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Screenshot of PotPlayer 1.5.34321
Original author(s) Kang Yong-Huee
Developer(s) Daum Communications
Stable release 1.6.58402 / 28 January 2016; 11 days ago (2016-01-28)[1]
Development status Active
Operating system Windows XP and later[2]
Size 18.7 MB
Available in English, Korean, Chinese, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Serbian, Hungarian, German, Bulgarian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Type Media player
License Freeware
Website potplayer.daum.net

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


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
  • Global shortcuts that can be used even when the program is in the background/minimized
  • 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
  • Screen recording with PiP(Picture in Picture)
  • WebCam recording
  • Ability to play analog and digital TV
  • Frame/Sequence) capture
  • Customize frame ratio and size
  • Volume gain and 3D virtual
  • Embedded subtitle downloader
  • Play 3D 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[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Download PotPlayer". videohelp.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b Arghire, Giorgiana (20 March 2013). "PotPlayer". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Whitson Gordon (2011-07-19). "The Best Video Player for Windows". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  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". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  6. ^ Santos, Elena. "PotPlayer". Softonic. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 

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