A multimedia player that supports over 30 languages
KMPlayer is a lightweight multimedia player for Windows that handles video and audio with ease.
KMPlayer or KMP is an all-in-one multimedia option for Windows that can handle just about anything you throw at it and runs with a very small footprint in terms of disk space, memory allocation and resource usage. While KMP is certainly sophisticated enough to meet the needs of advanced users, it’s also quite newbie-friendly. An extensive list of video and audio codes are included with KMP and preconfigured, and they just work without any fiddling from the user who just wants his or her movie to work.
If fiddling is something you want to do, then that’s an option as well. KMPlayer gives you granular control over codecs and its own settings. You can enhance or even alter KMP’s audio and video support by installing your own codecs. KMP also has an add-on framework, and extending the media player is a simple as dropping a DLL in its plugin folder. Advanced users can write their own extensions, but there’s also a broad selection of add-ons created by the community that are completely free to use.
For those familiar with it, KMPlayer is very similar to VLC, another all-in-one multimedia player for Windows. They’re both amazing media players, and the best choice is simply a matter of preference. Both programs provide a similar feature set, including media library, equalizer, streaming, pitch shifting, time stretching, visualizers, granular subtitle control and more. One area where KMP probably excels over VLC is in its support for remote controlled operation, which makes it a stellar choice for HTPCs.
One way that KMPlayer distinguishes itself from most other media players is a feature called KMP Connect. This lets you expose your audio and video library over the Internet, but the only people who have access to it are those you’ve accepted as friends. This is a really simple way to share videos, audio and even pictures with family and friends. Your computer does have to be on and connected to the Web, but friends will receive notifications when you come back online.
KMPlayer also provides tools that help you split files, join them and even convert them. These tools aren’t as robust as solutions specifically geared for this particular purpose, but it’s a nice feature to have. If you just want to join split AVIs quick or need to transfer a video so it’ll run on your phone, KMP makes it simple and does it fast without the hassle of using editing tools.
- Numerous customization options
- Supports many AV formats out of the box
- Low resource usage
- No support for Blu-ray discs