I wanna have controls just like I have when playing a video file in mpv. Is there a way to do it ?

I tried for e.g.

$ mpv --fullscreen music.mp3

but didn't get anything which works.

I even tried mpv --list-options to see if there is something that I missed but came up empty.

Looking forward for guidance.

1 Answer 1


the answer is

$ mpv --force-window $file.mp3

I have just taken .mp3 an an example filetype or format type and $file for an example file. Just put the filename and the filetype as it is instead of the fictious example shared above.

  • I dunno how many times I have come for this.
    – shirish
    Oct 14, 2019 at 22:14

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