24.5.0 Media player app for Windows

Tina de Pierre

Feature-rich media player that supports various audio and video formats with advanced playback options and customizations.

Free and open source AVI playing software download, reviewed by Tina de Pierre
Enjoy watching videos and music in nearly all available formats - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Lightweight and easy to use - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Create and manage playlists - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Play video files - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Play videos - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Play almost all video formats - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Subtitles - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Free Media Player with built-in codecs. Play all audio and video formats - Screenshot of SMPlayer
Fast media player for Windows - Screenshot of SMPlayer

A completely free and flexible video player built on MPlayer which supports most audio and video files out-of-the-box.

SMPlayer is a versatile media player which takes on the task of playing media files, a backend for MPlayer.

The extreme versatility of this media player makes it an all-in-one tool which pretty much negates the need for anything else on a desktop. SMPlayer not only plays virtually all video and audio file formats, but also supports the playback of Blu-ray and DVD discs.

SMPlayer is able to playback videos without the need for external filters; It even supports karaoke files (if you have CDG files to feed it). If you're watching a film in a foreign language, finding subtitle files is a piece of cake.

Further video functionality here includes modifying the video in ways such as video size, zoom, aspect ratio, etc. Mirroring, flipping and rotating the images being played are also among its features.

In addition to watching local media, SMPlayer also provides a search functionality which supports YouTube with its built-in viewer. The player can stream Internet radio too.

Overall, a versatile and useful program which YouTube users might find rather handy. Its faithful community of users have fueled the rise of this lovely media player and array of functionality is certainly impressive.

Features of SMPlayer

  • Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
  • Audio and subtitles delay adjustment.
  • Audio track switching allows you to choose the audio track you want to listen.
  • Configurable subtitles. You can choose font and size and even colors for the subtitles.
  • Multiple speed playback. You can play at 2X, 4X... and even in slow motion.
  • Playlists allow you to enqueue several files to be played one after each other.
  • Possibility to search automatically for subtitles in
  • Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video.
  • Several filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
  • Video equalizer, allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image.

Compatibility and License

SMPlayer is available for free and released under the open source GPLv2 license on Windows from video players. The license provides the options to freely download, install, run and share this program without any restrictions. The source code for SMPlayer should be freely available and modifications are certainly permitted as well as the option to inspect the software.

SMPlayer accepts donations for the continued development of this free software.

What version of Windows can SMPlayer run on?

SMPlayer can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

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  1. SMPlayer Download
  2. Free Video Players
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. AVI Playing Software
SMPlayer has been picked by our editors as excellent.
We have tested SMPlayer 24.5.0 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]