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.
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SMPlayer Portable Media Player in action
Here this media player is shown playing back a clip from the Matrix:
Authors Website: Project Page
Developer: Ricardo Villalba
Extracted Size: <50 MB
License: Open Source
Supported OS: Windows 11 ,10, 8 ,7, XP
How to install SMPlayer to a USB Drive
- Download the Portable Zip
- Extract the contents of the zip to your USB flash drive.
- Click .exe from the directory on your USB drive to launch the program portably.