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Author Topic: KMPlayer going commercial?  (Read 6814 times)
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« on: March 10, 2008, 12:00:40 AM »

i read this from the KMPlayer forums recently. it seems that part of KMPlayer's technology has been sourced out for commercial purposes however the spokesperson for the buying company (Pandora TV) has given assurances that "KMP will remain free for personal and commercial use".


http://www.kmplayer.com/f...ms/showthread.php?p=43640
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 05:33:02 AM »

I'm afraid it will end up like BSplayer with ad-aware or Nero with tons of unnecessary tools  Sad
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 03:50:42 AM »

Thanks for the tip off! I haven't updated my KMPlayer for months. I'll have to look into getting the last stable version and last few non-stable builds tomorrow.

Yeah, BSPlayer stayed "free" but it completely sucked IIRC.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 07:16:18 PM »

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I like KMPlayer so much ....

Maybe it's time to give GOM Player a try. They say good things about it. Has anyone used it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 10:57:08 PM »

sure, a lot of us here started with both before deciding on one/ keeping both. smiley you can follow more discussions here: KMPlayer and GOMPlayer.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 11:59:23 AM »

KMplayer here, plays everything I ever throw at it. I tried GOMPlayer after also hearing many good reports about it but it didn't take long before I found some clips it couldn't play and it tried to take me to a codec site to download codecs. Installing codecs into my windows system is something I tried to stop doing a few years ago as you can wreak havoc with your machine and get plenty of playback issues once you start messing with different codecs on your system.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 02:30:00 PM »

KMPlayer is brilliant! The only gripe I've had with it is mpg videos didn't look as good with its internal codec as they did with the system default codec. Other than that it's completely self-contained and excels in every department. I wouldn't bother wasting time on alternatives just yet.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 08:16:13 AM »

I happen to go to the KMPlayer forum earlier today... To my surprise they've released a new, "Pandora" branded version! I haven't used it yet, but it looks pretty good.

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 11:10:05 AM »

FWIW: I'd be willing to pay a reasonable amount for an ad-free unbranded version if it came to that. It's a great little app, and the developer deserves somthing for his/her efforts. But only if they don't junk it up with a lot of feature bloat.

If they go the "full featured" route then I'd hope they'll keep a basic version that "just plays everything" - and skip the album art, play lists, and all the other nonsense that has muddied up just about every media player out there. That's why I dumped Winamp, RealPlayer, Quicktime, MediaMonkey, Musicmatch Jukebox...the list goes on and on and on...

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Not everybody wants to run their entire life out of their media player. The beauty of KMedia Player is that it's small, fast, and plays things without a hassle. I hope they don't lose sight of that.


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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 07:08:05 AM »

I am surprised nobody mentioned Media Player Classic yet. It's small and light, and has not b0rked at me despite the long time for which it hasn't updated.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2008, 01:39:23 AM »

I like both MPC and VLC however their UI leaves a lot to be desired. KMP has a much nicer UI and a lot more options to tweak and it has some really neat features that no one else has (such as the album thumbnails). I have all 3 installed.
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