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Popular MPV Open-Source Media Player Gets FFmpeg 3.4, Vulkan, and D3D11 Support

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Updated to version 0.28.0, MPV has received supported for the latest FFMpeg 3.4 open-source multimedia backend, which means that it now requires the libavutil >= 56.6.100, libavcodec >= 58.7.100, libavformat >= 58.0.102, libswscale >= 5.0.101, libavfilter >= 7.0.101, and libswresample >= 3.0.100 libraries to compile on supported operating systems.

MPV 0.28.0 also ships with a bunch of interesting new features, among which we can mention initial support for the Vulkan graphics API and Direct3D 11, an Android OpenGL backend, support for NVIDIA Hardware Video Decoder, a mediacodec hardware decoder for IMGFMT_MEDIACODEC frames, support for Display P3 primaries, as well as support for up to eight frontends.

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  • The Next MPV Player Release Will Offer Much Better Vulkan Support

    With the Christmas weekend release of the MPlayer-forked MPV Player 0.28, it's the first video player we are aware of supporting the Vulkan graphics API for video presentation. This release has just basic Vulkan support but it will be much better in the next release.

  • MPV Player 0.28 Adds Initial Vulkan Support

    The MPlayer-forked MPV Player is out with a new feature release that presents several interesting features.

    Most exciting to us is that MPV 0.28 presents initial Vulkan output support for presenting videos via this modern Khronos graphics API. This Vulkan video output support is still in its early stages but those wanting to look closer at its current functionality and progress can take a look at this Git search showing the vo_gpu Vulkan activity.

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