Play with MPV

Play with MPV

Sends videos in pages like youtube to an external MPV player

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What is Play with MPV?

Play with MPV is a Firefox add-on that enables you to send videos on pages, such as YouTube, to an external MPV player. It simplifies the process of playing videos with MPV by providing a right-click option to start playing videos directly in the MPV player. Installation and autostart instructions are provided for different operating systems.

Stats date:
By: alesar1
Users: 53 ▲ 4
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2022-12-07)
Creation date: 2022-12-06
Weekly download count: 7
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • http://localhost/
Size: 39.77K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge


  • Install MPV
  • Install python 2 or 3 and pip
  • Install this extension
  • Run pip install git+git:// --user
  • Start server by running play-with-mpv (or use the Linux free desktop shortcut)
  • (recommended) Install youtube-dl through your package manager for frequent updates. (Arch Linux) aur package available.

    Usage Right-click this link and select "Play with MPV". MPV should popup and start playing the video. (Ctrl+Space also works)


    • Linux: cp {/usr,~/.local}/share/applications/ ~/.config/autostart
    • MacOS: instructions
    • Windows instructions
    Risk impact

    Play with MPV is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

    Risk likelihood

    Play with MPV is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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