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SMPlayer – free and open source media player with built-in codecs, with support for Youtube for Windows and Linux


  • SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the MPlayer;
  • SMPlayer is a media player with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats;
  • SMPlayer can remember the settings of the played file: playback will continue from the same moment and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume, …;
  • SMPlayer can play YouTube videos and it’s also available an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos;
  • You can change the appearance of the program: skins and icon sets;
  • SMPlayer can search and download subtitles from;
  • There is a video equalizer-adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the image;
  • Playback at different speeds (acceleration and deceleration, as well as frame-by-frame);
  • There are built-in filters (audio and video): post-processing, noise removal, karaoke filter, and others;
  • There is a possibility to rotate, flip and mirror, and there is also a stereo 3D filter;
  • You can take a screenshot or a series of screenshots;
  • Playlist support;
  • Support for viewing Internet broadcasts and Internet radio;
  • There is a delay control for audio and subtitles, which allows you to synchronize audio and subtitles;
  • There is a function “Always on top of all windows”;
  • It is possible to zoom and change the aspect ratio of the video;
  • Support for full-screen and compact modes;
  • There is an option to show/hide toolbars;
  • Integration with the system tray;
  • Support for customizable keyboard shortcuts, as well as advanced mouse control.

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The software SMPlayer is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install smplayer

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub info.smplayer.SMPlayer

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:20.6.0
Developer:Ricardo Villalba
Programming language:C, C++
License:GPL v2

15.03.2022: added new installation methods: RPM, Snap, Flatpak, AppImage, DMG (MacOS).

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