In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure of SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, SMPlayer is an open-source and free multimedia player available for Linux and MS Windows, released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players, it doesn’t require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own required codecs with itself. You don’t need to find and install third-party codecs. SMPlayer can also play YouTube videos and it’s also available as an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos.
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 SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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).
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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we add the PPA repository on Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
Once done, run commands in the terminal to install the SMPlayer media player:
sudo apt install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes
Step 3. Accessing SMPlayer on the Ubuntu system.
Once installed, start the SMPlayer from Ubuntu Dash or by running the following command in Terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed SMPlayer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official SMPlayer website.