UMPlayer: tremendous player based on Mplayer

UMPlayer is a free media player, with dozens of advanced features and codecs to play virtually any type of audio and video file. It has an intuitive and simple user interface, which has been specifically designed for ease of use.

With more than 270 built-in codecs, it can handle almost all multimedia formats, including AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV, XviD and many more. The program is full of options to play DVDs, control playback, adjust video and subtitles, change appearance with skins, manage playlists, and more.

key features

With UMPlayer you will be able to ... 

  • Play a large number of audio and video files
  • Synchronize audio with subtitles
  • Automatically search subtitles for movies and series
  • Customize through skins
  • Play audio CD, DVD, VCD, etc.
  • Play and record Youtube videos
  • Search for SHOUTcast
  • Equalize audio
  • Play streaming videos and online radio


Ubuntu 11.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install umplayer

Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier

You can download the corresponding DEB package from here!.


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The rest

You can download the ready-to-build source code and some packages for other distros and operating systems (Win and Mac) from here!.

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  1.   Daniel said

    Excellent blog.
    Note: for Ubuntu 11 when you do sudo apt ... it says "The umplayer package could not be located"

  2.   crafty said

    Hello Pablo, a little information so there is no confusion:

    UMPlayer is not a fork of Mplayer, it is just a GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the latter, as are SMPlayer, KMPlayer, etc.

    Greetings and very good data as always.

    1.    Pedro said

      What's more, UMplayer is a fork of SMplayer, and I don't recommend it because it is very unstable, among other things. At the time it became famous because it incorporated the option of using skins to SMplayer, but SMplayer has that and much more today. And the SMPlayer developer is Hispanic (rvm), if one more reason was missing for us to support SMplayer.

  3.   Let's use Linux said

    Did you think that UMPlayer was a fork of Mplayer? Acho que nao. 🙂
    Still, it is a good point to highlight.
    Goal hug! Paul.

  4.   leandro said

    The player is not so good, I installed it to check its operation, and it only plays a DVD, it cannot be navigated, as in the vlc handling the functions on the screen, and when loading the subtitles it does not load them and they are not seen ... That a player of the character they are talking about can surely do what I want, if someone helps me it would be great to be able to use this player. Thank you very much !!!

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