SMPlayer is an open source and free multimedia player available for Linux and MS Windows, released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).
One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume... SMPlayer can play Youtube videos and it also includes a handy tool which allows to search for YouTube videos. SMPlayer comes with several skins and icon themes, so you can easily change the look of the player. SMPlayer can search and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org. SMPlayer is available in more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc..
List of Features:
- Use MPV base instead of MPlayer.
- Possibility to display two subtitles at once.
- Play videos from video sites, like Youtube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more.
- SMPlayer has a better performance than the flashplayer in a web browser, specially in old PCs.
- Support for MKV ordered chapters.
- Precise seeking.
- Native support for VAAPI and VDA. Improved VDPAU.
- Better support for taking screenshots.
- Complete preferences dialog, where you can change the key shortcuts, colors and fonts of the subtitles, and many more.
- Filters. Many video and audio filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise... and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
- Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video. The mouse buttons can also be customized.
- Video equalizer, allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image.
- Multiple speed playback. You can play at 2X, 4X... and even in slow motion.
- Audio and subtitles delay adjustment. Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
- Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
- Possibility to search and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
- It can play YouTube videos. A YouTube browser is included.
- Translations: currently SMPlayer is translated into more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese....
- Possibility to change the style and icon set of the interface.
- Free and opensource. SMPlayer is released under the GPL license.
Changelog of this version:
- Support for 2 in 1 computers with touch screens.
- SMPlayer includes now a 'tablet mode', available in the menu Options. When the option is turned on it makes some changes in the interface so that it would be easier to control SMPlayer by touching the screen. When the user changes the tablet mode in the Windows 10 action center, SMPlayer will detect it and ask if it should switch to the SMPlayer's tablet mode as well.
- Option to send video to an external screen.
- Now it's possible to send the video to a second screen connected to the computer, while controlling the application in the computer's screen.
- Support for high DPI screens.
- On high DPI (dots per inch) screens SMPlayer looked very tiny. Now the interface is automatically scaled so it looks correctly. There are also settings in Preferences -> Interface -> High DPI where you can adjust manually the scale factor or turn off this feature.
- Global shortcuts.
- Now it's possible to use the media keys (play/pause, stop, volume+/-, etc.) as global shortcuts. That means that those keys will work even when SMPlayer is in the background. You can activate this option in Preferences -> Keyboard and mouse.
- Settings are remembered for online streams too.
- This means that, for example, SMPlayer can resume playback or set bookmarks on YouTube videos or other online streams (as long as they are seekable).
- SMPlayer is now built with Qt 5 by default.
How to install SMplayer and MPV as base?Note: Following PPA is only for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17 users, other Ubuntu versions don't need to add this PPA. You can simply skip to SMPlayer install commands:
Install MPV in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17.x via following PPA (For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily users MPV is already available in the official repositories, so you don't need to add following PPA)
>> Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 18/17.x/13 and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install SMPlayer in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
How to setup SMplayer to use MPV instead of MPlayer?If you install MPV with SMplayer then it configure itself automatically to use MPV player as base. But still you can check it is using MPV or not.
To setup MPV as base for SMplayer head over to tool bar Under "Options" menu select "Preferences" then under "General" choose "mpv" as Multimedia engine, as shown in following screenshot.
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