MPV 0.35 Media Player Released With PipeWire Backend, Wayland DMA-BUF Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 12 November 2022 at 09:09 AM EST. 37 Comments
MPV as the popular open-source media player forked from MPlayer/mplayer2 and leveraging the FFmpeg library is out with its newest feature release.

MPV 0.35 brings Meson build system support, "vo_gpu_next" as a new libplacebo-based renderer, a PipeWire audio back-end for native PipeWire support, support on X.Org for the X11 Present extension, Android hardware decode support utilizing AImageReader, "vo_dmabuf_wayland", and a wide variety of other improvements, new options, and more.

The vo_dmabuf_wayland back-end allows for Wayland video output displaying using DMA-BUF buffers for efficient displaying when using the VA-API or DRM hardware decoding support.

The new vo_gpu_next renderer makes use of the libplacebo library that in turn allows for Vulkan usage and all around should equate to being a much better renderer for MPV moving forward.

Downloads and more details on the MPV 0.35 release via GitHub.

Those unfamiliar with this cross-platform, open-source video player can learn more about it at the project site of
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