Which video player is better: VLC or KMplayer

June 23, 2013 / Posted by Davy on Video/Audio Tips

"Which player is much better kmplayer or vlc media player?" A Yahoo question on answers.yahoo.com. There are a lot of such questins online, asking for advices on which video player is better between various players, like VLC player, KMplayer, Media Player Classic, etc.

Such questions could get popular for most movie fans want to get a better video player. During the movie playback, it’s unavoidable that some files may be not played back or even get corrupted. As to the answer to this such questions, different people may be different in needs, which results in different choice. Actually, both media players, VLC and KMplayer, are powerful and feature rich media players to help people play back media files in different formats. This tutorial would make some comparison on these two media players to help you know which video player is better: VLC or KMplayer.

VLC media player

VLC Media Player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. VLC used to stand for VideoLAN Client, but since VLC is no longer simply a client, that initialize no longer applies.

VLC is popular for its ability to play the video content of incomplete, unfinished, or damaged video downloads before the files have been fully downloaded (e.g. files still downloading via BitTorrent, eMule, or Gnutella). It also plays m2t MPEG transport streams (.TS) files while they are still being digitized from an HDV camera via a FireWire cable, making it possible to monitor the video as it is being played. This is because it is a packet-based player.

The player also has the ability to use libcdio to access .iso files so that the user can play files on a disk image, even if the user’s operating system does not have the capability of working directly with .iso images.

KMplayer

K-Multimedia Player (commonly known as The KMPlayer, KMPlayer or KMP) is a media player for Windows which can play a large number of formats including VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, FLV and QuickTime. It has a significant user base and has received strong ratings and reviews on major independent download sites.

It natively supports a myriad of audio and video formats, meaning the regular user will never have to worry about codecs. In addition, it offers many advanced features, is extremely customizable, and is available in multiple languages. If you are looking for a versatile multimedia player for Windows, KMPlayer may be just the one

VLC vs. KMplayer – What is the best video player

VLC media player is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7/8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, while KMplayer is only applicable to Windows OS, including Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Both media players are open source and free video player for movie fans to play audio, video, CD, DVD and DVD-Audio files. VLC gets built-in equalizer, media library, pitch shifting, skinnable, streaming, time stretching and visualizer, while KMplayer has one more feature than VLC – Remote Controllable. As for the formats supported, VLC could play videos in .avi, .mov, .mp4, .xvid, .mpeg, .3gp, .asf, .asx, .dvdmedia, .flv, .m2p, .mkv, .mod, .mts, .ogm, .rm, .wmv, H.264 and audio files in .wav, .mp3, .aac, .wma, .ogg, .ra, while KMplayer supports a little bit fewer audio and video formats, including .wav, .mp3, .wma, .mp4, .ogg, .ra, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .3gp, .flv, .mkv, .rm, .wmv.

Leawo Blu-ray Player – A better media player alternative of VLC and KMplayer
Besides VLC and KMplayer, there’re still many wonderful or even better alternatives to VLC and KMplayer. Leawo Blu-ray Player is one of the best video player software programs that could let you enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies, common/HD movies and audios in various formats on Windows all in one. It combines all the goodies of VLC and KMplayer by being able to play back videos and audios in more formats on Windows like videos in AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, RM, MOV, Xvid, 3GP, HD MP4, HD AVI, HD MOV, HD TS, HD TRP, HD VOB, HD MPG, HD WMV, HD ASF, etc., and audios in AAC, AC3, MP3, M4A, MKA, WAV, WMA, etc. What’s more, Leawo Blu-ray Player is a totally free video player software program to let you play back videos, audios and DVD movies for totally free. It is compatible to all Windows OS computers, including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. It delivers lossless quality video and audio, with subtitles, audio tracks, video effects and audio effects adjustable.

A specs summary of Leawo Blu-ray Player:
Professional Blu-ray player to play back Blu-ray discs and folders without quality loss;
Play back all the latest Blu-ray and DVD discs without quality loss, just like hardware Blu-ray players;
Free media player to play back DVD, video (up to 1080P included) and audio in all formats on Windows;
Allow people to adjust subtitles and audio tracks, and load external subtitles for better movie experience at will;
Support to play back audio files with DTS-HD Master audio and DTS-5.1 audio;
Full menu for playback control to enjoy audio, video, DVD and Blu-ray friendlier;
100% compatible with Windows 8 OS supported.

   

To know the detailed guide on using Leawo Blu-ray Player, check how to play Blu-ray/DVD/video/audio with Leawo Blu-ray Player on Windows

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