Daum PotPlayer 1.5.37776

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.

What's new in this version:

  • Added the ability to calibrate rotation when playing .MOV files
  • Added the ability to set an alternative font for Japanese and Chinese characters (In English Windows only)
  • Added PCM/AC3/DTS audio processing support for WDM devices
  • Increased bitrate of personel broadcasting up to 4M
  • Added personal broadcasting advertisement
  • Fixed some broadcasting problems in certain situations

Download: 32-bit Daum PotPlayer 1.5.37776 | 15.0 MB (Freeware)
Download: 64-bit Daum PotPlayer 1.5.37776 | 13.0 MB
Download: +300 PotPlayer skins
View: PotPlayer Homepage

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Eventually, after 2 supposedly tries to fix the colour, they came close to MPC-HC. Now it's fine and with appropriate settings, it uses slightly less recources than MPC-HC but the image quality of the latter is slightly better.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I understand that the quality depends on the decoder and filter used. With that in mind - configure mphc and potplayer to use the same stuff (lav, ffdshow, etc).

The benefit of Potplayer for me is being able to choose my own filters, I use LAV and AC3 and xiph for their appropriate codecs.

I would like to know if you've tested quality based upon different filters or with just the straight out of the box configuration. If not then perhaps doing so would change your mind.

I'm talking about the default filters. For XVIDs, pot player is using the MS AVI Splitter and something like that is the reason for ( slightly ) less resources but ( slightly ) less quality, likewise.

On both players you can chose your own filters, but currently I stopped using MadVR/LAV etc. Only occasional problems while the difference in quality sometimes was questionable. In short, it doesn't worth it imo cause I'm using just a 24" PC monitor.