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
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
No need to add a ppa. It is already in the Ubuntu repositories.