SMTube - YouTube browser for SMPlayer

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.

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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.

How to get SMTube

* Windows

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.

* Ubuntu

To install it, run these commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smtube

* Packages for other Linux distros

Click here to see packages for Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and Ubuntu

* Sources

* Development

You can get the latest source from svn with this command:

svn co smtube

License and credits

SMTube is free and open source. SMTube is under the GPL license.

© 2015-2018 Ricardo Villalba


Version 18.1
  • Fix for YouTube.
  • The Catalan translation has been added.
Version 17.5
  • Fix for VEVO videos.
Version 17.1
  • Fix for VEVO videos.
Version 16.7
  • Fix for VEVO videos.
Version 16.6
  • Add support for high DPI screens.
  • Packages are built with Qt 5.
Version 16.3
  • Possibility to use an external service (website) to download videos.
  • Options to zoom in and out.
  • New options in the settings dialog to change the font and style of the application.
Version 16.1
  • Fix for VEVO videos.
Version 15.11
  • Fix for VEVO videos.
  • Add support for YouTube live streams.
Version 15.9
  • Fix for Qt 5.
Version 15.8
  • Improve support for VEVO videos.
  • Possibility to play the audio only.
Version 15.5
  • New SMTube, written from scratch.