KMPlayer is one of the most powerful freeware video players. It includes a vast array of video / audio capturing options, as well as skins, a plethora of playback controls and tweaks, and broad DVD support. It supports all major file formats, and all of the minor and obscure ones we tested. Advanced options include frame capture and a frame-forward feature, which is actually a fractional Play button. The Pause button is a fast responder, too. Combined with streaming TV and HDTV compatibility, playlists, and the ability to select which codec is used on a video-by-video basis, and you get a media player that demands attention.