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UMPlayer is a new cross-platform Mplayer front-end that supports CSS skins, easily searching, watching and downloading YouTube videos, lots of ShoutCast radio stations and more.

A quick update: UMPlayer has been available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for a while now but I've decided to create an UMPlayer-only PPA for those who do not want to upgrade all the packages available in the main WebUpd8 PPA.

There's also a new UMPlayer version available (both in the new stand-alone UMPplayer PPA and the main WebUpd8 PPA) which comes with lots of bug fixes. There's no changelog available, but you can take a look at the SVN log if you want to see what's new.

So to add the UMPlayer PPA (available for Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04) and install UMPlayer, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/umplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install umplayer

If UMPlayer doesn't work or you have issues with the subtitles, you'll need to upgrade MPlayer - this can be done by using the MPlayer daily builds PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:motumedia/mplayer-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For bugs reports, see the UMPlayer page @ Sourceforge.