How To Install SMPlayer On Fedora 21 And Fedora 20 Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, SMPlayer is a front-end for MPlayer, having support for video, DVD and VCD playback, has some advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and keeps track of the settings of all the played files, resuming a closed movie from the moment it was closed.

The latest version available is SMPlayer, which comes with the below changes:

  • We added support for mpv, which is a player based on mplayer with new features and bug fixes.
  • Now it’s possible to select a secondary subtitle track which is displayed on top of the screen (mpv only).
  • New option to set a template for screenshots (mpv only).
  • Now it’s possible to play videos from streaming sites (besides Youtube) like DailyMotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more (mpv only).
  • Option to step back one frame (mpv only).
  • The Windows installer now allows to choose the playback engine to install: mplayer or mpv.
  • Fix for Youtube.
  • Possibility to set a proxy.

In this article I will show you how to install SMPlayer on Fedora 21 and Fedora 20 systems.

Because it is available via the RPMFusion repository, installing SMPlayer on the latest Fedora systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, update the local repository index and install the smplayer package. Like this:

$ sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install smplayer

Optional, to remove smplayer, do:

$ sudo yum remove smplayer

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