Linux News Today: MPV 0.17.0 Open-Source Video Player Adds a Direct3D11 Video Acceleration Decoder
The developers behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software have announced today, April 11, 2016, the release of the MPV 0.17.0 update for all supported platforms.
According to the release notes, MPV 0.17.0 is a fairly normal maintenance release and a recommended update from MPV 0.16.0 or previous versions, bringing multiple new features, such as a Direct3D11 Video Acceleration decoder, DCI-P3 colorspace support, a null demuxer, as well as a mediacodec decoder hwdec wrapper.
Additionally, it looks like there’s now a Windows implementation of the IPC feature with named pipes, DirectX Video Acceleration version 2 (DXVA2) interoperability was added to the angle backend, and it’s possible to generate 3DLUT against the source and use the BT.1886 gamma.
There are also various build system changes, such as the implementation of a symbolic Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) icon, build support for the plain-gl component on Mac OS X platforms, and support for disabling the encoding mode by default because it used FFmpeg APIs that are no longer supported.
New options and commands, bug fixes and small enhancements
As usual with any new MPV update, some commands and options have changed and others added. Among the newly added commands, we can mention cache-speed property, keepaspect property, video-stereo-mode property, ffmpeg-version, decoder-list, as well as encoder-list. Also, there’s now italic font support for the OSD.
Moreover, the video-zoom option was made logarithmic, it is now possible to export more information under track-list, the –input-unix-socket flag was renamed to –input-IPC-server, the default superxbr-edge-strength option has been decreased, and the prescale vo_opengl function was renamed to prescale-luma.
Of course, there are numerous other small, under-the-hood improvements and enhancements, so if you’re curious to know what exactly has been changed, please check out the changelog attached below. In the meantime, you can download the MPV 0.17.0 sources right now via our website.