Haruna Video Player 0.6.0 based on mpv adds MPRISv2 and YouTube playlist support

Spring Vegetable Video Player Version 0.6.0 was released today. The new version adds support for YouTube playlists, integration with MPRISv2 applets, and more.

Haruna is a free and open source Qt/QML video player for Linux, it uses mpv ( Libmpv ) For video playback.

mpv It is a lightweight video player with hardware acceleration, youtube-dl support, Lua script and other functions, and uses the least user interface. This is the purpose of Haruna Video Player-it adds a GUI (using libmpv) above the mpv, which can display the playlist when the mouse is hovered, easily configure keyboard shortcuts and mouse buttons, by clicking the middle mouse button on the menu Skip to the next chapter. Progress bar, load primary and secondary subtitles, perform color adjustments, etc.

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The latest Haruna Video Player 0.6.0 adds support for YouTube playlists. Copy the playlist from YouTube, run Haruna, click the “Open URL” button to open the playlist, the first playlist video will start to play, and the complete playlist will be displayed in the Haruna playlist, which can be hovered on the right with the mouse player of. Double-click any video in the Haruna playlist to play it.

It is important to note that you must use a playlist that does not have a video ID or index in the URL, otherwise it will not be available in Haruna. For example, the URL is valid:


This URL is invalid:


This URL also does not work (scroll to the end of the URL):


So when you copy the playlist URL from YouTube, replace watch?v=adLGHcj_fmA& Part (if it exists) with playlist? , Then delete &index=8 (Or any other index number; if it exists).

Another new feature in the latest Haruna is support for MPRISv2 (Media Player Remote Interface Specification):

haruna mpris

Various desktop environments/small applications support MPRISv2, including Plasma Desktop, Cinnamon, GNOME has a simple MPRIS widget in its “Date/Time” menu (and there are also third-party extensions for this, such as MPRIS indicator button )Wait. You can also use the playerctl command line utility to control MPRIS-enabled players.

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Other changes in Haruna Video Player 0.6.0:

  • Settings are opened in a separate window, and some settings have been reorganized
  • The playlist can overwrite the video or push it ( Settings -> Playlist -> Overlay video )
  • Added a new and more compact style to the playlist ( Settings -> Playlist -> Playlist style -There are now 3 styles to choose from)
  • If the operation of using the mouse to switch playlists is disabled, the playlist switching button will be added to the footer
  • Added option to select any installed GUI style
  • Added the switch to de-interlace function ( d key)
  • When youtube-dl is not found, replace the opened URL control with a message
  • You can load ass, ssa and srt subtitles by drag and drop
  • Added an option to control the location of the playback file ( Settings -> Playback -> Remember time position ; Click the Help button for more information).
  • Change the default screenshot folder to ~/Pictures/Haruna screenshots
  • Added loading indicator for video
  • Bug fix

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Download Haruna Video Player

Have a third party Spring Vegetable Buns Suitable for Arch Linux / Manjaro (AUR) and openSUSE Tumbleweed (although most have not yet been updated to the latest Haruna 0.6.0).For other Linux distributions, you can install from source Explain here , Or install from Flathub (It has been updated to version 0.6.0 on FlatHub).

If you install Haruna from Flathub, the bundle provides everything you need to run it. This means that it can directly use libmpv and youtube-dl, so it doesn’t matter what version of the software package your system uses.

To install Haruna from Flathub, you need Set up Flatpak If you have not enabled it on your system (and Linux distributions do not enable it by default; for example, Flatpak and Flathub are enabled by default on Linux Mint).

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