SMPlayer Reviews

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Switched from VLC, Faster. I never found anything better than VLC till i found this. I like changing the skins.

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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.


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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.

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My favorite media player on Linux.

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MPC-HC is the best video player for Windows, and S...

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MPC-HC is the best media player for Windows, and SMPLayer is the best media player for Linux, lightweight, properly optimized and customizable, I've been having regular problems with VLC for a while now, I don't use it anymore.

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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.

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best video player for linux

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good app

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This is a good video player, just the default theme is very ugly. I changed it to MPC, and now it it very pleasant.

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Good but

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Ugly look on Win platform and slow default render settings. Icon and default skin really weird and bad.

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  1. Not a review, a comment.
  2. Yeah, a better default look is needed. You can go disable the top toolbar and change the skin to Gonzo and it looks a lot cleaner/better. That should be the default IMHO.
  3. Slow render settings? Performed better than VLC out of the box on my Windows laptop (now running OpenSUSE, so can't test further).