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 8.1 / Windows 8.1 64 / Windows 10
- You can take help from the following article for help in installing and configuring KMPlayer.
- KMPlayer media player + settings
HOW TO USE EXTERNAL VIDEO/AUDIO DECODER
Download and install external codec. In this case LAV Filters
- Download LAV Filter – http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/LAV-Filters.shtml
- Now start KMPlayer. Press “F2” function key to go to “preferences” window.
- Click “Add registered filter..“
- Select “LAV Audio Decoder“
- Click “OK“
- Set Priority settings as “Use forcibly“
- Similarly add “LAV Splitter“, “LAV Splitter source“, “LAV Video Decoder“
- Set Priority settings as “Use forcibly” for each of the four filters
- Click “Close”
- Play a video file
- Select “LAV Video Decoder” as shown below
- Under “Hardware Deocder to use” select
- NVIDIA CUVID if you have Nvidia graphics card
- Intel QuickSync if you have 2nd generation or newer Intel Processor
- DXVA2 (native) if you have AMD graphics card
- you will see “Available” as shown below “next to DXVA2(native)” if selected hardware decoder is available for use
- Thats it. All done.