Whenever I want to watch a movie or play video files, my first choice is KMPlayer. Indeed I love it to such an extent that I stream all YouTube videos to the KMPlayer interface. And that’s because it never says “No” to any video file. Besides, it offers a slew of advanced features that blend perfectly with user-friendly controls.

One them being the Control Box; it holds almost every tool and an alternative to every shortcut.

Let us see how KMPlayer works.

Cool Tip: If you are a movie freak you should also check how to edit subtitles in KMPlayer and how to bookmark media positions using KMPlayer.

First and foremost we should know how to start the Control Box. Right-click on the interface and choose Control Box from towards the end. Or you can simply use the Alt + G keys.

The dialog features Video Controls, Audio Controls, Playback Controls, and Preferences. Those are the four icons on the bottom of the Control Box in the order mentioned.

As is clear, the first tab under Video Controls can be used to adjust the brightness, saturation, and contrast (from top to bottom) in both hardware and software terms. The Effects tab lets you spice your videos and experience a different flavor of your favorite ones. I applied the gray scale as shown in the image below.

Under Screen tab, you can play with the screen size, aspect ratio and things akin.

Audio is mainly about playing songs, and the Equalizer tab is used to fine-tune song varieties.

Besides, you can always apply preset Effects and settings to play to songs and relive every mood to the fullest.

When we talk about playback, we are mainly referring to conditions of repeat, media speed and seeking features. Apart from these basic tones, the tabs feature Subtitle and Capture tools. If you click on Advanced under any of these, you will be taken to their respective editor tools.

Though there are individual tools for each feature above, the Control Box works as a composite and verified tool. I suggest that you either remember keyboard shortcuts or get accustomed to using the Control Box to be able to handle the player quickly and seamlessly.