mpv keyboard shortcuts

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Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
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We've compiled most of the mpv's hotkeys together. We hope they will allow you to control mpv better. If you'd like to access user-defined bindings, go to ~/.config/mpv/input.conf .

2
P

Pause / Playback

5
F

Toggle fullscreen

5
M

Mute

10
V

Toggle subtitles

8
S

Take a screenshot

2
↑   Shift + S

Take a screenshot without subtitles (may or may not work depending on display driver)

4
Ctrl + S

Take a scaled screenshot with subtitles and OSD

7
Alt + S

Automatically take screenshot of every frame

1
Q

Quit, save current position

1
O

Show progress

0
↑   Shift + O

Toggle show progress

1
↑   Shift + T

Toggle video window on top

3
Page Up / Down

Next / previous chapter

8
.

Next frame

5
,

Previous frame

3
←  →

Seek 5 seconds

2
↑   Shift + ←  →

Exact seek 1 seconds (don't show on the OSD)

0
↑  ↓

Seek 60 seconds

2
↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Exact seek 5 seconds (don't show on the OSD)

0
Shift + Page Up / Down

Seek 600 seconds

2
Ctrl + +

Increase audio delay

1
Ctrl + -

Decrease audio delay

23
[

Decrease speed

23
]

Increase speed

2
M

Mute / unmute audio

2
↑   Shift + A

Cycle aspect ratio ("16:9", "4:3", "2.35:1", "-1")

0
1

Decrease contrast

0
2

Increase contrast

0
3

Decrease brightness

-1
4

Increase brightness

0
5

Decrease gamma

1
6

Increase gamma

0
7

Decrease saturation

1
8

Increase saturation

14
9

Decrease audio volume

8
0

Increase audio volume

-6
W

Zoom out

-8
E

Zoom in

1
V

Show / hide subtitles

8
J

Next subtitle

2
↑   Shift + J

Previous subtitle

9
Z

Increase subtitle delay

6
X

Decrease subitle delay

1
R

Move subtitles up

1
T

Move subitles down

3
Ctrl + ←  →

Skip to previous / next subtitle

-1
Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Adjust timing to previous subtitle

-1
Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Adjust timing to next subtitle

0
Alt +

Add video pan-x 0.1

0
Alt +

Add video pan-x -0.1

0
Alt +

Add video pan-y 0.1

1
Alt +

Add video pan-y -0.1

0
Alt + Backspace

Reset video zoom, video pan-x and video pan-y to 0

0

Seek 10 seconds

0

Seek -10 seconds

1

Toggle fullscreen

0

Toggle pause

5
Ctrl + H

Cycle hardware decoding

-1
Ctrl + C

Quit


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Program information

Program name: mpv mpv (Media player)

mpv is a free and open-source media player software that runs on several operating systems including Linux, macOS, and Windows. Based on the MPlayer, the program also has an Android port called mpv-android.

Web page: mpv.io

Last update: 11/11/2019 8:10 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 88%

More information >>

Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 8/19/2019 12:12:11 PM Added some shortcuts.
8/19/2019 12:13:55 PM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 59

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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Guest says: 4 months ago 5/30/2021 1:55 AM
Not sure why the developers chose to pick random keys for controls, but multimedia keys also don't work with MPV.

IMHO this application needs finishing (like MM key support and a configuration dialogue.)

I think I'll stick with VLC for now.

Guest says: 4 months ago 5/17/2021 11:06 AM
There is a fricking upvote system for shortcuts xddddddd
i cant

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 52 days ago 8/3/2021 8:44 AM
It is used to choose "essential" shortcuts when a program have hundreds of them. Such as this: https://defkey.com/mpv-media-player-shortcuts?filter=basic . Shortcuts that have more than a specific point will show a star before it, too. Also a "featured shortcut" is displayed on the right column, which is most voted / shared shortcut of that program. So it's like voting the usefulness, not correctness. I'll put a "flag" feature later to report any incorrect shortcuts. It may be looking stupid on first glance and maybe I should improve it. Thank you for your comment!

Guest says in reply to Guest : 52 days ago 8/3/2021 7:55 AM
They meant it's stupid to have a voting system for something that simply is correct.

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 4 months ago 5/17/2021 11:29 AM
It works here, are you on VPN? It checks if your IP number listed in spam lists before registering a vote. Sometimes IPs of VPNs get listed in spam lists.

MONTE says: 6 months ago 3/24/2021 7:41 PM
I figured how to loop a video; shift L, but I can not figure out how to shuffle. Please help?

Guest says: 7 months ago 3/6/2021 3:49 PM
why is 9/0 used for volume, am I the only one who thinks this is an odd pair of bindings

Gharima says: 7 months ago 2/13/2021 5:43 PM
How to change the default location of a screenshot ?? How to save the actual frame size ?? A 4K frame is only 1MB and Below ,, ...

rac says: 13 months ago 8/17/2020 6:05 AM
the L key seems to do an A-B Loop. Sadly, I'm looking for a regular repeat loop.

Guest says in reply to rac : 57 days ago 7/29/2021 3:43 AM
Thanks man!
I've been looking for this option for a long time.

Nakrotam says in reply to rac : 12 months ago 10/7/2020 3:55 PM
Lowercase "l" is A-B looping, capital "L" toggles infinite looping of the current file. :)

Guest says: 15 months ago 7/6/2020 3:17 PM
shortcut key for toggling audio

Guest says in reply to Guest : 7 months ago 3/6/2021 3:48 PM
m

Guest254 says: 18 months ago 3/22/2020 8:20 AM
Hey guys does anyone also know when you have loaded in multiple videos how you can skip to the next video? Is there a shortcut for this?

Guest says in reply to Guest254 : 16 months ago 5/25/2020 9:37 AM
Yes, you can use < and > keys to jump between videos.

01101001b says: 20 months ago 2/16/2020 6:01 AM
Hi! This is what I was looking for. Thx so much!

Promise Preston says: 22 months ago 11/21/2019 1:18 PM
Thank you for this.
How can I enable visible shortcut keys on MPV player.