SMPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.9
  • Total Downloads:
    513,512
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    700
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #49 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"My player for years"

November 23, 2014  |  By robertvaran

 |  Version: SMPlayer 14.9.0

Pros

I've been using smplayer for years. It's just that it plays everything out of the box, so I don't have to deal with codecs. Many people use VLC, but I prefer the interface of smplayer. Now there are other video players that are based on smplayer (like umplayer) but I prefer to use the original, it's more stable and better maintained. For example youtube doesn't work in umplayer but it does in smplayer :)

This version has finally fixed the problem of the long time to scan the fonts on start up.

Cons

Support for DVD can be better.

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1 stars

"Updated SMPlayer and got Astromenda"

September 21, 2014  |  By dennphill

 |  Version: SMPlayer 14.3.0

Pros

Like SMPlayer and was updating it and guess I didn't see added adware - Astromenda - which...

Cons

...hijacked my browsers (Firefox and IE and Chrome), Windows...and I just spent 3 hours getting it gone! Their bad! Thanks to Malwarebytes and their tips blog! DON'T USE SMPlayer!!!

Summary

What's with all the d*mned adware? And hijackers?

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.9
Version 14.9:
  • Fix Youtube playback.
  • New option to shut down the computer when playback has finished.
  • Improve search for subtitles.
General
Publisher Ricardo Villalba
Publisher web site http://www.rvmsoftware.com
Release Date September 07, 2014
Date Added September 08, 2014
Version 14.9
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.93MB
File Name smplayer-14.9.0-ps-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 513,512
Downloads Last Week 700
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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