Daum PotPlayer

Daum PotPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.51480
  • Total Downloads:
    249,321
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,706
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #33 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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Daum PotPlayer is a pretty awesome free media player for Windows. It can play nearly all media files without requiring additional codecs yet supports OpenCodecs and can install extra codec packs automatically. It's easy to use yet rivals complex open-source projects in features and options.

Pros

Setup options: PotPlayer's installer tree view makes it easy to select options like File Associations, Visualizations, Shortcuts, and Subtitle Formats. We could also install codec packs during setup.

Good looking: There's nothing unique about PotPlayer's dark default theme, other than it's attractively rendered (and re-skinnable, too).

Performance: PotPlayer supports: DXA, CUDA, and QuickSync; multiple types of 3D glasses with various 3D output formats; HDTV, DVD, and TV devices; seamless playback of damaged files; and more.

Audio options: PotPlayer supports multiple audio streams; choice of sound card, output mode, and format; output resampling; and S/PDIF outputs taken before or after AC3 and DTS processing.

Cons

Aspect ratio: PotPlayer's Default aspect ratio setting is Free, which fits the video to the window shape, yet in the video settings, Fit to Video is Recommended. Surely the Recommended setting should be Default (and vice versa).

Fiddly: As we noted above, PotPlayer has a lot of options, some of which might be challenging for inexperienced users.

Bottom Line

If you thought you'd seen it all in free media players, have a look at impressive Daum PotPlayer.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 43

5 stars

"The Kmplayer Alternative"

November 08, 2014  |  By eusceptic

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.45955

Pros

Is a good alternative for KMplayer

Cons

By default, it doesn't show on a Task Bar (you have to enable it in the preferences)

Summary

To get the player on a Task Bar go to:
Right Click > Preferences > General > Try Icon

and choose "Show with Taskbar"

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5 stars

"In one word excellent. VLC, step away."

September 30, 2014  |  By cathy_d90

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.49952

Pros

* Extremely light.
* Plays everything and doesn't require codecs.
* Codecs are inbuilt.
* Support for HEVC.

Cons

None that I found.

Summary

A versatile player, much better than VLC or KM.

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5 stars

"This is how Windows Media Player should have been"

September 28, 2014  |  By crpse1963

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.49952

Pros

High quality video and audio playback with enough options to view it and hear it the way you want. The controls are easy and intuitive yet the options are nearly endless.

Cons

Documentation on some of the options and how they are used is lacking. The online community fills in some of the gaps, but not all.

Summary

Why are you still reading this? Download it NOW. You won't be sorry.

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5 stars

"Best & for all purposes / levels of use !!!"

September 19, 2014  |  By Medyx

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.6.49479

Pros

Best & for all kind of purposes or levels of use !!!

Cons

None at all !!!
Not to mention the monthly upgrade ...

Summary

After VCL and k-lite Codec player, ... , never went back.
Not even thought about it.
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Very possibly, never will.

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5 stars

"Absolutely stunning video player."

September 17, 2014  |  By L_Bruett

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.6.49479

Pros

* Damn easy goin on the pc resources.
* Wicked sound quality.
* Great video quality.
* User interface is neat & easy.
* KMPlayer <<< POT Player

Cons

Just brilliant, I ain't gonna rant after sayin its great!!

Summary

Just checked out the developer. He's the same guy who made the brilliant KMPlayer [which later turned to crap though], so its no secret that its pretty amazing. Do try it out, bet you'll love it.

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5 stars

"Very reliable player"

January 24, 2014  |  By jlaytonjr1

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.44407

Pros

I downloaded Potplayer because of the name, but I'm glad I did. It opens every video format that I've come across, so I don't need to have more than one - this one. Lots of setting Easy, intuitive shortcut keys; volume up/down - arrow keys up/down, fast forward/rewind - arrow keys right/left, play/pause - space bar, full screen - enter key. Highly recommended.

Cons

The only con I can think of is when it's time to update, it's not in English. I was going to update it, but couldn't figure it out. It's easy enough to disable update checking, though, and so far I haven't seen any need to update <fingers crossed>.

Summary

Highly recommended. I'm putting it on all my computers.

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5 stars

"simple works well"

January 21, 2014  |  By salazarjohn

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.44407

Pros

has played almost everything

Cons

sometimes you have to play with the aspect ratio simple Cntrl + F6

Summary

Been using it for a few years not sure why it is so hard to find here on Cnet

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5 stars

"Best media player. Period."

January 03, 2014  |  By aroxxx24

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.39036

Pros

Fast, even on old PC's.
Highest video and audio quality.
No need of external codecs.
Plays everything.
Highly configurable.
Frequently updated.

Cons

Maybe too much options for a newbie.

Summary

I tried extensively lots of media players and this is the best I found, far superior to VLC or other famous players. This is a first class piece of code.

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2 stars

"Unable to solve the aspect ratio mystery - Uninstalled"

December 27, 2013  |  By randalusa

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.39036

Pros

Nice looking
Possibly a good player

Cons

Too many adjustable features and in different locations
No "menu" bar, which requires the right-click guessing game
Unable to figure out how to stop the video from stretching

Summary

I tried every setting in the aspect ration preference options 2-3 times. None put the movie to proper size. Too bad. Out you go.

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1 stars

"It doesn't work at all..."

December 27, 2013  |  By tambrathegreat1

 |  Version: Daum Potplayer 1.5.39036

Pros

There are no pros. It didn't work at all.

Cons

It doesn't work. I could not play a blu ray disc on it, which is why I downloaded it.

Summary

This is a completely misleading download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.51480
  • Added French, Thai, Hebrew, and Turkish translations.
  • Added support for synchronized lyrics (SYLT) in MP3 f iles.
  • Added the ability to play VOD HLS streams.
  • Added text to speech feature.
  • Added the ability to zoom, pan and stretch the image using Ctrl, Alt, Shift + mouse drag combination.
  • Added the ability to set screen position of subtitles using Ctrl, Alt + mouse drag combination.
  • Fixed an issue where certain files cannot be decoded with CoreAVC.
  • Fixed a problem where game capture function did not work properly.
  • Fixed a problem where the program skips the next items when skip ending function was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that can not play files from certain FTP servers.
  • Some arrangements in association and configuration tabs of preferences dialog.
  • Separated Built-in Audio Renderer into two different choices as Built-in Directsound and WASAPI Audio Renderers.
  • Improved controlling of playback audio speed.
  • Improved SRT subtitle loading.
General
Publisher DVB Support
Publisher web site http://www.dvbsupport.net/
Release Date December 16, 2014
Date Added December 16, 2014
Version 1.6.51480
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.31MB
File Name PotPlayerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 249,321
Downloads Last Week 1,706
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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