KLMediaPlayer


KL Media Player

The KLMediaPlayer is a standalone version of the same Flash media player that is on the web site. This allows you to download the full versions of the video files and audio files and play them back from your hard drive, at any time, without being connected to the internet and without any "buffering" issues.

Download it now (v2.0.0.17, with media.xml, rev 24-Aug-08):

Mac OS X Windows
KLMediaPlayer-Mac.sit 3 mb KLMediaPlayer-Win.zip 2 mb


Media List (XML)

Download the latest "Media List" (media.xml, rev 24-Aug-2007) - note: this file is the same as the version included in the above 2.0.0.17 version, so you don't need to download it if you download the above.

Mac OS X and Windows
media.zip


The Videos and Audio Files

All of the video content can be downloaded [here].
All of the audio content can be downloaded [here] (eventually - not quite yet).


Installation Instructions

After you unzip or unstuff the file, you will have a folder on your hard drive named "KLMediaPlayer". Within the folder is the application, and three other folders. The folder named "text" has some XML files in it that populate the media list, channel list, and handle some text display issues. The folders named "vid" and "audio" are the important ones - this is where you put the files that you download, so that the player can play them back.

"vid" folder. Inside the "vid" folder are three other folders - "hi", "md", "lo" - these three folders correspond to the quality version of the videos that you download. If you download all of the "hi" quality videos, you simply put them in the "hi" folder, and the player will find them when they are selected from the video list. Likewise, if you download the medium or low quality videos, put them in the corresponding "md" or "lo" folder.

When you select an item in the KLMediaPlayer's videos list, it looks for the video according to name and quality type inside the correct folder - so do not change the names of any of the video files or folders after you download them. (Flash videos have the extension ".flv", so an example video name is "Citadel-hi.flv" - this one goes in the "vid/hi" folder.) Note that this relates to the setting of the "Quality/Bandwidth" popup menu near the bottom of the Media Player. When set to High, it looks for the videos in the vid/hi folder. When set to Low, it looks for the videos in the vid/lo folder. So if you were to download all of the lo-quality videos, and put them in the vid/lo folder, but then leave the Quality/Bandwidth menu set to High, the player will not find the videos. Set the Quality/Bandwidth menu according to the quality level you download.

Audio files go in the "audio" folder. Inside the "audio" folder you will find a number of folders that correspond to different groups of audio files. Put the audio files you download into the appropriate folder, and the media player will be able to locate it.

You do NOT need to download all of the videos or audio files- only the ones that interest you. If a media file is in the list and you did not download it, it will simply display "Media File not located" when you click on it.

Furthermore, if you are comfortable with such things, you can edit the "media.xml" file in the "text" folder to remove the files you don't want in the list, with any text-editing program. Make a copy first, in case you screw it up and need to go back! Once you edit the file, you need to quit and relaunch the KLMedia Player application.


Updating to a newer version of the KLMediaPlayer

The KLMediaPlayer will be updated from time to time as improvements and additions are made to it. The latest version can always be downloaded from the link above.

Finding the version number:
The version of the video player can be found by holding the mouse over the Karma Lab logo in the lower right corner. For example, at the time this was written it is "2.0.0.17". As the player is improved and more features added, you will be able to download a new version from the link above.

To update your KLMediaPlayer, download the latest file above (which will create a new "KLMediaPlayer" on your hard drive), and simply move the "vid" and "audio" folders and all of the downloaded files they contain from the old "KLMediaPlayer" folder to the new "KLMediaPlayer" folder, replacing the empty default "vid" and "audio" folders. If you have made any changes to the text files in the "text" folder, move and replace that folder also.


Updating to a new version of the Media List (XML)

When a new video/audio file is released, the media.xml text file is changed to include the new file's title, description, etc. All you have to do is download the media.xml file from the link above, un-zip it, and place it inside the "text" folder inside the "KLMediaPlayer" folder on your computer, replacing the other media.xml file. If you have edited that file for any reason, you will want to incorporate the changes in the new one to your edited version, rather than replace it.


Legal

The KLMediaPlayer and any associated files and media files are © 2005-2008 by Stephen Kay, Karma Lab LLC. Neither the application nor any of the associated files may be duplicated or distributed in any way without the express written permission of Karma Lab LLC.