Skip to content

The "MPC" version of MPV. Seen as MPC is no long in active development, MPV is becoming, and should have become, your go to player.


Notifications You must be signed in to change notification settings


Folders and files

Last commit message
Last commit date

Latest commit


Repository files navigation

MPV - Made Easy!

Feature List:

  • Similar feel and behaviour to MPC-HC (shortcut keys and mouse buttons) :
    • a - Toggles audio track.
    • s - Toggles subtitle track.
    • Spacebar / Mouse right-click - Toggle pause.
    • Mouse side-buttons (if applicable) - Skip through chapter markers (forward/backward).
    • Left/Right arrow keys - Seek ~10 seconds forward/backwards
    • Up/Down arrow keys & Mouse wheel - Increase/decrease volume by 5
    • Shift+S - Take screenshots (with subtitles).
    • Ctrl+s - Take screenshots (no subtitles).
    • Ctrl+o - Full-featured Open file box.
    • Ctrl+g - Go to a specified timestamp.
    • Ctrl+p - Show current playlist.
      • Up/down arrows - highlight / scroll through playlist.
      • Left/right arrow - select item highlighed entry (to move)
      • Enter - play highlighted file.
      • Ctrl+Shift+p - Shuffle playlist (again to sort alphabetically).
      • Shift+p - add files in currently playing directory to the playlist.
  • Screenshots are placed in the video source directory under a new folder called "Screens" (can be changed within mpv.conf).
  • Visualiser for audio tracks.
  • Remember video position of previous played file (video/audio).
  • Lightweight (no heavy filters or extra programes required).
  • Modern OSC (On Screen Controller) to have a smaller footprint and be more practical than the default MPV varient.
  • Play next sequential file in the current files folder.
  • YouTube URL player (drag and drop only)
  • Updater script that can be automated via Window Task Manager
  • Hexchat Nowplaying Script included for feature rich messages (audio, video and streaming supported)


One of the nicest features of MPV is that it requires no installation and can be run from its own folder (portable).

  1. Clone or download this repo.
  2. Unzip to your desired location.
  3. Run updater.bat (this will download the latest MPV GUI build from the source stated below and youtube-dl OR yt-dlp if you pressed 'y' when prompted).
  4. Optional: Run installer/mpv-install.bat as administrator to set file associations.
  5. Optional: See below for Hexchat NowPlaying integration.

Hexchat Integration:

Hexchats latest version (2.16.1) doesn't have any built in "now playing" plugins to use. And as of this version, the default MPC-HC "now-playing" script doesn't function. I have included a modified version of an MPV now playing script from github user, FichteFoll, in this pack. Note: This has been modified with some QOL adjustments and pretifying. Not to mention this will also work when streaming video. A prerequisite, Python 3.6 needs to be enabled/selected when you install Hexchat. If you have Hexchat already installed, no problem, just re-run the installer and choose Python 3.x from the Custom Installation screen (right at the bottom).

  1. Right-click and copy the file (located in Hexchat addon folder) from the downloaded pack.
  2. Press the Windows key+R and type %APPDATA%\HexChat and press enter.
  3. Paste the copied file into the addons folder.
  4. In Hexchat go to Window > Plugins and Scripts > Load and browse to your addons folder where you pasted Normally this is C:\Users\moodkiller\AppData\Roaming\HexChat\addons
  5. You should get confirmation to say the plugin has been loaded successfully.
  6. Type /mpv in any window while playing a file in MPV and it should spit out something like "Moodkiller is playing: [MK] Kiznaiver - 01 [BD 1080p][Hi10][Dual-Audio] • 1.945 GiB • [00:05:48 / 00:24:03] in mpv 0.29.0-107-gd6d6da4711" for video and "Moodkiller is listening to Garnidelia - 21248931 {37.627 MiB • flac 1.091 mbps 2ch} • [00:00:51 / 00:04:17] playing in mpv 0.29.0-107-gd6d6da4711" for audio (with colour formatting).


alt text

alt text

alt text

alt text


GUI build:
Collection of user scripts:
MPV properties page:

Thanks goes to all those involved for testing and their inputs for getting stuff running.