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Playing youtube videos on smplayer through smtube using the mpv player

Dimitris Tzemos
Electrical Engineer
・1 min read
  • Playing youtube videos on smplayer through smtube using the mpv player

I have tried vlc, mplayer, smplayer tried to play youtube videos in ubuntu, slackel and other distributions as well.
But upon moving the time slider to a new location within the video Smplayer crashes. Log file message reads...

MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: seek
ID_SIGNAL=11

I found that smtube and smplayer using mpv media player can play youtube videos without crashed.

In slackel 7.2 can install smplayer, mpv and latest smtube plus libass which is a dependency.

    sudo slapt-get -u
    sudo slapt-get -i smplayer libass mpv smtube

then run smplayer and check from options in menus that mpv player is default player.

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