MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

MPV 0.18.0 is now available for all supported platforms, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Looking at the release notes, we can’t help but notice that there are quite some interesting new features, but also improvements to the build system, options, and commands.

Prominent new features of MPV 0.18.0 include support for HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays on the next-generation Wayland display server, support for the SMPTE ST 2084 Dolby Perceptual Quantizer (PQ), as well as support for the Matroska (MKV) WebVTT format, which is usually used for displaying timed text tracks.

Furthermore, MPV is now capable of reading directories recursively, supports the hex:// protocol … (read more)

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