Sadly, I'm not able to compare MadVR and Mpv. Because learning Mpv is going to take me hours (maybe days) while I achieved a wonderful result in 10 minutes using MadVR (excluding the generation of the profile/lut).
I'm watching films. Tinkering with presets and mpv.conf is not the reason why I purchased an Emby Premiere account : It was because I tried Emby, discovered its MadVR integration and I was blown away by the result.
Now I understand everybody wait for different things. But surely you understand that MadVR is straightforward compared to mpv's .conf. (I mean for normal human being).
But this is not going anywhere. You said before that you disagree with everything I said. That makes sense. I stopped using Emby because I was disappointed. You're Emby's "legendary" ! We cannot agree
And that is fair, mpv has a more steep learning curve. But I won't accept that MadVR is better because it's easier.
This is why I try to help you guys. I'm willing to do the legwork for you. But if you throw your hands in the air, don't tell me what you want and don't even want to try, I can't help you. I am not affiliated with Emby. I'm just another end-user (like you), trying to help. I happen to enjoy this stuff, and I like helping people.
MadVR with LAV filters is gone.
mpv is continually developing....fast! There are new builds, almost weekly.
Here's something for you MadVR HDR passthrough guys that have Nvidia GPUs. It's not using passthrough. It just flips the switch before playback. That's how you can watch in a window. The windows desktop doesn't have HDR metadata, so that's how it still looks correct. It's using the same DXGI 1.6 swapchain and Windows compositor that VLC and mpv use. They are all at the mercy of Windows. There's no magic.