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
Download and install KMPlayer.
- You can take help from the following article for help in installing and configuring KMPlayer.
- KMPlayer media player + settings
Instruction for using external decoder
Download and install external codec. K lite codec pack or LAV filters
- LAV Filter - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/LAV-Filters.shtml
- K Lite codec - http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_standard.htm
- Now start KMPlayer. Press “F2” function key to go to “preferences” window.
- Under Splitter set “System default” as shown below
- Under Filter Control -> Decoder Usage – > Usage of internal decoders select “Only use if it fails to play with system default” as shown below.
- Play a video file
- Select “LAV Audio decoder” as shown below
- Untick “Enable mixing“
- Similarly start “LAV Video Decoder“
- 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.