mpv – Simple and Powerful Media player

mpv is a free and open-source media player for Windows, Linux BSD and MacOS. It is a fork of popular mplayer2 and MPlayer. It does not have an official GUI, but you can controll via on screen mouse movement. It provies OpenGL based video output and usees FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration. You can embedd the the player into other applications using its C API.

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Install mpv on ubuntu:

The official PPA for mpv is available on launchpad. First add its PPA by opening your terminal app by searching terminal in ubuntu dash and run the below command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests

Then type your ubuntu password. And hit enter key confirm the installation.
Then type the below command and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

Then run the below command in terminal to install mpv media player on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install mpv

Type Y and hit enter to confirm the mpv media player installation. After the successful installation of mpv media player restart your pc. Just type mpv in the ubuntu dash search field. Then click mpv media player to open it.

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