|Type||Video Player Software|
|License||Free and Open Source|
|Operating System||Windows, Linux|
|Features||Play all media formats, Support for YouTube|
SMPlayer is a free and open source video player for Windows and Linux. It has built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn’t need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you’ll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.
SMPlayer is built with Qt and is based on MPlayer. This makes it quite portable, since MPlayer and Qt are already available on all major operating systems. It is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. It also adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.
- Supports the most known formats and codecs.
- Play YouTube videos and it’s also available an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos..
- It comes with several skins and icon themes.
- Search and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
- Many advanced features like video and audio filters, change of the playback speed, and more.
- SMPlayer is free and open source. It is under the GPL license.
To install SMPlayer on Linux Ubuntu, just run these commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
In addition to the Windows packages, official binary packages are provided for Ubuntu. Many distributions provide packages in their repositories. For FreeBSD, SMPlayer is available for installation from source via the ports tree and also available as binary packages for most major FreeBSD releases. OpenBSD also provides binary packages and is available in its ports collection as well. Packages for other Linux distros.