The KMPlayer Video
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First Look: The KMPlayer Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt, associate editor at CNET Download.com. Today's we're looking at the KMPlayer, one of the most powerful freeware video players around. *** 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. *** The KMPlayer supports all major file formats, as well as all of the minor and obscure ones I tested. It had 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. *** It doesn't come with a help file--no doubt that's 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. *** For Download.com, I'm Seth Rosenblatt and this has been a First Look at The KMPlayer.
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