Daum PotPlayer 1.5.35188

PotPlayer is an extremely light-weight multimedia player for Windows. It feels like the KMPlayer, but is in active development. Supports almost every available video formats out there. PotPlayer contains internal codecs and there is no need to install codecs manually. Other key features include WebCam/Analog/Digital TV devices support, gapless video playback, DXVA, live broadcasting.

Distinctive features of the player is a high quality playback, support for all modern video and audio formats and a built DXVA video codecs. A wide range of subtitles are supported and you are also able to capture audio, video, and screenshots. A comprehensive video and audio player, that also supports TV channels, subtitles and skins.

It's been described on the Internet as The KMPlayer redux, and it pretty much is. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.

What's new in this version:

  • Added equal condition to auto selection criteria of configuration management
  • Added support for madVR's pixel shader feature
  • Added support for SUP (Blu-ray) subtitles
  • Fixed a problem while reflecting subtitle sync
  • Fixed abnormal operation when playing certain BIK files
  • Some fixes for DVD subtitles and DVD menu with using DXVA2
  • Improved Pixel Shader handling
  • Added the ability to play MP3 files with lyrics subtitles
  • Added support for DIVX (XSUB) subtitles
  • Added the ability to swap stereo channels
  • Added the ability to set capture folders in one place (F5 > Capture Folder)
  • Improved logo handling
  • DXVA Built-in Decoder is now enabled by default
  • Added support for Daum Cloud https
  • Bookmarks is now limited up to 2000
  • Improved automatic selection conditions of configuration management

Download: 32-bit Daum PotPlayer 1.5.35188 | 15.4 MB (Freeware)
Download: 64-bit Daum PotPlayer 1.5.35188 | 13.9 MB
Download: +300 PotPlayer skins
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Excellent! But it loses settings when a new version is installed. Oddly it starts with settings that aren't even recommended - e.g. it starts with "Do not keep aspect ratio", even though the recommended setting is "Keep aspect ratio". Why?!
Also would be helpful when double-clicking a video file to close any currently playing file and immediately start playing the new one.
Small niggles, for an otherwise terrific player.

You are aware that you can change the way it plays files in options right?
multiple launching: "Add the clicked file to list" to "play the clicked file"

I like it, but everything is customizeable

Q) Why are my settings are lost after upgrading to the stable version of PotPlayer?

A) The installer just deletes its presets called "Built-in DXVA/Self DXVA/CUDA/QuickSync Decoder" on each install! So if you change some settings of the "Built-in ...." presets and want to keep those settings on each install, go to F5 > configuration tab, click on rename button and enter a different name (then Apply & OK). To return your settings after stable version of PotPlayer installed, click to PotPlayer's icon on top left and select the related preset. Also the installer will do not touch the "Default Configuration" preset.

Thanks. I still think that deleting its presets on a new install is counterintuitive. At least offer the option of clean install or upgrade?
And replacing presets with "non-recommended" settings like "do not keep aspect ratio" is really weird. Where's the logic in that?

Anyone know how to keep the seek bar to always show when playing a video in window mode?

Nevermind, found it... Hide skin when playing

Set it up once and export ( export presets ) the settings... It will create a .reg file. After the new installation, just double-click the .reg file and you're done.

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