MPV 0.38 Media Player Released With New Options & Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 17 April 2024 at 04:51 PM EDT. 32 Comments
MPV as the popular open-source media player forked from MPlayer/mplayer2 and leveraging FFmpeg is out with its newest release.

MPV 0.38 continues working on its new renderer "vo_gpu_next" albeit isn't yet the default renderer in this version. MPV 0.38 adds new scripting features, an option to automatically turn on deinterlacing, MPV on X11 now allows a DPI scale in units of 0.5, many Mac improvements, a variety of new command-line options are asupported, VA-API support on Windows with vaapi-win32, DVBIN is enabled by default (again), among other fixes.

MPV 0.38 also has some Vulkan changes worth calling out, including now bundling MoltenVK as part of the macOS bundle to allow for Vulkan support. This release also enables the stable AV1 Vulkan video decode extension and adds support for frame timing via presentation feedback.


Downloads and more details on today's MPV 0.38 release via GitHub.
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