Watch with MPV

Watch with MPV

Open the current web stream with MPV.

What is Watch with MPV?

Watch with MPV is a Chrome extension by This extension has 481 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.29, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 2 years ago. The latest version, 1.2.9, was updated 5 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-05-20
Stats date:
Users: 481
Rating: 3.29 (17)
Version: 1.2.9 (Last updated: 2018-02-07)
Manifest version: 2
  • nativeMessaging
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • cookies
  • *://*/*
Size: 79.54K
Price: Free
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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IMPORTANT: The "Read and change your data on all the websites your visit" permission is misleading. This permission is used to fetch your cookie information so mpv is able to open private/paywalled videos. If you don't believe me, look at the source code.

Watch with MPV is a chrome extension that allows you to open your current tab in MPV, assuming you have it installed. This extension works with every URL that is supported by youtube-dl.

This extension makes use of a native host. The native host is required to be installed in order for the extension to work properly. This is because of Chrome's extension restrictions.

To install the native host, simply install this extension and click on the icon in the right toolbar, and then click OK on the following popup.
Risk impact

Watch with MPV requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Watch with MPV may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
works fine but only in windowed.. it'll force close if i open in fullscreen
by Efface Efface, 2019-05-27

Use it with Chrome on Linux. It works great. It needs some setup though. Read the description carefully.
by Alexei Zakharov Alexei Zakharov, 2019-02-25

Fantastic extension. Works fine in windows without install python or other dependencies. You can configure a shortcut to open it without clicking in 'chrome://extensions/shortcuts' Is there a way to map (for example) ctrl +alt + click to open a link with this ext?
by 美河光治 美河光治, 2018-11-10
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