Play with mpv

Play website videos and songs with mpv & youtube-dl

Author
akiirui
Daily installs
8
Total installs
572
Ratings
9 1 0
Version
2021.03.02
Created
2020-11-17
Updated
2021-03-02
Compatibility
Compatible with Firefox Compatible with Chrome Compatible with Opera
License
MIT
Applies to

Play with mpv handler

Play website videos and songs with mpv & youtube-dl, without any background service.

This userscipt is not compatible with Greasemonkey v4.0+, try Violentmoneky or Tampermonkey.

Install

Both

For Windows users, recommend to install shinchiro's mpv builds.

This build include mpv and youtube-dl both, and have a script to update these.

After install this build, remember run updater.bat to update mpv and download latest youtube-dl.

Linux

  1. Install package mpv-handler-git AUR (Arch Linux Only)

Or

  1. Download latest mpv-handler-linux-x64.zip
  2. Unzip this archive.
  3. Move mpv-handler to ~/.local/bin/
  4. Move mpv-handler.desktop to ~/.local/share/applications/

Recommend using package manager, but you need packaging it manually.

Windows

  1. Download latest mpv-handler-windows-x64.zip
  2. Unzip this archive to mpv installation folder
  3. Run handler-install.bat to register protocol handler

Usage

Open supported sites and click left-bottom mpv icon.

Enjoy!

Choose the video quality

This feature base on youtube-dl format selection

  1. Open settings, Switch Prefer Quality to your want.

Pass cookies to youtube-dl

For advanced users to view member-only videos.

Because userscript no permissions to access full cookies (like HttpOnly cookies), then manually export cookies only.

  1. Open settings, Switch Try Pass Cookies to Yes.
  2. Export cookies file manually (Chromium, Firefox)

Cookies must be export to these path:

  • Linux:

    • ~/.config/mpv/cookies/
  • Windows:

    • (mpv-hander.exe parent folder)\cookies\

Cookies file name must be following this format:

Supported sites (Alphabetically)

  • bilibili
  • Twitch
  • YouTube
  • And more sites waiting to add ~

Because youtube-dl is supported too many sites , I cannot add all of these sites to @match at onetime.

If you need support for some sites, create a Issues.

Of course, youtube-dl supported sites only.

GitHub

Thanks