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MPV Reviews

MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about MPV and what they use it for.
  • Hide this tiny progress bar?
    Just installed with the following scripts, and I have it ALMOST exactly the way I want it except for this tiny detail... - Source: Reddit / 2 days ago
  • VLC Media player! Who remembers downloading DivX files?
    I use mpv now days, but VLC is definitely still pretty great. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • Best media player with a good UI for basic playing
    Mpv + uosc for osc. Extremely configurable to your liking. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • Plex app maxes out GPU on my playback device but VLC does not?
    I'd be curious to see if playback is better in MPV, which is the underlying player the desktop/HTPC app uses. If it plays well in MPV, that's a pretty good indication that Plex is either tweaking the default MPV playback settings to the point where you need decent hardware to have reasonable playback, or the non-player parts of the Plex app is bogging things down. If MPV playback isn't great either, that would... - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • Nvidia’s latest GPU drivers can upscale old blurry YouTube videos
    For VLC I don't know, but with MPC-HC you can use madVR [0]. My preferred setup is mpv [1] with a few shaders [2] such as FSRCNNX [3] and Krig Bilateral. [0]: [1]: [2]: - Source: Hacker News / 21 days ago
  • Footage Too Bright
    It also happens with, however, so I'm kinda confused now. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • A very simple free video trimmer?
    Glad you like it, also if you're interested you should check out mpv, by far the best media player on windows. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • A very simple free video trimmer?
    Try out vidcutter, based on the popular media player mpv. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Linux software list. Discussion and advice welcome!
    MPV - powerful minimalist video player. - Source: Reddit / 25 days ago
  • youtube live links
    A powerful media player for all the platforms you can play videos from YouTube with it if you have yt-dlp installed. On windows you put yt-dlp in the mpv folder iirc, on Linux you just install both from the repositories. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • anyone know how i can download anime clips on my macbook?
    After that, I've found the best tool for making clips is to open the videos in MPV with the mpv-webm addon installed. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Microsoft is charging people to play certain video formats, it's high time people switch to VLC
    Think you mean that .net address is fake. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Free HEVC Codec link from MS Store working again. Enjoy!
    Why not just use a superior player like mpv or if you insist on using the MS players, install the k-lite codec pack? - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Windows video player that works as well as Youtube? With speed controls?
    You'll have to try some other players and see if they work well. The top alternatives are potplayer and mpv. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • 10 Best Video Players for Windows 11 and kodi are the best for uhd movies... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Anime Subtitles and Yomichan
    The setup I use personally is with the video player mpv, You can install a script called mpvacious that is able to copy paste the subtitles into the browser so you can use yomichan, You can also customize it more so you can create Anki cards with sentence audio in like 5 seconds. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Media player for MKV files?
    I recommend using MPV as your media player. Some of the other people were saying MPV, but here's some of the reasons why:. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • New DS920+ Synology setup with PMS
    Real Fix: Use Plex Desktop instead of Plex Web. Web browsers have very limited media capabilities. Plex Desktop is built on top of, which direct plays 4K HDR media, including subtitles. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Need help desperately
    Open your web browser and go to the MPV player website ( - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • goodbye Freestreams Live.... I will miss you. Best Live-TV website ever
    I personally use mpvnet (the portable found inside Staxrip) but yeah basically like this. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Plex and subtitles issue
    The Plex Apple TV and iOS clients use the video player. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of MPV

20 BEST Video Player | Media Players for Windows 10 PC (2021)
MPV is a media player tool. It is a free and open-source application released under GNU (General Public License). This tool supports MPV and MPEG-2 video formats.
15 Best Media Players For Mac and Windows (2021 Edition)
MPV is an open source software that comes with streamlined CLI options. It supports video scaling with famous high quality algorithms, frame timing, HDR, interpolation and color management to give you the best experience.

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