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Original author(s) Kim Bondarenko
Developer(s) Crystal Reality LLC
Initial release September 2012
Stable release 1.99 (September 1, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-09-01)) [±]
Preview release non [±]
Written in C++
Operating system Windows
Available in Multilingual
Type Media player
License Proprietary

CrystalPlayer is a compact media player for Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It was developed by Russian software developer Kim Bondarenko and acquired by Crystal Reality LLC

CrystalPlayer features an original video kernel, and does not use built-in WindowsMedia environment, so there are fewer limitations implied as with other players using the WindowsMedia environment. Playback engine of CrystalPlayer is a first version of Crystal Reality's playback technology which was later deployed to Yota and SPB Software as the kernel of mobile multimedia services (known as Crystal2 technology)

Crystal Reality planned to release 2.0 version of CrystalPlayer based on Crystal2 technology but 2.0 version wasn't deployed to the public.

CrystalPlayer Professional offers an ability to improve the quality of the videos using video filters, video postprocessing, multisampling and supersampling features.

CrystalPlayer can smoothly play video on slow machines (netbooks, etc.) It uses large buffer for decoded frames. This allows to avoid frame-skip and glitches in most cases.

Supported formats include: DivX, XVID, MPEG1/2, MPEG4, WMV, Real.

Features summary[edit]

Features 1.99
Skins Yes
Speed troubleshooting modes Yes
Multilingual support Yes
Multicolor on-screen controls and seeking-bar Yes
Subtitles Yes
External audio track support Yes
Playlists with bookmarks Yes
Image capturing Yes
Runtime help messages Yes
Runtime statistics & suggestions Yes
Aspect and audio/text skew correction Yes
Ten band graphic equalizer Yes
Video postprocessing Yes
Zooming, scrolling & panorama Yes
Supersampling Yes
Motion interpolation
(referred to as "multisampling")
Video filters Yes
Audio filters Yes
Automatic codec downloader Yes
Native Crystal MPEG1/2 format support Yes
Native Crystal AVI format support Yes
Crystal MPEG1/2 video decoder Yes
Crystal AC3 multichannel audio decoder Yes
Unicode-support No

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