How to Install latest Celluloid in Ubuntu 22.04

Celluloid (formerly known as GNOME MPV) is a frontend created with GTK and with a simple mpv interface. So, it has all the power of mpv but with a simple and easy-to-use interface.

The application supports mpv configuration files to import your configurations. In addition to this, it also supports keyboard shortcuts to make it faster to use.

The main thing about Celluloid is that being mpv based it plays many formats, handles subtitles, controls and so on. Honestly, the best thing is its simple interface ideal for those who play videos without more and its efficiency in resources.

As expected, the development of Celluloid is quite active and full of new features and bug fixes. So, it is recommended to have a recent version of it.

2 methods to install latest Celluloid in Ubuntu 22.04

Fortunately, there are two methods to achieve this goal. The reality is that it’s up to you which one you prefer. With both, you will have the latest stable version of Celluloid.

Let’s get started.

Method 1: Using the PPA for Ubuntu

This method is recommended for users who have the system without too many modifications. So, open a terminal from the main menu or by using CTRL + ALT + T.

Then, update the whole distribution

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Then, add the Celluloid repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

Next, refresh APT to load the new repository

sudo apt update

And finally, install Celluloid

sudo apt install celluloid

When the process is finished, you can run it from the main menu
The advantage of this method is that you will always have the latest stable version, and you can update it with the system.

Method 2: Flatpak as an option

Flatpak packages support multiple distributions and are sandboxed. But with it, you will have the latest stable version as well.

If you don’t have flatpak, then install it using these commands:

sudo apt install flatpak

Next, add the Flathub repository, which is where the program is hosted

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

Finally, you can install Celluloid using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid

Again, when finished, you can run it from the main menu.

The Celluloid interface

As you can see, the Celluloid interface is simple.

Celluloid on Ubuntu 22.04
Latest Celluloid on Ubuntu 22.04

On the left side with the + button you can open a file, or all files in a folder.

On the other side is the menu where you can access the preferences.

App Preferences
App Preferences

There you can configure Celluloid as you want. Remember that it is simple, and its goal is focused on ease of use.

Uninstall Celluloid

To uninstall Celluloid from the system, you will have to run a few commands according to the chosen installation method.

If you used the first method, uninstall Celluloid first

sudo apt remove celluloid

Then, remove the repository from the system to prevent problems.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xuzhen666/gnome-mpv

Finally, refresh APT.

sudo apt update

In the case of Flatpak, you have to remove the Celluloid package

flatpak uninstall io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid

And if you want to remove Flatpak

sudo apt remove flatpak

It’s that easy.


Celluloid is a player who takes advantage of mpv’s versatility, but with a simple interface that will make novice users feel at ease. Today, you learned how to install it and I hope it works for you.

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