Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Install MPV Player 0.25 Released on Ubuntu 17.04

   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 0.25 changelog
  •     --demuxer-lavf-probe-info
  •     --sub-filter-sdh, --sub-filter-sdh-harder
  •     add automatic libavfilter bridges to option parsing
  •     command: add better runtime filter toggling method
  •     command: add demux-start-time property
  •     command: add property notifications for hwdec properties (#4289)
  •     input: add "async" flag
  •     osc: add user_opts.boxmaxchars for box layout title limit
  •     player: add --keep-open-pause=no option
  •     va_vavpp: reversal-bug=no
  •     vo_opengl: --opengl-es=force2
  •     vo_opengl: add --opengl-shader-cache-dir option for caching shaders on disk (mostly for ANGLE)
  •     vo_opengl: angle: add --angle-flip to set the ANGLE present model
  •     command: update sub-fps etc. options on runtime changes
  •     vo_opengl: prefer X11 backends over Wayland backends
  •     options: change --audio-file-auto default to not to load any files
  •     audio: deprecate most non-lavfi audio filters
  •     (channels, equalizer, pan, volume)
  •     video: deprecate almost all non-lavfi video filters
  •     (buffer, crop, dlopen, dsize, eq, expand, flip, gradfun, mirror, noformat,
  •     pullup, rotate, scale, stereo3d, sub, yadif)
  •     options: deprecate --loop semantics (planned alias to --loop-file)
Fixes and Minor Enhancements
  •     Windows: demux_cue: fix UTF-8 paths
  •     Windows: fix mismatched free/talloc_free (#4315)
  •     Windows: fix undefined behaviour when toggling fullscreen
  •     ao_alsa: close lost audio devices (#4189)
  •     ao_alsa: filter fewer devices
  •     ao_alsa: fix an error check (#4188)
  •     ao_jack: update latency on buffer_size/graph change
  •     ao_wasapi: do not pass nonsense to drivers with double precision formats
  •     ass_mp: reallocate cached subtitle image data on format changes (#4325)
  •     build: decouple dvdnav check from dvdread (#4290)
  •     build: encode_lavc: fix build failure after libavcodec major bump
  •     build: fix build with HAVE_GL==0
  •     build: replace android-gl check with a standard GLES3 check
  •     build: update bundled waf to 1.9.8
  •     build: vd_lavc: fix potential build failure with vaapi
  •     demux_lavf: disable half-working mp4 edit list support in libavcodec
  •     demux_lavf: skip avformat_find_stream_info() for some formats (hls, mp4, mkv by default)
  •     etc/encoding_profiles.conf: update and remove deprecated stuff
 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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