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Video appears green-ish when adjusting gamma & saturation with ffmpeg (eq) but NOT with mpv

I'm using mpv as a video player and ffmpeg as a video encoder. I have an original video which I am re-encoding with ffmpeg's eq filter to increase gamma & saturation. Before I do this, I use mpv ...
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Hotkeys that use Ctrl+Shift+Alt are not working in MPV

For some reason Ctrl + Shift + Alt and any key combination will just not trigger the preconfigured action in mpv. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A seek 15 exact For example, in the above Ctrl + Shift + Alt + A is ...
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How to Add New MPV Speed Shortcuts on Already Existing Shortcuts

Out of the box, MPV's shortcuts for speeding are [/] and {/}, however, in order to be more consistent with the rest of software I have here, I would like for [/] to also be assigned to s/d. How could ...
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MPV: Cycle through cover art (if multiple images are present) of the current playing flac file

I have flac files that contains several embedded cover art which includes front, back, booklet etc. Is it possible to cycle through cover art (if multiple images are present) of the current playing ...
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Opening mpv from within newsboat without blocking the console?

I use newsboat as my RSS reader. MPV is configured as my video player. When I open a video the console gets blocked with the output of mpv, preventing me from continuing to navigate newsboat, while ...
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How to know whether the ewa_lanczossharp rendering filter is working on mpv?

For rendering video with a GPU, the mpv documentation states, wa_lanczossharp A slightly sharpened version of ewa_lanczos, preconfigured to use an ideal radius and parameter. If your hardware can run ...
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How to load whole YouTube video before playing in MPV

To load a video in the terminal with ASCII, I can do $ mpv "<video_url>" --vo=caca But some videos buffer and load frequently, and lead to many pauses. Is there a way to load the ...
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mpv volume controls via keyboard or mouse under macos?

I'm using mpv version 0.33.1 under macos Big Sur (version 11.6.1). It works pretty well, except I cannot figure out how to use the keyboard or the mouse to change the volume while a video is playing. ...
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In mpv, how to disable the playlist OSD when starting the next video in a playlist

I've disabled osd: osd-level=0 But when a new video in a playlist starts, in the upper left corner there appears the entire playlist. Using the option osd-scale, I can shrink it down, but how can I ...
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How can I change playback speed of mpv video player?

I love mpv player for it's modern minimalist look, easy moving along a video simply with mouse scroll and robust rendering of .mp4 videos. However I could not figure out how to change playback speed ...
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Playing a video in MPV triggers Firefox (Web and WebExtensions) to start using 100% CPU

To clarify, this is not about playing a video in Firefox. This is when playing in a completely unrelated media player. Specifically, playing a video full-screen in mpv causes Web and WebExtensions ...
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mpv doesn't play audio from mp4 file

Troubles with mp4 files captured from webcam. I capture video from my webcam with vlc. The captured file is played without issues in vlc, but mpv could not play audio stream.(ffmpeg also doesn't ...
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Mpv shaders won't work?

Can someone explain where I did wrong? I did follow the anime4k instruction but shaders wont show up? did try shift + I and then 2 and it didn't work? this is how mine mpv.conf is setup: profile=gpu-...
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mpv video freezes but audio plays when using youtube

I'm using mpv to play videos from different sources (e.g. youtube) in conjunction with my newsfeed-reader newsboat on my Debian Stable system (actually PureOS Amber which is based on Debian). But ...
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How do I stop SMPlayer from using volume buttons?

My question is almost exactly the same as this one, except that I am asking in reference to using SMPlayer, not VLC. When I press the volume buttons on my keyboard usually the system volume is changed,...
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How to infinite loop every video I play as defaut on MPV player without having to press shift+L hotkey every single time?

I think the title is clear without filling the body. Every time I play new video the inf loop is gone and I need to press shift+L again each time. How to just make this my default setting. As far as I ...
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How to use Anime4K witih MPV

How to user Anime4K with MPV I added the mpv.conf file with profile=gpu-hq fullscreen=yes scale=ewa_lanczossharp cscale=ewa_lanczossharp video-sync=display-resample interpolation glsl-shaders-append=&...
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How to disable the mouse wheel scrolling 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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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+...
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