How to Install MPV 0.29 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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MPV 0.29.0, a free and open-source media player based on MPlayer and mplayer2, was released a few days ago. And now you can easily install it in Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.

MPV 0.29.0 was released with following changes:

  • ao/openal: Add better sample format and channel layout selection
  • ao/openal: Add support for direct channels output
  • cocoa-cb: initial implementation via opengl-cb API
  • context_drm_egl: Introduce 30bpp support (requires Mesa 18.0.0_rc4 or later)
  • osx: add some more menu bar items as suggested by Apples’s HIG
  • vo_gpu: make screenshots use the GL renderer
  • x11: support Shift+TAB as an input key bind
  • ytdl_hook: support native dash demuxer, if present
  • ao_alsa, ao_pulse: reduce requested buffer size
  • audio: change format negotiation, remove channel remix fudging
  • client API: deprecate opengl-cb API and introduce a replacement API
  • demux: lower demuxer cache default sizes from 400MB/400MB to 50MB/150MB
  • osx: always deactivate the early opengl flush on macOS
  • scripting: change when/how player waits for scripts being loaded
  • vo_gpu: various improvements to HDR peak detection, and HDR tone mapping
  • wayland_common: update to stable xdg-shell
  • ytdl_hook: parse youtube playlist urls to set start index if –ytdl-raw-option=yes-playlist= is specified
  • build: drop support for SDL1 (only applied to ao_sdl)

How to Install MPV 0.29.0 in Ubuntu 18.04:

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

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

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

mpv-ppa

2. Then run command to install MPV:

sudo apt-get install mpv

or you can upgrade the media player using Software Updater:

upgrade-mpv

Uninstall:

You can uninstall the PPA by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

remove-mpvppa

And remove mpv by running command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mpv

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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