Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you like mplayer, you will love SMPlayer and Gnome-Mplayer. Both SMplayer and Gnome-Mplayer are really good MPlayer front-ends and they do work great. SMplayer has long been my favorite multimedia player in Ubuntu and we have even featured SMplayer among the most wanted multimedia apps for Ubuntu.
SMplayer is an incredibly good front end of award winning MPlayer multimedia player for Linux. SMplayer can play the most known audio and video formats without any need of external codecs.
SMPlayer can remember the settings of all files you play. Which means, for some reason if you have to leave SMPlayer in the middle of the movie, for example, and you come back and try playing the same movie again, SMPlayer will start from where you left it before, with the same settings that include audio track, subtitles, volume etc.