Install SMPlayer 16.1.0 (GUI for MPlayer) on Linux

SMPlayer is a cross-platform, free and open-source graphical front-end for MPlayer (SMPlayer uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine, which is one of the best players in the world) and mpv based on QT. It can be installed on windows & all Linux Major distros with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. This will support wide range of video and audio formats such as avi, mp4, mkv, mpeg, mov, divx, h.264, etc.., also play YouTube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer, it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you resume at the same point you left it last time, and with the same settings, audio track, subtitles, volume. The latest version of SMPlayer 16.1.0 was released last month on January 16, 2016.

Features of SMPlayer

  • SMPlayer can play YouTube videos and it’s also available an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos.
  • SMPlayer comes with several skins and icon themes, so you can easily change the look of the player.
  • SMPlayer can search and download subtitles from
  • SMPlayer includes many advanced features like video and audio filters
  • change of the playback speed
  • adjustment of audio and subtitles delay
  • video equalizer… and many more.
  • SMPlayer is available in more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese…
  • SMPlayer is available for Windows and Linux. SMPlayer is compatible with Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8.
  • List of supported formats

1) Install SMPlayer in Ubuntu/Mint

We can easily install SMPlayer in Ubuntu & Mint system using smplayer official PPA.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer

1a) Install SMPlayer in Debian

We can easily install SMPlayer in Debian system using Debian official Repo.

$ sudo apt-get install smplayer

2) Install SMPlayer in Fedora

We can install SMPlayer in Fedora system by enabling RPMFusion Repository.

# Install SMPlayer to Fedora 21 and older system #
$ sudo yum install smplayer

# Install SMPlayer to Fedora 22 and later system #
$ sudo dnf install smplayer

3) Install SMPlayer in CentOS/RHEL/ScientificLinux

We can install SMPlayer in CentOS/RHEL/ScientificLinux system by enabling Nux Dextop Repository.

$ sudo yum install smplayer

4) Install SMPlayer in openSUSE

We can install SMPlayer in openSUSE system by enabling Packman Repository.

$ sudo zypper install smplayer


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Vinoth Kumar has 3.5+ years of experience in Linux server administration & RHEL certified professional. He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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