Playing media where and when you want it isn’t always easy, especially with today’s complex ecosystems and new compression algorithms. Playing Flash content while disconnected is also a problem. Adobe doesn’t make an offline player. This is why I like AK Player. It’s a cool media Player for Windows.
AK Player allows you to watch videos from your favorite internet sites, even when you aren’t connected. This free media player can download content from your favorite media website, like YouTube, and then play it while you’re offline. One of the reasons why it does this and does this so well is due to its dual media player engines. It plays just about everything.
The app is almost compatible with any and every file format out there. This is important since there are so many different audio and video formats. With AK Player all you really need is its one, dual engine player. However, I did have trouble getting it to play iTunes compatible media, as well as DRM’ed files, although that last one wasn’t surprising.
AK-Player can play multiple files at the same time, something which really sets it apart from virtually every other media player out there. Even better is the fact that you can control the volume or mute or unmute the audio in each individual window that you have open. It has a global volume control, too. When you double click on a new media file, it will automatically open in a new window without closing down the currently open file. It plays multiple files simultaneously and organize it in a smart playlist.
AK Player is a cool app. There’s a lot to like here, especially if you like playing Flash based movies, and aren’t always connected to the internet. The app allows you to play, as well as organize and search your hard drive for files you’ve got stored. The one thing that annoyed me a little was the fact that it wouldn’t play *.m4a files, DRM’ed or not. However, despite that, AK Player is a decent Windows media player and is a lot of fun to use.