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How to Simultaneously Play Two Videos at Different resolutions Side by Side

How do I view two videos side by side? The absolute easiest way is GridPlayer. However I liked one of the solutions that went something like this: mpv --lavfi-complex="[vid1][vid2]hstack[vo];[...
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how to use 'loop-playlist' option with a profile?

I would like to create a profile that applies to .png files, so that when a animated png file is playing, I would like for it to be looped, I tried: #____________________ GIF _____________________ [...
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Split Videos and/or Image Sequences using Video Players

Say I am using a video player like mpv, PotPlayer, VLC, and MPC-HC. I created a segment of a video by setting Mark A and Mark B. Now I want to split that segment from the video or make an image ...
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Specify output device for multiple files in playlist

I'm running Windows 10 (10.0.19045.4170) which has the ability to forward sound from specific applications to specific audio devices (Settings -> System -> Sound -> App volume and device ...
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MPV to play videos with a geometry

I have YOCTO build and I have integrated the mpv to the image. I need to test something so, I wrote a script that could play videos with a certain width and height and position on the screen but mpv ...
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Prevent mpv from Clearing Terminal Screen Post Video Playback

I am using mpv with the --vo=tct flag to play videos directly in the terminal. I am interested in finding out if there’s a way to prevent mpv from clearing the terminal screen when the video is either ...
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Pulseaudio not working Debian 12

Pulseaudio 16.1 doesn't work on Debian 12 using no GUI and only the TTY terminal. Upon checking, the daemon is running. Tried apt-get purge pulseaudio and reinstalled it, same problem persists. No ...
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MPV is not printing its console text on the CMD window it was launched from

This used to work before but now for some reason it does not. I tried deleting all my config files to see if some preference was turning of console output, I also copied just the mpv.exe to another ...
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How to make sure all MPV windows always have a ipc connection? for command line control

For some time now, I have been looking for a way to control specific MPV windows from the command line. After searching and asking around, for example, HERE and HERE, I managed to find a way. I first ...
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Change the window title with a hotkey?

I know I can set the window title for every new window via the MPV.conf file with: --title="window title" But there are many times I need to change the window title, for the active window, ...
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What is the correct way to slow down a video 3X? [duplicate]

I have recorded a University lecture via a screen capture, in order to do it in a timely manner, I sped up the video in my browser 3X times using the extension Video Speed Controller. Now in MPV I ...
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How to achieve a backward cycle hotkey in mpv?

MPV easily lets you cycle between values with one hotkey. For example using the h key to cycle between aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3, 2.35:1, -1 and so on: h cycle-values video-aspect-override "16:9&...
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Windows: Slideshow of all pictures in a directory but with various display durations

All pictures in a folder should be displayed automatically one after the other = Slideshow. The tricky part is that most of the pictures should be displayed for 20 seconds each and a few others should ...
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Is there any way to loop audio smoothly with mpv?

I am effectively looking to play audio and when it loops (because I used the --loop flag) I want it to not have a delay afterwards. I would appreciate some help on this. edit: I read the man page but ...
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null bytes in .mkv file

I recently downloaded a movie (.mkv), it works perfectly on VLC Android, but after I moved it to my computer (with adb), mpv could not run it (Failed to recognize file format), nor parole (GStreamer ...
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How do I play this UMD format movie?

I have a movie ripped from a UMD format disc in the form of an ISO. The ISO structure is as follows: $ls -R .: umd_data.bin umd_video ./umd_video: clipinf icon0.png icon1.pmf param.sfo pic1.png ...
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mpv: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.59: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

System: Linux 6.1.21-1-MANJARO After updating/upgrading my system, mpv no longer works. It seems ffmpeg is using libavcodec 60 and mpv is using 59. Though I'm not 100% sure this is the issue. Any help ...
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Add new buttons to MPV uosc UI

uosc is a customizable UI for MPV player. Looking into the uosc.conf file, there is this line about how to create new buttons: 'command:{icon}:{command}' - button that executes a {command} when ...
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independent rotation of each half of dual fisheye Gear360 video

The Samsung Gear360 2017 records dual-fisheye video. ie. two side-by-side circular images in a black square, one from each lens. mediainfo reports: General [...] Format : MPEG-4 Format ...
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frame-step by 10 or 20 frames at once?

Hello I use MPV to help me with animations studies, its simply the best. I want to ask is there away to Step-Frame forward\back by n amount of frames? stepping forward by a single frame is ideal when ...
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mpv: How to play audio with SRT subtitles?

Is there a way to get mpv to display external .srt subtitles with audio files? In vlc this can be achieved by enabling Audio > Visualizations > Spectrometer, and then in advanced Settings under ...
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How to play two media through different audio devices with MPV?

How can I use MPV to play a video file with audio through one audio device (built-in speakers), and a second audio file through a second audio device (bluetooth headphones). Play/pause should play/...
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How do I configure MPV's speed to add instead of multiply?

I find that multiplying not only has a strange compounding feeling (because it does, obviously), but it also grows too fast. I would much rather have something linear, which calls for an add or ...
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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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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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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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How to play YouTube videos with MPV 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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