SMPlayer 17.11.2 Released with Fixes for KDE

November 16, 2017 — Leave a comment

SMplayer

The SMPlayer media player reached the 17.11.2 release earlier today with a few bug-fixes for KDE users.

SMPlayer 17.11.2 fixed:

  • A crash that may happen on KDE when the global menus are activated.
  • SMPlayer won’t cancel logout in KDE.
  • The seek function in the MPRIS2 code has been fixed.

SMPlayer with Mac skin

How to Install SMPlayer 17.11.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives, the latest SMPlayer packages are available in the PPA repository.

1. Search for and launch “terminal” from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

Smplayer PPA

2. Then upgrade SMPlayer using Software Updater (or Update Manager):

upgrade smplayer

or run commands in terminal to install (or upgrade) the media player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes

Uninstall:

To remove SMPlayer, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove smplayer smtube smplayer-*

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

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