KMPlayer 2.9.4.1435

The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways. The player provides both internal and external filters with a fully controlled environment in terms of connections to other splitters, decoders, audio/video transform filters and renderers without grappling with the DirectShow merit system. Internal filters are not registered to user's system to keep it from being messed up with system filters. The KMPlayer includes almost all the essential decoders required for media playback. Furthermore, to get beyond the limitation of internal decoders, the external ones such as commercial h.264 decoders or cyberlink/intervideo audio decoders can be specified, so that KMP works optimally by the users' own customization.

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THE BEST video playing software out there hands down. it also has a lot of options to.

MUCH better than the more popular 'VLC Player' which cant even skip forward (or backward) properly with the slider bar etc when playing a video file like x264 etc. VLC is flawed where as The KMPlayer actually works.

p.s. The KMPlayer is to Video Playing as ImgBurn is to CD-DVD Burning

From my experience with the previous versions, it works fine with the internal codecs, but if you use ffdshow for example, it opens very slowly and sometimes can't manage to close or switch files.
GOM Player and Zoom Player have no problems with ffdshow, but they don't allow displaying subtitles outside the video. It can be done by telling ffdshow to expand the video "canvas" to a certain area, or a certain aspect-ratio, but it's a bit of a hack.

From my experience with the previous versions, it works fine with the internal codecs, but if you use ffdshow for example, it opens very slowly and sometimes can't manage to close or switch files.

well on one file i have (a 720p x264) it wont play with the internal codecs at all but once i tell it to use a external codec (which it then uses ffdshow) it plays perfectly fine. so what little experience i have using ffdshow with The KMPlayer it works perfectly fine on the video file i got but in general i never have to use anything but the internal codecs with The KMPlayer since it 'just works' out of the box really well on vast majority of (popular) stuff.

but in general is there any real reason to use ffdshow with The KMPlayer since everything typically works real well? ;)

p.s. because .avi and .mkv (HD x264 stuff) works almost always perfectly fine with The KMPlayer so there's no real need to use anything else like ffdshow etc as far as i am aware of except on rare occasions.

Have they got the .idx & .sub combination working in this release yet? i.e. opening the avi will load the corresponding .idx and .sub files as well. I hate having to do it manually currently.

:: Lyon :: said,
? I thought it always worked before assuming you rename them the same

Nope it doesn't and they are named the same as the avi, don't know why it won't load the idx and sub

It's a nice player, but I have never liked the way it renders subtitles. Maybe I have just set it up wrongly, but Gomplayer does a much better job.

Shiranui said,
It's a nice player, but I have never liked the way it renders subtitles. Maybe I have just set it up wrongly, but Gomplayer does a much better job.

Choose a renderer with HQ subtitles in "video processing" section of the settings, it will give you much better results.

does that really matter since The KMPlayer 'just works'?

it's not like it's loaded up with spyware etc. although UNCHECK the 'ask toolbar' stuff when installing and your fine.

Yes I just found out about the Asktool bar and don't recall seeing the option to not install it, but it may have been there. Lucky Kaspersky detected it and I had it shut the install down. Even after Kasp didn't like this version and detected it as a virus most likely a false positive

Excellent player was using this but switched to Media Player Classic - Homecinema because I didn't need all of the options and it has a x64 build.

a x64 build would be nice but to me unless x64 offers a fairly big performance boost (which i don't think it will) it just aint worth sacrificing The KMPlayer for something else that's watered down... but at least to my knowledge Media Player Classic can actually skip forwards and backwards properly with the slider bar unlike VLC which is a major issue with VLC player to the point i can't believe it got so popular when it cant even do something that simple properly.

p.s. i think eventually you might get a x64 build of KMPlayer but i don't think it will be happening in the near future.

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