By releasing version 0.17, the GTK+ frontend for mpv Gnome MPV is officially renamed to Celluloid.

Celluloid 0.17 release highlights:

  • Rename project to Celluloid
  • Add Turkish translation by @TeknoMobil
  • Add Esperanto translation by @F3nd0
  • Migrate from opengl-cb to the new render API
  • Handle numpad keybindings
  • Handle unicode keybindings
  • Forward media key events to mpv
  • Add dconf key for controlling cursor speed threshold for unhiding controls
  • Add option for suppressing playback errors

How to Install Celluloid in Ubuntu 18.04 and Higher:

At the moment you can install the media player easily via Flatpak package in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1. Paste below command and run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

4. Finally install Celluloid via command:

flatpak install flathub io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid

Once installed, launch the software either from application menu or by right-clicking video files and choose open with Celluloid!


To remove the Celluloid flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid