SMPlayer - Portable Media Player

SMPlayer is a free portable media player. It features built-in codecs that can playback all popular audio and video formats and includes support for Chromecast. Much like the vlc media player that I have also reviewed, this tool can be stored and run entirely from a removable device such as a USB drive.

Outside of simply being able to play DVDs, Movies and VCDs, one really cool feature of SMPlayer that I personally find useful is that it automatically remembers the settings for each individual file you play. This allows you to resume watching your movies from where you left off with the same volume, subtitles and other settings.

SMPlayer Portable Media Player in action

Here SMPlayer media player is shown playing back a clip from the Matrix:

SMPlayer Portable

SMPlayer is a free and open source media player for Windows and Linux. It serves as a graphical front end for the MPlayer multimedia playback engine, providing users with a friendly interface for playing audio and video files. Here are some of its features:

  • MPlayer Integration: It utilizes the MPlayer engine for media playback, which supports a wide range of multimedia formats and codecs.
  • Media Playback Control: Users have standard playback controls such as play, pause, stop, fast forward, rewind, and volume control. It also supports keyboard shortcuts for convenient control.
  • Media Subtitle Support: Provides robust subtitle support, allowing users to load and synchronize subtitles with the video being played. Users can adjust subtitle properties, such as font size and color.
  • Advanced Playback Options: Offers advanced configuration options for users who want more control over playback settings.
  • Remembers Playback Settings: It can remember the settings of the last played file, including playback position, selected audio and subtitle tracks, and volume level.
  • Playlist Support: Users can create and manage playlists, making it convenient for organizing and playing multiple media files in sequence.
  • YouTube Integration: Includes a feature that allows users to search and play YouTube videos directly from the application.
  • Includes a Thumbnail Generator: Can generate video thumbnails, making it easier for users to identify and select videos in their libraries.
  • Skinnable Media Player: The media player's appearance can be customized with different skins to suit individual preferences.

SMPlayer Specs | Official Site | Where to Download

  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Developer: Ricardo Villalba
  • Release Date: First released November 16, 2006
  • Extracted Size: < 50 MB
  • License: Open Source
  • Supported OS: Linux, Windows 11 ,10, 8 ,7, XP
  • Downloading: You can download this portable media player here:
    SMPlayer Download