SMPlayer with support for MPV is now available

After 25 days of hard work and almost 7,000 lines of code, I’m proud to announce the first public version of SMPlayer with support for MPV.

MPV is a player based on MPlayer and MPlayer2, with new features and bug fixes.

Some of its most interesting features:

  • Possibility to display two subtitles at once
  • Play videos from video sites, like Youtube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more
  • Support for MKV ordered chapters
  • Precise seeking
  • Native support for VAAPI and VDA. Improved VDPAU
  • Better support for taking screenshots
  • (Windows) Improved support for Unicode file names

Click here for a detailed list of the MPV features

The support for MPV in SMPlayer is not complete yet, but the most usual functions should work now.

How to get it

Support for MPV is available in SMPlayer from version svn r6419.

There are packages for both Windows and Linux here:

How to use it

To use MPV instead of MPlayer, open the SMPlayer preferences dialog, and enter “mpv” instead of “mplayer” in the mplayer executable field.

 SMPlayer using mpv on Windows

9 thoughts on “SMPlayer with support for MPV is now available

  1. I just wanted to drop a thank you note. smplayer is the best and most convenient video player, that I can customize it to the hilt. Having it support mpv is just awesome.

    I just installed it on my Debian Sid box, and it works a charm. Thank you for your work.

  2. Thanks a lot for the hard work!

    Apart from some minor bugs (e.g., video turns black after changing settings while the video is playing), everything is working fine

  3. I’ve switched from MPlayer to mpv because the latter natively supports VAAPI, which MPlayer doesn’t (MPlayer-vaapi seems to lag a long way behind MPlayer!). However, as WYV states, smplayer crashes, rejecting the “noquiet” option, and I can’t see how to disable this.

    System is Slackware 64-current, smplayer-14.9 and mpv-0.7.0.


    • You need to compile SMPlayer from SVN. The support for mpv has been added recently and it’s not available yet in the stable version (14.9).

      You can get the latest version from SVN with this command:

      svn co smplayer

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