SMPlayer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 51 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.5.62
File Size:
20.74MB
Date Added:
December 18, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
427,315
Downloads Last Week:
1,028
Product ranking:
#44 in Media Players
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' review

On the video-player spectrum, SMPlayer is somewhere between the full-bodied Miro and the super-lightweight VLC Player. The freeware player, intended to be a front-end for MPlayer, supports an impressive list of features and options.

The list of supported formats encompasses both major audio and video codecs and does a good job of trying to differentiate itself from the competition. One of the best features is that the player will remember your settings per video, so if you quit the app in the middle of playing, it'll restart it with the exact same settings as before. Subtitles are fully customizable, including color, font, and size, and it can stream in content from the Internet. The app also works on both Windows and Linux, and it's supported in more than 20 languages. There's also a karaoke filter, so you can remove the audio track.

As you might expect, the install file is quite large at 17MB, and it takes up a fair bit of RAM. We experienced no stability issues with the program, so we're quite comfortable in recommending it as a strong secondary player or even a primary, if one of its more esoteric features is just what you need.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star: 28
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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