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PotPlayer (32-bit)

Key Details of PotPlayer (32-bit)

  • Play a variety of movie files with this versatile freeware player
  • Last updated on 12/11/19
  • There have been 6 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / December 18, 2011

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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Editors' Review

by   / December 18, 2011

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.7.21097

  • Changed the PotPlayer version to date
  • Added H/W HDR output function to Built-in D3D11 Renderer
  • Fixed an issue that stopped when exclusive screen output was used with the Built-in D3D11 Renderer
  • Added Kurdish translation
  • Added the ability to dim the output (dark mode) when using system menu
  • Added the ability to use MPC Video Renderer
  • Added Yandex subtitle translation
  • Fixed a problem that played fast when playing certain ASF/WMV files
  • Fixed an issue where the last item was not cleared when saving the playback skip to an external file
  • Fixed an issue where the title was not changed when processing ASX playlist
  • Fixed DPI-Aware v2 action
  • Fixed an issue where the monitor name didn't appear in full screen settings
  • Fixed an issue that malfunctioned when cue file was specified in multiple media
  • Improved 10-bit output processing
  • Fixed an issue where no subtitles appeared when playing certain dvd ifo files
  • Fixed an issue that navigated certain MKV files slowly

General

Publisher Daum Communications
Publisher web site http://www.daum.net
Release Date December 11, 2019
Date Added January 10, 2020
Version 1.7.21097

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 26.79MB
File Name PotPlayerSetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 501,759
Downloads Last Week 514

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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