ALShow 2.01 for Windows

by ESTsoft

Avg. Rating 4.0 (20 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 13,940
Publisher ESTsoft
Homepage ALShow

Publisher's Description

ALShow lets your watch all your videos, movies, and DVDs without searching for video codecs or audio codecs. From AVI to XviD, playing movies is first-click easy with codecs for all popular video, audio, and movie formats. If you do not have the right codecs or video filters, this player can recognize them and automatically help you download the right codecs and filters quickly.

Latest Reviews

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v1.62 on May 3, 2007

I couldn't get this program to play the DVD audio. I tried all the settings for audio that were available & got nothing. The video was fine and clear, Too bad I just couldn't hear a thing. I made sure the mute was off & volume was on & turned up.
I'm looking forward to the final product because I hate using Power DVD & uninstalled it long ago.

Compaq Deskpro, Windows XP-SP2, P-III 450,
768-mb Ram, ESS audio, ATI Video

molemanby

molemanby reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Jan 14, 2007

not only does it play pretty much everything...you can record from a file while it's playing and you can change the visual properties (brightness, contrast, saturation) which is great for movies taken on digital camera when they're too dark - put the two features together and you can re-record your video so you can actually see things. and the software is free!

has no one else discovered this? also, you can set it so that it will automatically play the next movie file in a directory. great if you've downloaded a series of files (ie, tv shows) to keep it going so you don't have to tell it to open the next file or if a file is split between multiple files - makes it as seamless as possible without doing anything. (you can disable this feature though) The other apps at altools are good too. And free!

FalschenOber

FalschenOber reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Feb 4, 2006

I must be logged as an administrator?!You're crazy!!!Vivat VLC!!!I'd like to try, but i can't.Sorry.I must play my clips in VLC...

beldin

beldin reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Jan 1, 2006

Please forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't VideoLAN also "bundle" codecs (which is why it's a 15MB download)? I say "bundle" because VLC codecs can't be used by any other app, how ALShow handles this I don't really know.

Besides comparing VideoLAN and ALShow isn't really fair. VideoLAN is a great and powerfull app, but I wouldn't recommend it to my old granny (to many strange settings). ALShow on the other hand is a nice and pretty easy to use app and the codec center is a really good idea!

guti

guti reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 31, 2005

Why bundle a player with codecs, if you have VideoLAN available?

midiaa

midiaa reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Platform: Windows2000 on a C600 Dell Latitude. 256MB Ram, PentiumIII 700, connected to TV via spdif.
------------------------
MemUsage:
ALShow minimized 784K, maximized 1984K

Downloaded file size 5681K
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+Posh
+Easy to use GUI. I prefer its single button commands like "enter" for full screen instead of alt-enter in Windows Media Player.
+Smoother video display than WMP (tested Naruto, Rozen Maiden).
+Strong audio.
+Screen Capture.
+Audio Capture.
+I like the URL choices that comes with this beta.
+Initializes quickly.

-Pish
-Try opening a file with the alt-click/Open With menu and you won't find AlShow. You'll find two squares on the menu instead. (it's a beta....it's a beta...it's a...I expected more from such a fine video player.)

-Wrong information in ALShow Information box at Setup:
"ABOUT ALSHOW
------------
ALShow is an archive and compression utility and is free for personal, non-commercial home use."

Overall:
A well developed video viewer. Very usable now, yet needs a few more tweaks to make it even better.

FlAshdobe

FlAshdobe reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Pretty nice!!! works very smooth and the GUI is quite nice too :)

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

I like this. It works flawless for me and I had no problems downloading it.

A Pimp

A Pimp reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Download works fine for me (don't click the direct link & if you use IE use the infotmation bar at the top).
Not registered as never needed to to use it or download it.
Works well. Very similar to VLC Media Player. Not overly resource hungry. Does a good job to be honest. Will need more testing before can rate it any higher , but first impressions are very good indeed.

Lt_Master

Lt_Master reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

The program seems to be fine. But download do not work.

Even download from there site takes forever.... need to register to download? No thanks.

Junk.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (20 votes)
Your Rating
DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v1.62 on May 3, 2007

I couldn't get this program to play the DVD audio. I tried all the settings for audio that were available & got nothing. The video was fine and clear, Too bad I just couldn't hear a thing. I made sure the mute was off & volume was on & turned up.
I'm looking forward to the final product because I hate using Power DVD & uninstalled it long ago.

Compaq Deskpro, Windows XP-SP2, P-III 450,
768-mb Ram, ESS audio, ATI Video

molemanby

molemanby reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Jan 14, 2007

not only does it play pretty much everything...you can record from a file while it's playing and you can change the visual properties (brightness, contrast, saturation) which is great for movies taken on digital camera when they're too dark - put the two features together and you can re-record your video so you can actually see things. and the software is free!

has no one else discovered this? also, you can set it so that it will automatically play the next movie file in a directory. great if you've downloaded a series of files (ie, tv shows) to keep it going so you don't have to tell it to open the next file or if a file is split between multiple files - makes it as seamless as possible without doing anything. (you can disable this feature though) The other apps at altools are good too. And free!

FalschenOber

FalschenOber reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Feb 4, 2006

I must be logged as an administrator?!You're crazy!!!Vivat VLC!!!I'd like to try, but i can't.Sorry.I must play my clips in VLC...

beldin

beldin reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Jan 1, 2006

Please forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't VideoLAN also "bundle" codecs (which is why it's a 15MB download)? I say "bundle" because VLC codecs can't be used by any other app, how ALShow handles this I don't really know.

Besides comparing VideoLAN and ALShow isn't really fair. VideoLAN is a great and powerfull app, but I wouldn't recommend it to my old granny (to many strange settings). ALShow on the other hand is a nice and pretty easy to use app and the codec center is a really good idea!

guti

guti reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 31, 2005

Why bundle a player with codecs, if you have VideoLAN available?

midiaa

midiaa reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Platform: Windows2000 on a C600 Dell Latitude. 256MB Ram, PentiumIII 700, connected to TV via spdif.
------------------------
MemUsage:
ALShow minimized 784K, maximized 1984K

Downloaded file size 5681K
------------------------
+Posh
+Easy to use GUI. I prefer its single button commands like "enter" for full screen instead of alt-enter in Windows Media Player.
+Smoother video display than WMP (tested Naruto, Rozen Maiden).
+Strong audio.
+Screen Capture.
+Audio Capture.
+I like the URL choices that comes with this beta.
+Initializes quickly.

-Pish
-Try opening a file with the alt-click/Open With menu and you won't find AlShow. You'll find two squares on the menu instead. (it's a beta....it's a beta...it's a...I expected more from such a fine video player.)

-Wrong information in ALShow Information box at Setup:
"ABOUT ALSHOW
------------
ALShow is an archive and compression utility and is free for personal, non-commercial home use."

Overall:
A well developed video viewer. Very usable now, yet needs a few more tweaks to make it even better.

FlAshdobe

FlAshdobe reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Pretty nice!!! works very smooth and the GUI is quite nice too :)

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

I like this. It works flawless for me and I had no problems downloading it.

A Pimp

A Pimp reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

Download works fine for me (don't click the direct link & if you use IE use the infotmation bar at the top).
Not registered as never needed to to use it or download it.
Works well. Very similar to VLC Media Player. Not overly resource hungry. Does a good job to be honest. Will need more testing before can rate it any higher , but first impressions are very good indeed.

Lt_Master

Lt_Master reviewed v1.5 Beta 1 on Dec 30, 2005

The program seems to be fine. But download do not work.

Even download from there site takes forever.... need to register to download? No thanks.

Junk.

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