Install SMPlayer 16.11 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Fedora

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In this tutorial i will let you know how to install the latest version of SMPlayer 16.11 in Ubuntu 16.04 , LinuxMint 17 , Debian 8 and fedora 24 / 23


SMPlayer is an another popular open source video player that provides lot of features. It is based on the MPlayer command-line application and it’s fully compatible with the GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.


The application is basically an advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for MPlayer, allowing users to watch movies, TV shows, DVD-Video discs, as well as listen to radio stations, playback music files and view YouTube videos.

Features of SMPlayer

  • Open source player
  • Search and download subtitles
  • Remembers the settings of all the played files
  • Support for youtube
  • Support for skins and icon themes
  • Speed playback option availableie 2x,4x, etc..
  • Subtitle and audio can be adjusted according to needs
  • SMPlayer is translated into more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese....

Changelog in version 16.11

Media info in the OSD:
There’s the new option ‘Show info on OSD’ in View -> OSD (shortcut Shift + I). It displays info about the current media (resolution, bitrate…) on the OSD. Press “Shift + I” (or just “I”) to turn it off.

New configuration options for the playlist:
There are available more options in Preferences -> Playlist to better control the behaviour of the playlist. Some of the new options will allow the playlist to be more suitable to store bookmarks (turn off the options “start playback after loading the playlist” and “play next file automatically”). The current favourites menu in SMPlayer is not designed to handle many items, however the playlist can support without problem hundreds and even thousands of items, so I think for bookmarks with a lot of items it’s better to use the playlist.

Another change in the playlist, now the load/save buttons are grouped together in a popup menu.

Installation steps

Smtube package required for viewing the youtube videos in smplayer

For Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1 : Add the official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
Step 2 : Update the repo and install it
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins smtube

For Debian 8

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/smplayerdev/Debian_8.0/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/smplayer.list
apt-get update
apt-get install smplayer

For Fedora 24 / 23

Add the repo  based on your OS version and install it 
dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:smplayerdev/Fedora_$VERSION/home:smplayerdev.repo
Replace the $VERSION with your os version no ie 24,23,22
dnf install smplayer

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