mpv is a video-player so simple, it really just shows the video. It is controlled by the keyboard and only shows even the progress bar and other interfaces when needed.
It is also used in LARBS to play single audio files if mpd is not used.
mpv is opened automatically when you select a video or audio file to open from lf or another program.
Obviously you can run it from the command line by running
mpv filename.mp4, etc.
These are custom bindings for ease:
- h/l – jump back/foward 10 seconds.
- j/k – jump back/foward 60 seconds.
- space – toggle pause.
- S – toggle subtitles.
- o – briefly view progress bar and time.
- O – toggle time visibility.
- i – show file and video information.
~/.config/mpv/input.conf– key bindings.
~/.config/mpv/– many other plugins can be added to mpv.
- If you download films, I recommend installing the program
subdl, which you can run on a movie file and it will automatically check online for subtitle files. Give it the
-ioption to choose from the closest matches if the first result is slightly off.
- The LARBS binding super + shift + P will not only pause you music played in
mpd, but also all audio/video instances of
- Press super + F11 to see your webcam. This uses an instance of