Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu OpenSUSE Arch Linux and Fedora

This tutorial shows how to install SMPlayer on Ubuntu, OpenSUSE Leap, Arch Linux and Fedora.

SMPlayer and VLC are two of my favorite media players.  They both can play mp4 and mp3 and virtually all video and audio formats out of the box. If you ever used totem media player, then you know how tedious it is to install external codecs.

SMPlayer is the best GUI front-end of MPlayer.It’s free and open source, licensed under GPL. It can play YouTube videos and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org. It also support HTTP and Socks5 proxy.

Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu OpenSUSE Arch Linux and Fedora

Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu

SMPlayer is in Ubuntu repository, so you can install it using a simple apt-get command:

sudo apt-get install smplayer

If you want to keep up with latest version, then you can install SMPlayer using official PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Install SMPlayer on OpenSUSE Leap

SMPlayer is included in the packman repository, so enable packman first with this command:

sudo zypper ar -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ packman

Then install SMPlayer with zypper package manager

sudo zypper install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Install SMPlayer on Arch Linux

SMPlayer is included in the extra repository of Arch Linux.

sudo pacman -S smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Install SMPlayer on Fedora

SMPlayer can be installed from RPMfusion repository on Fedora. Add RPMfusion repo with the following command:

Fedora 22 and later

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Fedora 14 – 21

su -c 'yum install --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then install smplayer

sudo dnf install smplayer    or     sudo yum install smplayer

Play YouTube Videos

To play YouTube videos in SMPlayer, select Options > YouTube browser and then browse or search for your videos.

Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu OpenSUSE Arch Linux and Fedora

How to download subtitle

To download subtitles, select subtitles > find subtitles on opensubtitles.org

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