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MPV Player options

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:15 pm
by joejim
When I maximize MPV screen, I see title at top but no menu or control bar (shows time, duration, stop, play, etc..) showing at bottom.
Is there anyway to show control/menu bar at bottom automatically when opening MPV?
MPV is my default player so I just click on file then MPV opens and plays file, but nothing at bottom.
In comparison, when open with VLC, it shows control/menu bar at bottom.

Is there a command I can add to config file to show bottom menu bar when MPV opens?

Re: MPV Player options

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:26 am
by therube
MPV has never had that, no?

You can get a GUI/shell for MPV that may do more in that respect.
Current versions of MPV have "something" of a interface (picture here, https://mpv.io/) [& that is actually more then it used to have].

Not sure offhand if it can be made to display, always (I'd suspect it can)?
Main problem is, when it displays, it actually overlays the video rather then the video fitting into a "frame" the size of the viewable area.


The (keyboard) DEL key toggles OSC; always, never, auto.
(With that I greatly suspect there's a mpv.conf setting to set it to 'always'.)