- Why Change Media Players?
KMPlayer is a versatile multimedia player which covers various different types of file formats. It supports 3D playback, and also has a companion mobile app.
On the surface, KMPlayer looks like any other basic media player, but when users get into advanced video settings, it really distinguishes itself as an advanced video controller and media discovery engine. It is also the only media player we have tested that is beginning to develop for 3D display options, which shows that it has an eye on emerging trends. KMPlayer has also become the de facto media player for webcasting world championship video game tournaments, which has earned it a very devout niche following. Beyond that target market, it appeals to any user interested in a highly customizable video experience.
The music functionality is pretty lacking; so if you’re looking for a media player that also functions as a music management tool, this might not be the best choice. With so many customization options for video playback, some intro-level users might get bogged down in all the menus and preferences. Other users who want a stripped-down video player might get frustrated with all of the content discovery aspects, as KMPlayer is always bringing up ads and links for third-party content.
Advanced users who want total control over their video playback will love the features and customization options that come with KMPlayer, but basic users may get turned off by all the menus from which they can adjust the fine details of the videos. Music lovers might want to find another media player, but if you want total control over videos including Blu-Ray playback and 3D video rendering, KMPlayer is hands down the best free option.
Pros: an advanced video controller and media discovery engine
Cons: music functionality is pretty lacking