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mpv (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/23/2016.

mpv is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.

Streamlined CLI options

MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.

On Screen Controller

While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement.

High quality video output

mpv has a OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.

GPU video decoding

mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decode acceleration.


A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.

Active development

mpv is under active development, focusing on code refactoring and cleanups as well as adding features. Want a feature? Post a patch or request it!

To install mpv (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install mpv.portable --version 2016.11.20

To upgrade mpv (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade mpv.portable --version 2016.11.20


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'mpv.portable'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $version = '2016.11.20'
    $version = $version.Replace(".","")
    $url = "$version.7z"
    $url64 = "$version.7z"
    # Enable TLS 1.2 manually. Someone remind me to remove this bit when Chocolatey 0.9.11 is released
    [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.SecurityProtocolType]'Tls12'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir $url64
    # mpv can't be shimmed, the shim doesn't work with
    # as of 2016.01.18, there is a dll dependency, so mpv can't be hardlinked to chocolatey\bin
    # adding to PATH until chocolatey implements a /usr/lib equivalent
    $pathType = 'User'
    if ( ([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal] [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole(`
    	[Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator") ) {
    	$pathType = 'Machine'
    Install-ChocolateyPath $toolsDir $pathType -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'mpv.portable'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    # Remove from Machine PATH
    $machinePath = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH",[EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)
    if ( $machinePath.Contains($toolsDir) ) {
    	$cleanMachinePath = $([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH",[EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)).Replace("$toolsDir;",'')
    	[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$cleanMachinePath", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)
    # Remove from User PATH
    $userPath = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH",[EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)
    if ( $userPath.Contains($toolsDir) ) {
    	$cleanUserPath = $([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)).Replace("$toolsDir;",'')
    	 [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$cleanUserPath", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)
  • tools\mpv.exe.ignore

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • mpv team




Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
mpv (Portable) 2018.07.31 249 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 approved
mpv (Portable) 2018.07.22 147 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.12.25 514 Saturday, December 30, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.09.13 675 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.07.18 579 Thursday, July 20, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.04.23 683 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.02.12 824 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2016.12.25 1021 Monday, December 26, 2016 approved
mpv (Portable) 2016.11.20 890 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 approved
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