Daum PotPlayer

Daum PotPlayer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.55390
  • Total Downloads:
    295,449
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    17.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,092
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #36 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

"Best free media player I've seen"

July 15, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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5 stars

"Top of the bill"

January 19, 2015  |  By woodhair

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.51480

Pros

Plays about everything : VOB, ISO .. you name it. You don't even have to use your speakers. By default the potplayer plays sound at his maximum level. Adjustable of caurse.

Cons

too many options for an unexperienced user.

Summary

It's a improved version of the KM-player. And that one was at his time no loser at all.
Download is therefore recommended.

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5 stars

"Excellent player for Windows"

January 10, 2015

 |  Version: Daum PotPlayer 1.6.51480

Pros

It is free!
It has almost all the CODECS to reproduce almost all video formats
Easy to use and with a good number of keboard shortcuts
Good level of image quality

Cons

Not as much visualization modes as KMplayer
Quality of image could be better
CPU a little above MPC
Nevertheless it is a very good program

Summary

It is free!
It has almost all the CODECS to reproduce almost all video formats (even 3D) and audio
Easy to use and with a good number of keyboard shortcuts
Good level of image quality
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Not as much visualization modes as KMplayer
Quality of image could be better
CPU a little above MPC
Documentation and help could be improved

Nevertheless it is a very fine program with a lot of good extras

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.55390
  • Added Uzbek translation
  • Added the ability to manually select the format when opening WDM device
  • Added Direct3D 11 feature into DXVA Copy-Back mode
  • Fixed an issue that the screen didn't work properly with rotating or resizing image during playback
  • Fixed an issue that the frame is dropped while broadcasting in certain situations
  • Fixed an issue that program can't exit in certain situations
  • Fixed an issue that copying files may fail during installation
  • Fixed playback problem of some MP4 files
  • Fixed GPU memory leak problem when using DXVA
  • Fixed sync playback issue of some AVI files
  • Fixed a problem of some MKV files at the end of playback
  • Fixed a problem that program was terminated at the end of broadcasting
  • Fixed an issue where action was slow with too many albums
  • Improved compatibility with madVR
  • Fixed renew broadcast problem with log in/log out action
  • Fixed an issue that can't mount ISO files for playback
General
Publisher DVB Support
Publisher web site http://www.dvbsupport.net/
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 1.6.55390
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 17.85MB
File Name PotPlayerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 295,449
Downloads Last Week 1,092
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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