The Core Media Player is available in a free, standard version, and in a Premium, paid one, whose additional features are DVD playback and unlimited plugin support.
It even supports Winamp plugins, and its interface is similar to that of Winamp.
Unlike other basic media players, TCMP has skin support and allows you to choose between various theme colors.
Regarding options, TCMP offers you multiple features and customizing possibilities thanks to its comprehensive settings menu.
At the same time, the interface is kept simple, so even if you are a beginner, you will figure out how to use this media player. Once you get more used to it, you will begin to discover its advanced options, too.
Other important features of The Core Media Player are its powerful DirectShow-based core, playlists formats support (NPL, M3U, PLS, XML), skin support with real time Hue variation and Alpha blending, a console mode with Full command Line Interface, the possibility of setting your own hotkeys and an open architecture (any third-party developer can improve TCMP).
The supported formats are another important aspect in every media player. The Core Media Player can play almost any format you throw at it and additionally it has a Dynamic Range Control feature, DS based http streaming support and metadata support for various types of tags.
The Core Media Player is definitely worth trying; it is amazingly complex and smart for its small size, the installation process is fast and simple, and the interface, intuitive and user-friendly.
The application is based on the well-known PowerDivX NextGen multimedia player.