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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

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    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

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    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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    MPV media player, an open-source fork of mplayer2 and mplayer, reached 0.29.0 release with numerous changes.

    MPV 0.29 now requires FFmpeg 4.0 or newer, and it features:

    • ao/openal: Add better sample format and channel layout selection
    • ao/openal: Add support for direct channels output
    • cocoa-cb: initial implementation via opengl-cb API
    • context_drm_egl: Introduce 30bpp support (requires Mesa 18.0.0_rc4 or later)
    • osx: add some more menu bar items as suggested by Apples’s HIG
    • vo_gpu: make screenshots use the GL renderer
    • x11: support Shift+TAB as an input key bind
    • ytdl_hook: support native dash demuxer, if present
    • ao_alsa, ao_pulse: reduce requested buffer size
    • audio: change format negotiation, remove channel remix fudging
    • client API: deprecate opengl-cb API and introduce a replacement API
    • demux: lower demuxer cache default sizes from 400MB/400MB to 50MB/150MB
    • osx: always deactivate the early opengl flush on macOS
    • scripting: change when/how player waits for scripts being loaded
    • vo_gpu: various improvements to HDR peak detection
    • vo_gpu: various improvements to HDR tone mapping
    • wayland_common: update to stable xdg-shell
    • ytdl_hook: parse youtube playlist urls to set start index if --ytdl-raw-option=yes-playlist= is specified
    • build: drop support for SDL1 (only applied to ao_sdl)

    There are also many new command options, bug fixes and minor enhancements.

    While no Ubuntu packages available at the moment, you may download the source and see more details at the link below:

    MPV Release Page

    UPDATE: This PPA now includes MPV 0.29 for Ubuntu 18.04.

    Simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to add the PPA and install mpv 0.29 in Ubuntu 18.04:

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

    SMplayer

    SMPlayer 18.3, a new monthly release of the Mplayer / MPV front-end, was released a few hours ago.

    SMPlayer is a small release with only following changes:

    • Possibility to search for subtitles using the hash and filename methods at the same time.
    • Fix a bug which prevented to play some YouTube URLs.

    SMPlayer with Mac skin

    How to Install SMPlayer 18.3 in Ubuntu:

    For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, do following steps to install or upgrade SMPlayer via its PPA repository.

    1. Search for and launch “terminal” from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

    Input your password (no visual 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.