Baka MPlayer is a free and open source, cross-platform, libmpv based multimedia player. Its simple design reflects the idea for an uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching tv shows.
- qtbase5-dev (>= 5.2.0)
- youtube-dl (optional, for streaming youtube videos)
Note: Packages may be named slightly different for each distro
Get the font
Baka MPlayer was designed around the font called Noto Sans. Noto Sans was used because of its open source nature and its broad support for Unicode characters. Having the correct font installed insures that what you see is what was intended.
These instructions are for cross-compiling for Windows on a Linux system (Note: the architecture can be either
i686 depending on which platform you're compiling for).
git clone -b release https://github.com/u8sand/Baka-MPlayer.git cd "Baka-MPlayer" mkdir build cp -r windows/cross-compilation/* build/ cd build arch=x86_64 ./baka-build.sh $arch
This is a very long process because you'll need to build the mingw32 toolchain
mxe and all dependent libraries,
libmpv.a, and finally
baka-mplayer.exe. If everything succeeded without error, you'll get
Baka-MPlayer.$arch.zip which should contain everything you need.
To rebuild simply delete the directory (in build) or the .zip file of what you need to rebuild and re-run
To add custom patches, put them in
src/patches/ prefixed with the name of what you're patching.
If your distribution does not provide a package, you can compile it from source.
However we've made scripts for some distributions. See
git clone -b release https://github.com/u8sand/Baka-MPlayer.git cd "Baka-MPlayer" mkdir build cp -r linux/* build/ cd build distro=debian_based ./$distro.sh
If this doesn't work or the distro you use is not listed here, you'll need to build mpv and then Baka MPlayer (the dependencies above are for Baka MPlayer). For help building mpv see
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv-build. Compiling Baka MPlayer from source can be done like so:
git clone -b release https://github.com/u8sand/Baka-MPlayer.git cd "Baka-MPlayer" ./configure make -j `grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo` sudo make install
The configuration file will be created on first run and will be written to
As of right now you have to compile from source. You require some more dependencies which you can get from homebrew:
brew install youtube-dl brew install mpv --with-libmpv git clone -b release https://github.com/u8sand/Baka-MPlayer.git cd Baka-MPlayer export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig brew install qt5 export QMAKE=/usr/local/Cellar/qt5/5*/bin/qmake ./configure CONFIG+=install_translations make open build
Then drag the app to your Applications folder. In the future there will be a brew formula to simplify this.
Similarly to Linux, the configuration file will be created on first run and will be written to
By default, Baka MPlayer will compile in English if no language is specified during compilation. To compile a multi-lingual version of baka-mplayer, configure it like so:
For more configuration options see the
configure source file or read the manual.
You can check out which languages we currently support by checking out
Please use the issues tracker provided by GitHub to send us bug reports or feature requests.
You can ask us questions about using Baka MPlayer, give feedback, or discuss its development. However, if possible, please avoid posting bugs there and use the issue tracker instead.