MPV 0.12.0 Is Now Available Via The Default Repositories Of Arch Linux And Derivative Systems

As you may know, mpv is an open-source, command-line, media player based on mplayer2. It does not have any interface at all, the video being opened in a simple, borderless windows.

The latest version available is mpv 0.12.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes.

New Features:

  • vo_opengl: support new VAAPI EGL interop
  • vo_opengl: vaapi: add Wayland support
  • bring back the x11 video output
  • vo_opengl: support all kinds of GBRP formats

Removed:

  • video: remove VDA support (VideoToolbox is preferred)

Behavior:

  • vo_opengl: enable X11 EGL backend by default (disabled for NVIDIA due to driver bugs)
  • ytdl: don’t override user-set format in no-video mode
  • sub: adjust behavior on mismatching video/subtitle aspect ratio

Added:

  • audio: add option for falling back to ao_null
  • options: add support for client certificate authentication
  • input: add key name for U+3000 IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE
  • player: add audio drop/duplicate mode to video-sync

Changed:

  • vo_opengl: remove sharpen scalers, add sharpen sub-option
  • vo_opengl: make sw suboption work without explicit backend selection
  • command: make time properties unavailable if timestamp is unknown
  • command: do not return 0 for bitrate if unknown (make property unavailable instead)
  • vo_opengl: make the default debanding settings less excessive
  • ytdl: disable –all-subs if “sub-lang” is in raw-options

Installation instructions:

Up to date MPV packages are available via the default Arch Linux repositories, so installing the software is easy. Just trigger the pacman package manager and install the mpv package:

$ sudo pacman -S mpv

Optional, to remove mpv, do:

$ sudo pacman -Rsn mpv-git

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