SMPlayer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 53 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 53 votes

    • 5 star: 29
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 6
  • 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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  • 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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