SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don't worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume…
Other additional interesting features:
- Configurable subtitles. You can choose font and size, and even colors for the subtitles.
- Audio track switching. You can choose the audio track you want to listen. Works with avi and mkv. And of course with DVDs.
- Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video.
- Video equalizer, allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image.
- Multiple speed playback. You can play at 2X, 4X… and even in slow motion.
- Filters. Several filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise… and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
- Audio and subtitles delay adjustment. Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
- Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
- Playlist. Allows you to enqueue several files to be played one after each other. Autorepeat and shuffle supported too.
- Preferences dialog. You can easily configure every option of SMPlayer by using a nice preferences dialog.
- Possibility to search automatically for subtitles in opensubtitles.org.
- Translations: currently SMPlayer is translated into more than 20 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese….
- It's multiplatform. Binaries available for Windows and Linux.
- SMPlayer is under the GPL license.
SMPlayer 21.10.0 changelog:
- The support for YouTube has been improved by using yt-dlp. Fixes buffering and playback of age-restricted videos.
- Possibility to use yt-dlp instead of youtube-dl.
- Option to use the AV1 codec with YouTube videos.
- Improve support for FreeBSD.
- Auto-rotate videos that have been recorded in vertical mode or upside down.
- Some bug fixes.
- Ignore KDE's "single click". It causes unexpected behaviour.
- It's easier to update the YouTube code.
- The installer is digitally signed.
- SMPlayer is now also available in the Windows Store.
- Fix playback with mplayer when screenshots are enabled.
- Support for the obsolete mplayer2.