Daum Potplayer

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Almost there - it's a pity, it could have been perfect."

    April 6, 2012  |   By Fejinwales

    Pros

    Beautiful player, plays just about everything I can throw at it. It's Free and it has a multitude of options including the ability to play series.

    Cons

    Only one, and the reason I took it out. I play Audio files much more than video, unfortunately, unlike the VLC, Player, Media Player or any other player I've ever tried, Potplayer stays in a normal size window for playback of everything. This is no good I'm afraid, neither is having to right click and select mini-mode manually. (four clicks to play an audio file in a reasonable-sized window whereas all others take two (double-click), when the file is clicked to play. It should be able to be set to play in mini-mode for audio, normal or full-screen mode for video in the settings. Damn - it is so beautifully designed otherwise.

    Summary

    Well as it is free I suppose one cannot complain too much but this one glaringly obvious omission from the software needs to be addressed. player

    I will occasionally re-install this to see if id does what is normal to do regarding the playback of audio, when it does I will keep it and use it as my default player.

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  • Reply by nightflyre9 on May 20, 2012

    You're doing something wrong. All of my videos open automatically in full screen, and all of my music files open automatically in mini mode. There has never been the slightest problem. To accomplish this, I set video playback to full screen; the very first time I played an audio file it opened in full screen, so I re-sized the window to make it as small as possible and the settings have remained that way since I've been using Potplayer, which is about six months now. I'm not sure why your audio files are opening in full screen, but this player most definitely has the ability to change that. Try some experimentation.

  • Reply by jackuars on May 9, 2012

    I have no problem in setting window size when playing audio or using the mini mode for playing audio. " ' " key is used by default for mini mode, or you could simply right click->Window size and set it's size to any custom mode.

    I don't understand what you mean by 4 clicks for starting an mp3. That's stupid. Switch your playlist to on and you simply need to double click to start a song.

    Probably you have done something wrong or it's a bug in the version. PotPlayer is updated constantly (fastest among all media players), so check out it's latest version and install it.

  • Reply by boonalong on April 19, 2012

    You can assign a hot key to the miniplayer. I reassigned "0" to the miniplayer, so now it's just a double click to open the file and one key press to set it to the miniplayer.

  • Reply by Gaiasminion on April 18, 2012

    This is primarily a video player, use it as default for video files and use winamp or itunes for audio, simple

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