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Crystal Player Professional

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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $29.95 to buy
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3 stars

"Perfect compromise: Not for dummies and not too geeky."

October 17, 2012  |  By erikbrice001

2012-10-17 01:18:27  |  By erikbrice001

 |  Version: Crystal Player Professional 1.99


1. Simple, easy UI.

2. Numerous customizable features.

3. Tons of keyboard shortcuts built in, good mouse support.

4. Respectably stable - rarely crashes.


1. Utilization of hardware resources is not optimized (This is irrelevant on a good new desktop or laptop since a fast processor easily overcomes minor inefficiencies).

2. Same thing for support/use of software decoding.

3. Doesn't have skins or millions of people backing it in a support community, but if you accept that it is just a simple video player that might not matter, either.

4. Has an overlay during video playback which occasionally scrolls an advertisement - reminding you that it is only the free version. Sometime it has tips instead of ads. Overall, not very annoying (unless your video is extremely boring).

I don't mind the cons, too much. Everything is some kind of compromise, right?


- Pros outweigh cons.

- If you have ever used iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Real Player and thought they were great, this application is not for you.

- Good Balance -- Avoids pitfalls of many popular players, maintains general simplicity, provides sufficient control of options and is only occasionally clumsy with its interface or obscure in its placement of controls.


The occasional advertisement goes away when you upgrade, but switching to the VLC Player is a better idea.

Why get the Crystal Player if the VLC Player is better? Crystal Player is cool. You can start using it in a few seconds with minimal annoyance.

Besides, why have just one tool when you can download a whole bunch for free? Learning and characterizing each application provides valuable reference when considering new programs of categorical similarity.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.99
Version 1.99 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher CrystalReality
Publisher web site
Release Date August 08, 2012
Date Added August 08, 2012
Version 1.99
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.97MB
File Name CrystalPro.exe
Total Downloads 1,005,091
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29.95

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