How to install SMPlayer 17.1 on Ubuntu Systems. Install the latest SMPlayer in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, via PPA:rvm/smplayer. SMPlayer is a free media player for Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats without needing any external codecs.
SMPlayer supports the most known formats and codecs: avi, mp4, mkv, mpeg, mov, divx, h.264… you can play all of them, thanks to its built-in codecs. You don’t need to find and install third party codecs. SMPlayer can also play YouTube videos and it’s also available an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos.
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 and volume.
Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu
Run the following commands in terminal to install the latest version of SMPlayer 17.1 on Ubuntu Systems, via PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
Once installed, start the SMPlayer from Ubuntu Dash or by running the following command in Terminal.