The KMPlayer is a free media player that supports various audio and video formats. It is easily customizable and available in many languages. This article will explain how KMPlayer works, how to customize it and get the most out of it.
What Is KMPlayer
is a free multimedia player
that has a user-friendly interface and highly customizable preferences
. It was first released in 2002 in Korea. Its main advantage is that, unlike many other famous multimedia players, such as VLC, KMPlayer supports various formats, including 3D, 4K, UHD
. Moreover, the media player's wide range of capabilities is the ability to play more than one file or video type
, at one time.
Is It Safe?
KMPlayer is Virus-free and safe
if you download it from a trustworthy source, such as CCM.net
or official website
. However, the program contains ads, which can be annoying.
To be sure that you downloaded safe software, follow these steps:
If you are using a Windows PC, check if the downloaded .exe file’s destination is C:\Program Files\the kmplayer\kmplayer.exe
. The publisher
has to be KMP Media
. Usually, it takes 79.21 MB of storage space on Windows and 85 on macOS.
Note: Make sure to have good antivirus software installed on your computer before downloading anything from the internet.
How to Download and Install the KMPlayer
You can download
and install the KMPlayer on your Windows PC, Android, or iOS mobile device. There is also a beta-version for macOS
, but it is not as advanced and customizable as the one for Windows OS.
When the download is complete, simply install the app.
How to Reset KMPlayer to Default Settings
It is recommended to start the KMPlayer with default settings
. Once the KMPlayer is reset to default settings, all previous settings will be lost unless the configuration has been saved and stored.
To reset to default settings, open KMPlayer
and press F2
to access the preferences
menu. At the bottom of the left-hand side
pane, click on the Reset Current Preset
button and answer Yes
to the question in the pop-up window.
How to Change Language
To change the language in KMPlayer
, open it and right-click on the KMPlayer in the top left corner of the menu
. Scroll down to Language
and choose one. After this, the change will be instantaneous.
How to Create a Slideshow With KMPlayer
To create a slideshow
of your favorite pictures with KMPlayer, just follow these instructions:
and press F2 to access the Preferences menu
, then click on Visualizations
. In the right pane
, select the Slideshow tab
. In the Folder to slide field
, use the Add
button to select the folder containing your pictures. Select the Slide effect
and configure the other settings.
How to Auto-Resume the Playback of Your Movies
You can configure KMPlayer to resume your video files automatically
(from last played position). To do so, run KMPlayer
, press the F2 key
to access the Preferences menu. Go to General settings
, and in the right pane
select General tab
. Checkmark Remember the played position of video files
tab and close the Preferences menu.
: this setting can also be applied to your audio files, you simply need to checkmark Remember for audio files too tab.
How To Run Multiple Instances of KMPlayer
One of the key features of KMPlayer is that it is capable of playing more than one audio or video file
. Open KMPlayer
and press the F2 key
to access your Preferences menu
. Next, go to your General Settings
and select the General
tab located in the right-hand pane
. Clear a tick box Disallow multiple instances
and then close the Preferences Menu to save your settings.
How to Change the Default Format For Screenshots
If you’d like to change the default format of screenshots, first, open the program and press F2
to access the Preferences menu. Choose Association/Capture
and in the right pane, select the Capture
tab. In the Format
drop-down menu, choose between formats: JPEG, PNG, or BMP and close the Preferences window to save the settings.
How to Disable Screensaver During Playback
To avoid any interruption while watching your favorite movies, you can disable screensavers during playback
. To do so, open KMPlayer
, press F2
to access the Preferences menu, and go to General
settings. In the right pane, select General
tab and checkmark Prevent screensaver
. Then, close the Preferences to save the settings.
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