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SMPlayer 17.2 Released with YouTube Fix [How-to-Install]

SMPlayer delete file from disk

SMPlayer delete file from disk

The SMPlayer media player has reached the 17.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint.

SMPlayer 17.2 is a small release with following changes:

  • Fix for YouTube
  • The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back (enable it in Preferences -> Playlist -> Misc)
  • The Linux package now include a different web server to serve files for Chromecast. webfs is not needed any more.
  • Add new Norwegian Bokmål translation.

How to Install SMPlayer 17.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 17 & 18, and derivatives, you can easily install the latest SMPlayer from the PPA repository.

1. Open terminal from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Type in your password when it prompts and hit Enter.

SMPlayer PPA

2. If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and upgrade the software after checking for updates:

upgrade smplayer

Or run following commands to install / upgrade SMPlayer:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins


To remove SMPlayer 17.2 and restore to the original versions provided in Ubuntu main repositories, purge the PPA by running the command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:rvm/smplayer

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