Mpv Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to mpv

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Posts with mentions or reviews of mpv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-16.
  • Why aren't POSIX-Compliant programs more of a thing? | 2021-09-19
  • Guess who keeps getting an ASMR ad that triggers my sensory issues that I can't block because YouTube requires my credit card details to prove I'm over 18 and requires my phone number to report it?
    I send my video links, including YouTube, to MPV. MPV has native support for those links and will open them up in their highest quality directly from the source, without any ads. It also gives you some extra control over stuff like brightness, contrast, zoom-pan and more. You can simply drag an URL into tho program if you want to keep it simple.
  • What non-gaming related activities are ya'll excited to do on the Deck? | 2021-09-16
    Speaking of Anime, I do have a 4K monitor and it really has noticeable "scaling" artefact, but thankfully there's a real-time upscaling shader like Anime4K ( and I use it for my MPV (, and it looks good and sharp, just don't forget to turn it off for the non-anime video.
  • [Serious] Need an expert opinion. Intel to AMD. | 2021-09-13
    MPC-HC , MPV etc
  • Skipping silences using MPV | 2021-09-11
    Read through this issue there are various scripts floating around but none been working for me properly In the end gave up and I'm using NewPipe and JustPlayer (just got it merged in main, should be released soon ), on Android
  • Windows 10 - minimal setup | 2021-09-11
    - Video Player ( mpv)
  • What was the reason for building Python on top of C? | 2021-09-09
    Critically, parts of libc. and it doesn’t need to, a libc is just an available and well tested base on all platforms. The C standard has some very very bad parts that you shouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole. Unfortunately, when writing a C library, you kinda can’t get around it.
  • Queue YouTube Videos in mpv | 2021-09-09
  • Subtitles | 2021-09-08
    • | 2021-09-08
    Look at for more.
  • A nasty bit of undefined timezone behavior in Golang | 2021-09-03
    Every once in a while I open this commit [1] and read it, just to remind myself to try and avoid doing stupid decisions within my power, hopefully preventing my APIs from becoming a standardized mess that C locales are.


  • How to quickly seek in mpv by typing timestamps or cut/paste. (solved) | 2021-09-01
    it is implemented as a lua userscript (console.lua) and it is bundled with mpv.
  • Need a suggestion for 4K HDR remux playback | 2021-09-01 works out of the box with HDR, I found mpc to be a pain. No comments on required specs, have only done this on main pc
  • mpv '--save-position-on-quit' Feature | 2021-08-31
    Seems binding a key to play the video from the start is good enough. Same result, just 1 click.
  • video-sync=display-resample causes video and audio to lose sync. | 2021-08-30
    Had a very similar issue to this github thread:


Basic mpv repo stats
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mpv-player/mpv is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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