SMPlayer 14.9 Released, Official PPA Is Ready For Ubuntu

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.

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!