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:
- New option 'Show info on OSD' in View -> OSD (Shift + I). It displays info about the current media (resolution, bitrate...) on the OSD.
- More options in Preferences -> Playlist to better control the behaviour of the playlist, which makes easier to use the playlist for bookmarks.
- New option to send the audio to the specified audio device. It can be useful to send the audio to a TV via a HDMI cable or a bluetooth device.
- Some improvements on the playlist. Now it's possible to hide any column (right click to see the options). The search field is also hidden by default, a new search button shows/hides it. These changes are intended to prevent the playlist window to be too wide.
- Due to bugs and problems with Qt 5, the packages for Ubuntu are now built again with Qt 4 by default.
- Bug fixes.
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 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial users MPV is already available in the official repositories, so you don't need to add following PPA)
>> Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13 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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