Recommended video player
Here are some basic setup methods for different video player and operating system. For further improving visual quality I recommend reading my extended guide after that.
With mpv on Windows 10
Download these two “.conf” files (mpv.conf + input.conf) first. Create a new folder (e.g. “mpv”) for mpv where you want, download mpv and extract all the files inside the .7z to that folder. Copy the two “.conf” files inside that mpv folder. Download the master.zip and extract everything from the “installer” folder to your created mpv folder. Run the “mpv-install.bat” inside the “installer” folder as an administrator. Now it should be possible for you to select “mpv” as your default app for video/music formats. You can find a different explanation here.
In the end, the mpv folder should look similar to this:
With mpv on Linux (Manjaro)
Download these two “.conf” files (mpv.conf + input.conf) first. Then download “mpv Media Player” with your Pacman-Manager. Navigate to “~/.config/” and create a folder with the name “mpv”. Copy the two “.conf” files inside that mpv folder.With mpv.net on Windows 10
Just run the installer, use a installation folder like “C:\mpvnet” or your desktop to avoid Administrator permission issues and select what file types you want to association it with.
After the first start select the following:
If you’ve issues with this, select the other option. Open the “portable_config” (or the mpv.net folder inside Roaming) folder and add the following values inside the mpv.conf file between “hwdec = yes” and “[protocol.https]”:
# Editor profile = gpu-hq gpu-api = vulkan deband = no autofit = 50%
In case you want to read the advanced guide later, you’ve to add all other options below that “# Editor” line (between “hwdec = yes” and “[protocol.https]”). This won’t break the included “Config Editor” GUI. Next is the input.conf inside the same folder. For a slightly better experience you can add the following lines at the end of the config file: CLICK HERE. This could break the included “Input Editor” GUI (in my case it didn’t).
With MPV-EASY Player on Windows 10
Just run the installer, select an installation folder and run “MPV-EASY Player.exe” for the first time. Close the video player and copy the input.conf inside the new created “\data\mpv-easy-data”. Instead of a mpv.conf there is a rjno1.conf inside the “\data\mpv-easy-data” folder. You’ve to add/change the following values:
sub-pos=100 #change autofit=50% #add gpu-api=vulkan #add deband=no #add
Open the “MpvEasyAdmin.exe”, go to the “File Association” tab and you can set mpv-easy as your default video player here. The rjno1.conf works the same as a mpv.conf, in case you want to read the advanced guide later. The “\data\portable-data” folder is where “scripts” and “shaders” belong.
Other video players
Almost every libmpv based video player (IINA, Celluloid, …) supports mpv config files. The setup might work the same as with mpv or you have to activate a special setting in the menu. I recommend reading the documentation for them.
Note: My “input.conf” overwrites and adds some bindings.