MPlayer2 + SMPlayer2

smplayer 2

Mplayer2 is a fork of mplayer and SMPlayer2 is a fork of smplayer with additional enhanced features that users are looking for. SMPlayer2 takes advantage of mplayer2 features, see below improvements.

MPlayer2: Improvements over MPlayer

  • Better pause handling
  • Better Matroska support
  • Much better support for VDPAU functionality
  • Support for precise seeks
  • Support for gettext-based translations
  • No dependence on embedded FFmpeg tree or internal FFmpeg symbols
  • Improvements in audio/video sync handling
  • Cleaned up and improved various terminal output messages
  • Keep fullscreen state by default when switching between files
  • Bug fixes

Installing MPlayer2 from ppa (Ubuntu):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:motumedia/mplayer-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mplayer2

Installing SMPlayer2 from ppa (Ubuntu):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smplayer2/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer2