Questions tagged [mpv-media-player]

mpv is a free (as in freedom) media player for the command line. It supports a wide variety of media file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. Use this tag for issues with mpv or with a media player where mpv is used as its backend.

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MPV accidently got no sound problem

I was enjoying watching videos through MPV media player without any issue till yesterday. But Today, I played a video and I found that mpv is NOT able to play audio. I can only see video, but no audio....
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MPV media player rotate video problem in Kubuntu

I rotate videos in MPV media player with a keyboard shortcut. To add the rotating feature through the keyboard, I need to add: tab cycle_values video-rotate 90 180 270 0 in ~/.config/mpv/input.conf. ...
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How to manually select the playback resolution for mpd files on mpv

Sometimes I use mpv to play .mpd files. These are either local or streamed files. When the playback starts, mpv detects the highest video resolution and audio quality and starts using them. For ...
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Loading a video in mpv media player sometimes freezes my desktop (Ubuntu 21.10)

Output in journal: Nov 26 00:36:51 ubuntupartition kernel: [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ring uvd timeout, signaled seq=61096, emitted seq=61098 Nov 26 00:36:51 ubuntupartition kernel: [...
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VLC plays an mp4 but mpv doesn't

I have videos that I have ripped off a streaming site, the vast majority play with mpv. One or two, I get the error: [ffmpeg/demuxer] mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2: Invalid sample size -3 [ffmpeg/demuxer] ...
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mpv error with mp4 files in Wayland: "VA error: wayland: Wayland roundtrip error: Protocol error (errno 71)" [closed]

Ever since the 21.04 switch to Wayland, mpv has been saying: [vo/gpu/wayland] GNOME's wayland compositor is known to have many serious issues with mpv. Switch to GNOME's xorg session for the best ...
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Maintain aspect ratio while rotating the video through MPV media player

I am currently using the mpv media player in Kubuntu 21.04. To rotate the video by keyboard, I edited the ~/.config/mpv/input.conf file and added: r cycle_values video-rotate 90 180 270 0 Now, ...
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Mpv cannot find fftw library

When I try to run mpv to watch a youtube video, e.g.: mpv [url] it gives the error: mpv: error while loading shared libraries: libfftw3.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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How to play on local in MPV camera AV output from remote via SSH?

I need simple thing, play on local in MPV camera AV output from remote via SSH. I thought it should be simple like this. ssh 192.168.1.100 -p 22 'ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 -b:v 1M -b:a 150K -' | mpv - ...
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How to fix my system freezing every time I launch a video after installing mpv?

Since installing mpv, every time I launch a video, my system completely freezes, and I have to do a hard shutdown. Even when trying to use another media player (SMPlayer with mpv as its backend or VLC ...
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How can I change playback speed of mpv video player?

I love mpv player for its modern minimalist look, easy moving along a video simply with mouse scroll and robust rendering of .mp4 videos. However, I could not figure out how to change the playback ...
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How to change font style and size of subtitles in Celluloid?

How to change font family, font size, or even font color for subtitles in Celluloid? There are no relevant options in the settings (Preferences) like in VLC or Totem.
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How do I build and install mpv?

The reason why I want to build it myself? That is because the one off the store does not work with youtube links. I also want what is the latest of MPV player. What I want to know is how would I build ...
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Prevent progress bar from covering video

I have managed to set mpv's progress bar as always visible by adding visibility=always to ~/.config/mpv/script-opts/osc.conf. However, the bar occludes part of the video. Is there a way to resize the ...
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WEBM Videos not playing smoothly

I have tried playing WEBM videos on my Ubuntu 20.04 laptop but they don't play smoothly. With VLC and MPV, frames are being dropped but still the video freezes and doesn't match the audio. Totem plays ...
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problem with mpv_thumbnail_script from git

I'll try in lubuntu 20.04 to use mpv_thumbnail_script my config for this skript cat .config/mpv/lua-settings/mpv_thumbnail_script.conf #Für Vorschaubildchein in mpv cache_directory=/home/alex/mpv/...
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AV1 decoder required to play the video in smplayer

I often download youtube videos to watch them later. But some of them does not show any thumbnail and if I try to play them in smplayer it only renders audio and doesn't support video. When I try to ...
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How do I get an MCE IR remote to work with mpv?

I have an old Dell MCE remote which I would like to repurpose for remote controlling mpv. I am running Kubuntu 20.04, with mpv version 0.32 and ir-keytable 1.18.0-2build1. I have set up ir-keytable ...
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mpv player crashes if Intel tearfree is turned on

I'm using mpv on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I was facing screen tearing when playing videos, therefore to fix this I enabled the "TearFree" option by adding the following line to the configuration file: /etc/...
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mpv play all the videos in just one window

I am utilizing kubuntu's default video player - mpv. I want all the video will only played in one window, for instance. video01.mkv video02.mkv video03.mkv When mpv is playing video01.mkv, if I ...
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Error on videos (.mkv) after software upgrade

My system: Laptop Dell inspiron 15 3000 RAM: 16 GB SSD 480 GB Kingston Intel Core i3 7th Generation OS: Ubuntu 18.04 with Software and System Updates Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, ...
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Rotate video by a keyboard shortcut in mpv

I am currently using Ubuntu 19.10 with the unity DE and I always use mpv to play videos in Ubuntu. As mpv has few GUI options, there is no GUI option to rotate a video, but we can rotate it with the ...
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How to reliably watch local 4k video at > 2x speed?

I'm using VLC ("VideoLAN") on Linux to play 4k video I have recorded. I'm trying to quickly review long segments so I want to play the video faster, at least 5x. But when I exceed 2.9x the video ...
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GNOME MPV not supprting dual audio

Recently, I installed GNOME MPV player on Ubuntu Mate 19.10. Everything is working fine with that except multiple audio functionality. For dual-audio videos, I'm not able to switch between languages. ...
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S3 SuperSavage problems with Lubuntu

I have an oldie laptop (P4-1.6/512 MB) with this video adapter S3 SuperSavage IX/C 16 MB. With Windows XP, it's even capable of playing 720p. However, I'd like to switch this thing to Linux. So, I did ...
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MPV plays no audio when watching a video

I installed mpv with vapoursynth support in order to use SVP for Linux (program to watch videos in 60fps) but when I play a video file there is no audio at all. Volume Control also shows no signs of ...
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my video wallpaper is not autostarting

This is a summary of my attempts from how do I make this gif into a wallpaper from Ubuntu Forums: I'm running Lubuntu 18.04. After deciding that I want to use a video as my wallpaper, I got my window ...
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4K videos are not playing smoothly?

I always use mpv video player to play all types of video formats In my laptop ( dell inspiron 5559 core i3 ), 4k videos of dimension 3840 x 2160 (of 30fps) were playing very smoothly with mpv video ...
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How to play protected youtube videos in mpv?

Mpv is not playing all video files from youtube anymore, even though youtube-dl has no problem downloading them. I've tried with streamlink+vlc and it says that the video is protected so it gave me ...
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Locating multiple ffmpeg installations

I use multiple tools that rely on ffmpeg, a couple of which have downloaded different versions of ffmpeg from the one provided in the package repositories (e.g., mpv and moviepy via imageio). The ...
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Difference between Gnome-MPV and MPV-player

Both Gnome-MPV and MPV player share the name MPV. So what is the difference between them?
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Launching mpv from a .desktop entry with the clipboard as argument

I'm trying to make a submenu entry on a .desktop application file that launches a youtube address with mpv. The youtube url is copied from the clipboard. Inside gnome-terminal this works fine: xclip -...
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MPV takes too long to load a video

I have Xubuntu 16.04.4 installed in a MacBook white (2007 model). Everything works fine. There is only an annoying issue. MPV takes forever to load any video, irrespective of the video file size. ...
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GNOME system monitor and top showing different CPU usage

When I play a movie with SMPlayer (video:mpv) and I check my CPU usage with GNOME system monitor, it shows %4 or %5 CPU usage (1 second update interval), but htop shows %45 CPU usage: top shows the ...
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Prevent mpv from opening maximised

Is there a setting I can add to ~/.config/mpv/scripts to prevent mpv from opening in a maximised window?
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Changing Screenshot Directory for mpv Media Player in Ubuntu 17.10

I'm using mpv Media Player in Ubuntu 17.10, and whenever I take a screenshot it goes to the home directory. Is there any way to change the directory for the screenshots taken?
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Can't reproduce HEVC (H.265) video without lags (Ubuntu 16.04)

$ mediainfo file.mkv ... Complete name : file.mkv Format : Matroska Format version : Version 4 / Version 2 File ...
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MPV player won't quit

In Ubuntu 17.10, MPV runs fine, but I can't use Ctrl+q or right-click → Quit from the dock. I have been manually opening System Monitor and selecting End Process. Is this a known bug? Am I ...
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