ALShow

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.01
  • Total Downloads:
    181,085
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    112
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Watch enough different kinds of videos in Windows and eventually you are bound to run into a codec problem. Codecs encode and decode digital data, and popular media viewers like Windows Media Player don't always have the codecs needed to view all types of videos. ALShow is an easy-to-use media player that comes equipped with plenty of codecs, and it's prepared to download more if needed.

ALShow's interface is plain but intuitive, with its features organized neatly in uncluttered menus. Users can play videos in AVI, MPG, MPEG, DAT, VOB, WMV, ASF, ASX, and many other formats, and if you should happen to try a format for which ALShow doesn't have a codec, the program will automatically search for and download one. We were especially impressed with some of the program's other features, including its bookmarking function; users can create bookmarks, with descriptions, at any point in a video, making it easy to return to your favorite part over and over again. Videos that have caption files can also be viewed with the captions on or off, and the program has a variety of features for fast forwarding, rewinding, repeating segments, capturing audio, and more. The Screen menu contains plenty of options for customizing the program's view, including a screen capture function. The program's Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, we found ALShow to be quite simple and useful.

ALShow is free. The program installs politely but leaves a Start menu item and folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works great!"

September 15, 2014  |  By Fluffy76

 |  Version: ALShow 2.01

Pros

Had a video on a dvd that couldn't play. Windows Media Player, Real Player or Itunes could not read the file. So I found this app and it plays VOB files perfectly.

Cons

none so far

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5 stars

"Good video player"

June 04, 2012  |  By JustinPham

 |  Version: ALShow 2.01

Pros

Support many video format. Have a stylish and simple user interface.

Cons

Icon of video supported do no show the file's extension

Summary

A recommended player for evryone :)

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4 stars

"Good player."

December 26, 2011  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: ALShow 2.01

Pros

Plays different format videos with ease.

Cons

Sometimes stops suddenly.

Summary

A recommended player.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.01
Version 2.01 renames as "ALShow" from ALPlayer; Fixes: Program terminating occasionally when playing .m2v files, error when associating video formats, security issues for certain file format.
General
Publisher ESTsoft
Publisher web site http://www.altools.com
Release Date April 27, 2011
Date Added December 12, 2011
Version 2.01
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements DirectX 8.0 library, Windows Media Player 7.0
Download Information
File Size 11.37MB
File Name ALShow201.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 181,085
Downloads Last Week 112
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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