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SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... dont worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...
3D Support Ad-free Built-in subtitle search Apps with Chromecast Support Integrated codecs Customizable Support for Keyboard Shortcuts Lightweight Multiple languages Portable Secondary Subtitle Support for subtitles UI customization YouTube background listening Youtube support Add a feature
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This probably won't end up being my main player over MPC-BE.
But SMPlayer is feature filled and capable, I'm impressed at its cross-platform support with Linux
Switched from VLC, Faster. I never found anything better than VLC till i found this. I like changing the skins.
It should be noted that VLC supports skins now, however I do use SMPlayer. It just seems to be that bit quicker and plays digital formats with far fewer artifacts.
My first choice of media player on Linux. A lot more customizable compared to VLC & it was easily able to handle some streams where VLC had failed.
VLC works better when videos are sped up beyond 2.0X though, because the audio remains very clear at those speeds. I have tried up to 3.5X. At such speeds SMPlayer (or mpv / Mplayer, whatever) disappoints. I need such speeds for subsequent revisions when watching lectures.
Best media player. Simple, clear, easy, fast, full of useful functions, completely customizable toolbar and options, beautiful design, a lot of beautiful skins, nice icons, perfect windows integration, it's simply perfect. Is much better than vlc.
best video player for linux
This is a good video player, just the default theme is very ugly. I changed it to MPC, and now it it very pleasant.
I've been trialing many of these video players looking for one that plays well on my windows 7 virtual machine setup. This one works sooo well. I like Media Player Classic, and SPlayer, but those have had some weird blips that turned into major annoyances, but this one is doing the job, and it is so fast. Seeking is instant, HD video loads up in a blink.
I did have to make an adjustment though, I had to turn the 'subtitle visibility' and 'Use SSA/ASS Library' off because it would cause some of my videos to crash when I resized the video to a size that didn't agree with these settings.
kizzx2, by "disable fullscreen while playing" did you mean disable screensaver? Never had a problem with this, unless the player isn't focused (only happened once when I started dozing off while it was on my 2nd monitor)
Speaking of additional monitors, this is the only player I can get to play something on 2nd monitor while playing a game in windows XP. Admittedly an odd use but the fact that it works is nice.
I've not seen anything better (on linux) since mplayer itself!! Damn fine job!!
This could easily have been my favorite player -- all features I would ever need and based on the almighty mplayer -- only if it's "disable fullscreen while playing" feature was working properly (on Windows). I can't believe this wonderful player is spoiled by this deadly simple mistake!
My favorite media player on Linux.
Ugly look on Win platform and slow default render settings. Icon and default skin really weird and bad.