SMPlayer Changelog

New in version 15.9.0

September 30th, 2015
  • Support for the 3D stereo filter.
  • 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.
  • Better support for YouTube (VEVO videos).
  • Possibility to set a proxy.
  • New action (assigned by default to key "I") shows the current playback time, total time and percentage, for 2 seconds on the OSD.
  • Add the possibility to use the mouse buttons for "next chapter" and "previous chapter".
  • New option to delete a file in the playlist from the filesystem.
  • Support for MPRIS2.
  • Possibility to compile SMPlayer without MPlayer or mpv support.
  • The new H2O theme is now the default theme.

New in version 14.9.0 (September 12th, 2014)

  • Fix for Youtube.
  • New option to shut down the computer when playback has finished.
  • The themes and skin icons are loaded from resource files (*.rcc).
  • New fix for searching subtitles from that should return more results.

New in version 14.3.0 (April 2nd, 2014)

  • The control for fullscreen mode has been rewritten and improved. Now it is displayed over the video.
  • (Windows) New option in Preferences -> Subtitles to enable or disable the use of the Windows font directory. Disabling this option prevents the annoying font scanning.
  • Some presets have been added to the audio equalizer.
  • (Experimental) Possibility to play (non-protected) blu-ray discs.
  • Better support for multimedia keys. This can help control SMPlayer with a remote control.
  • New option in the playlist preferences for adding automatically other files in the folder to the playlist.
  • The option "Move the window when the video area is dragged" has been fixed.
  • (Windows) Now it's possible to open Windows shortcuts (symlinks).
  • Better support for Youtube.
  • (Windows) Better screensaver disabling.
  • Many bugfixes.
  • Possibility to compile with Qt 5.

New in version 0.8.6 (August 17th, 2013)

  • SMPlayer can now update its internal Youtube code so it's not necessary to update smplayer everytime Youtube makes a change.
  • A section "Updates" has been added to the preferences dialog, where it's possible to configure or disable the update checker.
  • SMPlayer could still fail to find some subtitles from Hopefully this is fixed.
  • Several other bugfixes.

New in version 0.8.5 (May 10th, 2013)

  • Due to changes in, smplayer couldn't find subtitles anymore. This has been fixed.
  • The interface with support for skins is now the default.
  • An option to enter url(s) in the playlist has been added.
  • The options to change the size of the main window work now even if the autoresize is set to never.
  • Two new options for Audio -> Stereo mode: Mono and Reverse.
  • The option "Move the window when the video area is dragged" is now disabled by default because it has some issues that need to be addressed.
  • (Linux) The problem with mplayer2 and the -fontconfig option has been fixed (sort of).
  • New translation: Malay.
  • Some configuration options are changed to new defaults after installation to ease upgrade from old versions.

New in version 0.8.4 (March 25th, 2013)

  • New option to select the fps for external subtitles.
  • The video equalizer dialog has been rewritten.
  • Now smplayer checks for updates automatically and notifies the user if a new version is found.
  • Support for encoding ISO-8859-16 for subtitles.
  • New translations: Thai and Hebrew.
  • Some bugfixes.

New in version 0.8.3 (December 27th, 2012)

  • Fix for Youtube playback.

New in version 0.8.1 (September 21st, 2012)

  • Fix for Youtube playback.
  • Other minor changes.

New in version 0.8.0 (April 6th, 2012)

  • A toolbar editor has been added. Now it's possible to select the buttons and controls that want to appear in the toolbars.
  • New video filters: gradfun, blur and sharpen.
  • Now it's possible to change the GUI (default, mini, mpc) at runtime, no restart required.
  • sub files from opensubtitles should work again.
  • (Youtube) Recognize short urls (like this one:
  • Better support for chapters in video files.
  • Bug fix: remote m3u files work from the favorites menu or command line.
  • Internal changes in the single instance option (switch to QtSingleApplication).

New in version 0.6.10 (December 29th, 2011)

  • New vdpau configuration dialog, which allow to select the vdpau codecs to use.
  • Port for eCS, OS/2 (by Silvan Scherrer).
  • New menu to select the closed caption channel (requires mplayer >= r32607).
  • Possibility to select the seeking method (absolute or relative).
  • Possibility to sort the items of the playlist.

New in version 0.6.8 (July 25th, 2009)

  • Added support for TV (more info in Watching_TV.txt).
  • New option to enable a global volume.
  • (Linux) Support for vdpau.
  • New option to take consecutive screenshots.
  • Possibility to add some of the submenus to the toolbars.
  • Better support for *.ts files (requires mplayer >= r29381).
  • Added the Vietnamese translation.
  • Added the Estonian translation.

New in version 0.6.8 (July 21st, 2009)

  • Added support for TV (more info in Watching_TV.txt).
  • New option to enable a global volume.
  • (Linux) Support for vdpau.
  • New option to take consecutive screenshots.
  • Possibility to add some of the submenus to the toolbars.
  • Better support for *.ts files (requires mplayer >= r29381).
  • Added the Vietnamese translation.
  • Added the Estonian translation.

New in version 0.6.7 (March 12th, 2009)

  • Added experimental (and uncomplete) support for dvd menus. Requires a mplayer build compiled with dvdnav support. Please read dvdmenus.txt to know how to enable it.
  • Now loading an external subtitle file doesn't require to restart the mplayer process (except for idx/sub subtitles).
  • (Playlist) When a file is added to the playlist, if it was already in the list, it's moved to the end of the list.
  • Options for mplayer: finally spaces in arguments between quotes are handled properly.
  • Added two options (in the audio and subtitle menus) to allow the user to enter the audio and subtitle delay (in milliseconds).
  • (ASS subtitles) The outline and shadow options now accept values with decimals.
  • (ASS subtitles) Possibility to change the color of the border and shadow.
  • Now the default value for the "correct pts" option is auto.

New in version 0.6.6 (January 2nd, 2009)

  • 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 one.
  • 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).

New in version 0.6.5 (November 13th, 2008)

  • 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, shadow...
  • 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).

New in version 0.6.4 (October 25th, 2008)

  • Now the dialog to find subtitles can also download the subtitle file and load it in smplayer automatically.
  • 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.

New in version 0.6.3 (September 29th, 2008)

  • A fix for a black screen problem when using Compiz was made.
  • The number of threads used by Mplayer can now be selected.
  • The audio equalizer can now be disabled.
  • Options to increase/decrease the speed by 1% and 4% were added.
  • An option to mirror the video as well as options to flip and rotate the subtitles along with the image were implemented.
  • Several bugs were fixed.

New in version 0.6.3 (September 26th, 2008)

  • 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 output.
  • 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.