Daum PotPlayer

Daum PotPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 47 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.53104
  • Total Downloads:
    280,455
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,342
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #35 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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5 stars

"1080p MP4 plays perfectly"

April 03, 2015  |  By Jeff Seltzer

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.53104

Pros

I tried smplayer and umplayer; they both just plain fail on 1080p MP4; video lags way behind audio, won't respond to timeline jumps.
PotPlayer worked perfectly, right out of the install. Jumps instantly when I click anywhere in the timeline, audio remains perfectly in sync with video. Chapter markers on timeline are a very nice touch.

Cons

One of my MP4s has embedded subtitles, and I can't find any way to just turn them off. But if I change the font color to maroon, they fade away almost completely.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.53104
  • Fixed an issue that the following file buffers when changing device during broadcasting.
  • Added the ability to set whether displaying thumbnails in file navigation.
  • Added various algorithms into VMR9/EVR scaler.
  • Added the ability to show folders and files list on left/right side when opening FTP.
  • Fixed an issue that can't play certain MKV files smoothly.
  • Fixed an issue that no images appear when playing certain MPEG files.
  • Fixed an issue that playing some MPEG files with abnormal de-interlacing.
  • Improved display of album art.
  • Fixed an issue that can not properly detect the HDTV MMS channel.
  • Fixed an issue that intermittent parameter error in chat.
  • Fixed an issue that can automatically scroll with so much contents of the chat.
  • Fixed broadcast logo to support for animated PNG (APNG).
General
Publisher DVB Support
Publisher web site http://www.dvbsupport.net/
Release Date March 17, 2015
Date Added March 17, 2015
Version 1.6.53104
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.97MB
File Name PotPlayerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 280,455
Downloads Last Week 1,342
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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