How To Install GNOME MPV on Ubuntu Linux. Gnome MPV is a GTK+ frontend for MPV video player for Linux Ubuntu Systems. GNOME MPV interacts with mpv via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv’s powerful playback capabilities.
GNOME MPV 0.16 release contains the following changes:
Split up the General tab in the preferences dialog
Improve behavior when toggling playlist under tiling window managers
Move app menu items to primary menu
Use separate MPRIS DBus connection for each window
Add support for MPRIS property LoopStatus
Add option –mpv-options for setting arbitrary mpv options from the command-line
There are 4 ways to open files in GNOME MPV.
Passing files and/or URIs as command line arguments.
Using the file chooser dialog box, accessible via the “Open” menu item.
Typing URI into the “Open Location” dialog box, accessible via the menu item with the same name.
Dragging and dropping files or URIs onto GNOME MPV.
The playlist is hidden by default. To show the playlist, click the “Playlist” menu item or press F9. Files can be added by dragging and dropping files or URIs onto the playlist. Dropping files or URIs onto the video area will replace the content of the playlist. Playlist files or online playlists (eg. YouTube’s playlist) will be automatically expanded into individual items when loaded.
Items in the playlist can be reordered via drag-and-drop. To remove items from the playlist, select the item by clicking on it then press the delete button on your keyboard.
GNOME MPV Configuration
GNOME MPV can be configured using the preferences dialog accessible via the “Preferences” menu item. Additional configuration options can be set from an external file using the same syntax as mpv’s mpv.conf. See mpv’s man page for the full list of options. The file must be specified and enabled in the preferences dialog under the “MPV Configuration” section.
Options can also be set using the “Extra MPV Options” text box in the preferences dialog. The syntax used is the same as mpv’s command line options.
Install GNOME MPV 0.16 – Using Flatpak
Run the following commands to install GNOME MPV 0.16 using Flatpak:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install flatpak
$ flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak install flathub io.github.GnomeMpv
Install GNOME MPV 0.16 – Using PPA
Run the following commands to install GNOME MPV 0.16 using ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-mpv