Daum Potplayer

Daum Potplayer

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Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 38 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
Not available
File Size:
20.21MB
Date Added:
October 04, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
222,387
Downloads Last Week:
1,329
Product ranking:
#36 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Daum Potplayer: It's probably not what you're thinking, whatever that is. It is, in fact, a free video player. We hear you say, "There are so many free video players; what sets this one apart?" Its built-in codecs handle most video formats, and you don't have to install them yourself. It has several levels of controls and settings, making the most useful commands easily accessible. It's attractive but also skinnable and customizable. It supports a variety of video devices, including capture devices like cameras, DVD and digital recorders, and both analog and digital TV, including channels.

Potplayer opened with its Playlist window displayed, but we could toggle it open and closed from the interface. This player has a full suite of familiar controls and counters on its interface, including full screen, repeat, shuffle, and volume, but you can also access filter and rendering settings, speaker options, and other settings from the main window. Right-clicking the interface or the program's system tray icon accesses an extensive main menu.

Under Options, we could set housekeeping and behavioral features such as On Top, Prevent Screen Saver, and shut-down at specified times. Clicking Control Panel opened a small, rectangular, tabbed box giving quick access to Audio, Colors, Caption, and Playback settings. The Audio settings include the optional equalizer, which itself offers an extensive menu of preset audio schemes. Likewise the color sliders made quick adjustments a snap. Things got even more detailed when we opened the Preferences sheet, which includes device configuration, network settings, and other advanced options.

When we opened and played a familiar video, we were surprised to see a distorted aspect ratio, which expanded and contracted as we dragged the window. The default aspect ratio setting seems to be Free, not Fit to Video, which is actually the program's recommendation. However, we quickly changed the settings, which restored our movie's proper presentation. The Playlist is part of the interface, not a separate window that can be placed separately, though that's a minor matter of preference. We certainly have no complaints about the Playlist's editing options. Daum Potplayer proved one of the more versatile freeware players we've tried.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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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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