SMPlayer

SMPlayer 16.6

Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs

One of the most frustrating things about video playback is when you don't have the right codecs installed. SMPlayer attempts to do away with this problem completely by attempting to play videos regardless of the codecs they need. View full description

PROS

  • Not restricted by codecs
  • Resumes play from stopping point
  • Lot of subtitle control

CONS

  • Doesn't play some codec protected media properly

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One of the most frustrating things about video playback is when you don't have the right codecs installed. SMPlayer attempts to do away with this problem completely by attempting to play videos regardless of the codecs they need.

SMPlayer uses the MPlayer engine, which the developers claim can play almost all video formats. In reality, this is not always the case. What you may find is that if you're trying to play a WMV file protected by DRM for example, you will see snippets of the film but not the whole thing.

However, SMPlayer has many other great features that make it an interesting proposition. One of the most useful is the way it remembers most of the settings of files that you play a bit like a DVD Player. If you turn off a film because you're a bit tired, when you open it later in SMPlayer, it will start from exactly the same point where you left it with all the original settings including subtitles and audio.

Another area where SMPlayer excels is in subtitles. SMPlayer allows you to choose subtitles in a variety of formats allowing you to choose the font, size, and even colors.

There are many other great aspects to SMPlayer - audio track switching, mouse scrolling and multiple speed playback - that on top of it's codec free playback, make it an excellent choice.

SMPlayer supports the following formats

AVI, MKV, OGM, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, ASF, MOV, WMV, MP3, Ogg, DVD, Internet streams

A free media player with built-in codecs and support for Youtube

SMPlayer is a free open source media player that can play virtually all video and audio formats with its built-in codecs: AVI, MP4, MKV, MPEG, MOV, WMV, MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, WMA... It doesn't need any external codecs.

SMPlayer can also play, search and download Youtube videos. It can find and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org as well. It includes a thumbnail generator that allows to create an image with preview thumbnails of the video. One of the most interesting features is its capability to resume playback, so if you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it.

This program is for those that want a powerful media player that can play all formats out of the box, and don't want to waste their time looking for codec packs. It will be also very useful for those who want to download Youtube videos easily.

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SMPlayer 16.6

— User reviews — about SMPlayer

  • "Intuitive interface, search & add subtitles (multilanguage) from web, easy "

    It's really worth to download and start using MS Player. It's very intuitive and easy to use. After starting use this ap... More.

    reviewed on November 9, 2012

  • supportadmin

    by supportadmin

    "Good player."

    Good player. smplayer.ru - is russian support site. I using this very good player in my notebook and PC. More.

    reviewed on June 8, 2012

  • Yoshi523

    by Yoshi523

    "Fastest and safest and most full featured media player"

    Firstly to comments above about the sound being too low. This is a very simple setting to adjust. Go to Options, Prefere... More.

    reviewed on November 21, 2010

  • Alberto Jack

    by Alberto Jack

    "Best Player ever used"

    Hi, Recently i have started using SMPlayer and looking out the features and they way it load quickly for playing videos ... More.

    reviewed on August 9, 2010

  • riazam2006

    by riazam2006

    "The best player I have ever seen!! :D"

    This player is a great player, with nice features and it loads very soon. Before I was using JetAudioPlayer, it is also ... More.

    reviewed on July 7, 2010

  • Lord of the Judgement Day

    by Lord of the Judgement Day

    "The Best ;;;"

    So far it's the only player that make winME be able to play FLV file. And it works even with my super computer, Gateway... More.

    reviewed on June 22, 2010