MPV Player 0.27 Released with OpenGL Output Updates [Ubuntu PPA]


MPV, the MPlayer-forked media player, has reached the 0.27 release earlier today with new features, performance improvements and various fixes.

MPV 0.27 release highlights:

  • handle media keys on Windows.
  • rework of video output code for rendering API abstraction for future non-GL video outputs
  • OpenGL updates include:
    • support for embedded ICC profiles
    • direct rendering support
    • a compute shader based EWA kernel
    • HDR peak detection
    • float input pixel formats
    • loading custom user textures
    • support for user compute shaders.


How to Install MPV Player via PPA in Ubuntu:

The MPV website refers to 2 third party PPAs for easily installing MPV player in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and higher, though both are not updated for MPV 0.27 at the moment of writing.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from your application launcher. When it opens, run commands o add either PPA:

  • add Doug McMahon’s PPA for FFmpeg version:

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


  • or add another PPA with VapourSynth support:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vapoursynth


Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. After added either PPA repository, check updates and install MPV player via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mpv


Launch Software & Updates utility and remove the PPAs by going to “Other Software” tab.

To remove MPV player, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mpv

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