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mpv (Portable)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/7/2019.

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

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

C:\> choco upgrade mpv.portable


  • legal\LICENSE.txt Show
    mpv is a fork of mplayer2, which is a fork of MPlayer.
    mpv as a whole is licensed under the GNU General Public License GPL version 2
    or later (called GPLv2+ in this document, see LICENSE.GPL for full license
    text) by default, or the GNU Lesser General Public License LGPL version 2 or
    later (LGPLv2.1+ in this document, see LICENSE.LGPL for full license text) if
    built with the --enable-lgpl configure switch.
    Most source files are LGPLv2.1+ or GPLv2+, but some files are available under
    more liberal licenses, such as BSD, MIT, ISC, and possibly others. Look at the
    copyright header of each source file, and grep the sources for "Copyright" if
    you need to know details. C source files without Copyright notice are usually
    licensed as LGPLv2.1+. Also see the list of files with specific licenses below
    (not all files can have a standard license header).
    All new contributions must be LGPLv2.1+ licensed. Using a more liberal license
    compatible to LGPLv2.1+ is also ok.
    Changes done to GPL code must come with the implicit/explicit agreement that the
    project can relicense the changes to LGPLv2.1+ at a later point without asking
    the contributor. This is a safeguard for making potential relicensing of
    remaining GPL code to LGPLv2.1+ easier.
    For information about authors and contributors, consult the git log, which
    contains the complete SVN and CVS history as well.
    "v2.1+" in this context means "version 2.1 or later".
    Some libraries are GPLv2+ or GPLv3+ only. Building mpv with Samba support makes
    it GPLv3+.
    mpv can be built as LGPLv2.1+ with the --enable-lgpl configure option. To add
    a LGPL mode to mpv, MPlayer code had to be relicensed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
    by asking the MPlayer authors for permission. Since permission could not be
    obtained from everyone, LGPL mode disables the following features, some of
    them quite central:
    - Linux X11 video output
    - BSD audio output via OSS
    - NVIDIA/Linux hardware decoding (vdpau, although nvdec usually works)
    - Linux TV input
    - minor features: jack, DVD, CDDA, SMB, CACA, legacy direct3d VO
    Some of these will be fixed in the future. The intended use for LGPL mode is
    with libmpv, and currently it's not recommended to build mpv CLI in LGPL mode
    at all.
    The following files are still GPL only (--enable-lgpl disables them):
        audio/out/ao_jack.c             will stay GPL
        audio/out/ao_oss.c              will stay GPL
        demux/demux_tv.c                will stay GPL
        stream/ai_*                     will stay GPL (TV code)
        stream/audio_in.*               will stay GPL (TV code)
        stream/dvb*                     must stay GPL
        stream/frequencies.*            must stay GPL
        stream/stream_cdda.c            unknown
        stream/stream_dvb.*             must stay GPL
        stream/stream_dvd.c             unknown
        stream/stream_dvd_common.*      unknown
        stream/stream_dvdnav.c          unknown
        stream/stream_smb.c             will stay GPLv3
        stream/stream_tv.c              will stay GPL
        stream/tv*                      will stay GPL
        video/out/vo_caca.c             unknown
        video/out/vo_direct3d.c         unknown
        video/out/vo_vaapi.c            probably impossible (some company's code)
        video/out/vo_vdpau.c            probably impossible (nVidia's code)
        video/out/vo_x11.c              probably impossible
        video/out/vo_xv.c               probably impossible
        video/out/x11_common.*          probably impossible
        video/vdpau.c                   hard (GPL-only parts must be ifdefed)
        video/vdpau.h                   unknown
        video/vdpau_mixer.*             actual code must be rewritten
        DOCS/man/                       GPLv2+                    unknown license, probably GPLv2+ or LGPLv2+
        etc/mplayer-input.conf          unknown license, probably GPLv2+
        mpv.desktop                     unknown license, probably GPLv2+
        etc/restore-old-bindings.conf   unknown license, probably GPLv2+
    The following files contain some optional GPL code (--enable-lgpl disables it):
        options/parse_commandline.c     dvd:// expansion
    None of the exceptions listed above affect the final binary if it's built as
    LGPL. Linked libraries still can affect the final license (for example if
    FFmpeg was built as GPL).
  • legal\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
    location on <>
    and can be verified by doing the following:
    1. Go to
    	to download the installer.
    2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
      - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
      - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
    3. The checksums should match the following:
      checksumType: SHA256
      checksum32: 5262144B0A619FC0A55033BDEA016431B619F9902912A509890ABFE8F3164EBA
      checksum64: 48EDD28162495224B9ED80986EBA1EA92E2E23DE695F119AFE369A4CE51B73C9
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName = 'mpv.install'
        file        = gi $toolsDir\*_x32.7z
        file64      = gi $toolsDir\*_x64.7z
        destination = "$toolsDir"
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
    # 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 ( Test-ProcessAdminRights ) { $pathType = 'Machine' }
    Install-ChocolateyPath $toolsDir $pathType
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'mpv.portable'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    # Remove from Machine PATH
    $machinePath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name PATH -Scope Machine
    if ( $machinePath.Contains($toolsDir) ) {
    	$cleanMachinePath = $([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH",[EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)).Replace("$toolsDir;",'')
    	[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$cleanMachinePath", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)
    # Remove from User PATH
    $userPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope User
    if ( $userPath.Contains($toolsDir) ) {
    	$cleanUserPath = $([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)).Replace("$toolsDir;",'')
    	 [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$cleanUserPath", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)
  • tools\mpv.exe.ignore
  • tools\mpv_x32.7z Show
    md5: 08643798911706C4110557A572BB256C | sha1: 8559E425218535D005FD52CDB2F4E0512C589F54 | sha256: 5262144B0A619FC0A55033BDEA016431B619F9902912A509890ABFE8F3164EBA | sha512: E996EDA97D2F8472C998D424362A76FB130EBAF98EA7A371B7CE166C390E4A29F122750B29B1CD3D361D84581E2CFA3D722B81939B47D86AD82AB10D43D0709B
  • tools\mpv_x64.7z Show
    md5: 6A266621C298650146921F288F96036A | sha1: 3AC76700B2935A81E546B0F8D1FBF471DDEAD23E | sha256: 48EDD28162495224B9ED80986EBA1EA92E2E23DE695F119AFE369A4CE51B73C9 | sha512: 05AF003178875E149682C6AFEB3863DA7C9451D82254A0F4BCAF949D54939BDF62DA1EC930DAC27AF8E953E00B46CE611BE4C50A0FE7A1A5D0A55BD283253456

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • mpv team




Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
mpv (Portable) 2018.07.31 256 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 approved
mpv (Portable) 2018.07.22 158 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.12.25 526 Saturday, December 30, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.09.13 688 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.07.18 587 Thursday, July 20, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.04.23 691 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2017.02.12 832 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
mpv (Portable) 2016.12.25 1030 Monday, December 26, 2016 approved
mpv (Portable) 2016.11.20 901 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 approved
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