KMPlayer


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 937 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.9.0.127
File Size:
31.36MB
Date Added:
August 25, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
30,960,764
Downloads Last Week:
503,542
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
DirectX 11.0

Editors' review

KMPlayer has evolved from a video player to a leading source for content discovery. The app's record-breaking viewership and the use of its flagship media is most visible on the gaming front, with a successful casting of Season 3 of the League of Legends World Championship. Alongside other forays into e-sports, like GOM and Starcraft 2: Hearts of the Swarm, KMPlayer has established strong viewership that's created a whole new layer of interaction beyond being a standalone video player.

Pros

Unobtrusive layout:Dark colors and a pop-out settings menu give you clean, uninterrupted access to features like subtitle management, brightness/contrast adjustments, and frame captures.

Full video codec support: Similar to video players like VLC and GOM, KMPlayer is a universal media player that can tackle just about any format you throw at it.

Mobile compatibility: KMPlayer's companion app works with the desktop player. You can stream local videos to your mobile device via Wi-Fi if you have the Connect app installed on Android or iOS.

Cons

Display heavy: KMPlayer is not a standalone video player, so it encourages content discovery via partnerships with some third-party apps. The result is a preview-heavy player that throws ads and links at you constantly.

Bundled apps: KMPlayer contains bundled apps. If you're not careful, you could install browser add-ons unintentionally.

Bottom Line

KMPlayer remains a solid video player, but it's also become a specialized player aiming for a particular audience. Some viewers will see its offerings as premium content; others will find the bundling a distraction or a nuisance. While the video player may have universal support and a bit of something for everyone, those looking for a more lightweight player should look elsewhere. The addition of mobile playback adds incentive if you're looking for ways to play movies without worrying about formats and storage on Android and iOS.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 937 votes

    • 5 star: 515
    • 4 star: 172
    • 3 star: 57
    • 2 star: 46
    • 1 star: 147
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "its loaded with malware"

    August 31, 2014   |   By benito4444

    Version: KMPlayer 3.9.0.127

    Pros

    good video playback

    Cons

    after install ask if you want to install software like "advanced-system protector" and other software. You can select no to install, but they are installed in anyway, then the new software makes to run very slowly the computer.

    Summary

    the kmplayer software comes loaded with virus or malware, that is not removed by antivirus, a big problem.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy install, easy update, easy to adjust options"

    August 31, 2014   |   By MonforteDuane

    Version: KMPlayer 3.9.0.127

    Pros

    quick and useful download

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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  • 2 stars

    "Good media player -- Installs Crapware!!!"

    August 31, 2014   |   By fred64ha

    Version: KMPlayer 3.9.0.127

    Pros

    One of the better media players, allows screen capture, plays most video formats and has excellent controls

    Cons

    Installs multiple Crapware programs without telling you!!! Including Toggle mark, groovorio, chrome and others. I am very careful about this stuff and I never saw anything about this crap being installed. None of the items uninstall cleanly, if you get infected with this stuff, use ADWcleaner and then malwarebytes after you uninstall them to clean off the remnants.

    Summary

    I have been using KMPlayer for years. All this junk came, when I clicked on their latest update. Its too bad and it certainly has affected my confidence in the security of the product itself. KMPlayer connects to the Internet to supplement media, now I'm concerned that its doing other unsavory stuff as well.

    I see no option to isolate it from the Internet, so as much as I like this player, I may remove it just because of my security concerns.

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  • 5 stars

    "performs all functions i need."

    August 26, 2014   |   By FetterPilkington

    Version: KMPlayer 3.9.0.127

    Pros

    Much more user friendly

    Cons

    Thanks a lot. it is good.

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  • 5 stars

    "I have no cons on this program"

    August 26, 2014   |   By CarvelRunde

    Version: KMPlayer 3.9.0.127

    Pros

    wonderful piece of software

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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