Install Celluloid – formerly GNOME MPV – on Ubuntu Linux

Install Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) on Ubuntu Linux Systems. Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv. It aims to be easy to use while maintaining high level of configurability. Celluloid is capable of using mpv’s configuration files as-is. Keybindings can be set up using mpv’s input configuration file.


Celluloid is a simple media player that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It supports playlists and MPRIS2 media player controls. The design of Celluloid follows the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, but can also be adapted for other systems that don’t use client-side decorations (CSD). It is based on the mpv library and GTK.


  • Drag and drop playlist
  • Loading external mpv configuration files
  • MPRIS2 D-Bus interface

Changes in version 0.18

This release contains the following changes:

  • Add Persian translation by @danialbehzadi
  • Add Ukranian translation by @vl-nix
  • Add support for showing/hiding window decorations using the mpv option –border
  • Add menu item for opening discs
  • Block cursor autohide when volume popup is open in windowed mode
  • Fix crash with mpv 0.30

This listing is incomplete. See git log for complete changelog.

Installing Celluloid


Flatpak packages support multiple distributions and are sandboxed. Flatpak 0.9.5+ is recommended for best integration.

Stable releases are hosted on Flathub:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install flathub io.github.GnomeMpv

Development versions are also packaged:

flatpak install

GNU/Linux packages

Arch Linux
Arch Linux (Git)
Fedora (rpmfusion)

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