MPV 0.21 Player Adds CUDA, Better Raspberry Pi Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 20 October 2016 at 09:27 AM EDT. 9 Comments
MULTIMEDIA --
MPV Player 0.21 is now available as the latest version of this popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2.

MPV 0.21 adds support for CUDA and NVDEC (NVIDIA Decode) as an alternative to VDPAU. The NVIDIA decode support using CUDA was added to make up for VDPAU's current lack of HEVC Main 10 profile support. Those unfamiliar with NVDEC can see NVIDIA's documentation.

MPV 0.21 also adds support for the --hwdec=rpi-copy combination, a hardware decode wrapper for Crystal HD hardware (wow, haven't heard of that hardware in a while!), hardware overlay support on the Raspberry Pi with the OpenGL video output, Mali FBDEV support with the vo_opengl output, and various other Raspberry Pi improvements.

More details on the new features of and many fixes for MPV 0.21 can be found via this GitHub page.
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