Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Daveski17, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    SMPlayer has been released

    I've only just noticed this update, so I'm sorry if it's old news.

    'SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.

    One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So 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, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume... ' ~ Blurb
  2. mood

    mood Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    SMPlayer v17.7.0 Released (July 05, 2017)

    Support for Chromecast has been added in v17.1. Blog entry:
    Version 17.7

    * Add some options to configure the conversion of srt subtitles to vtt for
    Chromecast (Preferences -> Network -> Chromecast), like the position of the
    subtitles on screen.
    * Fix a crash that may happen in the playlist when trying to delete selected

    Version 17.6

    * Possibility to convert automatically subtitles in srt format to vtt
    when playing on Chromecast.

    Version 17.5

    * Fix for YouTube.

    Version 17.4.2

    * New option (menu View -> OSD) to display the times with milliseconds.
    * New fix for the thumbnail generator that works also with older
    versions of mpv.
    * Bugfix: the position of the video is remembered when it's opened by
    drag & drop.
    * The Windows installer won't install mpv on Windows XP since mpv is not
    longer compatible with Windows XP.
    * New option to use the mplayer ffhevcvdpau decoder (Linux only).
    * Avoid some crashes from mpv.

    Version 17.4
    * The thumbnail generator has been fixed.

    Version 17.3
    * Add experimental support for subtitles for Chromecast.
    * Bug fixes.

    Version 17.2

    * Fix for YouTube.
    * The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back but
    it's disabled by default (you can enable it in Preferences -> Playlist
    -> Misc.
    * On Linux SMPlayer now uses a different web server, included in the
    packages, to serve files for Chromecast. If you installed the package
    webfs you can uninstall it now since SMPlayer won't use it anymore.
    * New translation: Norwegian Bokmål.

    Version 17.1

    * Experimental support to play videos on Chromecast.
    * Support for some of the #EXTVLCOPT options in m3u/m3u8 playlists.
    This may help to play online streams from playlists intended for VLC.
    * New options in the context menu of the playlist: "copy URL to clipboard",
    "open source folder" and "play on Chromecast".
    * Option to display bitrate information in the status bar.
    * Possibility to display the playback time with milliseconds in the status bar.
    * The option to add black borders on fullscreen is back
    (preferences -> general -> video).
    * The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist's context menu
    has been removed.

    EASTER Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    U.S.A. (South)
    Thanks for the news.

    Can someone please point out the advantages of SMPlayer compared to VLC?

    Like most end users, I have enjoyed both but when it comes to playback the better the clarity the better the picture etc.

    EDIT: Well never mind. Am testing the newest one out and it might just be replacing VLC. Clearer is always better.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017