FFmpeg's Player Gets Inspired By MPlayer-Forked MPV Player
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 28 September 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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FFmpeg's ffplay media player has interactive volume controls now that are inspired by the MPlayer-fork MPV.

The commit this weekend explains, "This is a feature heavily inspired by the mpv player. At the moment, methods for adjusting volume in ffplay are rather clumsy: either one needs to set it system-wide, or one needs to set it via the volume filter. This patch adds key bindings identical to the mpv defaults for muting/unmuting and increasing/decreasing the volume interactively without any introduction of external dependencies."

For those that haven't used it before, FFplayer is a simple, portable media player built atop the FFmpeg libraries and SDL.

In other related open-source multimedia news, a new MPV player update was just released a few days ago.
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