How to Install MPV Player (MPV Media Player) In Ubuntu

In this article we are going to learn How to install mpv player in Ubuntu. mpv media player is a open source media player application used to play video and audio files. this application is based on a popular media player application called mplayer. mpv player application is developed by mplayer developers using C programming language on year 2013 and released under GNU GPLv3 license.

Now let’s have a look at features of mpv player:

  • It’s an cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
  • Available for both 32 bit and 64 bit operating system.
  • mpv player can be embed in your own developed app’s or in websites.
  • Supports wide range of audio and video files formats like avi, mp4, mp3, etc.
  • mpv supports different subtitle file formats like .sub, .srt, etc.
  • mpv media player supports to play video’s on popular video hosted websites like vimeo, youtube, dailymotion, etc.

How to Install MPV Player (MPV Media Player) In Ubuntu

Follow the below steps to install mpv player (mpv media player) in Ubuntu:

Before start the installation of mpv player we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests   # Install PPA Repository
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
 *Note: any issues regarding ytdl:
Update to the latest upstream version before filing issue with me or at mpv github
The latest min. version required for 16.04 is 2017.08.09

*Note -  mpv.conf is the new default for a config file
Best, new default  location is ~/.config/mpv/ using mpv.conf
gpg: /tmp/tmpx5u_10k7/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key ED8E640A: public key "Launchpad PPA for Doug McMahon" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

After installing the PPA repository for mpv media player now let’s update the packages and repository of Ubuntu using below command to take effect.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 xenial-security InRelease
Get:2 xenial/main amd64 Packages [4,520 B]
Get:3 xenial/main i386 Packages [4,524 B]
Get:4 xenial/main Translation-en [2,308 B]
Fetched 28.9 kB in 4s (6,058 B/s)                   
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install the mpv player package after completed the all above steps. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install mpv   # Install mpv Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libfdk-aac1 libmodplug1 libmysofa libuchardet0 libva1
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libfdk-aac1 libmodplug1 libmysofa libuchardet0 mpv
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 259 not upgraded.
Need to get 9,617 kB of archives.
After this operation, 28.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter "y' to continue the installation

Also Read – How to Install Mplayer in Redhat/Centos

As you can see above we have successfully installed the mpv media player package. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l mpv   # Confirm the installed Package
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
ii  mpv                                  2:0.27.0+git10~xenial1  amd64                   mplayer/mplayer2 based video player

Now to open the appliction just type the command mpv on shell prompt. Refer the snapshot below.

[email protected]:~$ mpv   # Open the mpv player Application

You can also open the mpv application graphically using Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall MPV Player (MPV Media Player) in Ubuntu?

For any reasons, if you don’t like MPV Player (MPV Media Player) Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r mpv   # Uninstall the mpv Package
(Reading database ... 212605 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mpv (2:0.27.0+git10~xenial1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...

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