A player for professionals
MPV is a lightweight player with a minimalistic interface. It is the fork of the MPlayer. The developers have borrowed the primary advantages of MPlayer and added many new ones.
Like Mplayer, MPV has no graphical interface in its basic version, so it is not tied to a specific interface. It is up to the user to decide what interface to install. MPV can be a good lighter alternative to VLC. Even though MPV is not tied to a specific interface, almost all its interfaces are minimalistic and lightweight. They consist only of a video player window and a pop-up control panel. This player is multiplatform and has a version for Windows, and we will tell you about it.
Support for various video and audio codecs;
The ability to play videos from Youtube and other streaming services;
The ability to scale videos;
Numerous commands to control the player using a command line;
Support for plugins;
Use of video card resources for video decoding.
Support for many formats
One of the primary advantages of MPV for Windows is support for all known formats. It also supports subtitles, and you can customize them as you like. The player supports all popular audio and video codecs, OpenGL, and playback from online services. Videos can be scaled, and brightness, contrast, and color rendering can be adjusted. If you prefer to use the program in console mode, you can enjoy many ready-made commands for control.
The fastest player
Most users who have ever used the free MPV media player for playing audio and videos on computers can say that it is the fastest media player worldwide. The player works on any version of Windows and is also portable and cross-platform. Its primary advantages are:
unrivaled speed of opening audio and video files;
support for media playback from any websites (YouTube and more than 300 other resources);
improved quality of video displaying;
a built-in video converter;
working with Lua scripts (cutting, setting monitor refresh rate, creating a graphical interface, and so on);
advanced subtitle system.
- Free to use
- Low system requirements
- Easy to embed into other applications
- High-quality video output
- Difficult to master
- Many familiar tools should be installed separately using plugins