Although the king of players is VLC Player, the truth is that there are still very good media players that are just as light or more than VLC and work on Ubuntu. Among these players we find SMPlayer, A player that we talked about a long time ago but now we can say that its improvements are worth mentioning.
SMPlayer is a player that is not only capable of playing current video and sound formats, but it will also be able to use subtitle files even Youtube videos.
Among its new features SMPlayer has included the option to view Youtube videos and even search for them through the application itself, without having to use the web browser. We can also use skins or skins to customize our application and even, through a plugin, we can enable SMPlayer to download subtitles without having to do it manually. Like VLC, SMPlayer is cross-platform and Free Code, but unfortunately we do not find it in the Ubuntu repositories, so for its installation we must use external repositories, although it is easy to do.
Installing SMPlayer on Ubuntu 15.10
As we said before, to install SMPlayer we need to open a terminal and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repositorio ppa:rvm/ smplayer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins MPV
With this we will not only have the player but everything you need to use skins, Youtube and subtitles.
More and more apps are using the Web to support themselves. SMPlayer is one of them that thanks to The Network can offer Youtube videos, Something that many users see with good eyes and that possibly other players begin to implant in their programs by the success that this has. But still, SMPlayer is a very light, powerful and stable player, Which many users will look favorably on their Ubuntu.