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 be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...
SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.
SMPlayer 16.6.0 Changelog
- 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.
Install SMPlayer 16.6.0 on Ubuntu
Run the following commands in Terminal to install SMPlayer 16.6.0, via PPA, on Ubuntu:
|$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer
Optional, to remove SMPlaye, do:
If you want to uninstall SMPlayer from Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands in Terminal:
|$ sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:rvm/smplayer|