SMPlayer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 54 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
14.9.0
File Size:
21.93MB
Date Added:
September 08, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
439,543
Downloads Last Week:
827
Product ranking:
#45 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

SMPlayer gives you all of the playback support of more popular downloads with an extra touch of style. 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.

After the painful install process, it's a pleasant surprise that this program is so good. It rivals any video-watching download in terms of features and usability. Give it a try if you have a file that other media players can't seem to handle. It's a safe bet that SMPlayer will make quick work of it.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star: 30
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Great performance"

    September 08, 2014   |   By evacarter

    Version: SMPlayer 14.9.0

    Pros

    * I can play all videos, even HD, in my old computer. This is something I couldn't do with other players.
    * Easy to use.
    * A lot of useful options, like sync audio and subtitles.

    Cons

    I didn't find any yet.

    Summary

    Finally I can play Youtube HD videos in my old PC thanks to SMPlayer. Impossible to do that with flashplayer...

    Very good player. I highly recommend it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Has adware Astromenda, do not download"

    August 18, 2014   |   By bobthomas1

    Version: SMPlayer 14.3.0

    Pros

    love the old program but new one bundled with adware

    Cons

    Has adware

    Summary

    Do not download.
    And CNET what happened this should have ever made it on your site because of the adware?

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  • 5 stars

    "The Player is Easy to Use, and so is it's Features"

    July 23, 2014   |   By kookachue

    Version: SMPlayer 14.3.0

    Pros

    You can use the wheel of your mouse to advance forward, or rewind your movie. Also, with a push down click of the wheel, it will change it so that if you roll the wheel, the volume will go up or down. Another click of the mouse will change the wheel so that it will zoom in and out. You can set this all up in preferences, along with hot keys that allows you to go frame by frame, if you want.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I use this player most of the time.

    Summary

    This player allows you to play almost every movie you can throw at it. I have never had one that it wouldn't play.

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  • 4 stars

    "A pointless upgrade based on my observations"

    April 11, 2014   |   By randalusa

    Version: SMPlayer 14.3.0

    Pros

    1. The promises in the upgrade verbiage sounded okay.
    2. Overall I like SM Player, just not the upgrade.

    Cons

    I wanted to get rid of that annoying text crawl in their player. That was sort of maybe mentioned in the upgrade detailing in phrasing unfamiliar to me.

    Summary

    I ended up finding zero changes or known improvements in the upgrade. End of story. Unfortunately, this review is by default for all of SM Player rather than simply the upgrade that led to an email asking me to review. In light of the situation, SM gets a proper 4 stars though if able to vote solely for the upgrade, that would get a fail based on lack of feedback verifying accomplished improvements.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Player and YouTube Downloader"

    January 28, 2014   |   By alwaysmovin

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.6

    Pros

    Very simple to use and download videos. I have seen no video hangups like I do with other players.Has all the right built in features and are easily loocated.

    Cons

    It's hard to find a negative or a point to improve on.

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  • 4 stars

    "Fast, Stable and Responsive"

    August 28, 2013   |   By jackhammer916

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.6

    Pros

    The video loading speed is really impressive!Great media player.

    Cons

    Cannot find one

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  • 4 stars

    "versatile media player with handy features"

    July 09, 2013   |   By starfire42

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.5

    Pros

    * Remembers last position in all files. - This makes it easier to stop a movie or show in the middle and continue it later. Haven't found another player that could do that.
    * highly customizable
    * fast
    * support for almost any file type
    * allows you to jump forward or backward in multiple configurable increments (e.g. 10 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes)
    * customizable toolbars (a rarity for media players)

    Cons

    * Any change to your systems installed fonts results in a complete rescan of installed fonts before playback begins (even for content without subtitles or other text display features) though most media players seem to have this issue
    * no help file

    Summary



    Updated on Apr 3, 2014

    In one of the many updates since, they've fixed my earlier complaints. It no longer rescans all your fonts every time you add any new ones, and the help menu now includes link to an faq and getting started guide.

    I'd still like to see some sort of offline help file, and there's still no way to turn shuffle on or off from the main window (and no way to switch to playlist window without using your mouse).

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  • 5 stars

    "By far the best player yet"

    July 09, 2013   |   By njdriverd622

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.5

    Pros

    Amazingly easy with lots of preferences, clear and crisp video and audio.

    Cons

    Not sure yet!

    Summary

    Getting rid of all the others including WMP. This is the bomb!

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  • 5 stars

    "nice soft."

    July 04, 2013   |   By reformehuman

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.5

    Pros

    i use it for play flv, it work

    Cons

    clearly,nice soft

    Summary

    nice soft

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  • 4 stars

    "plays well up to 2X speed w/ sound pitch adjusted"

    June 15, 2013   |   By joegrab

    Version: SMPlayer 0.8.5

    Pros

    Nice interface

    Cons

    Could not get it to play from DVD drive

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