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Windows 7: Preview thumbails on VLC Player ?

29 Jul 2016   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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I believe it was bundled with OpenCandy at the time. Current version of KMPlayer scans with one false postive detection on VirusTotal. However past activity by the manufacturer has been shady:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/domain...m/information/

Also see: Best Free Media Player | Gizmo's Freeware

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Warning: Uncheck Grid Network box in components to install wizard to avoid Pandora TV service. Contains OpenCandy and bundled Ask Toolbar. Take caution to hit the "Decline" button after deselecting the Ask toolbar components to avoid Ask being installed.
So there's nothing really nasty but a user could still end up with unwanted extras if not paying attention when installing:

Here's a batch file that will run installers and avoid OpenCandy on installation:

Looking for freeware to burn bin/cue other than imgburn

Or download a clean KMPlayer installer file from https://ninite.com/


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30 Jul 2016   #12
ibistot

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Doesn't KMPlayer come bundled with adware/ junkware?
Sorry for belated answer.
There's an Adware so called "BOX": a "window-sidebar" opened next to the player's main window.
It contains updates and recomendations of new Films, videos, etc.
But, it is easily removed following easy instructions found if google "kmplayer box remove".
Either:
1) Block "kmplayer" in your Firewallaccess to internet;
2) Carefully, Edit your hosts file, located in c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/host
and add :
127.0.0.1 player.kmpmedia.net
this will prevent the kmplayer to connect to the internet and no sidebar will appear!
3) Go to: Control pannel => Internet Options => Security -> Restriction sites,
clic on "Sites" and ADD: player.kmpmedia.net or/and kmplayer.com

and... Goodbye "BOX" !!!
Is it possible if you can send me .reg file of disabling box from computer.
I never mentioned any .reg file.
I offered 3 solutions to what you want. Myself, I have used the No#.3 :
-> Go to: Control pannel => Internet Options => Security -> Restriction sites,
clic on "Sites" and ADD: player.kmpmedia.net or/and kmplayer.com
In 30sec you're done. The "box" is disabled.!
That's all.
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30 Jul 2016   #13
ibistot

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@ Callender
I was using KMPlayer v3.9 untill yesterday (I use to choose NOT to update to the latest version of any program).
I downloaded it from the official home site: No indication of such a "virus" activity from my activated Kaspersky Internet Security. Od course, I agree that, since many programs contain - in their installer - extra software, like Pandore tv services, or, Ask Toolbar, etc., I always pay CLOSE ATTENTION DURING installation od any new, or updated app, and press the "Decline", or, "Don't Agree" buttons when needed.
The easy tactic of clicking blindly all the "Continue" / "Next" / "Yes, I agree", comes with risks.
If such extra, unwanted software has already been installed, usually, a visit to The Controll Panel Installed programs and uninstall any "intruder" or mis-installed will solve the issue.
Well, yesterday, I decided to update KMPlayer to the newest version 4.1.1.5 and so I did from the official home.
No virus detected. And, yes, I remember I declined to an extra installation (I can't remember what was).
After installation I noticed that some of the .mp4 files could not be played properly: only the sound was listened but instead of the video, the screen was showing the info of the file played!!! I was troubled.
I was about to uninstall it and return to my previous version, but them I thought that it might be of some codec missing or, in conflict.
So, I decided to install the "Mega Codec Pack" (I do this once or twice a year); it also contains the Media Player Classic (also a good one).
After the custom installation of the Codec PAck, the KMPlayer plays ALL the video files just FiNE.!
That's all. Hope this helped.
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31 Jul 2016   #14
jk22

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibistot View Post
@ Callender
I was using KMPlayer v3.9 untill yesterday (I use to choose NOT to update to the latest version of any program).
I downloaded it from the official home site: No indication of such a "virus" activity from my activated Kaspersky Internet Security. Od course, I agree that, since many programs contain - in their installer - extra software, like Pandore tv services, or, Ask Toolbar, etc., I always pay CLOSE ATTENTION DURING installation od any new, or updated app, and press the "Decline", or, "Don't Agree" buttons when needed.
The easy tactic of clicking blindly all the "Continue" / "Next" / "Yes, I agree", comes with risks.
If such extra, unwanted software has already been installed, usually, a visit to The Controll Panel Installed programs and uninstall any "intruder" or mis-installed will solve the issue.
Well, yesterday, I decided to update KMPlayer to the newest version 4.1.1.5 and so I did from the official home.
No virus detected. And, yes, I remember I declined to an extra installation (I can't remember what was).
After installation I noticed that some of the .mp4 files could not be played properly: only the sound was listened but instead of the video, the screen was showing the info of the file played!!! I was troubled.
I was about to uninstall it and return to my previous version, but them I thought that it might be of some codec missing or, in conflict.
So, I decided to install the "Mega Codec Pack" (I do this once or twice a year); it also contains the Media Player Classic (also a good one).
After the custom installation of the Codec PAck, the KMPlayer plays ALL the video files just FiNE.!
That's all. Hope this helped.
What do you think about GOM Player ?
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31 Jul 2016   #15
ibistot

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jk22 View Post
What do you think about GOM Player ?
I have it installed on my system too. But, ...
Look! One person, can use only ONE APP for ONE JOB (may be, two). That's it!
It takes TIME to REALLY KNOW an application and use it to its FULL potency!
And the needs of each one of us, the users, vary a lot...
One app, may have its "forte" in doing "exellent" a few things, and doing just fine, some others...
Another app, have different "Ups and Downs / Plus and Minuses".
So, as you can see, EACH USER is the "measure" - the criteria -
of what app is "good enough" FOR HIM, and HIM ONLY.!

Since you've asked, I mostly Use KMPlayer and (secondly) GOM for videos;
MediaPlayer Classic and (the oldie but always goodie) WinAmp foe Audio.
If I need to work some APE, FLAC files, I use MediaMonkey.
But I don't know and I don't use ALL of the offered characteristics of all of these players.
NOBODY DOES!!! Each one uses what the most uses! That's all.
So, try a couple of them, for what you need to use them for...
It will take you some time to LEARN them: travel the menus/submenus to have a quick view of what it's offered and where it is... IF you can find a "Quick guide/manual" for each of them, look at the contents and see if it has the things you want to use it for... and there you are, my friend...
Thus, you'll see what suits you best and which delivers your job done easier and quicker.
Bye.
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31 Jul 2016   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

GOM Media Player also used to come bundled with unwanted extras. Some of us noticed:

Do you use Softonic a lot? well that means your system is in danger!

I don't know if it still bundles extras.
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31 Jul 2016   #17
ibistot

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
GOM Media Player also used to come bundled with unwanted extras. Some of us noticed:

Do you use Softonic a lot? well that means your system is in danger!

I don't know if it still bundles extras.
I use an older than the latest version of GOM. And ,as I said above, I only update codecs through MegaCodecPAck twice a year, and I'm fine!
I can't remember IF it came bundled with unwanted software; but, I always try to be careful during installation not to press all the "Accept and Next.Continue" buttons.

The Link you provided for "DisallowRun" and "Blocking Toolbar Installation" I found it VERY useful to know, just in case. Big Thanks.
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31 Jul 2016   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No worries. There's nothing wrong with GOM or KMPlayer. Like you said, pay attention on install. It seems that maybe they've cleaned up their installers. The developer of KMPlayer is working on another project and is no longer involved with KMPlayer.
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31 Jul 2016   #19
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibistot View Post
The Link you provided for "DisallowRun" and "Blocking Toolbar Installation" I found it VERY useful to know, just in case. Big Thanks.
Forget that. This works better:

How to block applications and toolbar installers

Also check the batch file here:

Looking for freeware to burn bin/cue other than imgburn

You can run an open candy bundled installer just by dropping the installer on rthe window that opens when you run the batch file.
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31 Jul 2016   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Another method that doesn't need software although it might be confusing if a command window appears then vanishes when a blocked process attempts to run. There will be no message displayed as before:
Preview thumbails on VLC Player ?-block-process-2.jpg
So if you create a key with the process name under Image File Execution Options and create a new string value named Debugger with Value Data "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c exit 0" then what happens is that any time the named process attempts to run the debugger will be launched in it's place. In this case a command window simply opens then exits. The process will not run.


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