mpv Media Player Releases Updated Version with Media Keys Support

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mpv – the best, free and open source media player for Linux systems, recently releases version 0.27.0 which is a maintenance release. This release contains lots of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

From the last review of mpv which was version 0.20.0, there has been a major change I can see in this release with respect to on-screen controls which was introduced in version 0.1.0. The earlier on-screen controls were bigger and positioned almost middle of the video.

Old mpv Controls

Now the controls have been moved to bottom of the window with introduction of newer options and also it gives mpv a different looks.

New Control Positions

mpv 0.27.0 enhancements and feature updates can be found here :  github version 0.27.0 changelog


To install mpv in Ubuntu via PPA, run below commands from terminal and give root password when asked for.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:~mc3man/mpv-tests
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mpv

To play a file using mpv after installation, simply right cick and choose “Open with -> mpv Media Player”.


Download for other Linux distributions: download

How to uninstall

To uninstall mpv media player in Ubuntu, run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove mpv

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