Ubuntu MATE is changing the default video player from VLC to GNOME MPV
7 months ago by kyle | 4 facts | 1 comments | 21 votes

  • Lead developer Martin Wimpress says "The reasons for switching to GNOME MPV are similar to swapping out Thunderbird for Evolution; better desktop integration." - www.patreon.com
  • The change will take place in Ubuntu MATE 19.10 - www.patreon.com
  • GNOME MPV will soon be renamed to Celluloid - www.omgubuntu.co.uk
  • GNOME MPV takes up a comparatively svelte 27MB on the ISO image, whereas Qt5-based VLC requires closer to 70MB. - www.omgubuntu.co.uk

kyle - 7 months ago
I don't understand why they would rename GNOME MPV to Celluloid. It breaks the whole GNOME <APP NAME> naming scheme that they've been working so hard to put together over the last few years.

Why not call it GNOME Videos or something like that.


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