Compatible video players
- mpv 0.17 or later with Vapoursynth support
- Plex Media Player - requires libmpv built with Vapoursynth support
- IINA - requires libmpv built with Vapoursynth support
- VLC 2.2 or later
- Mount SVP 4 Mac DMG image
- Move "SVP 4 Mac" icon into Applications
- Double-click on Install mpv.command script to install all the stuff listed below and write default mpv.conf.
Note: this won't work on 10.9 and 10.10 - see below!
- Take OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" or later, 10.11 "El Capitan" or later is highly recommended.
- Install Homebrew:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
- 10.11+: Install mpv and Vapoursynth:
brew install --with-vapoursynth --with-bundle mpv brew linkapps mpv
Note: this step is essential even if you don't want to use mpv at all.
- 10.9, 10.10: see that article.
- It's recommended to install Intel Power Gadget for the SVP to be able to show real CPU frequency in the Performance Monitor.
Just add --input-ipc-server=/tmp/mpvsocket to mpv args (or config file, usually located in ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf) and SVP should find it.
# this's to create ~/.config/mpv directory for the first time mpv --version echo "input-ipc-server=/tmp/mpvsocket" >> ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf
Alternatively you can "open" video file via SVP - it'll launch mpv with the correct argument, assuming that mpv is actually installed either in $PATH or in /usr/local/bin (you can also define the actual path in SVP's settings - see main.setup.player and main.setup.player_args values).
Note: only "copy-back" hardware video decoders are compatible with Vapoursynth filters, use --hwdec=auto-copy.
Recommended minimal mpv.conf:
input-ipc-server=/tmp/mpvsocket hwdec-codecs=all hwdec=auto-copy opengl-early-flush=no hr-seek-framedrop=no
SVP's plugin for VLC replaces the "deinterlace" filter.
Install SVP's plugin via SVP main menu -> Utilities -> SVP in VLC. Then you'll be able to quickly "install" and "uninstall" SVP's plugin.
You must turn on deinterlace in VLC via Video -> Deinterlace -> On to start using SVP's plugin. Alternatively you can turn it on permanently: Tools -> Preferences -> Video -> Deinterlacing = On
Note 1: Hardware decoding may not be compatible with the Vapoursynth filter! To be investigated...