Free Software for Media Lovers
There are a lot of free third-party media players and PotPlayer is another great option for both video and music playback.
While most people listen to streaming music or video now, there are occasions when you do not have a data connection and locally stored files are your only option. PotPlayer is an excellent media player that can handle a large variety of media file types.
Playback quality will depend on the hardware the program is installed on, but in tests, PotPlayer had no problem playing a 1.6 GB MOV file, 865 MB MKV, or a 1.4 GB AVI. Smaller files should play back without any issues as well. You can toggle file information and see an in-depth breakdown of file information including CPU usage.
There is subtitle support in PotPlayer for .ass and .srt files and will natively play subtitles if they are located in the same folder as the video file. The amount of options in PotPlayer are great. You can optimize PotPlayer to get the best performance, but the default settings work fine for the majority of videos.
PotPlayer can also play audio files. It includes default visualizations or you can download more online. The program provides a lot of information about the audio file like bitrate, file type, and the number of channels. Like other media players, there are also audio presets for the equalizer and they all work pretty well. It it is not a substitute for a good stereo, but does have an effect on the audio.
The program is by Daum, a Korean company, but the program is presented entirely in English during and after installation. One annoyance is that PotPlayer does not show in the taskbar, only in the notification area, so to use the program, you either have to have it running in an open section on your screen or find it in notifications.
PotPlayer is a good alternative to first party media players. The stable build has a large variety of supported formats and the quality of playback is excellent for both video and audio.
terrible product. will not play blu-ray folders. menus do not work. no online support makes this utterly useless.. Moreterrible product. will not play blu-ray folders. menus do not work. no online support makes this utterly useless.
horrible player, will not play a blu-ray folder, menus don't work, and with NO ONLINE SUPPORT, this is a joke of a pr... Morehorrible player, will not play a blu-ray folder, menus don't work, and with NO ONLINE SUPPORT, this is a joke of a product, and I would stay away from it in any situation.
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useless cant even start downloadind i want to delete my profile. Moreuseless cant even start downloadind i want to delete my profile
Potplayer has potential, but too many bugs, with little to no support!.
Pot player could be one of the best vid... MorePotplayer has potential, but too many bugs, with little to no support!.
Pot player could be one of the best video players ever, but just too many bugs, and poor documentation, with almost zero support. I still cannot simply sign in to Forum any more, will not accept simple my documented orig info, or password, p-player reset does not work in forum either. Tried re-registering, but keeps asking for registration code, but none given. So cannot post my hot video crossfade features requests or make new forum inquiries, but had never received any forum replies on my orig inquiries either, when forum access did work. None of the pot player Email contacts or developers bother to reply to any inquiries or problems, and nothing really works smoothly with this player. I have been using windows pcs, video editors and forums for many years, have never experienced so many problems,, and lack of support like even this latest potplayer program update, which again could be great, if not for all the headaches . **As many are now using potplayer for their many video playlists, not just audio, Still Could not find any simple Video crossfade, or video fade out options, this feature needed mainly at end of video downloads and MP4 clips playlist, so do not have to use an addtl editor program,to edit and re-encode just to fade out video at end, instead of all cut or trimmed videos ending abrubtly, which looks terrible. Why no simple video crossfading options. Cannot find any way at all to do this in Potplayer with even internal or external effects or plugins to crossfade video & audio. So all mp4 videos in potplayer video playlists, can transition automatically smoothly like similar video and audio programs/players. **(One good thing is that pot player (does appear) to be at least updated somewhat regularly, just was hoping there was some preset options, so that all audio and video can play automatically in best or max quality at all times, (Auto removing or fixing video/audio problems after pot player analyzes all media played) so we do not have to keep tinkering and testing just to always play all video & audio in max quality,with little or no audio clipping or feedback .) ** Also Still trying to find any option in Potplayer, like similar players have, the option to save loaded Online youtube videos etc as MP4 to my PC or external drive. **Why still no similarly equipped features for android with potplayer yet. Again,even though it has great potential as a player, too many bugs, and poor documentation, with very poor support. So even though they do update it, and add new features, but this player is still missing a few superhot video features especially, and by potplayer developers just slapping together quick updates and new features, but without good documentation or support, it is not really making this player much better, with just more problems, but very little support. I would much rather pay a few dollars , and have better documentation, and at least some working support, so do not keep wasting so much time trying tinker, and get pot player to work properly. Hope they keep improving in the badly needed Video/audio enhancements and features though! (Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars) for now.
I love the color when playing videos. I've been using it since I gave up KMplayer, even though I do no... MoreGood one.
I love the color when playing videos. I've been using it since I gave up KMplayer, even though I do not understand its many other options.