mpv keyboard shortcuts 

mpv    

Zeynel -
5 years ago
- Shortcuts

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 .

14
P

Pause / Playback

11
F

Toggle fullscreen

14
M

Mute

25
V

Toggle subtitles

24
S

Take a screenshot

12
↑  Shift + S

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

10
Ctrl + S

Take a scaled screenshot with subtitles and OSD

27
Alt + S

Automatically take screenshot of every frame

4
Q

Quit, save current position

8
O

Show progress

2
↑  Shift + O

Toggle show progress

7
↑  Shift + T

Toggle video window on top

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11
Page Up / Down

Next / previous chapter

20
.

Next frame

22
,

Previous frame

12
  

Seek 5 seconds

6
↑  Shift +   

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

3
  

Seek 60 seconds

5
↑  Shift +   

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

1
Shift + Page Up / Down

Seek 600 seconds

3
Ctrl + +

Increase audio delay

5
Ctrl + -

Decrease audio delay

53
[

Decrease speed

62
]

Increase speed

6
M

Mute / unmute audio

12
↑  Shift + A

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

2
1

Decrease contrast

0
2

Increase contrast

2
3

Decrease brightness

-1
4

Increase brightness

1
5

Decrease gamma

1
6

Increase gamma

0
7

Decrease saturation

1
8

Increase saturation

33
9

Decrease audio volume

30
0

Increase audio volume

-13
W

Zoom out

-15
E

Zoom in

2
V

Show / hide subtitles

22
J

Next subtitle

6
↑  Shift + J

Previous subtitle

26
Z

Increase subtitle delay

20
X

Decrease subitle delay

7
R

Move subtitles up

7
T

Move subitles down

7
Ctrl +   

Skip to previous / next subtitle

4
Ctrl + ↑  Shift +

Adjust timing to previous subtitle

2
Ctrl + ↑  Shift +

Adjust timing to next subtitle

1
Alt +

Add video pan-x 0.1

-1
Alt +

Add video pan-x -0.1

4
Alt +

Add video pan-y 0.1

4
Alt +

Add video pan-y -0.1

3
Alt + Backspace

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

1

Seek 10 seconds

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0

Seek -10 seconds

3

Toggle fullscreen

1

Toggle pause

6
Ctrl + H

Cycle hardware decoding

-5
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

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What is your favorite mpv hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for it? Let other users know below.


 
? Guest OP says: 4 months ago 3/10/2024 1:57 AM
#_ cycle video # switch video track
? Banana Joe OP says: 9 months ago 11/6/2023 4:39 PM
You can also loop A-B with L. L+shift loops whole file. You can pretty much do anything you want with these shortcuts. They're worth learning. I also hate VLC's right mouse button. And VLC doesn't have everything MPV has, but most of all it's not such a great quality player as MPV. MPV is much better if you want your videos decoded by hardware/GPU. it works beautifully and offloads decoding from CPU. VLC is quite buggy.
? Banana Joe OP says: 9 months ago 11/6/2023 4:19 PM
You can also ZOOM IN with ALT++ and ZOOM OUT with ALT+- and then use ALT+arrows to pan around the video. Very handy when you need to zoom in details in all those science docos. d=;)
? giovannirocky OP says: 9 months ago 10/27/2023 2:53 AM
Thanks for putting together this comprehensive list of mpv hotkeys! It's so handy to have all these shortcuts in one place. I've been using mpv for a while, but I'm still discovering new ways to enhance my video playback experience with these hotkeys. And the tip about user-defined bindings in ~/.config/mpv/input.conf is a game-changer – customization to the max!
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? Hoempert OP says: 23 months ago 9/7/2022 11:34 PM
Is there a way to enter a specific time so that the timeline jumps to that given time of e.g. a video.
? Guest OP says: 23 months ago 8/31/2022 5:28 AM
when playing a list of videos, this is essential
shift , : previous video
shift . : next video
? Mickie OP says: 23 months ago 8/29/2022 9:26 AM
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? Comexs OP says: 2 years ago 5/24/2022 1:06 PM
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mpv-player/mpv/master/etc/input.conf download this file and move it to the mpv folder.
? Guest OP says: 2 years ago 3/31/2022 12:58 AM
It isn't even odd, it is ridiculous. The UP/DOWN Arrow keys for Volume Control is pretty obvious..... I thought, anyways.....
? Guest OP says: 2 years ago 3/31/2022 12:55 AM
You are totally right. The controls for the MPV player are just horrible. If the mouse and keyboard controls were developed beyond primitive phase design, I would never use VLC again (not that I don't like it). For now, I also stay with VLC.
? Guest OP says: 2 years ago 3/31/2022 12:48 AM
How can I change the volume control to the Up and Down Arrow keys?

Right now, the up/down/left/right arrow keys all do the same forward/reverse tracking.

Ideally, I would like the Mouse Scroll Wheel to adjust the volume, like VLC player does. I know the idea is to be mousless, but when watching a movie, it is way easier and better to scroll the mouse wheel, than get your hands back on the keyboard.

Just getting the up and down arrow keys to adjust the volume would be great.

Thanks!
? Guest OP says: 2 years ago 2/5/2022 10:14 AM
It not worked for me, so i have used multiloop.lua script like this: https://github.com/unusualpepe/mpv-multiloop/issues/2

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