How To Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration 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 all 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 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 through the step by step installation SMPlayer on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa).

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 these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing SMPlayer on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we add PPA repository on the Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Once done, run commands in 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.

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