How to Install SMPlayer 0.8.5 on Fedora 19 ?

‘SMPlayer’ is a powerful multimedia player that is primarily based on MPLayer (as the playback ‘engine’) and has its user interface written using ‘Qt’. It might not be the most robust one out there, but it is certainly user-friendly and comes with a lots of options to make up for it.

Another reason why I like ‘SMPlayer’ over ‘VLC’ (no disrespect intended) is because when you install ‘SMPlayer’, you also get ‘MPLayer’, and so I can use this extremely powerful, robust and command-line based player, without having to install it manually as well.

Anyway, I have been using ‘Fedora 19’ in the past couple of days and since installing anything that is proprietary in Fedora has always been a bit hectic, I have decided to write a simple ‘how to’ for installing SMPlayer 0.8.5 on your newly installed Fedora 19.

SMPlayer-0.8.5-running-on-Fedora-19

Without further delays, here it goes …

Step 1:

If you have given your user account administrator privileges (a new and a useful feature that is added to the installer), then please open your Terminal window and enter the below command to first enable the ‘RPMFusion’ repository.


sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Step 2:

Then enter the below command to install it.

sudo yum install smplayer

Or, if have setup the main user account without administrative privileges, then use the below one instead.

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then enter the below command to install it.

su -c 'yum install smplayer'

That should do it.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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