Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
KMPlayer has a significant amount of loyal users due to its amazing features of playing various types of container formats including DVD, VCD, MKV, AVI, MP4, QuickTime, Ogg, 3GP, etc. But recently KMPlayer has become a genuine adware that is bundled with different bloatware. You can't avoid to download KMPlayer bundleware as long as you still want to download KMPlayer, but your can absolutely stop installing those bundleware during the process of KMPlayer setup.
5KPlayer is an award-winning multimedia player that can be the best free KMPlayer alternative. The similarity between KMPlayer and 5KPlayer is that they both play pretty much any video codec such as H.265, H.264, Xvid, MPEG, etc, plus adding subtitles and rotating videos. And the difference lies where the KMPlayer alternative does not have bundleware and it is 100% safe and always stick to its professionalization.
Users' miserable experience of KMPlayer bundleware
- "I find the bundled 'junkware' that KMPlayer ships with now in it's installer, to be in poor taste at best. It's shady, and unbecoming of decent software and make your product look like malware/junkware itself. The way the checkboxes work as noted, is shady at best and not forthcoming."
- "Where can I find a list of the software bundled together with KMPlayer, whether I have the option to install it or not? Checking out my list of installed programs after KMPlayer was updated, I have noticed that I now have 'yontoo llc' and 'pandora tv'. I believe pandora is a definate, included with the player, but what about yontoo?"
When you have downloaded KMPlayer 126.96.36.199 from its offical website or from other software downloading site, there is no trace indicating that you have also downloaded the KMPlayer bundleware, but you need to pay attention during the KMPlayer setup.
There are at least 7 KMPlayer bundleware applications you need to uncheck during the process of KMPlayer installing. Make sure to click the box in front of these bundleware to cancel it, because if you don't pay attention you will install those KMPlayer bundleware all along with KMPlayer by default.
After the unchecking, you can press "Next" to come to the next step and then complete KMPlayer setup.
From my personal experience, even if I unchecked all the bundleware dring KMPlayer downloading or updating, Pandora TV installation is still inevitable. Therefore, if you want to steer clear of all KMPlayer bundleware, the best solution I think is to download the free KMPlayer alternative.
5KPlayer supports srt, sub, ass, ssa, json, aqt,etc and provides the best Subtitle Synchronization. And you are free to add subtitles, English, Hindi, Chinese, whatever. Better still, this extremely qualified KMPlayer alternative has no bundleware, bloatware, or any spyware.
Apart from that 5KPlayer is able to play 4K 8K UHD videos on your Mac and PC without glitches. The best part is that this KMPlayer alternative offers a native feature of downloading YouTube videos to MP3 MP4.
Click to download 5KPlayer now and you will also be free to enjoy AirPlay mirroring from iPhone/iPad to Windows 10 PC/Mac and stream multiple media from Mac/PC to Apple TV!
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