SMPlayer 16.1 Released, Adds Video Bookmarking

SMPlayer, the awesome MPLayer (cli) based GUI capable of playing pretty much any multimedia file, has been updated to the version 16.1 which includes a couple of minor bug fixes and a new video bookmarking feature.

Like many newer multimedia players, SMPlayer long had the ability to automatically resume from the last position of a video, but this new bookmark features allows you to define a resuming position anywhere in the video (yes, currently only local video files are supported, online streaming and remote content support may arrive in the future).

You can also add a small description for each bookmark for easily recognizing them as well. Adding bookmarks to a video, especially to local files is not exactly a useful feature for me (it would be if you’re into things like video editing for instance I suppose), but having that for remote or streaming files can be handy.

SMPlayer 16.1 running on Ubuntu 15.10

Video bookmarking feature of SMPlayer 16.1 (running on Ubuntu 15.10)

Each bookmark of each video file is only displayed for that video file only. Even if you rename that file or copy it to a different location, SMPLayer still displays the bookmark!.

If you use Ubuntu 16.04 (Alpha), 15.10, 15.04, all the way up to Precise, then you can install SMPlayer 16.1 easily from its official PPA. If you’ve already added it to your computer, then you should be able to immediately upgrade to this version by using the below command:

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade smplayer

If you don’t have it added yet, then use the below commands to add and install it.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer

If you want to install SMTube (YouTube player) and SMPLayer themes and skins:

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

Other operating system users, please visit its official page for obtaining the packages.

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