AVS Media Player

AVS Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.3.106
  • Total Downloads:
    51,094
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    83.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    114
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Many users opt to replace the quirky Windows Media Player, either with one of the popular freeware open-source players or a for-pay "pro" player with more options. AVS Media Player is the latter type, only it's freeware. Like the open-source players, it handles a wide range of video, audio, and image files. With an attractive, up-to-date interface that will complement your video system, it's an excellent choice if you're looking for something a bit different from VLC, MPC, and the other free alternatives.

AVS opens with both its media player and playlist sections showing, though it's easy to close the playlist as well as switch between video and music layouts. The player's black skin, Aero highlights, and white fonts give it a sleek yet subtle look well suited to video duty. While such skins are hardly rare among media players, few boast such a skillfully designed layout. For instance, the settings and adjustments are a bit more like a TV's controls than most media players are, with a simple series of tabs where you can set the player's behavior, loudspeaker environment, aspect ratio, and subtitles.

There's an audio visualization feature that definitely improves on Windows Media Player's display, with a series of fractal-based animations that usually but not always indicate their intensity. For example, our favorite (in low doses) is called "Ambient," but "Seizure" might be more accurate. You can switch to the smaller music player view if you don't want visualizations.

We played video in both window and full-screen mode as well as audio with and without the visualization feature. The quality of both video and audio is excellent and will be limited only by your system (the minimum recommendation is DirectX 9 or better). AVS supports 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1 surround sound, too. If you'd like an attractive, easy-to-use alternative to Windows Media Player and other free players that doesn't compromise on performance, try AVS Media Player.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 13

1 stars

"I Totally Agree. Stay completely away from it."

May 20, 2014  |  By Sweethunnie30

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.10.99

Pros

I didn't see any at all. Saw all the stuff that I didn't want going on to my computer and got rid of most of it.

Cons

It was loading all types of stuff onto my computer. I had to add a review here. People should know about this. It changed my homepage also. I had to redo my fire fox. I had to go into my control panel to uninstall as much as I could. It is hard to uninstall. Lots of little pieces placed all over your computer. Fortunately I have most of the programs to help me get rid of most of it. I hope I got it all.

Summary

BAD NEWS. Stay TOTALLY away from it. I WOULD GIVE THIS PRODUCT (OR INVASION) NO STARS IF I COULD .

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT"

March 27, 2014  |  By DavidMcCr

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.10.99

Pros

Free (but nothing else)

Cons

AVS (or one of the 3 or 4 programs that are attached) took over all of my web browsers and deleted the pages I had saved.

Also, I had to remove a ton of malware after I removed the programs (at least I hope they are removed).

Summary

Stay away. Free is a great price, but this company can't be trusted. This isn't the first time that this has happened with a CNET recommendation.

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2 stars

"Difficult to remove"

June 01, 2013  |  By MacHesney

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.10.99

Pros

A very large number of audio/video codecs that is for certain. QT for Windows is very limited in comparison.

Cons

It truly needs a standalone uninstaller.
Even AVS Media provides extensive manual uninstalling information even if the Windows program removal is successful.

In my case I, after the Add/Remove uninstall, and had to manually delete the program folder, check for hidden user folders, and clean out the registry.
In my case - deleted an AVS Media folder in registry, and then a registry search revealed over 600 AVS entries to delete that were not in the two locations they specify to check.

Summary

Free trial could lead to much unpaid time spent as removal is done thoroughly, or instead just leaving an unfinished uninstall.

Updated on Jun 1, 2013

Version is unknown because like I said I deleted all traces of it. Sorry.
I visited the website today for the uninstall info.

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1 stars

"did not play"

August 02, 2012  |  By MeanGenius

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.9.95

Pros

free ,,,,,,,

Cons

1 - it did not play the one file I tried to play in it, which was an Mpeg 4 movie, closed it and deleted it (all my other tested media players played the same file with NO problems)
2 - AVS also downloads other software even if you opt out during install, and that software constantly nags you to use other AVS software, obviously the AVS people sre not trying to win customers over with good marketing policies

Summary

dont bother even downloading

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1 stars

"Don't waste your money"

May 08, 2012  |  By FARFL

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.8.93

Pros

Absolutely NONE!

Cons

Launching AVS Media Player brings my 3.4 Ghz Dual Core to 99% usage. Memory usage slowly climbs past 1 Gb.

Summary

Very Bad product with no support. Surprising since their Video Editor runs very well on my system. I suspect it doesn't like my nvidia GPU. I've tried their support forum but they never respond.

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5 stars

"grreat the best"

March 10, 2012  |  By burtrude62

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.8.93

Pros

grreaetthe best

Cons

no equalizer

Summary

avs rocks

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4 stars

"This media player is reliable and easy to use."

September 22, 2011  |  By pmuthersbaugh

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.6.80

Pros

I like the simplicity of the program and the range of media it will play.

Cons

There are some media versions it won't play.

Summary

Overall, it's an excellent program recommended to me by a geek friend who has rarely missed on his suggested software. Get it and use it!

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4 stars

"This media player is neat and tidy. Works well."

June 24, 2011  |  By DevieBoy

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.5.78

Pros

Nice and neat little media player.

Cons

No cons as far as I can notice.

Summary

Been using this program only for a few days, but it works well. Worth a try out at least.

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4 stars

"Seems fine but not yet used to its maximum potential"

March 15, 2011  |  By buffer111

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.4.77

Pros

Not enough usage as yet to provide sufficient data at this time.

Cons

Insufficient data as yet available. Will report later when more used.

Summary

Will report further as more data becomes available

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2 stars

"Adequate enough"

February 10, 2011  |  By lnxr

 |  Version: AVS Media Player 4.1.3.68

Pros

adequate enough

Cons

no more than ok

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Online Media Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.avs4you.com
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 4.2.3.106
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 83.36MB
File Name AVSMediaPlayer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,094
Downloads Last Week 114
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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