mpv 0.19.0 Video Player released with new Features

MPV 0.19.0 Video Player recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.


MPV 0.12.0 changelog

Build System Changes

  • build: add –htmldir option
  • build: always require atomics
  • wscript: add proper unversioned SONAME for Android



  • client API: add stream_cb API for user-defined stream implementations (bumps client API version to 1.22)
  • vf_d3d11vpp: add video processor selection
  • videotoolbox: add –hwdec=videotoolbox-copy for h/w accelerated decoding with video filters
  • vo_opengl: add a tscale=linear direct implementation


  • audio/filter: remove delay audio filter

Options and Commands


  • command: add filename/no-ext sub-property that returns filename without extension (#3404)
  • command: add properties for HDR metadata
  • command: add replaygain information properties to track-list
  • options: add vp9 to –hwdec-codecs
  • player: add –audio-stream-silence
  • player: add –audio-wait-open
  • player: add –no-autoload-files
  • videotoolbox: add yuv420p to –videotoolbox-format


  • options: un-restrict –audio-delay
  • use – as command-name separator everywhere
  • vo_opengl: reduce default 3dlut-size to 64x64x64 (since accuracy is improved)


  • deprecate “balance” option/property (no replacement)

Fixes and Minor Enhancements

  • af_lavcac3enc: error out properly if encoding fails
  • af_volume: don’t let softvol overwrite af_volume volumedb sub-option
  • ao_pulse: fix some volume control rounding issues
  • ao_wasapi: in exclusive mode, do not output multichannel by default
  • audio: add heuristic to move auto-downmixing before other filters
  • audio: show an osd bar when changing ao-volume
  • see release notes for complete list

How to Install MPV 0.19.0 Video Player on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mpv
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