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How To Install SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21

Install SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21. Are you tired of using the default media player on your Linux Mint 21 system and looking for an alternative that offers more features and flexibility? Look no further than SMPlayer! SMPlayer is a powerful media player that supports a wide variety of file formats and allows you to customize your playback experience. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21, as well as show you how to configure it for optimal performance. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21!

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 SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for SMPlayer.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Linux Mint 21

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21.

By default, SMPlayer is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the SMPlayer PPA (Personal Package Archive) to your system to your Linux Mint system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Next, update your system to ensure that the package list is updated and install SMPlayer using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install smplayer

Step 3. Accessing SMPlayer on Linux Mint.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch SMPlayer from the applications menu. Click on the “Menu” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and search for “SMPlayer ” in the search bar. Click on the SMPlayer icon to launch the application or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install SMPlayer on Linux Mint 21

After you have installed SMPlayer on your Linux Mint 21, you can customize it to your liking by adjusting its settings. Here are some of the settings that you can tweak:

  • Subtitles: If you often watch movies or TV shows with subtitles, you can configure SMPlayer to automatically load subtitles when you play a video file. Go to the “Subtitles” tab in the Preferences window, and select the option “Load subtitles automatically” under the “General” section. You can also choose the default subtitle encoding, font size, and color.
  • Audio and Video playback: In the “General” tab, you can adjust the playback speed of audio and video files, set the default aspect ratio, and enable or disable the option to remember the playback position of a file.
  • Interface: The “Interface” tab lets you customize the appearance of the SMPlayer. You can choose the color scheme, font size, and icon size, as well as enable or disable various interface elements such as the playlist, toolbar, and status bar.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: SMPlayer allows you to set custom keyboard shortcuts for various functions. You can access the keyboard shortcuts settings by going to the “Keyboard” tab in the Preferences window.

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

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