Gnome MPV (MPV Frontend) 0.15 Released with Enhancement

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Gnome MPV 0.15, a simple GTK+ frontend for MPV media player, was released a day ago with enhancement. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Gnome MPV 0.15 release highlights:

  • Set default screenshot directory to XDG_PICTURES_DIR
  • Improve handling of –window-scale, –autofit, –autofit-larger, and –autofit-smaller
  • Add command line option for setting WM_ROLE
  • Add context menu item for removing playlist items
  • Add context menu item for copying location of playlist items
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How to Install Gnome MPV in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu Software only provide an old version of Gnome MPV package, you can install the latest software package either via PPA repository, or using the Flatpak (containerised software package).

As both provide Gnome MPV 0.14 at the moment, I’ll update the installation instruction once the 0.15 package is published.

UPATE 1: Gnome MPV 0.15 now is available for install in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10 via the PPA repository.

1. Open terminal from app launcher or press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

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

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2. Then upgrade Gnome MPV via Software Updater

upgrade-mpv

Or run command in terminal to install or upgrade the media player:

sudo apt install gnome-mpv

Uninstall:

To uninstall the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates and go to Other Software tab. Or, simply run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

To remove Gnome MPV, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove gnome-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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