MPV Media Player 0.29.1 Released with Numerous Fixes

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MPV 0.29.1, an open-source media player forked from MPlayer and mplayer2, was released a day ago with many bug-fixes and minor enhancements.

MPV 0.29.1 adds a new command option –cocoa-cb-sw-renderer to control whether or not to fall back on software rendering on macOS.

And the new release also includes following changes:

  • Fix for A-V drift on seeking.
  • Fixes to remove spam during pausing and end-of-file.
  • Fix for mpv attempting to connect to non-standard devices such as MIDI.
  • Drop support for Apple’s bundled OpenAL due to lack of features to successfully build.
  • Fix for audio buffer length calculation.
  • Fix EDL playback of certain DASH streams.
  • Mark v4l streams as not seekable.
  • Fix for gapless playback from raw audio input.
  • Fix to enable video output with devices without a video overlay plane.
  • Fix for crashes in case of failure to write to output.
  • Fix for encoding when utilizing lavfi-complex.
  • Fix to strip HDR peak metadata if attached to SDR video
  • Some fixes and improvements to Mac OS.
  • Fix for partial writes to buffers.
  • Fix hang when an out-of-bound seek happens.
  • Fix for crashes due to libsmbclient and threading
  • Fix for corruption when multiple compute shaders override each others’ block sizes.
  • Always load “ytdl://” URLs with ytdl_hook first.
  • Fix audio streams not being picked up for some sites.
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How to Install the Latest MPV in Ubuntu 18.04:

There’s a PPA repository contains the most recent MPV package (for Ubuntu 18.04 so far).

As usual, MPV 0.29.1 package will be published through the PPA in a few days. At that time, you can run following steps to add the PPA and install the media player.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from the software launcher. Paste the command and run to add the PPA:

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

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

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2. Then you can install MPV either via Synaptic package manager or by running command:

sudo apt install mpv

If an old release exists in your system, upgrade MPV via Software Updater:

upgrade-mpv

Uninstall:

To remove MPV media player, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mpv

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

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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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