is a project based on
, which in turn is a fork of the well-known
utility. The aim of this tool is to provide a simple way of viewing movie files.
The application can be deployed via command-line and loading videos can be done by simply dragging the files onto the executable of mpv. Alternatively, you can first open the application and then drag and drop the input file.
The player features basic playback control options, allowing fast forwarding and jumping throughout the clip. Moving on to the next or the previous video in the same folder is possible with a click.
Disabling the audio is possible if you want to mute the clip. mpv also features volume control options and full screen support.
Along with the support for high-quality video output and the enhanced video decoding speed, its utmost advantage is that is can be easily integrated within other applications, thanks to the C API it deploys together with the player and the source code.
Although designed to behave more like a CLI application, mpv features an interface that allows video playback and straightforward control options. While simple in essence, it is a powerful tool in the hands of a skillful developer.