PotPlayer for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 221102
  • 4.3

  • Security Status

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A powerful media player for multiple formats!

PotPlayer is an excellent choice for playing music and videos on your PC. While there are plenty of third-party media players, such as VLC and KMPlayer, not a single one comes close to offering as many features as PotPlayer. Although a lot of people prefer to stream videos and music, shoddy internet connectivity can cause issues. During such times, PotPlayer for Windows lets you listen to music and watch videos locally stored on your PC. With support for a wide range of file types, it’s a great choice for PC users.

Plenty of features and lots to explore!

PotPlayer is based on the same interface model as KMPlayer. In fact, both the programs were created by the same team. While it’s a free media player, when you download PotPlayer for PC, it allows you to play any video format imaginable. Additionally, it lets you optimize video formats as per the output device of your preference.

In case you’ve already used KMPlayer, the interface will feel familiar. While it’s cluttered in some places, the minimalist design of the main window lets you explore all the features with ease. With a single right-click, you can access almost all of the important features in the program.

As mentioned earlier, PotPlayer for PC is compatible with several formats and codecs. Moreover, it provides you with plenty of effects and filters to make video clips look better. Last but not least, the interface can be customized with different skins, just in case you’re not a fan of the default ‘dark’ look.

Packed with a wide range of features

While the program comes with minimalist and clean styling, it offers everything you need for enjoying videos and music. Apart from the media player, the program includes an easy-to-use screen recorder, which supports live streaming. There’s also a built-in video editor and TV receiver, which isn’t available with popular titles like Windows Media Player or GOM Player.

Pot Player for Windows 10 can source files from URLs, FTP servers, local storage, digital and analog TV, and Blu-rays and DVDs. The playback is always auto-optimized to suit the preferred output device. Using PotPlayer, you can conveniently download and sync subtitles, which makes it easier to watch videos in different languages. In fact, you can also add subtitles manually and customize the text’s appearance on-screen.

With built-in video editing tools, PotPlayer download for PC lets you sharpen or blur the image, rotate, warp, adjust levels, or reduce noise to ensure your video clips look appealing. While the program provides detailed playback information, it also offers 360-degree and 3D video support, which is hard to find in a free media player.

With Pot Player download, playback quality depends on the hardware of the system. However, it shouldn’t cause any issues playing large-sized files, including AVI, MKV, and MOV. In fact, smaller files should playback instantly and without any issues at all. As mentioned earlier, detailed playback information is available, which allows you to get an in-depth view of CPU usage too.

Pot Player free download supports a wide range of subtitle files, including .srt and .ass. If the subtitle files are located in the same folder as the video file, the program will natively play subtitles on-screen. Since PotPlayer comes with plenty of customization options, you can optimize the usage to get the best performance. However, the default settings work pretty well for most file formats and sizes.

Play audio files seamlessly

Like MPlayer, Media Player Classic, and other popular titles, video PotPlayer can also play audio files. While the program includes several default visualizations, you can download more online. PotPlayer provides you with detailed information about the audio file, such as a number of channels, bitrate, file type, etc. Like most media players, the program includes a wide range of audio presets for improving audio output. While it’s not a substitute for stereo sound, it’s a good way to improve audio quality.

Advanced settings for serious users

PotPlayer free download provides you with several advanced settings options. Once you’ve customized the media player as per your preferences, you can export the settings in a .reg file. This proves to be helpful for the installation of PotPlayer on another computer or device. You won’t have to configure the settings again, and the player will be ready to be used from the get-go.

On a different computer, simply install the program, double click the settings file you exported, and everything will be automatically configured. If you want to check all the settings related to playback options of video files, you can click the ‘Playback’ tab to get detailed information.

It’s worth noting that an important setting is disabled by the program on default. It’s called ‘Show Thumbnail Previews’, and it’s located at the bottom of the main window. When you enable this option, it allows you to watch previews of the videos. You only need to take the mouse cursor over the playback bar, and the program presents a preview in a little box over the seek bar in the player’s window.

Lots of skins to customize views

While the default skin is a good choice for anyone interested in the ‘dark’ mode, PotPlayer provides you with several skins to customize the appearance. The default skin looks outdated, and the program allows you to download various options online. With just a few clicks, you can completely change the program’s appearance and style.

The perfect way to watch videos!

While the minimalist design makes it look simple, the latest version of Pot Player is a powerful media player with plenty of features, including screen recorder, built-in editing tools, 360-degree and 3D support, optimization tools, and compatibility with latest video technologies. As compared to other programs for Windows, PotPlayer wins the race by a huge margin.

With so much to offer, the only problem that the program causes is the constant display in the notification tray. It simply does not show up in the taskbar. As such, you either have to keep it running in the background or check notifications to open the main window. However, it’s a minor issue and more of an annoyance than anything major to skip such a good program. Without a doubt, PotPlayer download is an excellent choice for playing your favorite music and videos.


  • Supports several file types
  • Provides detailed playback information
  • 360-degree and 3D support
  • Built-in optimization and editing tools


  • Cluttered interface in some places
  • Constantly runs in notification tray

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PotPlayer for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 221102
  • 4.3

  • Security Status

User reviews about PotPlayer

  • gainner

    by gainner

    please add a function to save settings for each single video file, such as adjusting the brightness, saturation and rotation,aspect ratio,etc.... of t More

  • Saneth De Silva

    by Saneth De Silva

    It is lightwight but more powerful than VLC Media Player and KMP Player. I always love POT PLAYER. I recommend you do use that player without any doub More

  • C3_chocolate

    by C3_chocolate

    好用,支持中文!It's a small but useful player.

  • David Tesch

    by David Tesch

    So far, this has been a horrendous experience trying to get this thing set up! What the hell happened to plug and play? It freaking 2020!!!

  • Michalis

    by Michalis

    Best player out there!

  • Firsty Fine

    by Firsty Fine

    it is one of my favourite player of all time but today it real disappointed me very seriously because it doesnot play one of my movie claiming that HE More


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