Monday, September 24, 2018

How to install SMPlayer 18.9 Released on Ubuntu 18.04

  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 18.9 Changelog:
  • Fix for YouTube.
  • (Experimental) New option in the Play menu: Cast to -> Smartphone/tablet. It displays a QR code that you can scan to play the video on your device. 

Installation instructions:

Run the following commands in Terminal to install SMPlayer 18.9, 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-get remove --autoremove smplayer smtube smplayer-*

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

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