How To Install SMPlayer on Debian 11

Install SMPlayer on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SMPlayer on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It uses MPlayer in the backend and adds some interesting features like the possibility to play youtube videos or download subtitles.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the SMPlayer on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install SMPlayer on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl

Step 2. Installing SMPlayer on Debian 11.

By default, SMPlayer is available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the SMPlayer repository to your Debian system:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/alexp_key.gpg] https://notesalexp.org/debian/bullseye/ bullseye main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexp.list

Next, import the GPG key:

curl -fsSL https://notesalexp.org/debian/alexp_key.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/alexp_key.gpg > /dev/null

Once you add the repository to your Debian system, now install SMPlayer using the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install smplayer smplayer-themes

Step 3. Accessing SMPlayer on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, the SMPlayer application can be launched either from the command line by typing smplayer or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.

Install SMPlayer on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed SMPlayer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the SMPlayer on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official SMPlayer website.

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