The KMPlayer

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.

The KMPlayer is a video and audio player for Microsoft Windows which can play a large number of formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, FLV and QuickTime among others. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows one to capture audio, video, and screenshots.

Supported files and devices

  •  Incomplete/damaged AVI file (skip damaged frames)
  •  Locked media files while downloading or sharing (with real-time index rebuilding under certain condition: AVI downloading in consecutive order)
  •  incoming stream delivered via HTTP (ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS: only work with internal splitters)
  •  DirectShow playback (AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, MP4, Ogg theora, ogm, rmvb, mpeg1, mpeg2, http:// etc including almost every audio formats)
  •  Async File Source(network) filter for memory caching
  •  Compressed Audio Album Support (zip, rar)
  •  Shoutcast (Including NSV), Icecast
  •  DTS Wave, AC3, AAC, Ogg, Ape, MPC, FLAC, AMR, ALAC, SHN, WV, Module (MOD, S3M, MTM, UMX, XM and IT), etc.
  •  Google Video (GVI), Flash Video (FLV), Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV), 3GP, PMP, VOB
  •  Real Engine + DirectShow (needs RealPlayer or Real Alternative or its decoders)
  •  QuickTime engine + DirectShow (needs QuickTime or Alternative or its decoders)
  •  MPlayer engine support but is not shipped with the package.
  •  WinAmp input plugin support
  •  DVD playback, ratDVD support (needs ratDVD filters)
  •  Audio CD (2000, XP only)
  •  Video CD/SVCD/XCD: CDXA Format (2000, XP only)
  •  VCD image file (BIN/ISO/IMG/NRG)
  •  WDM device support like TV/HDTV/Camera/Cam etc.
  •  Adobe Flash/FLC/FLI
  •  Various image files like png, gif, etc.
  •  Video containers: AVI, ASF, WMV, AVS, FLV, MKV, MOV, 3GP, MP4, MPG, MPEG, DAT, OGM, VOB, RM, RMVB, TS, TP, IFO, NSV
  • Audio containers: MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, CDA, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MPA, MPC, APE, OFR, OGG, RA, WV, TTA, AC3, DTS
  • Pictures: BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG

Covered Codec/Filters

The KMPlayer includes almost all the essential decoders required for media playback as follows. Furthermore, to get beyond the limitation of internal decoders, the external ones can be specified, so that KMP works optimally by the users' own customization. Even though the KMP is based upon DirectShow, it supports WinAmp, RealMedia and QuickTime by the internal logic. Thus, it is possible to specify where to connect the media in preferences.
  • Video codecs: DivX, XviD, Theora, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP3, VP5, VP6, H.263(+), H.264(AVC1), CYUY, ASV1/2, SVQ1/3, MSVIDC, Cinepak, MS MPEG4 V1/2/3, FFV1, VCR1, FLV1, MSRLE, QTRLE Huffyuv, Digital Video, Indeo3, MJPEG, SNOW, TSCC, Dirac, VC-1, RealVideo, etc.
  • Audio Codecs: AC3, DTS, LPCM, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, ALAC, AMR, QDM2, FLAC, TTA, IMA ADPCM, QCELP, EVRC, RealAudio, etc.
  • External Codecs
  • Media Priority to Connect among DirectShow, Real, QuickTime, WinAmp and MPlayer
  • Custom Filter Manager to force or block external filters
  • System Filter Manager to manage (register or unregister) external filters


The KMPlayer supports input, DSP/effect, visualization and some general plugins of WinAmp 2/5. Before using plugins, one should specify the path of each plugin and corresponding settings.

  • WinAmp plugins: input, DSP (can stack), visual (can stack), general plugins (media library etc. support)
  • KMP video plugins by SDK (can stack)
  • DScaler filter support (can stack)


There has been research that The KMPlayer uses GPL code in the program.The developer maintains that it has been written in Borland Delphi from scratch, 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

Custom Search