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Author Topic: Which is the real KMPlayer?  (Read 5409 times)

superboyac

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Which is the real KMPlayer?
« on: October 27, 2010, 11:21:06 AM »
KMPlayer is a difficult program to keep track of.  Which is the official website?
http://kmplayer.en.softonic.com/
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php
Those two seem the same to me.
If you go to those sites, the most recent version is like 2.9 or something.  BUT...if you go to filehippo, there's a version 3:
http://www.filehippo...m/download_kmplayer/

So I don't really know what's going on.  Do you?

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 12:43:12 PM »
The Korean version of the forums has that latest version (3.0.0.1438):

http://www.kmplayer.com/korea/index.php
http://www.kmplayer....howthread.php?t=3892
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 12:45:23 PM by skwire »

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 12:47:48 PM »
The Korean version of the forums has that latest version (3.0.0.1438):

http://www.kmplayer.com/korea/index.php
http://www.kmplayer....howthread.php?t=3892
Geez, yet another site?  I don't get it.  Thanks for the link.  I shouldn't be surprised anymore, I suppose.  I promised myself I'm going to stop being irritated by all the things I've been ranting about lately.  My solution is to be more positive by ending all complaints or rants with a possible solution to end on a positive note.

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 12:52:29 PM »
Geez, yet another site?  I don't get it.

What do you mean?  http://www.kmplayer.com is the main site.

http://www.kmplayer.com/korea/index.php  <-- This is the Korean forum.
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php  <-- This is the English (and other languages) forum.

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 12:54:50 PM »
All your links are to the one and same program. But Beta information is in Korean only, so you can't find that page on their site, unless of course you read that language.


There is the Korean KMPlayer, and the German KMPlayer.

Furthermore some more confusing were added by a sale of the Korean program:

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In December 2008 KMPlayer was bought by Pandora.tv, and continues to be made available as freeware.

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 09:39:23 PM »
KMPlayer's author is developing another media player: Daum PotPlayer. there is a thread in Doom9's forums which keeps track of the progress.

http://forum.doom9.o...wthread.php?t=148745

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 09:12:41 AM »
KMPlayer's author is developing another media player: Daum PotPlayer. there is a thread in Doom9's forums which keeps track of the progress.

http://forum.doom9.o...wthread.php?t=148745
Nice find!! A new player by the author that is intended to improve KMP?  Awesome!  I love KMP, it's a solid player.  I'm very excited to see how the guy improves on it.

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 09:58:16 AM »
Daum is already reasonable good, without being finished. The 'worst' feature not yet in place is the lack of auto-adjusting to the video's proper size and dimensions. But I expect it one day will become a really fine player.


http://www.dvbsuppor...?act=view&id=230 :
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When removed, Revo found 35 registry items and 4 files, after Daum!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 10:04:46 AM by Curt »

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 03:58:52 PM »
When removed, Revo found 35 registry items and 4 files, after Daum!

That's disappointing to hear. Since KMPlayer works just fine, I'm in no major hurry to update to PotPlayer.

Let's see if I have this straight (I kinda doubt it :huh:). Daum PotPlayer 1.5.25231 Beta is the last released version while Daum PotPlayer 1.5.24134 Beta is the last announced version on the official site. Not to mention the x64 1.5.24134 version. Good grief, I sure wish this version page included dates; it would really help to clarify this PotPlayer mess. 

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 04:32:41 PM »
I've installed it, and found out that it works with my tv tuner card. I can watch tv, but it doesn't appear that I can rewind or pause live tv like I can with windows media center. I can pause it, but it doesn't pick up where it left off, it jumps back to live tv. Other than that, I haven't really used it much.
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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011, 06:40:30 PM »
Stopped using Potplayer and uninstalled. It was stealing file associations from KMPlayer and had visual playback artifacts that other players didn't encounter. Not sure why, I tried playing around with a few settings, post processing and whatnot, but could never fix it. I've always been a huge fan of The KMPlayer and knew my way around the settings pretty well, but even though Potplayer is very similar, somehow I find it a bit less intuitive, or just less familiar, and am unable to tune it as well as I'd like. So I'm back to The KMPlayer and pretty happy still, even with the more recent Pandora.tv builds. I'm also testing Splash Player, SPlayer, SMPlayer, and am about to try Light Alloy for the first time...

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2011, 07:09:05 PM »
+1 w/JavaJones

Tried Potplayer. Didn't like it. :nono2:

I have a copy of VLC Media Player installed "just in case." But I rarely (if ever) use it.

AFAIC it begins and ends with KMPlayer. Lovely piece of software. :-*

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2011, 07:16:12 PM »
+1 w/JavaJones

Tried Potplayer. Didn't like it. :nono2:

I have a copy of VLC Media Player installed "just in case." But I rarely (if ever) use it.

AFAIC it begins and ends with KMPlayer. Lovely piece of software. :-*

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+2 for me also.  I keep trying to go away from KMP for no real good reason; just to try something new I guess.  But i always go back to it.  It works, it's fast, it can do anything I ask it to.  I play half of my videos with KMP, the other half with Light Alloy.  i have my reasons, they wouldn't necessarily make sense to others.  So if I had to choose, it would be KMP.

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Re: Which is the real KMPlayer?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011, 08:27:49 PM »
^And it runs on everything! Even Microsoft's newest WinTablet PC.  :Thmbsup:

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How cool is that?  8)