The KMPlayer

The KMPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 958 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.4.1435
  • Total Downloads:
    38,571,877
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 15, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    394,704
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Despite lacking a Help file, KMPlayer is one of the most powerful freeware video players we've seen. 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.

You'll have to learn the ropes yourself, perhaps a hindrance to newcomers. But if you're familiar with where things ought to be in programs, and willing to patiently wait for mouse-over labels to pop up and then click on them for the actual menus, KMPlayer has the potential to be immensely rewarding. It supports all major file formats, and all of the minor and obscure ones we tested. It did have problems with the RealPlayer 11's video capture IVR format, but not much else.

Advanced options include frame capture and a frame-forward feature, which is actually a fractional Play button, but the difference is negligible. The Pause button is a fast responder, too. Combined with streaming TV and HDTV compatibility, playlists, and the ability to select which codec is used on a video-by-video basis, and you get a media player that demands attention.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 958 votes

    • 5 star 523
    • 4 star 175
    • 3 star 57
    • 2 star 47
    • 1 star 156
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5 stars

"The best period~"

December 18, 2010  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

Does everything and more. I spent a weekend trying all these palyers and viewers and KM blew them all away and it wasn't even close. The visuals, sound, all other existing and alternative media, just outstanding. Ease of use and playability, please.

Cons

If there was anything that I question about this player I would be using something else, like VLC. But i don't.

Summary

Other than Windows Media Player, The KMPlayer is my preferred multi format multi-dimansional viewer.

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1 stars

"KMPlayer is now illegal spyware"

June 29, 2010  |  By Ultragod

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

KMPlayer has been redesigned to automatically install 'AskTV Toolbar' whether or not it is unchecked. It is illegal to do this, and they can be prosecuted. I suggest somebody start a class action law suit 4 this 1.

Cons

There R no benefits of this program unless U install it on a scratch partition which U wipe after copying the uncompressed 'program' folder 2 use as a 'portable' app.

Summary

This program is now illegal spyware front end 2 force installs of 'AskTV Toolbar' without people's consent. Doesn't matter if U uncheck it - installs N E way & cannot B removed, destroying IE functionality. Stuck in 'connect' mode, etc. It is illegal & they should B stopped, soon.

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4 stars

"Least glitchy Player out there."

May 12, 2010  |  By wkhasintha

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

Plays almost every media container type in windows.
Low Memory consumption
Subtitle editing , resync features are life savers.

Cons

Gets stuck playing lists sometimes.

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4 stars

"I love it!"

May 08, 2010  |  By escheer1

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

It plays all of my files at a very high quality level.

Cons

It is a little difficult to learn some of the controls. There is no detailed help, just a blog web site which is difficult to follow.

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5 stars

"Best Player ever"

May 05, 2010  |  By Hamidtx

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

If this player can't play it, then in can't be played. No fuss playing. No ad ware, no spy ware. easy install easy use easy un-install. I have been using this for several years, and KMPlayer is a class above all of them.

Cons

None that I could find.

Summary

Once you use this player you will through away all other players.

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5 stars

"Impressed! Best all round player so far. A KEEPER!"

April 24, 2010  |  By tweaker_101

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

Well, I was blown away by the sound output. No player has ever delivered such awesome quality & surround effect. I was using Winamp for audio and GOM player for video. THIS APP REPLACED BOTH! Default config is great or has HUGE config choices.

Cons

A few bugs, I use Win 7 and the Media Library feature does not load when selected. Interface needs beefing up. Visualization not working for me. Config says you can add winamp plugins though. A learning curve and still needs improved interface.

Summary

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
OK, Right now, KM Player has become my all in one multi-media player. (Supports DVD playback also). It has so many features it's somewhat overwhelming. Interestingly, when setting preferences there is EXCELLENT and comprehensive BUILT IN context sensitive HELP.

BOTTOM LINE: You owe it to yourself to check KM Player out. You be the judge, but I can see why it earned a 5 star rating. So far I'm very impressed, anxious for updates to fix a few bugs. Despite the need for refining the interface, this has become my all in one solution. I no longer need one app for audio and one for video, KM Player does it all and the quality and depth of media type support is extensive. I can hardly wait to see this app evolve.

Updated on May 25, 2010

I have to downgrade my rating to 4 stars. Frustrating handling of Playlists. Cannot open my existing .wpl lists. KM Player defaults to using it's own (yet another extension .PLS) playlists which for some bizarre reason they default to storing under their installed app directory. Would prefer to see it under my documents, Music, Video etc... Overall I don't like it's handling of playlists, it will not open .wpl (Windows media) playlists from it's "Open" feature, also can't drag and drop playlist. KMPlayer shares an annoying feature of all media players, which is to create media libraries based on albums, etc. I would like to see an ability to browse the media library by folders as well. (Such as Jet Audio has). I like to sort my muisc by folders and yet, 90% of media players don't give you that browsing option.
Lastly, The KMPlayer needs to beef up Help or provide more detail, a manual would be nice. Having to browse their website forums for answers is not very user friendly.

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5 stars

"Plays them all"

April 18, 2010  |  By ikami

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

Best of all players. Plays .trp which none of the other free players does.

Cons

None that I think of

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5 stars

"cool product"

April 12, 2010  |  By ahivarn

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

its amazingly free. Its better than all of the commercial products

Cons

none. its the best

Summary

futuristic features
many years ahead of competition

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5 stars

"Where was this hiding??"

April 08, 2010  |  By Older_Sam

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

Sleek, ease of use, rich with video/audio encoders, DVD support, subtitles support

Cons

I didn't find any yet

Summary

Hate to say that as I'm a big fan of Media Player Classic (MPC) but KMPlayer is head and shoulder above all other free media players. Recommend it!!!

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5 stars

"do your self a favor download this program"

April 08, 2010  |  By HALL9000DS

 |  Version: The KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

Pros

plays all the videos I've got on my PC
remembers were you last left off even if you play half a dozen other videos

Cons

have none as yet very happy with this application

Summary

If you watch a lot of videos on you PC you should not be with out this gem

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.4.1435
V 2.9.4.1435 official version updated details,URL redirect support,Change playList XP style,Open avi file in 0byte fix,mx audio file reposition support,mx audio file crash fix,error with zip file (when title include , it wasn't play) - Crash error with unsupported file.
General
Publisher KMP Media
Publisher web site http://www.kmpmedia.net
Release Date September 15, 2009
Date Added September 15, 2009
Version 2.9.4.1435
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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