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This article is aimed at providing useful information regarding playback on KMPlayer.

The KMPlayer Overview

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.


By default KMPlayer utilises it's own internal codecs for video and displaying subtitles.
The codecs that come with the player are good, but are unable to show styled subs and ordered chapters.

This problem can be fixed by allowing KMPlayer to use external codecs found in codec packs like CCCP.

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To enable ordered chapter support

Open Preferences (F2)
- Filter Control - Source Filter
- The rest tab - mark the file types you want to use Haali's splitter settings 
(Matroska for example)

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Decoder usage

- Internal Decoder Usage - General
- Uncheck H.264 and AVC1

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- External Video Decoder
- Select External Decoder Search 
- Add after Scan - Ok

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- External Video Decoder
- H.264 Video & AVC1 Video select either * ffdshow Video Decoder or * CoreAVC Video Decoder

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To enable styled subs

Open Preferences (F2)
 - Subtitle processing - Multi-Sub/etc
 - Advanced tab 
 - check the 'Enable for the External Subtitle Module'
 - check the 'Render in real time'

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To improve video and subtitle quality

Can be chosen from the right click menu
Video (Advanced) - Video Renderer
 - use the VMR9 Renderless if you can

Flac (White noise)

Some videos seem to have issues with KMPlayer internal Flac decoder, so if you have CCCP installed (FFDShow Audio Decoder) it's best to disable it.

Open Preferences (F2)
- Decoder usage - Internal Audio Decoder
- uncheck FLAC

Tips and tricks

One of the amazing features it has that not many other players have is to give you a choice where would you like to draw subtitles

Draw to Overlay Surface - Alt+R
Draw to Image Itself - Alt+M
Draw to VMR Surface - Alt+V

* Easter egg
There's a hidden game you can play if you are connected to the internet

- Right click menu - Options - About...
- Repeatedly click and drag your mouse in the black box
- A RaidenX game should now load in the player window