SMPlayer 18.3 Released with Fix for Youtube Playback


SMPlayer 18.3, a new monthly release of the Mplayer / MPV front-end, was released a few hours ago.

SMPlayer is a small release with only following changes:

  • Possibility to search for subtitles using the hash and filename methods at the same time.
  • Fix a bug which prevented to play some YouTube URLs.

How to Install SMPlayer 18.3 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, do following steps to install or upgrade SMPlayer via its 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.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes


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.