Easier way to install or build mpv with mmal hardware decoding and ffmpeg/libass

Install

  • mkdir rpimpv && cd rpimpv
  • wget https://awesome.nwgat.ninja/deb/mpv/mpv_0.20.0_armhf.deb https://awesome.nwgat.ninja/deb/mpv/libass_0.13.3-1_armhf.deb https://awesome.nwgat.ninja/deb/mpv/ffmpeg_3.1.3-1_armhf.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  • sudo apt-get -f install
  • sudo apt-get install libluajit
  • wget https://awesome.nwgat.ninja/deb/mpv/mpv.conf -O $HOME/.config/mpv/mpv.conf
  • sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
  • sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Play a file

  • mpv http://ow.ly/10tB0C (Big Buck Bunny 1080p30)
  • mpv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqz-KE-bpKQ (Big Buck Bunny 1080p30)

mmal error

  • sudo su
  • echo "gpu_mem=159" >> /boot/config.txt
  • echo "gpu_mem=256" >> /boot/config.txt (rpi2/rpi3)
  • sudo reboot

you can tweak the settings in mpv config file, if you need to move the window or change resolution of youtube, it currently defaults to 1080p30

  • nano $HOME/.config/mpv/mpv.conf

note: it will default to borderless non-movable window, this is a limitation of raspberry pi

Build it yourself

  • sudo apt-get install -y gperf bison flex autoconf automake make texinfo help2man libtool libtool-bin ncurses-dev git yasm mercurial cmake cmake-curses-gui libfribidi-dev checkinstall libfontconfig1-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgles2-mesa-dev gnutls-dev libsmbclient-dev libpulse-dev libbluray-dev libdvdread-dev libluajit-5.1-dev libjpeg-dev libv4l-dev libcdio-cdda-dev libcdio-paranoia-dev
  • git clone https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv-build.git
  • cd mpv-build
  • echo --enable-mmal >> ffmpeg_options
  • ./use-mpv-release
  • ./use-ffmpeg-release
  • ./update
  • ./rebuild -j4
  • sudo ./install