When it comes to playing multimedia files, it is best to use an application that supports a wide range of formats, especially when it also features numerous integrated audio and video codecs. UMPlayer packs all these functions and wraps them in a user-friendly interface so all of them can be accessed with ease.
Lightweight and easy to use
UMPlayer's interface is clean and simple, and it also comes with theme support, which means its appearance can be customized using downloadable packages. This way, everyone can personalize it according to their needs.
In addition to the top menu that provides instant access to most functions of the application, the user can also right click inside the main window to get some additional options when playing a multimedia file. One can adjust the subtitle, customize the video quality and preferences, modify the audio track and change the program skin on the go.
A large variety of supported formats
One of the helpful features integrated into UMPlayer is the subtitle search function which allows users to look for subtitles on the fly.
UMPlayer can deal with almost any multimedia file, be it AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV or XVID.
Furthermore, the application gives you the possibility to enjoy media provided by the Internet. An integrated search engine lets you quickly look up clips on YouTube. In case you only need audio feedback, you can also play a radio via SHOUTcast.
All in all, UMPlayer is a nice addition to the multimedia player market, although there is still room for improvement. More skins, better functionality but with the same simple and easy to use interface, these could improve its appeal among users.