How To Install MPV 0.4.1 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MPV is a command-line video player forked from MPlayer 2, which is not developed anymore. MPV provides the functionality of the goold old MPlayer 2, but with greater VDPAU support, for Nvidia graphics cards. The latest version available is MPV 0.4.1, which has been released recently, coming with the below changes:

  • Fix af_volume bug that caused negative ReplayGain values to increase volume instead of decreasing it in some situations.
  • Actually use “weak” as –gapless-audio default value (as documented in the 0.4.0 release notes).
  • Fix cache resizing bug that caused seeking to not work anymore.
  • Escape all colons in the options descriptions in the zsh completion script.
  • Don’t consume an extra argument with –ao/af and –vo/vf options in the zsh completion script (as side effect, the completion now uses –opt=val instead of –opt val).
  • Allow client applications to call mpv_terminate_destroy(NULL).
  • Make sure seeking bounds are within range with dvdnav://.
  • Check the length of the last title too with dvdnav://longest.
  • Properly flush buffers on DVD seek (this fixes some seeking problems when playing DVDs).
  • Allow compilation without atomics (for compilers that don’t support atomic operations).
  • Disable ao_null latency emulation.
  • Restore ability to combine mouse buttons.

how to install MPV 0.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014

In this article I will show you how to install MPV 0.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014  and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it will soon be added to the MPV Stable PPA, installing mpv 0.4.1 on the listed Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the mpv package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:blinxwang/mpv-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mpv

Optional, to remove mpv, do:

$ sudo apt-get install mpv

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