|mpv running on a typical linfag's computer|
|Initial Release:||August 7, 2013|
|Stable Release:||v0.29.1, Oct 2, 2018|
mpv is the greatest video player ever made. As any GNU/Linux user will tell you, mpv is the #1 player for watching movies. It doesn't have a GUI, which means you have to use the command line and its parameters in order to fully utilize its features.
mpv was forked from mplayer2 because movie-watching Linux users felt it wasn't minimal enough. mplayer2 was forked from mplayer because movie-watching Linux users felt it didn't have enough features. mplayer itself, which is the father of all mplayer forks, is a bloated wheel-reinvention of ffplay.
mpv uses the libraries of the video encoder ffmpeg to decode video and has features such as Vulkan/GPU rendering and video encoding. It also has a mouse-hover interface and programmable keyboard shortcuts. Excited yet? There's even more. It even supports a buttload of filters, scaling algorithms and frame rate interpolation.
High performance config:
profile=gpu-hq video-sync=display-resample sigmoid-slope=10.0 deband-grain=24 deband-range=12 deband-threshold=48 tone-mapping=hable screenshot-format=png screenshot-png-compression=9 screenshot-tag-colorspace=yes screenshot-template="%F_%P" hwdec=no deband-iterations=4 scale=ewa_lanczossharp cscale=ewa_lanczossoft dscale=ewa_lanczos
If your computer can't run this, remove everything after the blank line.