMPlayer, complete front-end for MPlayer and mpv, released version 20.6.0 a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

SMPlayer 20.6.0 is a small release contains following changes:

  • The internal YouTube code has been removed. Now SMPlayer uses an external application to get the video URLs.
  • The shuffle option in the playlist does shuffle the items of the playlist.

SMPlayer with Mac skin

How to Install the latest SMPlayer via PPA in Ubuntu:

The official SMPlayer PPA contains the latest packages for all current Ubuntu releases, as well as Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Search for and launch “terminal” from ‘Show Applications’ menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

Smplayer PPA

2. Then upgrade SMPlayer using Software Updater (or Update Manager):

upgrade smplayer

or run commands in terminal to install (or upgrade) the media player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes

Uninstall:

To remove SMPlayer, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove smplayer smtube smplayer-*

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under “Other Software” tab.

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

    MPV media player logo

    MPV, an open-source MPlayer nd MPlayer2 based media player, released version 0.31 today.

    Changes in MPV 0.31 include:

    • Allow configurable swapchain color space for native HDR output
    • Add mechanisms for better logging as preperation for console.lua
    • Introduce a pseudo key name that grabs all text input
    • Add grab zone for resizing window with mouse
    • Implement pseudo client side decorations via OSC
    • Add video filter using vo_gpu’s renderer
    • Added console.lua: interactive REPL for input commands
    • Display Santa hat for idle logo in December
    • Add option to autoselect known good hwdec implementations
    • Peplace old event tap for media key support with MediaPlayer
    • Remove Apple Remote support
    • Many fixes and minor enhancements

    How to Install MPV 0.31 in Ubuntu:

    Although it’s not available at the moment of writing, you can add the Doug McMahon’s PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, and receive MPV package updates once published via Software Updater.

    1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard 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

    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