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Daum PotPlayer

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 55 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.63856
  • Total Downloads:
    365,769
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    106
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #25 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

"Better than Real Networks/Real Player"

November 16, 2016  |  By Architerp

2016-11-16 09:52:28  |  By Architerp

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.63840

Pros

Haven't found them all yet.

Cons

Real Player incorporates the ability to download videos and songs directly from the broswer. PotPlayler does not have this ability.

Summary

The User Interface is simple, uncluttered, and easy to use. I can organize and shuffle songs and videos easily. The song quality beats anything out there I have tried.
Also, there are many more ways to customize the player: size, aspect ratio, equalizer, etc.
I'm really impressed. Glad that Real Networks pissed me off.....

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5 stars

"Excellent Primary Video and Audio Player"

September 15, 2016  |  By garylben

2016-09-15 15:59:15  |  By garylben

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.62949

Pros

Plays most all video and audio formats. Outstanding customizability and flexibility.

Cons

Can be complex to find your way around because of the options, setting choices and tinkering that's possible. (If that's a con.) Fortunately, the default settings usually serve adequately for simple needs.

Summary

This has become my go-to player ahead of VLC (not a slam of VLC at all!). It seems to have taken on the mantle of the now useless malware product that GOM Player has become. It uses many of the same control keys and option settings and affords wonderful customizabillity. Just figuring out all it can do can be a little challenging, but the user community is growing, active and helpful. Highly recommended.

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1 stars

"Looke good but not in English."

November 09, 2015  |  By asrs2007

2015-11-09 13:27:27  |  By asrs2007

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.56815

Pros

Looks good.

Cons

Installed in English, but some menus were in Chinese.
After update, all was in Chinese and I couldn't selsct English since I don't understand Chinese.

Summary

Needs more work. Stable and dependable players are available. I wouldn't waste time with an unstable language player.

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5 stars

"Good player"

October 03, 2015  |  By cheebc

2015-10-03 12:27:03  |  By cheebc

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.56209

Pros

I've been using KMP for many years, until recently, when it become full of adware/malware, forcing me to switch to other player. This PotPlayer was created by KMP original author, if u like KMP like me, u r going to like it as well.

Cons

so far so good, not that I could think of

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5 stars

"The best free player"

August 28, 2015

2015-08-28 02:34:30

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.55390

Pros

1. Fast.
2. Low on resources.
3. Very stable.
4. Aesthetic interface.
5. Highly customizable.
6. Plays about everything that you throw at it.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I use Win XP. I was hooked to KMPlayer and never bothered to look for another free player, until it started acting up, crashing and increasing ads with every new update. It is no longer what it used to be. Then I found PotPlayer. This is by the same developer who created KMPlayer and later sold it. The interface and options are pretty similar. If you have used KMPlayer and liked it, then you will love this.

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5 stars

"Best free media player I've seen"

July 15, 2015  |  By ATTsucksHard

2015-07-15 15:49:20  |  By ATTsucksHard

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.55124

Pros

Low headroom
Plays any file I've thrown at it, instantly and faultlessly

Cons

None yet (5 years in)

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5 stars

"The BEST media player out there"

July 14, 2015  |  By BDB1973

2015-07-14 11:22:29  |  By BDB1973

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.55124

Pros

VERY low usages of computer resources & will play all types of media from video to audio

Cons

None at all

Summary

I started out using VLC media player but it kept freezing on me & at one time I only had 1gb of RAM so I couldn't use VLC & the internet or ANY other software at the same time because of all the memory VLC used so I started searching for alternatives (I've tried every media player out there) & when I found Potplayer my search was over because it allows me to open several other programs or surf the web with no hiccups while watching a movie or listening to music.. So if your PC is low on RAM & you have playback issues Daum Potplayer is your answer.. It doesn't have all the bells & whistles that VLC has but then again thats probably why VLC eats up so much memory..!!!

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5 stars

"works great"

June 27, 2015  |  By GODisaRefuge4Us

2015-06-27 10:52:04  |  By GODisaRefuge4Us

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.54549

Pros

Lots of settings/features
Easy to configure
Can remember where it left-off
Clean interface
It works!

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"1080p MP4 plays perfectly"

April 03, 2015  |  By Jeff Seltzer

2015-04-03 11:27:13  |  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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5 stars

"plays about every format"

February 20, 2015  |  By woodhair

2015-02-20 03:47:37  |  By woodhair

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.52515

Pros

loud sound (if you don't have speakers)
Vob, FLV...

Cons

none, really none

Summary

Much better than VLC or Gom;
It's a Korean improvement of the KM player

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.63856
  • Fixed a security problem(remediation of playing damaged Real file vulnerability)
  • Fixed an issue that real name can't be authenticated
  • Fixed an issue that no sound came out on certain channels when playing HDTV
General
Publisher DVB Support
Publisher web site http://www.dvbsupport.net/
Release Date November 17, 2016
Date Added November 17, 2016
Version 1.6.63856
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 19.74MB
File Name PotPlayerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 365,769
Downloads Last Week 106
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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