If you are looking for old version of KMPlayer for free, available to download, this is the page where you may obtain them. Old versions of the apps are especially useful and suitable for the earlier versions of operational systems, for Windows XP and 2000, for instance. As you surely know with the new OS release the support of previous systems versions ceases, and this tendency doesn’t progress aside the free software. The old releases of media-players, let’s say, don’t work on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, at the same time new builds do not support Windows XP and 2000. Thus, if you want to run an app on this old-fashioned OS, you will have to download an early build of the application from this particular page.
Also the functionality can change from time to time. With the appearance of new releases of the software old functional elements may disappear, giving the way to new APIs, libraries and frameworks. This may happen due to unpopularity or obsolescence of some features. Such a situation occurred with “Firefox Hello“ chat for group talks and conferences, and afterwards in Firefox 49 this function has been completely removed due to the existence of more popular and handy analogues: Talky, Cisco Spark, Appear.in and Jitsi Meet. These plugins allow to implement the same functionality without “Firefox Hello”, and even may work in any browser, i.e., not limited to Firefox.
Such a situation may happen in any application. Another example is Skype for Windows 10. With this update the look of the messenger changed forever, together with many so loved functionalities, like working of Skype as external service in Windows, checking up the time of the message being written in the chat form and others. Of course, if you desire not to install the new version of Skype and not change the basic view and interface of VoIP-messenger to new representation. But with this release it is just a matter of time when old build will be replaced with new version, and you will be obliged to update.
One more case, when you have to download the old version of the app, is the hardware requirements. If your hardware is not so modern, and new apps operate with lags on it, the return to the old app build may severely help. In such a way, you don’t need to upgrade your hardware base in order to make it compatible with the requirements for Windows 7 or Win 10, and instead keep on working on XP or Vista as before. Such an approach will assist you to save budget and to postpone the further hardware upgrade for the future times.
The same is related to KMPlayer. The times change, and the old-fashioned grey interface is replaced with bright and more stylish and pleasant gamma. If you want to return to the previous view of the app, just download old KMPlayer from this page and enjoy the using of app with any OS and platform you like. In such a case, you won’t need to update your KMPlayer instance to fresh look, otherwise your old version will be lost and you will have to reinstall again in order to revert to the old build.