MPlayer frontend for Windows and Linux


SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. See a list of all supported formats
SMPlayer is multi-platform and runs on Windows and Linux. It has been developed using the Qt toolkit.

MPlayer is a powerful media player but it's a command-line application and many people find it hard to use. SMPlayer makes easy to access the most common and useful functions of MPlayer, like selecting the audio or subtitle track, enabling video filters, adjusting the audio delay, playback speed and many more, using a nice and intuitive interface. A complete preferences dialog is also available with options to fine-tune performance, change the color and font of subtitles, set key shortcuts...

But SMPlayer also adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos, search and download subtitles, create video preview images...

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...

Some other interesting features:

  • Support for Youtube.
  • Complete preferences dialog, where you can change the key shortcuts, colors and fonts of the subtitles, and many more.
  • Support for skins and icon themes.
  • Possibility to search and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
  • Filters. Many video and audio filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise... and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
  • Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video. The mouse buttons can also be customized.
  • 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.
  • Audio and subtitles delay adjustment. Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
  • Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
  • On your own language: currently SMPlayer is translated into more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese....
  • Free and open source. SMPlayer is under the GPL license.
  • Compatible with Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8.

Improved support for the new MPlayer2

SMPlayer also supports MPlayer2. MPlayer2 is a fork of MPlayer which includes new features like support for Matroska's ordered chapters or precise seeks, and also provides some bug fixes. See a detailed list of differences.

Update It seems MPlayer2 is not developed anymore and it has been superseded by mpv. Fortunately SMPlayer now supports mpv as well!

MPlayer binaries available for Windows

The SMPlayer packages for Windows already include a recent version of MPlayer. But if you're looking for even newer builds of MPlayer or MPlayer2, please take a look at these projects maintained by redxii:


Version 16.4
  • The Windows installer now includes mpv as well.
  • Now it's easier to switch between MPlayer and mpv. (Preferences -> General, select either MPlayer or mpv as multimedia engine). [More info]
  • The extrastereo filter works again when using mpv.
  • Possibility to use the VLC shortcuts. (Preferences -> Keyboard and mouse, click the load button, select vlc.keys).
  • Possibility to enable mouse gestures (when the mouse is dragged up or down in the video window the volume changes, if dragged left or right it changes the time position). You can enable this option in Preferences -> Keyboard and mouse -> Mouse -> Drag function: seek and volume.
  • A fix for saving bookmarks.
  • The option for streaming sites in Preferences -> Network is different now, and allows these values: disabled, auto, YouTube and mpv+youtube-dl.
  • An animated icon has been added in the status bar to indicate when the player is buffering.
  • A new layout is used to display the media information (Options -> View info and properties).