SMTube is an application that allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos. Videos are played back with a media player (by default SMPlayer) instead of a flash player, this allows better performance, particularly with HD content.
The performance of the flash or html5 player in a web browser is bad... You'll get much better results by using a real media player: smoother playback, no flickering, no frame drops and HD video in fullscreen, even in old computers. With SMTube you can choose the media player to play your favorite YouTube videos.
The Windows version is distributed as a plugin for SMPlayer, so you must have SMPlayer installed. Click here to get SMPlayer if you don't have it.
The installation is very easy, just download one of these packages, and follow the steps of the installer.
The installer is also valid for SMPlayer portable.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install smtube
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/smplayerdev/Fedora_23/home:smplayerdev.repo sudo dnf install smtube
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/smplayerdev/Fedora_22/home:smplayerdev.repo sudo dnf install smtubeClick here to see packages for other distros
You can get the latest source from svn with this command:
svn co https://subversion.assembla.com/svn/smplayer/smtube/trunk/ smtube
SMTube is free and open source. SMTube is under the GPL license.
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