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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 and Windows.

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

*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 EXE package on Windows

Software Information

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

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