SMPlayer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.62
  • Total Downloads:
    496,269
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16,151
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great player"

October 10, 2008

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

Very good pic quality

Cons

Keyboard and mouse shortcuts could have been more customizable

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5 stars

"UNIQUE Feature: increase playback speed with 10% steps"

August 19, 2008  |  By pakmenu

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

Something I could only do with the winDVD software that came with my VAIO, until... this app. came along.

(actually the feature is Mplayer's but SMplayer is a frontend for this commandline based player)

It's great to watch boring parts at 120% speed, documentaries, etc, fast dialogue at 80% with no pitch change (ac3 and mp3 audio are frequency based, so can just shorten the time tones are played without changing the pitch). a feature EVERY player SHOULD have!!!

Cons

ok one time it just quit playing smoothly after hitting it hard with some HD x264 files and tweaking some, it kept 'remembering the bad settings' and i had to re-install.

otherwise fine. there's a portable version out there too.

latest version today is 0.6.2 @ soundforge.

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4 stars

"Excellent software"

August 10, 2008  |  By breezer2468

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

Simple to use

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"Excellent"

June 18, 2008  |  By DA

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

I've used many, many media players over the years. Media Player Classic and GomPlayer were, IMO, at the top. However both had issues handling subtitles in movies, resulting in frame skips occasionally. SMPlayer has not had this problem. Factor in not needing to install codec packs because many are built-in, a very fast and feature rich interface, and you have yourself a true winner.

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5 stars

"Excellent product. Number one."

May 18, 2008  |  By hongtykoon

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

Could play DVDs *.nob in full screen while other popular players such as wmp, real, zoom, vlc, mpstar, etc can't. No jam at all very smooth. If you are hunting for excellent player, you should try this and look no further.

Cons

I am yet to try on other media types.

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5 stars

"Lives upto the expectation"

April 28, 2008  |  By getusama

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

this is a brilliant piece of software. I spent hours lookng for a software where I could change the playback speed of a mov file and it was then I came across this. it is absolutely well made in terms of both friedliness and features.

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5 stars

"Amazing!"

April 22, 2008  |  By Golden Alchemist

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

I was completely in awe of this program when I first used it. It played every video and audio file I tired on it, wma, wmv, mpeg, mpeg2, AVI(Xvid, and DivX), MKV, Mp3, Mp4, FLV, even DVDs. This is the best media player ever....and its completely free and works great. Its unbelievable.

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5 stars

"Really easy to use!"

April 10, 2008

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

It´s really easy to use SMplayer, even for a dumb **** like myself who don´t understand so much about computers/media players.

I´ve downloaded a french movie and the english subtitle was in an seperate file.

When i started the movie on SMplayer, the subtitle started automaticly.

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3 stars

"good video streams"

April 01, 2008  |  By jho18

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

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5 stars

"If you don't need video streaming SMPlayer beats VLC"

January 13, 2008  |  By gsmithgss

 |  Version: SMPlayer 0.5.62

Pros

I'm a long time VLC user on both Windows and Linux box's and because I use VLCs Streaming I still use it but I find SMPLayer will play every file VLC will play and it looks a lot better. It also is a lot easier to configure.

SMPlayer is a QT frontend for the incredible Linux developed Mplayer, and because of this it means it will play virtually everything. (see below for the one exception I've found).

I've found no stability issues with this player if you stick with DirectX as the Video output driver on Windows and Xv on Linux.

Cons

There is no RAR support. That is, it will not play videos in a RAR archive without first uncompressing it.

This is no great shakes to me but some people keep there videos archived and would like to play them direct.

So in conclusion as they say.

Marks out of 10 I give 11.

Yes 11.

It is that good.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.5.62

Version 0.5.62 supports changing the subtitle size, configuring the middle click button, running the UI in mini mode, and more.

General
Publisher Ricardo Villalba
Publisher web site http://www.rvmsoftware.com
Release Date December 18, 2007
Date Added December 18, 2007
Version 0.5.62
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 21.93MB
File Name smplayer-14.9.0-ps-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 496,269
Downloads Last Week 16,151
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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