KMPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 957 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0.33
  • Total Downloads:
    38,571,877
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    394,704
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Once you get past its nightmare of an installation process, KMPlayer's sheer power and flexibility are impressive. It includes a vast array of video- and audio-capturing options, as well as skins, a plethora of playback controls and tweaks, and broad DVD support.

When installing KMPlayer, be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as the process is less than straightforward. It presents a number of different jargon-filled installation options ("Extender Plus External Codec?"), an offer for a bundled Ask.com toolbar, and inexplicably another offer for a "Clean Water Action Reminder." It's also worth noting that my install experience included a prompt for me to "re-start as an admin" in order to update the app. I did this and was stuck in an eternal update loop that forced me to restart the program.

Installation issues aside, I am actually pretty impressed with the number of features KMPlayer offers. I was able to play DVDs without a hitch, and I didn't run into problems with any video file types. Also, the extensive menus include controls for brightness, contrast, hue, and so on, subtitles, screen size, aspect ratio, color, capture tools, and so much more. There's even a built-in audio equalizer and 3D playback capabilities. It's nice that there's so much packed under the hood, but it can be overwhelming if you're not completely comfortable with advanced video terminology.

With so many features, it's a shame there isn't a clear and concise Help file to get users started. Instead, the F1 Help command brings you to KMPlayer's online forum, where you are forced to sift through user-generated instructions and tips.

The bottom line is, if you are a discerning video enthusiast, looking for extreme flexibility in a video player, then KMPlayer should do the trick (once you get past the install process). On the other hand, if you're a more casual viewer looking for a simple player, then this download might be overkill.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 957 votes

    • 5 star 523
    • 4 star 175
    • 3 star 57
    • 2 star 47
    • 1 star 155
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5 stars

"Surprisingly Good, Deserves more attention from people"

October 28, 2012  |  By AbirXtreme

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

Literally plays everything (Unlike vlc there is no lag or slow down), lightweight yet good looking, Rich functionality , Great video quality , Best subtitle options out of all the others

Cons

None so far

Summary

Probably the best media player out there, this deserves more recognition

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5 stars

"video heaven to me"

October 18, 2012  |  By Myhrddin

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

I've always been able to depend on KMPlayer being able to play any video I've thrown at it. Usually with less cpu time too. Tried many others but this one always wins for me when it comes to watching videos. Great that it contains its own codecs and configures without my trying to figure out what do I need to change like I have with other players.

Cons

I always have to install a skin to get the buttons to a decent size for me and dealing with finding that skin can be a hassle. Other than that I can't come up with anything bad about it.

Summary

My favorite Video player to date (out of the last dozen years or so). Reliable, quick, easy to get people up to speed on. All-around great player for any sort of video you might have on your system. 5-stars

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2 stars

"Over the hill; original developer moved on"

September 17, 2012  |  By pjcamp

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

Used to play everything flawlessly

Cons

Doesn't anymore
Nightmare to configure

Summary

KMPlayer was sold to Pandora TV, the original developer left, and it has languished in a nightmare land of shoddy updates that have broken a once fine player. I used to use it for everything. But there are perennial issues now. Most files have video and audio as much as 3 or 4 seconds out of sync and no amount of tweaking the settings will fix it. H.264 files generally play in slow motion as well as being out of sync. These files play fine using other players. The system load is horrible. I have a quad core machine and KMPlayer will run all four cores at high usage. I think the new owners have been more concerned with eye candy and less with playing media.

The original developer now has a product called PotPlayer which, even though still in late beta, beats the snot out of KMPlayer. It plays everything, correctly, and with light resource impact. Every dog has its day and KMPlayer's has come and gone. Sad.

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5 stars

"It plays everything"

September 10, 2012  |  By lostovios

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

+It plays every video codec and of course with subtitles support.
+It offers a vast majority of options

Cons

-Never found one

Summary

The best video player along with VLC.

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2 stars

"I have been using KMplayer for years but no anymore"

September 03, 2012  |  By Abusipenchuri

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

Got all the codec and can play various format

Cons

There is a problem with KMpalyer with window 7. MKV files play slow on window 7 but it is fine in other player.

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4 stars

"Very nice audio and video player"

September 03, 2012  |  By ETBone

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

Works very well, easy to use and fast too. Can play 57 bazillion formats without codes.

Cons

New interface introduced in last version is terrible.

Summary

Does it job perfectly, using it for years now!

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5 stars

"I use it when wmp can't find the right code."

August 31, 2012  |  By rgw66

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

good quality sound & pictures,its my main player

Cons

no user instructions.

Summary

if you want a media player that will play your media files without having to load a library and waste valuable memory then i would recommend The KMPlayer.

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4 stars

"Great Player, covert installations?"

August 15, 2012  |  By akadoe

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

It's a fine, perhaps best player out right now. Shame they have to prostitute themselves with covert program installs.

Cons

KMP COVERTLY installed YONTOO, August 12, 2012, By moby2011, WITHOUT ANY PERMISSION...wasn't even a checkbox.

('Yontoo LLC' or Yontoo Layers installed without my permission, by KMP Player install. It's of unknown benefit. Its regarded as spyware (malware) by a couple of antivirus programs.

***KMP Player - Keep tap-dancing with covertly installed products, and your name will be sh*t on the Internet.

CNET: do you intend to recommend the KMP Player without sharing this valuable information? Here's your heads-up and opportunity to support consumers...who support YOU!

Summary

Summary

YONTOO, installed, without permission, a program of little to no value - even considered 'malware', or worse! If you picked-up Yontoo, with KMP Player install. remove it straight-away!Remove it-its unnecessary, and even more so since it installed without permission!

PLEASE, Let KMP Player know how they are killing an excellent product reputation with smarmy, covert installs.

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5 stars

"Version 3.3 is epic!!!"

August 08, 2012  |  By RobertSpartan

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

Excellent features and compatibility

Cons

Doesn't feel as integrated as Windows Media Player

Summary

I would recommend downloading and using instead of WMP

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5 stars

"Great player"

August 04, 2012  |  By RegUser2

 |  Version: KMPlayer 3.3.0.33

Pros

codecs on board
perfect interface

Cons

some instability in Win 7

Summary

My favorite before PotPlayer. After KMPlayer being sold to pandora.tv, the development has slowed down considerably

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0.33
Version 3.3.0.33 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher KMP Media
Publisher web site http://www.kmpmedia.net
Release Date July 13, 2012
Date Added July 17, 2012
Version 3.3.0.33
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.37MB
File Name KMPlayer_3.9.1.131.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,571,877
Downloads Last Week 394,704
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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