Friday, December 30, 2016

How to Install MPV 0.23.0 Media Player in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   MPV is a free and open-source media player forked from MPlayer2. It was started to modernize MPlayer by adding modern features, and removing unmaintainable code and dropping support for very old systems.

MPV 0.23.0 changelog
  • Features
    • vo_rpi: partially undeprecate
  • Added
    • vo_opengl: hwdec_cuda: Support P016 output surfaces
  • Removed
    • charset_conv: drop enca and libguess support in favor of uchardet
    • vf_vdpaurb: remove this filter in favor of --hwdec=vdpau-copy
     Options and Commands
  • Added
    • TOOLS/autoload: allow disabling through script-opts
    • demux, stream: add --access-references to prevent opening referenced files
  • Deprecated
    • options: deprecate codec family selection in --vd/--ad
  • Removed
    • macOS: remove --fs-black-out-screens
    • options: remove deprecated sub-option handling for --vo and --ao
  • Fixes and Minor Enhancements
    • Windows: window styles improvements (allow minimizing borderless/fullscreen window)
    • ad_spdif: Fix crash when spdif muxer is not available
    • audio: fix --audio-stream-silence with ao_alsa
    • audio: fix --audio-stream-silence with ao_wasapi
    • build: drop build-time dependency on Perl
    • build: support linking ANGLE (previously loaded dynamically)
    • d3d11va: unconditionally load D3D DLLs
    • demux_mkv: fix seeking in some broken files
    • hwdec_cuda: allow building without CUDA SDK (load CUDA dynamically)
    • macOS: fix dropping of URLs containing query strings on the window
    • macOS: fullscreen refactoring
    • macOS: support append file to paylist on drop
    • macOS: update the menu and remove conflicting “Quit & remember position” item
    • osc: don't hide playlist buttons, just disable
    • osc: fix possible race condition in right timecode
    • osc: topbar: use same styles as bottombar
    • player: don't print format detection error when aborting loading
    • vdpau: fix vaapi probing if libvdpau-va-gl1 is present
    • video: use demuxer-signaled duration for last video frame
See release notes for full details

Installation instructions: 
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating  Systems and install MPV Media Player with few easy commands.

Open terminal and insert command line...

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install mpv

 (Optional) To remove the PPA And remove mpv via command:

$ sudo apt-get remove mpv && sudo apt-get autoremove

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