Questions tagged [mpv]

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Encoding audio with fffmpeg makes the remaining time in mpv jump around at the beginning

I had some media with FLAC audio which I wanted to encode to Opus and at the same time clean up some metadata and remove unnecessary streams. The command I used was ffmpeg -i input.mkv -c:v copy -...
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VLC plays nothing in Awesome WM

On Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, running the window manager Awesome, the only thing that vlc does is print VLC media player 3.0.8 Vetinari (revision 3.0.8-0-gf350b6b5a7) and then immediately return an error ...
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Listing mpv inputs

I need to list mpv input devices (for example mpv av://v4l2:/dev/video2) for dmenu so I can select them when running a command. How can I do this on the command line
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SMPlayer can't control mpv

On Debian testing after recent update of SMPlayer (19.1.0 revision 9191) I'm unable to control playing any media while using mpv (0.30.0) but mplayer works good. If I play video with mpv in terminal ...
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How to disable the mouse wheel in mpv?

The wheel has eventually become "loose" with all mice I've owned and can be scrolled by accident. In mpv the wheel controls the video position. from the documentation: WHEEL_* Mouse wheels (...
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MPV: What's the default property list for osd-msg3?

as above. I searched the net but came up empty. Also Is it possible to show milliseconds permanently in the OSC but using a property? I searched the net and someone mentioned "playback-time" but it's ...
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Change background color in mpv osd without blocking progress bar?

Is it possible to change the background color of the OSD in mpv without blocking the progressbar itself? As of now changing the background color with --osd-back-color=<color> will hide the ...
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Always loop GIF files with MPV

I tried to make a batch file with mpv --loop, then select it in the "Open with" menu, however it just opens MPV. I'm not sure what I should do.
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What does the “[ffmpeg] tls: Failed to send close message” error mean (mpv)?

I often stream video or audio in mpv (requires youtube-dl, FFmpeg is installed) and the [ffmpeg] tls: Failed to send close message error is always displayed in shell (PowerShell) when I quit the ...
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mpv: how to play a list of URLs piped from stdin

Is there a way to get mpv to play a list of URLs that are piped from another command's stdout? My use case is to play all media links from an HTML page, e.g. with something like this: extractlinks....
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How to bind multiple commands to one key with mpv

Is it possible to show the commands show-text ${media-title}, show-progress and show-text ${playlist} on separate lines each with a single key bind? If i enter MENU show-text "${media-title} ${...
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On Linux, how to play an image sequency with audio?

I want to view an image sequence playing with external audio simultaneously. I'm currently using mpv "mf://*.jpg" -mf-fps X to play sequences. Not sure how to define audio stream, yet. I'm aware of ...
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MPV Youtube with Subtitles

How to play YouTube video with mpv with subtitles?
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How to exit youtube-dl when streaming to mpv on Windows?

I often use the command mpv <YouTube URL> --no-video (FFmpeg may also be mandatory) to only stream audio when the video track is redundant, should commonly save over 99% of bandwidth. I run the ...
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Default video app keeps resetting from MPV on MacOS

The Problem I use the mpv video player to play all videos on my mac, though I also have VLC installed. The problem is that after a while my default video application changes to VLC (and/or Quicktime, ...
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How to play a dvd over network with mpv?

How to play a DVD over network with mpv? Playing individual VOB files works with something like: mpv http://1.2.3.4/dvd/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB But playing the entire dvd with any of the following ...
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Make mpv go fullscreen for video files, small window for audio files?

I have a bunch of flags I want activated for audio files, another bunch for video files, one of which is the fullscreen flag. Am I supposed to copy paste those flags into every possible auto profile ...
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Play 60fps video at 30fps

I have a 60fps 1080p video from a GoPro that is playing really choppily in mpv (and other media players). How can I make mpv drop every other frame to get a smoother video? Alternatively, is there ...
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How can I turn a sequence of images into a video using mpv?

I have a sequence of jpg images that I would like to turn into an avi or mpeg movie file. I tried to install mplayer/mencoder using Macports, but it told me this is obsolete and has been replaced by ...
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How to make mpv use the pulseaudio volume controls again?

Since some recent update (mpv 0.18.something), mpv has stopped using the pulseaudio volume and instead used a software volume control. This has downsides such as additional processing, but most ...
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Where is located on Mac the mpv player configuration file?

This excellent player works on Mac, but while in Linux I can set shortkeys and such in ~/.config/mpv/input.conf, I don`t know where that is on a Mac.
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Save video playing in mpv --ytdl to a file while playing

I would like to be able to play and save a video with mpv --ytdl. How do I got about doing that? What's particularly important is that the buffer gets saved too. Basically, I would like to play a ...
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Improve pitch shift

I've been watching videos using mpv, a derivative of MPlayer, using the default options. When I increase the speed, pitch-shift kicks in so that while people sound like they're speaking faster, they ...
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How can I make mpv show the duration counter constantly?

I use the mpv video player in Linux. With the keys Shift+P, I can see the duration of the video I am watching. How can I set mpv to show the duration all the time (without the need of pressing Shift+...