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ALShow for Windows

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Key Details of ALShow

  • Play DVD, VOB, IFO, AVI, FLV, and over 30 media formats.
  • Last updated on 12/25/2018
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Watch enough different kinds of videos in Windows and eventually you are bound to run into a codec problem. Codecs encode and decode digital data, and popular media viewers like Windows Media Player don't always have the codecs needed to view all types of videos. ALShow is an easy-to-use media player that comes equipped with plenty of codecs, and it's prepared to download more if needed.

ALShow's interface is plain but intuitive, with its features organized neatly in uncluttered menus. Users can play videos in AVI, MPG, MPEG, DAT, VOB, WMV, ASF, ASX, and many other formats, and if you should happen to try a format for which ALShow doesn't have a codec, the program will automatically search for and download one. We were especially impressed with some of the program's other features, including its bookmarking function; users can create bookmarks, with descriptions, at any point in a video, making it easy to return to your favorite part over and over again. Videos that have caption files can also be viewed with the captions on or off, and the program has a variety of features for fast forwarding, rewinding, repeating segments, capturing audio, and more. The Screen menu contains plenty of options for customizing the program's view, including a screen capture function. The program's Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, we found ALShow to be quite simple and useful.

ALShow is free. The program installs politely but leaves a Start menu item and folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

What's new in version 2.01

Version 2.01 renames as "ALShow" from ALPlayer; Fixes: Program terminating occasionally when playing .m2v files, error when associating video formats, security issues for certain file format.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
December 12, 2011
Latest update
December 25, 2018
Version
2.01
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
DirectX 8.0 library, Windows Media Player 7.0
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
199,628
Downloads Last Week
10

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User Reviews

4/5

22 User Votes


Developer's Description

Play DVD, VOB, IFO, AVI, FLV, and over 30 media formats.

ALShow is free media player plays DVD, VOB, IFO, AVI and over 30 media formats. Player also supports FLV files like Youtube video downloads through its online codec center. The codec center helps to automatically download missing codecs. For sharing favorite scenes with friends and family this media player supports audio and video capturing to create small audio and video clips. Taking movie screen shots for still pictures is also supported. Clips can later be imported into a video editor to quickly create video mashups and montages.