How to install SMPlayer media player on ubuntu

SMPlayer is a free and open source media player for Linux and Windows. It is released under the GPL license. It comes with its own built-in codecs. Using this you can play almost all video and audio types. SMPlayer is a based on popular MPlayer playback engine with some additional features like download subtitles and play your favorite videos from youtube. It will search and download the Subtitles from It also comes with skins and icon themes to change the look of the media player. It is available in more than 30 languages.

Install SMPlayer media player on ubuntu:

To install the latest SMPlayer on ubuntu, you need to add the official SMPlayer PPA. Open the terminal app by searching terminal in ubuntu dash and run the below command in the terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Then type your ubuntu password. And hit enter key confirm the PPA installation.
Then type the below command and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

Then execute the below command in terminal to install the latest version of SMPlayer.

sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Type Y and hit enter to confirm the SMPlayer media player installation. After the successful installation of SMPlayer restart your pc. Just type smplayer in the ubuntu dash search field. Then click SMPlayer to open it.

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