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.
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
That’s it. Enjoy!