Install SMPlayer 14.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 to Play Blu-ray Discs

April 17, 2014 — 2 Comments

SMPlayer Ubuntu

SMPlayer, the graphical front-end of MPlayer, now is able to play non-protected blu-ray discs since release 14.3.0. While Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty still has the version 0.8.x, here’s how to install the latest build of this media player in Ubuntu via the PPA.

Changes in SMPlayer 14.3:

  • The control for fullscreen mode has been rewritten and improved. Now it is displayed over the video.
  • (Windows) New option in Preferences -> Subtitles to enable or disable the use of the Windows font directory. Disabling this option prevents the annoying font scanning.
  • Some presets have been added to the audio equalizer.
  • (Experimental) Possibility to play (non-protected) blu-ray discs.
  • Better support for multimedia keys. This can help control SMPlayer with a remote control.
  • New option in the playlist preferences for adding automatically other files in the folder to the playlist.
  • The option “Move the window when the video area is dragged” has been fixed.
  • (Windows) Now it’s possible to open Windows shortcuts (symlinks).
  • Better support for Youtube.
  • (Windows) Better screensaver disabling.
  • Many bugfixes.
  • Possibility to compile with Qt 5.

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Install SMPlayer:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer 

sudo apt-get update 

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

It will install the media player, skins, themes, and the YouTube Browser in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, or Ubuntu 12.04.

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2 responses to Install SMPlayer 14.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 to Play Blu-ray Discs

  1. Followed your cut and past instructions but they didn’t work for me. Hopefully I didn’t ruin my linux (14.04 LTS) box. I’d really appreciate your help.

    Here is some of the error messages:

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer/smplayer_14.9.0.7042-1~trusty1_amd64.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer-skins/smplayer-skins_15.2.0-1~trusty1_all.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer-themes/smplayer-themes_15.6.0-1~trusty1_all.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smtube/smtube_15.5.17-1~trusty1_amd64.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?
    chuck@xenon:~$ sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libaudcore2 libcuda1-331-updates libx265-40 libx265-49
    linux-image-3.13.0-45-generic linux-image-3.13.0-48-generic
    linux-image-3.13.0-54-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-45-generic
    linux-image-extra-3.13.0-48-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-54-generic
    nvidia-libopencl1-331-updates nvidia-opencl-icd-331-updates
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    smplayer smplayer-skins smplayer-themes smtube
    0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    Need to get 5,361 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 17.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/’ trusty/main smplayer amd64 14.9.0.7042-1~trusty1 [2,623 kB]
    Get:2 ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/’ trusty/main smplayer-skins all 2:15.2.0-1~trusty1 [229 kB]
    Get:3 ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/’ trusty/main smplayer-themes all 2:15.6.0-1~trusty1 [2,274 kB]
    Get:4 ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/’ trusty/main smtube amd64 15.5.17-1~trusty1 [236 kB]
    Fetched 5,361 kB in 15s (337 kB/s)
    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer/smplayer_14.9.0.7042-1~trusty1_amd64.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer-skins/smplayer-skins_15.2.0-1~trusty1_all.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smplayer-themes/smplayer-themes_15.6.0-1~trusty1_all.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Failed to fetch ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu/pool/main/s/smtube/smtube_15.5.17-1~trusty1_amd64.deb’ Size mismatch

    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    • You may try below to fix the issue:

      1. run command to refresh system package chage:

      sudo apt-get update

      2. launch Software & Updates utility and choose another download server and finally redo step 1.

      If the problem is not fixed, you can remove the PPA to revert your system back to previous status by running:

      sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:rvm/smplayer && sudo apt-get update

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