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Configure KMPlayer to use external decoders(K-Lite Codec Pack)

April 18, 2012


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.

Requirements:   Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64


Instruction for using external decoder

  • Download and install KMPlayer. You can take help from the following article for help in installing and configuring KMPlayer.
  • KMPlayer media player + settings
  • KMPlayer is a 32-bit Media player. So you will need to install 32-bit media codec in your computer.
  • If you don’t have 32-bit media codec installed in your computer you can download and install K-Lite codec pack from following link.
  • http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm
  • Now start KMPlayer. Press “F2″ function key to go to “preferences” window.
  • Under Filter Control -> Decoder Usage – > Usage of internal decoders  select “Only use if it fails to play with system default” as shown below.

  • Thats it. All done. Click on “Close” Button.
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