A new Windows installation usually requires that third-party software is also installed in order to meet daily demands. Whether you think of an antivirus, a CD / DVD tool, compression utility, file manager, Internet browser, office suite or multimedia players, you normally go with a particular set. When it comes to video players, there a few that really do their job properly. KMPlayer sits at the top, sharing its ranks with other notorious applications such as Windows Media Player, VLC media player, BS.Player or Gom Player.
Easy, guided setup process
The installation process of KMPlayer needs your focus as you go from one step to the next one. You are asked to select the type of install by choosing from ‘Recommended’, ‘Full Install’ and other codec-free installations. This is the first place where you encounter one of the reasons that list KMPlayer as ‘ad-supported’ on Softpedia, with the possibility to choose components to install and avoid third-party programs you might not want or need.
Play nearly any media file
The interface provided by KMPlayer is simply brilliant – it’s clean yet stylish. It enables you to quickly access the options of the video player within a few clicks by approaching the intuitive side within. The program virtually supports every media format, both video (AVI, MOV, MPEG, MKV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, TS, WMV, ASF, SWF or RM) and audio (MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, CDA, FLAC, M4A, MID, OGG, AC3 or DTS). Besides, it also features support for Pictures, Playlists, Subtitles and even CD Image files.
KMPlayer comes in handy for those of you in possession of an analog or digital capture device. The application connects to either WDM TV and BDA HDTV devices and brings the stream to your desktop in no time at all. No matter the source, the playback is flawless and the video processing technologies are put to best use.
Customizable to suit any taste
Highly customizable, KMPlayer offers many settings to tweak just by right-clicking on its interface – ‘Screen Controls’, ‘Pan & Scan’, ‘3D Subtitle Control’, ‘Capture’ or ‘Control Box’ are just a few of them. For further, deeper configuration, you can always enter the Preferences window and enjoy a great array of options – you may lose track of time by getting in here and end up spending hours setting each and every aspect of the video player.
Watch videos wherever you go
For an overall enhanced experience, the application puts a virtual storage space at your disposal. This lets you easily manage your media files, and while running the application from a mobile device, easily connect and flawlessly play media files stored on the provided service. For optimal performance, it’s best to have the latest DirectX drivers installed.
A few last words
KMPlayer covers the basics of video playback and smoothly goes beyond this by providing advanced features and customization at your fingertips. Whether you are part of the beginner’s guild or a more demanding community, this application is easy-to-use and nifty at the same time. Nevertheless, KMPlayer deserves to be regarded as one the truly well-built media players out there and a clever alternative to any player.
Supported Files or Devices:
HTTP Streaming(AVI etc including none-streaming media)
Directshow playback (avi, mkv etc)
Real Engine + Directshow (needs Real Player or Alternative)
QuickTime Engine + Directshow (needs QuickTime player or Alternative)
Mplayer Engine Support
Winamp Input Plugin(decoder) Support
Compressed Audio Album Support(zip, rar)
Audio CD(2000, XP only / Win9x-Support by winamp plugin)
Video CD/SVCD/XCD : CDXA Format (2000, XP only)
DTS Wave and AC3 files
WDM device support like TV or Camera
CD Image File (BIN/ISO/IMG/NRG) ; NRG needs mplayer.dll
Shoutcast (Including NSV)
AAC, OGG parser/decoder
Various Image files like png, gif etc
Incomplete/Damaged AVI file (Skip Damaged Frames)
Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing
MPEG4 (Divx/Xvid : ffmpeg/xvid)
2Ch to Multi Channel expansion
Media Priority to Connect among Directshow, Real, QT, Winamp and Mplayer
Custom Filter Manager
System Filter Manger
Winamp Input Plugins
Winamp DSP Plugins (Can Stack)
Winamp Visual Plugins (Can Stack)
Winamp General Plugins (Media Library etc Support)
KMP Video Plugins by SDK (Can Stack)
DScaler Filter Support (Can Stack)