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The KMPlayer - better alternative for MPlayer or VLC

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The KMPlayer - homepage (forum, because this site dont have now portal, but it will be in near future)

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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. Even though the KMP is based upon directshow structure, it supports Winamp, Realmedia and Quicktime by the internal logic. Thus, it is possible to specify where to try to connect firstly the media in preferences.

In short, the player provides a strong hybrid structure efficient for interconnecting various directshow filters, winamp input&dsp plugin, and internal filters. The most outstanding feature is that the player has the full control of filter connections to prevent a media playback from being messed.

The player can set multifarious audio and video effects, slow down or increase playback speed with regular tone, select parts of a video as favorites, do an exceptionally powerful A-B repeat, remap the keys of remote interface for HTPC including overlay screen controls, change a skin dynamically depending on a media type playing, and many more. It is completely customizable thanks to a wide selection of skins and color schemes, and the configuration options are extremely extensive.


The KMPlayer Features in detail
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It is a better alternative and more advanced in settings that you can define - very happy using this

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Re: The KMPlayer - better alternative for MPlayer or VLC

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Seems that the author violate the GPL :?: :?: :?:
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Depends. Some people say yes, some say no.
There has been research that The KMPlayer uses GPL code in the program.[1] The developer maintains that it has been written in Borland Delphi from scratch,[2] although in a later and contradictory response from another developer, they have deleted any visible GPL parts bundled with the product, or including the GPL license on the infringing part.[3]
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=462894
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthre ... 81#post481
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Drahken wrote:Depends. Some people say yes, some say no.
There has been research that The KMPlayer uses GPL code in the program.[1] The developer maintains that it has been written in Borland Delphi from scratch,[2] although in a later and contradictory response from another developer, they have deleted any visible GPL parts bundled with the product, or including the GPL license on the infringing part.[3]
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=462894
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthre ... 81#post481
KMPlayer use some dll in GPL, so it's a problem!
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xnview wrote:
Drahken wrote:Depends. Some people say yes, some say no.
There has been research that The KMPlayer uses GPL code in the program.[1] The developer maintains that it has been written in Borland Delphi from scratch,[2] although in a later and contradictory response from another developer, they have deleted any visible GPL parts bundled with the product, or including the GPL license on the infringing part.[3]
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=462894
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthre ... 81#post481
KMPlayer use some dll in GPL, so it's a problem!
everything is written here http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

and KMP uses dll in GPL, but doesn't modify or something, that's why dll is avialaible on dll site not KMP.
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Virtual_ManPL wrote:everything is written here http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

and KMP uses dll in GPL, but doesn't modify or something, that's why dll is avialaible on dll site not KMP.
Yes, but if you want to use DLL, they must be in LGPL not GPL
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xnview wrote:
Virtual_ManPL wrote:everything is written here http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

and KMP uses dll in GPL, but doesn't modify or something, that's why dll is avialaible on dll site not KMP.
Yes, but if you want to use DLL, they must be in LGPL not GPL
that's not true

in GPL licence software, who use some code cant be on others licence than orginal sourcecode and you have to make accessible source code
but in LGPL, you didnt have to share source

thats is waht I understand when I read GPL and LGPL licence
I am wrong ?

but sure KMPlayer use GPL dll and didnt share sources, thats why KMP violate the GPL propably
right ? ;p



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The KMPlayer 2.9.3.1431 Beta

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The KMPlayer 2.9.3.1431 Beta - INFO

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changelog:
1. Fixed “No response” error when using the seek feature.
2. Reduced “No response” errors.
3. Improved file open feature when opening similar files.
4. Fixed “Media library error (UAC)” when closing KMP on Windows Vista.
5. Updated Mediainfo.dll (Version 0.7.6.4 ).
6. Included New KMPlayer skin (NewKMPSkin(beta).ksf).
7. Setup wizard and installation program added.
8. Updated multi-language pack.
9. EXE file is not compressed.
10. Updated EULA policy.
11. Updated default KMPlayer icon and connected programs.
12. Fixed remaining icons on the start menu after uninstallation on Windows Vista.
13. Now uninstallation fully deletes all remained files.
14. When installed in English, the shortcut will lead to the English forum of the official KMP site.