SMPlayer 0.8

SMPlayer tries to avoid codec problems when you play media files
4.3  (85 votes)
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SMPlayer tries to avoid codec problems when you are attempting to play a given media file. For this purpose, it uses its own built-in codecs. In my opinion, its interface is not as attractive as those of other modern converters; however, it is quite simple to use despite the great number of features provided.

As said above, this player supports various audio and video formats regardless of the codecs used. However, it does not seem to process files protected by digital right management adequately. It is a real advantage that it supports multiple sources. For instance, you can play contents from standard files, DVD discs, DVD folders, VCDs and audio CDs. In addition, it allows streaming video from a given URL or online radio and TV stations. What is more, it allows you to watch and even download Internet video.

SMPlayer incorporates various playback customization options. Thus, it allows you to change playback speed as well as apply video and audio filters, like denoise, blur, sharpen, extrastereo, karaoke and volume normalization. It can also be set to remember the settings and the exact time you stopped watching a movie.

Another advantage of this application is the way it can handle subtitles. It supports various subtitle file formats. Moreover, you can easily synchronize them. If you do not have the subtitles for a particular film, it can also search and download them from Moreover, it allows you to share subtitles by uploading them to the same site.

All in all, SMPlayer is an excellent choice. To the advantages described, we can add that it is open-source, which usually means that it is in constant development and new features are frequently added.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It is open-source.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It supports multiple playback options.
  • It supports various subtitle formats.
  • It can download and upload subtitles.
  • It can play media from various sources.
  • It does not need external codecs


  • It does not seem to play files protected by DRM correctly.
  • The interface is not very attractive
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Tech Informer

Tech Informer It is our humble request to the editors of
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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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