SMPlayer is an open-source media player based on Mplayer
4.3  (85 votes)
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In many respects, SMPlayer is like many other media players available. However, it has the great advantage of not demanding the installation of additional codecs. This is because the program is a graphical user interface for MPlayer and Mpv, which use built-in codecs that allow playing almost all video and audio formats.

Another advantage of SMPlayer has to do with its being open-source software, which means that it can benefit from an ample community of developers. Therefore, updated versions are likely to be released more often, with support of newly developed codecs.

Regarding media playback, SMPlayer remembers all your preferences. Something that I find particularly useful in this regard is the possibility to resume playback exactly where I left it. More than just that, it has multiple other features, like applying audio and video filters, synchronizing audio, video and subtitles and equalizing audio. Also, another valuable feature is YouTube video playback, without the need to download the complete clip.

If you’re into watching movies in their original language, you would be pleased to know that the application can connect to open subtitle databases and offer to download a match for the movie you are playing.

I would not say the application’s interface is totally unattractive. Yet, even when there are various skins to choose from, I do think its design looks rather old-fashioned compared to those of similar applications.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It is open source.
  • It supports most video and audio codecs.
  • It supports downloading subtitles.
  • It remembers your preferences.
  • It plays YouTube videos


  • Its interface looks old-fashioned
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Tech Informer

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The above Download link of SMplayer in this webpage os wrong.
We have already submitted the correct download link to the but till now the download link is not changed.
So, we are writing the correct Download link in here:-

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Nordine Bjerke

Nordine Bjerke Dear Tech Informer,
Thank you for your report! The information on this page has been corrected.

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Tech Informer You're welcome. smile We were glad to do it.

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Tech Informer smile Pros:
1) it can play almost all video and audio formats including .tmp.
2) it has an in-built YouTube browser and download manager.
3) it is easy to use.
4) it provides mouse controlled volume support.
5) it provides screenshot facility.

smile Cons:
1) none.

Our opinion: Pick it.

You can also try: VLC, Windows Media Center.

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Guest Just too good man, smile it can play any video or audio format (some of them are not accepted even by VLC) and the main thing is that it has a YouTube downloader which is far more better than any paid or shareware software.
And it is FREE.

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