SMPlayer 18.2 Released with YouTube Playlists Support

January 25, 2018 — Leave a comment

SMplayer

SMPlayer 18.2, the second release of the free media player in 2018, was available one day ago with two new features.

Changes in SMPlayer 18.2 include:

  • Now it’s possible to use a priority list of preferred languages for the audio and subtitles.
  • Now there’s support for YouTube playlists. In the playlist window, click in the Load/save icon, select “Load playlist from URL” and paste the URL of the YouTube playlist.

SMPlayer with Mac skin

How to Install SMPlayer 18.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, the latest SMPlayer packages are available in the PPA repository (check the link before getting start following steps).

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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