SMPlayer 14.9 Released, Official PPA Is Ready For Ubuntu

September 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

SMPlayer Ubuntu

The latest SMPlayer 14.9 has been released recently with Youtube playback fixed. The official PPA is ready for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

SMPlayer is a free and open-source GUI for MPlayer based on QT. It features audio and video filters & equalizer, multiple speed playback, configurable subtitles (Internet fetch), build-in Radio, TV, and Youtube browser support.

SMPlayer in Ubuntu

The new version 14.9 was released recently on September 7, 2014. According to the release note, the new release brings:

  • a new fix for Youtube playback
  • improved the option to search for subtitles
  • ability to shut down the computer after playback.

Install / Upgrade SMPlayer in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into the PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

After that, update the system package lists and install the player:

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

Install SMPlayer from PPA in Ubuntu

That’s it. Enjoy!

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