The KMPlayer

The KMPlayer 3.9.1.138

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Comprehensive media player with many built-in codecs for multi-format playback
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4.3  (6,005 votes)
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KMPlayer is a full-featured, attractive, and high-quality free media player with support for all the most popular video and audio codecs and a plethora of useful and novel extra features and functions. To name just a few of them, you can use this player to watch HD and 3D video, capture video and audio, to play back your PC files on your TV screen, or to watch online videos without a Web browser.

KMPlayer is far, very far from being the average free video player. Actually, it is way beyond any free media player I have ever come across, and that includes VLC. This media player comes with its own set of codecs, so that you will not need to download and install unsupported codecs every time you try a new file. The playback quality is outstanding, and you are provided with all the settings you need (and probably more!) to customize your viewing and listening experience to the last detail, including some interesting video and audio effects.

It plays audio and video files, audio CDs, VCDs, and DVDs. Regrettably, you cannot use this player to watch content from your Blu-ray discs, but as a compensation for this lack you are presented with the possibility of connecting your PC and your favorite portable device to enjoy your media on your favorite platform via KMPlayer Connect. Besides, KMPlayer can browse YouTube for you and play back the online videos of your choice without having to move to your Web browser to do so. Finally, those with a visual impairment can benefit from Microsoft’s Win-Eyes in their KMPlayer, and have the subtitles and some navigation features read out loud.

Together with all these novel functions, KMPlayer comes with a wide array of functions that make it stand out from the large choice of free media players in the market. You can capture and save audio and video streams coming into your PC via the sound card; capture your favorite video frames and save them as high-quality image files; add, merge, and edit subtitle streams; resynchronize the audio soundtrack; create, edit, and sort your playlists, etc.

There are many reasons why you should have this media player installed on your system – if only for its high level of flexibility and customization, its high-quality video playback, its text-to-speech support, and the wide range of built-in codecs it offers, KMPlayer is called to become one of the most widely used free media players.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Comes with its own media codecs
  • Supports all popular video and audio file formats
  • Connects to your mobile devices via KMPlayer Connect
  • Allows you to watch your PC videos on your TV using Intel WIDI
  • Support for HD video
  • Includes Win-Eyes TTS

Cons

  • Windows 8 and 8.1 are not supported yet
  • Cannot play Blu-ray discs
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