MPV

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There are 2 packages that provide an mpv executable:

  • mpv
  • mpv-with-scripts

mpv-with-scripts is a wrapper for the mpv binary which adds --script= arguments according to the scripts the wrapper was built with.

If you'd like to add scripts to your mpv wrapper, you'll need to create an overlay in ~/.config/nixpkgs/config.nix or /etc/nixos/configuration.nix (if you are using NixOS):

nixpkgs.overlays = [
  (self: super: {
    mpv = super.mpv-with-scripts.override {
      scripts = [ self.mpvScripts.<your choice> ];
    };
  })
];

All of the scripts for MPV can be found under the mpvScripts attribute. You can search for them by running nix search mpvScripts. The scripts are defined in the following Nixpkgs directory:

pkgs/applications/video/mpv/scripts

So for example, for adding the MPRIS MPV script, use the following in your ~/.config/nixpkgs/config.nix:

{
  nixpkgs.overlays = [
    (self: super: {
      mpv = super.mpv-with-scripts.override {
        scripts = [ self.mpvScripts.mpris ];
      };
    })
  ];
}