Gnome MPV 0.16 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated: January 25, 2019

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


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