MPV Player 0.36 Released With Wayland Fractional Scaling, Vulkan Video Decode

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 23 July 2023 at 01:30 PM EDT. 56 Comments
MPV 0.36 is out today as the newest version of this open-source media player that was originally forked from the MPlayer/mplayer2 code and leveraging the FFmpeg library.

MPV 0.36 brings initial support for fractional scaling under Wayland via the wp-fractional-scale-v1 protocol support. There is also on-screen display (OSD) support for Wayland when using the DMA-BUF Wayland output. Other Wayland work includes error handling improvements, support for the content-type protocol, fixing a multi-monitor memory leak, and support for panscan and panning with the DMA-BUF Wayland output.

Also notable is there being Vulkan-based hardware decoding support with the hwdec_vulkan path. Great seeing a media player finally advertise Vulkan hardware video decoding support.

MPV 0.36 also adds vo_kitty as a modern Sixel alternative, vo_gpu_next can now support mapping HDR10+ dynamic metadata, Dolby Vision metadata parsing for dynamic scene brightness, ARIB captions with demux_mkv, and various other fixes.

MPV Player

Downloads and more details on the MPV 0.36 release via GitHub.
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