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SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer (video player), from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.

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 resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

Other additional interesting features:

* Audio track switching. You can choose the audio track you want to listen. Works with avi and mkv. And of course with DVDs.
* Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video.
* Video equalizer, allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image.
* Multiple speed playback. You can play at 2X, 4X... and even in slow motion.
* Filters. Several filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise... and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
* Audio and subtitles delay adjustment. Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
* Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
* Playlist. Allows you to enqueue several files to be played one after each other. Autorepeat and shuffle supported too.
* Preferences dialog. You can easily configure every option of SMPlayer by using a nice preferences dialog.
* Translations: currently SMPlayer is translated into more than 20 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese....

Windows users can download SMPlayer below:

MS Windows(smplayer-0.6.8-win32-webdl.exe)
MS Windows(smplayer-portable-0.6.6.7z)

To install SMPlayer in Ubuntu (it's in the Ubuntu repositories), all you have to do is:

sudo apt-get install smplayer

smplayer 0.6.8 ubuntu

But if you want the latest version (currently 0.6.8), you must add the PPA repository so open up a terminal and paste this:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" && sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E4A4F4F4
And then to install SMPLayer:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install smplayer
Or if you are upgrading from an older version:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

And you should also add the MPlayer repository:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/mplayer/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" && sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 03E02400

and upgrade MPlayer:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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