SMPlayer 14.9.0 Released With Better MPV Support

SMPlayer is a popular free media player for Linux and Windows with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats without any external codecs.

The main features of SMPlaer incudes:

  • Playing and searching Youtube videos
  • Skin support
  • Search and download subtitles
  • Available in more than 30 languages
  • Uses MPlayer as playback engine

A new version has just released with a version number of 14.9.0. It has some new features and contains some fixes as well. See the full changelog below.




To install SMPlayer in Ubuntu / Linux Mint / elementary OS or any other Ubuntu based distro, just simply type these commands into Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

If you’re using a different distribution, go to the official website’s downloads page: Download SMPlayer


  • Fix for Youtube.
  • New option to shut down the computer when playback has finished.
  • The themes and skin icons are loaded from resource files (*.rcc).
  • New fix for searching subtitles from that should return more results.