SMPlayer 0.6.6

Ricardo Villalba rvm at
Fri Jan 2 02:27:17 CET 2009

Name: SMPlayer
Version: 0.6.6
Type: KDE Video Application
Depend: Qt 4.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for
MPlayer, 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,

Since version 0.6.4 SMPlayer requires Qt 4.3 or

Currently SMPlayer is alpha software and some of
the intended features (like a bookmark) have not
been implemented yet.

 [b]Version 0.6.6[/b]:

* Added an option to generate a preview
(thumbnails) of the video.
* Added a new gui (mpcgui, a media player classic
clone) developed by Matthias Petri.
* Added some auto zoom options, to display the
video without black borders.
* Implemented a new (and optional) method to save
the file settings. This method uses an ini file
per each played file. It's faster than the old
* Added a new option in Preferences->Video: add
black borders on fullscreen. If this option is
enabled, black borders will be added to the image
in fullscreen mode. This allows subtitles to be
displayed on the black borders.
* Increased the resolution of the seekbar. Allows
a more accurate seeking.
* Added 3 modes for the stay on top option:
always, never and while playing.
* Added a history to the open URL dialog.
* Added new action to cycle through all aspect
ratios. Assigned by default to key "A".
* It's possible to run some specified actions
every time a file is loaded.
* Possibility to set up a proxy for internet
connections (used for subtitle downloading).

[b]Version 0.6.5[/b]:

* The subtitles when using the SSA/ASS library can
now be further customized. It's possible to select
the font, size, colors, bold, italic, outline,
* Now smplayer tries to follow the XDG Base
Directory Specification for the config files. That
means the now the configuration files will be
saved under the directory
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/smplayer (or
$HOME/.config/smplayer if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not
defined). If you want to keep your preferences,
copy or move the files from $HOME/.smplayer to the
new location.
* Added some options in Preferences->Interface to
configure the floating control.
* The commandline option -ini-path has been
removed and replaced with -config-path, which
specifies the directory where smplayer will store
its data (not only smplayer.ini).

[b]Version 0.6.4[/b]:

 * Now the dialog to find subtitles can also
download the subtitle file and load it in smplayer
 * The black screen problem when using Compiz
should really be fixed now.
 * Added support for encoding autodetection for
subtitle files. Requires a mplayer compiled with
enca support.
 * Now it's possible to choose the audio device to
be used with alsa (needs the application "aplay").
 * Added the possibility to add consecutive files
(video_01.avi, video_02.avi..) automatically to
the playlist.
 * Bugfix: logout is not cancelled by smplayer.
 * Now the options in preferences display a
tooltip with a help message.
 * Now it's possible to change the video track.
 * Added the Galician translation.

[b]Version 0.6.3[/b]:

 * Added a fix for a black screen problem when
using Compiz.
 * Added an option to select the number of threads
that mplayer will use for decoding (only works for
MPEG-1/2 and some H.264 videos).
 * Added the possibility to disable the audio
equalizer. Seems to be necessary to use the S/PDIF
 * Added some options to increase/decrease the
speed by 1% and 4%. This allows to play 24 fps
movies at 25 fps speed and vice versa.
 * Fix: sometimes the playlist is not shown. Added
a workaround for the problem.
 * Added some checks to avoid crashes when
selecting subtitle tracks.
 * The settings in smplayer.ini have been
reorganized in several sections. (This also means
most of your preferences will be lost and you will
have to reconfigure smplayer again).
 * Added an option to mirror the video. And now
it's also possible to flip and rotate the
subtitles along with the image.
 * Added a new shortcut set (sda.keys) which can
be loaded in the shortcut editor in preferences.
 * Added two new translations: Arabic and Kurdish.

[b]Version 0.6.2[/b]:

 * Added an audio equalizer (please read
 * Added a dialog to search and download subtitles
from (See
 * The toolbars can be configured. The user can
remove, add or change the order of the buttons.
Right now it can only be done by editing manually
the configuration file. A graphical editor will be
added in the next version. See
 * The single instance port can now be chosen
automatically by the application.
 * Added the Slovenian translation.

[b]Version 0.6.1[/b]:

 * Now compact mode resizes the window, instead of
leaving black borders.
 * Added an option in Preferences->Interface which
allows the user to select his/her preferred GUI.
This way it's easier to use the mini GUI, for
those who prefer a simpler interface with few
 * One more fix for Qt 4.4. The option FAQ in the
Help menu didn't work.
 * Added the Catalan translation.

[b]Version 0.6.0 final[/b]:

 * (Bugfix) Two mplayer processes were run when
opening a file. 
 * Seeking with the time slider works much better.
 * Now it's possible to add directories
recursively to the playlist.
 * Added a preferences dialog for the playlist.
 * The right mouse button can be configured.
 * (Linux) File managers should now display an
option to enqueue files in the smplayer playlist.
 * (Fix) The playlist was shown for a small moment
on startup. This caused problems if using compiz,
as the window might not hide.
 * Fix for Qt 4.4, the logo didn't show.
 * Some translations have been updated
(Simplified-Chinese, Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch,
French, Romanian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian,
Japanese, Spanish and German)
 * Now the file Install.txt contains updated info
about how to compile and install smplayer.

List of contributed packages:

Repositories for Ubuntu (provides an updated
MPlayer too):

[b]8.04 (hardy): [/b]
deb hardy main

[b]8.10 (intrepid): [/b]
deb intrepid

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