Saturday, November 18, 2017

How to install SMPlayer 17.11.2 Released on Ubuntu 17.10

   SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with 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 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 17.11 Changelog:
  • A crash that may happen on KDE when the global menus are activated has been fixed.
  • Fix: SMPlayer won't cancel logout in KDE.
  • The seek function in the MPRIS2 code has been fixed.

Installation instructions:

Run the following commands in Terminal to install SMPlayer 17.11.2, via PPA, on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install smplayer
smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

For those who prefer Qt4 version, use the new PPA instead

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer-qt4

Optional, to remove SMPlayer, 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

For the qt4 ppa, replace ppa:rvm/smplayer with ppa:rvm/smplayer-qt4 in the code


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  2. Hi,
    Your this command didn't run:
    sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

    instead this worked for me:
    sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-themes

    but this is working wierdly as the video is somewhere else and the player is somewhere else

    I solved the problem by updating the mpv player(though I installed it just now, maybe they have an older version there):
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests
    sudo apt update && sudo apt install mpv
    Now everything works fine!