Linux News Today: MPlayer-Based MPV Video Player Drops Support for Linux PVR and Windows XP
The developers of the MPlayer-based MPV open-source and cross-platform video player software announced this past weekend the release and immediate availability for download of MPV 0.14.0.
According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, MPV 0.14.0 makes a few modifications in the build systems, such as support for installing scalable SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) icons, the addition of –enable-gpl3 for nnedi in vo_opengl, and the enablement of internal pthreads wrapper by default.
Among the newly implemented features in MPV 0.14.0, we can mention experimental support for dxinterop backend, which has been engineered to render with OpenGL and display via Direct3D, but it doesn’t function with the Intel video drivers, initial support for ANGLE in vo_opengl, as well as the implementation of icc-profile-auto.
For Windows OSes, MPV 0.14.0 removes support for the deprecated Windows XP operating system, and adds support for the taskbar button progress indicator. For Linux users, the new MPV release drops support for PVR (Personal Video Recorder). Additionally, the old subtitle parser has been removed, along with demux_libass, which was replaced by libavformat.
New commands have been added, numerous bugs were fixed
In addition to the changes mentioned above, MPV 0.14.0 adds various commands, such as the estimated-display-fps and vsync-ratio properties, support for exporting various per-video-frame information, support for making the LOOKUP_TEXTURE_SIZE variable configurable, and an option that lets users set the VO MMCSS profile.
On the other hand, the –sub-fix-timing has been updated to support ASS subtitles, the vo-missed-frame-count property has been renamed to vo-delayed-frame-count, there’s now an option for disabling the OSD, the tscale=mitchell:tscale-clamp option was enabled by default, and the decoder format has been made customizable.
Last but not least, default bindings were added in the input.conf file to change window scaling, and interpolation without display-sync is now disabled by default in vo_opengl. As expected, numerous bugs reported by users since the previous release of the software have been fixed.