The SMPlayer media player has reached the 17.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint.
SMPlayer 17.2 is a small release with following changes:
- Fix for YouTube
- The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back (enable it in Preferences -> Playlist -> Misc)
- The Linux package now include a different web server to serve files for Chromecast. webfs is not needed any more.
- Add new Norwegian Bokmål translation.
How to Install SMPlayer 17.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:
For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 17 & 18, and derivatives, you can easily install the latest SMPlayer from the PPA repository.
1. Open terminal from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
Type in your password when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and upgrade the software after checking for updates:
Or run following commands to install / upgrade SMPlayer:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
To remove SMPlayer 17.2 and restore to the original versions provided in Ubuntu main repositories, purge the PPA by running the command in terminal:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:rvm/smplayer