Additional codec packs become useless due to PotPlayer’s internal and external filters.
The internal filters won’t affect the performance of your operating system because they are not enlisted in the system’s registry.
The ability to play and stream an impressive list of video and audio formats is the most important feature of Daum PotPlayer, but this media player deserves your attention for other advantages it offers as well.
It can play incomplete and damaged AVI files (it skips the damaged frames), it allows you to create keyboard shortcuts, it supports a variety of subtitles, it comes with various skins (including the possibility to make the windows transparent), it can remember where the user left off in a video and resume.
Furthermore, PotPlayer can apply video filters for customized playback and it allows users to change the contrast, brightness or hue of the video.
Daum PotPlayer can be thus considered an audio and video experience enhancer, enabling you to get the most out of your music and movies.
You don’t have to set your custom configurations each time; save your presets and apply them again every time you want to.
In a few words, Daum PotPlayer is one of the best media players for Windows, due to its flawless performance, user-friendly interface and the ability to play almost anything.
Its large number of features will please experienced users, but they will not cause inconveniences to beginners, either.
The interface is intuitive and you’ll be ready to enjoy an amazing media experience as soon as you launch the application.
Changes to PotPlayer 1.7.22031 [23.11.02]:
- Added the ability to display multiple lines in the subtitle explorer
- NOTCHLC video codec playback function added
- Modified to apply HDR color correction when capturing video if possible
- Fixed an issue where the DTS pass-through function did not work on certain systems
- Fixed an issue where embedded subtitles were displayed overlapping when playing files without interruption.
- Fixed an issue where playback completion did not occur when using the delete related file function upon completion of playback.
- Fixed a problem that freezing when playing HEVC with DXVA on old Intel GPUs
- Fixed an issue where certain MKV videos could not be played after searching for them.
The Open Codec for PotPlayer enhances the media player by providing additional codecs. Once installed, PotPlayer gains the ability to decode AAC, AAC LATM, AC3, EAC3, TrueHD, MLP, DTS, and ensures that all functions work seamlessly.
Wish check for update included beta versions. Decline the PUP! (a star off for that archaic inclusion)
The player was originally made with the code of the great MPC player by a very good korean developer, but as now (2020) PotPlayer has a stable development while MPC-HC is in maintenance mode, with just some small bug fixes.
Respect to MPC-HC or MPC-BE the korean player has much more settings and functions, faster and more precise seeking, timeline preview like YouTube that works very well, much better than MPC-BE.
The streaming of Internet videos is more reliable than MPC-HC or MPC-BE because PotPlayer by default use its own splitter and audio-video decoders. They're FFMPEG based like LAV Filters. But LAV filters are more optimized for disk content, not streaming.
Attention: as for April 2020 PotPlayer try to install unwanted PUP program during the set-up, but You can (and should) just click on ''Refuse' and everything is fine.
Yes, it does suffer a bit from feature overload and settings mess (some are even darn confusing), but it is definitely full-featured and offers many nice perks other players do not.
Just be sure to not install the PUP included in the installer!