SMPlayer, a free media player to play all available formats and download Youtube videos
It has a sleek menu that’s loaded with features and some really cool playback options. Setup isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but the robust download is worth the time you have to put into it.
As you might expect, this is a bigger download that will take a minute or two on slower connections.
The app’s installation will try to swap your home page and search through Bing if you’re not careful, too.
Once you’ve gotten it installed, it has to load some fonts and other goodies, which takes another minute or two.
You’ll be rewarded for your patience with a program that can play just about any file. All of your music and movies will fit right into SMPlayer’s smooth layout.
Sadly, the app doesn’t support many playlist features other than a “favorite” button, so it’s really only useful as a video player.
That’s fine, because it has all sorts of goodies in terms of playback support.
There are caption tools, a screenshot button, and other features that make watching videos really enjoyable.
It doesn’t hurt that audio and video quality are gorgeous. All of this is tucked inside an intuitive layout with easy-to-use buttons and menus.
SMPlayer uses the award-winning MPlayer as engine, so it’s able to play the most known audio & video formats without any need of external codecs: avi, mkv, ogm, mpeg, vob, 3gp, asf, mov, wmv, mp3, ogg… You can also play DVD discs and Internet streams.
Special care have been taken with subtitles. It supports srt, sub, ssa, embedded subtitles in Matroska files, DVD subtitles… SMPlayer subtitles can be very nice, you can choose font and size, and even colors for the subtitles.
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…
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