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Screenshot of PotPlayer 1.5.34321
Original author(s) Kang Yong-Hui
Developer(s) Daum Communications
Stable release 1.6.49952 / 25 September 2014 (2014-09-25)[1]
Development status Active
Operating system Windows XP and later[2]
Size 18.3 MB
Available in English, Korean, Chinese, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Serbian, Hungarian, German, Bulgarian, Spanish
Type Media player
License Freeware
Website .net.daumpotplayer

PotPlayer is a media player developed for Windows by Daum Communications.[1]


  • Features 1
  • Reception 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


PotPlayer has several features, including, but not limited to:[3]

  • Ability to play and stream most video and audio formats
  • Ability to play incomplete or damaged AVI files (by skipping the damaged frames)
  • Can remember where the user left off in a video and resume
  • Keyboard shortcuts for most tasks, including seeking, volume, zoom, brightness, contrast, and even subtitle resyncing
  • Subtitle support, including SAA and ASS support as well as embedded subtitles in MKV, OGM, MP4, MOV and 3GP files
  • Users can choose different skins for different types of files, make the windows transparent, and hide the window border when playing
  • Video filters, like deinterlacing, video post-processing and noise reduction for customized playback
  • Audio equalizer and lets users adjust the brightness, contrast and hue of the video


Xenon Magazine wrote "the whole concept of this multimedia player is to be able to play smoothly any media file you throw at it without the help of any audio or video codec packs installed on a Windows PC." [...] "If you are to use it for your multimedia files on your Windows PC (or notebook) – there is no other player out there that could match its stability and versatility".[4]

Lifehacker chose PotPlayer as the "Best Video Player for Windows", saying, "For its great performance, high number of features, and ability to play just about anything, we recommend PotPlayer for all your video playing needs."[3] PotPlayer was also chosen by Lifehacker readers as the third most popular Blu-ray playback suite.[5]

Giorgiana Arghire, writing for Softpedia, noted that, "PotPlayer gives its users great control over its functions [...]", concluding, "PotPlayer is a comprehensive multimedia software that plays movies and display subtitles in a seamless way, without asking too much input from users, unless they specifically want to personalize it to their liking and modify its default settings." She gave it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.[2]

Elena Santos, writing for Softonic, noted that PotPlayer "is yet another video player that stands out for an impressive list of supported formats and a bunch of configuration settings", and gave it a rating of 8 out of 10.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Download PotPlayer". Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b Arghire, Giorgiana (20 March 2013). "PotPlayer".  
  3. ^ a b Whitson Gordon (2011-07-19). "The Best Video Player for Windows".  
  4. ^ Xenon Team (2011-08-12). "The New King of the Software Multimedia Players". Xenon Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  5. ^ Henry, Alan (2011-12-27). "Most Popular Blu-Ray Playback Suite: Cyberlink PowerDVD".  
  6. ^ Santos, Elena. "PotPlayer".  

External links

  • Official website
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