SVP:Plex Media Player

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Setting up Plex Media Player (Windows, Linux, OS X)


  • Python 64-bit
  • Vapoursynth 64-bit

Not supported in SVP 4 Free!

If you get the playback error - An error occurred trying to play <video title> - turn off secure connections in the Plex Server settings:

Plex Server -> Settings -> Network, set Secure connections to Disabled and restart Plex Media Player.

Installation - Windows

  • Install Plex Media Player 64-bit (you may need to buy Plex Premium subscription first)
  • Install mpv shared library package from the SVP's installer
  • Adjust some system settings to allow Plex to find the Vapoursynth installation:
    • add SVP 4\mpv64 folder to the PATH environment variable
    • add new env variable called PYTHONPATH, containing the same SVP 4\mpv64 path

How to set environment variables

  • Replace Plex's "mpv-1.dll" with the one from "SVP 4\mpv64\": copy "C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP 4\mpv64\mpv-1.dll" to "C:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Player\"
  • Create mpv's configuration file in "C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Local\PlexMediaPlayer\mpv.conf" with the following contents:
  • Turn on hardware video decoder: edit "C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Local\PlexMediaPlayer\plexmediaplayer.conf", find the line containing "hardwareDecoding" and set it to
"hardwareDecoding": "copy",

Installation - macOS

  • Install Plex Media Player, let's assume that you've it in /Applications/Plex Media
  • Run it for the first time, then exit
  • Replace Plex's libmpv.1.dylib with the one from Brew installation: /usr/local/lib/libmpv.1.dylib -> /Applications/Plex Media
mv "/Applications/Plex Media" "/Applications/Plex Media"
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libmpv.1.dylib "/Applications/Plex Media"
  • Create mpv's configuration file in "~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Player/mpv.conf" with the following contents:

From the Terminal:

echo "input-ipc-server=/tmp/mpvsocket" >> ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Player/mpv.conf"
  • Turn on hardware video decoder: edit "~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Player/plexmediaplayer.conf", find the line containing "hardwareDecoding" and set it to
"hardwareDecoding": "copy",

Recommended minimal mpv.conf: