SMPlayer Media Player 21.1.0 Added Initial Wayland Support

SMPlayer, free media player for Linux and Windows, released version 21.1.0 with initial Wayland session support.

SMPlayer is a Qt-based GUI front-end for Mplayer and MPV with Youtube playback support. 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 be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume…

  • Try to prevent a crash when using the actions play next/prev very fast.
  • Fix position number after adding files.
  • Hide the shuffle column by default.
  • Pass the option gpu-context when using wayland.
  • Add mpsub to the extension list.
  • (Find subtitles) Add filters for Spanish and Portuguese languages.
  • Add cache in seconds and cache speed to the OSD info.
  • Add option to display the remaining time in the status bar.
  • Add the packages youtube-dl and python-is-python3 to the “recommends” section in the deb package.
  • Try to prevent the video outside the GUI when using Wayland.
  • The shuffle button in the playlist window can be turned on/off.

How to Install SMPlayer 21.1.0 in Linux:

For Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu users, the software offers official binary packages available to download at the link below:

Also there’s official Ubuntu PPA that contains the media player packages for all current Ubuntu releases, Linux Mint, and other derivatives.

Merilyn Ne
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