PotPlayer v1.7.1150 Updated

billon on 16 Mar 2017
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations, etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video, and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Function of broadcast to favorites;
    • The ability to make chat emoticons invisible.
  • Improved handling of chat user list.
  • Changed option of broadcast compression to VBR.
  • Fixed:
    • A security problem(remediation of playing damaged mov file vulnerability);
    • An issue that SMI integrated subtitles can't be selected;
    • An issue that m3u can't be parsed on certain servers;
    • An issue that log-in was released under certain conditions;
    • An issue that appeared distorted when playing 360 VR.

41 comments on PotPlayer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

gbrao 2013-05-20 07:37

Check out my Portable PotPlayer Generator here :
https://sites.google.com/site/gbrtools/home/software/portable-potplayer/information

Optional : download 32/64 bit installer, install XMP4 Aero English Skin, create portable in portableapps format, create shortcuts for portable PotPlayer.

(The program includes 7z.exe, 7z.dll, xmp4 skin & shortcut generator - hence the 1MB size.)

v1.5.36205

robertcollier4 2013-07-30 12:26

On Win SP XP3 x86 - for all versions of PotPlayer after v1.5.36421, the app freezes on closing for about 5 seconds. If you are having this problem with freeze delay when exiting the app, I recommend using old version 1.5.36421 since it is the last good version that does not have this shutdown hang. Old versions can be downloaded from here:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PotPlayer

v1.5.38562

JayXon 2014-02-14 17:48

It's 1.5.44465 Stable now.

v1.5.40688

Checker 2014-02-15 14:50

@ JayXon: Thanks ... and updated.

v1.5.44465

JayXon 2014-05-09 20:29

New website! http://potplayer.daum.net/ and the official version have multilanguage support now, so no need to download from videohelp.com

v1.6.47450

Specular 2014-05-10 01:42

@JayXon ooo nice, will have to check it out.

v1.6.47450

MaxH 2014-06-19 08:01

Here's a compressed 32 AND 64-Bit version (using gbrao's launcher found in this thread), including a nice skin, all set up and ready to go.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/PotPlayer-Mini-Portable-428187430

@JayXon it's common knowledge that the official English Potplayer download is and has always been from http://www.dvbsupport.net/download/index.php?act=category&id=55
The site you refer to distribute the latest version yes, but it's almost as they use that site for pre-Beta testing. The "stable" Betas appear on the official site, after a few messed up ones have been released via the site you refer to.

v1.6.48576

gbrao 2014-06-19 11:25

The format of the installer at the dvdsupport site seems to have changed ( for 1.6.48576 at least ). The portable generator does not work with it. It DOES WORK with the installers from potplayer.daum.net.

Will modify the portable generator when I have the time.

v1.6.48576

gbrao 2014-06-20 09:48

Updated Portable PotPlayer Generator to v2.00.
- Removed option to download PotPlayer installers.
- Removed option to install XMP4 Aero English Skin.
- Made program compatible with the installers from potplayer.daum.net and dvbsupport.net.

v1.6.48576

Codesmith 2014-12-19 15:59

NOT STEALTH, CALLS HOME

I just tested PotPlayer64 1.6.51480 with the above configuration for portable use. It did not seem to write an registry entries, but on startup and shutdown it called home to tiara.daum.net & get.daum.net. I didn't spend a lot of time on traffic analysis, but there was a kb of upload. Having to firewall the application or add those addresses to the HOSTS file seems to defeat the purpose.

v1.6.51480

joby_toss 2014-12-20 05:50

Did you disable "Check for updates" option?

v1.6.51480

mina11623 2014-12-22 22:25

Was my best player but after a BSOD and some problems with my Gpu .. Potplayer turn off my laptop automatically after playing some anime videos ^^
so rolled back to Mplayer-WW (without a single problem)

v1.6.51480

bzl333 2015-01-03 15:44

still calls home Daum.net after disabling "check for updates"

v1.6.51480

fullbug 2015-01-28 16:22

I love this player, fast, and reliable...

v1.6.51480

MaxH 2015-02-03 07:47

I'd like to point out that the downloads you refer to ( from videohelp.com ) do NOT include FFmpeg, Libav and OpenCodec when extracting the setup files. Those codecs are a separate download when installing PotPlayer using the videohelp version. The original and main site for PotPlayer, dvbsupport, have those codecs included in the installer. Furthermore, unfortunately dvbsupport doesn't include the DirectX 9 files in their installers, so PotPlayer will cry about that in case the user doesn't have his DirectX 9 updated. Those files are oddly enough included in the videohelp version. A little bit of a mess going on yes.. I just wanted to let you know that your version results in an incomplete and severely crippled PotPlayer that doesn't play half the files it's supposed to and is probably more unstable than Miley Cyrus on a very bad day. Again I will recommend the portable version here http://vokol.deviantart.com/art/PotPlayer-Mini-Portable-428187430 which has everything included, both 32 and 64 bits ( launcher by gbrao in this thread ) and with a sexy modern skin. On the same page you will find almost 700 other skins, so if none of them are to your liking just stick with any old garbage dinosaur player you currently prefer.
@bzl333 You do realize PotPlayer is the player for a Korean network which includes chat and all kinds of other things? The international version uses PotPlayerMini.exe which doesn't use any of that functionality. Still its quite normal it "calls home" in my opinion. Adding entries in the hosts file of course blocks that, and eases your paranoia. If you are concerned the PotPlayer author knows what videos you are watching, maybe it's best to use Windows Media Player, oh wait... =) Oh and another thing: disabling "check for updates" has always been the way to go, because updating from within the program used to download and install a Korean version. I say used to because I don't know if that's the case anymore. I'm not gonna try and find out the hard way. Maybe someone can confirm this still applies?

v1.6.52515

Specular 2015-02-04 21:49

> Videohelp.com's version does not include FFmpeg, Libav and OpenCodec when extracting the setup files.. and are a separate download.

@MaxH could you give an example of some media that would be affected by this? As I've extracted the latest version from VideoHelp without any issues with playback.

v1.6.52515

lautrepay 2015-02-05 00:41

@Specular: For example, audio is missed when playing .vob files.
OTOH, I doubt the developer of this portable version has the proper permission to publish his work. The ignorance or mere tolerance about this fact by the propietary of the software does not constitute formal authorization.

v1.6.52515

webfork 2015-02-06 01:28

Really need to move this to forums.  This is not what the entry comments are really meant for nor able to handle.

v1.6.52515

skall 2015-03-19 09:40

@MaxH: thanks for your recommendation. the zoon skin really looks awesome. i would like to replicate the screenshot from devianart, but how to maximize the aspect ratio so to have overlaying controls?

v1.6.53104

fullbug 2015-03-19 22:32

Love the additional skins, 'Aceneat final' with the clock, ect is awesome....

v1.6.53104

joby_toss 2015-05-22 12:45

Softpedia lists additional codec packs on the download page: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/PotPlayer.shtml#download Anyone tried them?

v1.6.54266

smaragdus 2015-07-11 15:34

In fact the latest stable version (as of 2015.07.11) is 1.6.55124.
I wonder why the official site is not provides as download source - http://potplayer.daum.net/
The page I quoted above is in English.

v1.6.55213

Peter202 2015-09-24 18:36

One problem - it is not possible to disable auto check for updates in the portable PotPlayer.

v1.6.56209

joby_toss 2015-09-24 21:10

Adding this line to the [Settings] section of the .ini file should do it:
CheckAutoUpdate=0
but it still connects to 110.45.229.148 IP (from Korea).

v1.6.56209

Peter202 2015-09-25 08:36

@joby_toss Addding the line CheckAutoUpdate=0 in PotPlayerMini.ini doesn't work. I get update notification when i start the player even if i add the line, and when i close the player it deletes the line.

v1.6.56209

joby_toss 2015-09-25 13:31

I just used my firewall to block it.

v1.6.56209

Peter202 2015-09-25 15:13

Yes, blocking it with the firewall worked.

v1.6.56209

gbrao 2015-10-02 15:34

Updated Portable PotPlayer Generator to v3.00.
https://sites.google.com/site/gbrtools/home/software/portable-potplayer/information

PortablePotPlayerGenerator_v300.zip (MD5=46DCB04AECFF9D0B0CB116824DBCDCC9)
- 2 Oct 2015.

- Portable PotPlayer Generator change log -
- Complete rewrite using Autoit.
- Better UI.
- Optionally, install Open Codecs.
- Install log displayed in right pane.

- Portable PotPlayer Shortcut Generator change log -
- Send-To shortcuts added.
- Shortcuts are first deleted (if user selects delete options and then new shortcuts are created).
- If using Windows XP, shortcuts are created to the PotPlayerMiniXP exe files.
- If not using Windows XP, shortcuts are created to the PotPlayerMini exe files

- PortableApps format change log -
- If using Windows XP, the PotPlayerMiniXP exe files are run.
- If not using Windows XP, the PotPlayerMini exe files are run.

v1.6.56209

Peter202 2015-11-20 16:07

How to change the appearance of the player? I don't like the dark theme in the new version.

v1.6.56815

joby_toss 2015-11-20 18:26

Right click and select Skins? http://i.imgur.com/JH9hCMW.png More skins here: http://daumpotplayer.com/category/skins/

v1.6.56815

Peter202 2015-11-20 20:07

How to change the color theme on the default skin? I want to change the playlist background color to white as it was in the previous version but i don't see option for white color in color theme options.

v1.6.56815

joby_toss 2015-11-21 08:27

Try the "Olddefault.dsf" skin.

v1.6.56815

Peter202 2015-11-21 09:37

I don't see Olddefault.dsf skin, only Default skin - default.dsf and Window Frame Skin - WindowFrame.dsf.

v1.6.56815

joby_toss 2015-11-21 16:52

That's strange... Anyway, if you trust me (you shouldn't trust anyone online) and want to give it a try, I uploaded my Skins folder here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/q4cad7o3m5232l5/Skins_PotPlayer_2015.11.21.7z

v1.6.56815

Peter202 2015-11-21 19:21

@joby_toss Thanks!

v1.6.56815

shnbwmn 2015-12-19 07:49

I just found out that a user on the Portable Apps forum has been maintaining a beta paf package for Potplayer since 2014. He got official permission from the devs: http://portableapps.com/node/41287

I haven't fully tested it, but it opens without problems, plays videos just fine, and is regularly updated.

v1.6.57398

PAFuser 2017-01-15 23:43

Nice player, but "Terms of Use" (see bottom of home page) give company right to upload information about your computer.

v1.6.63891

joby_toss 2017-01-16 07:52

The end user has very few rights these days, no matter what product/service we're talking about. In this case maybe blocking its process using a firewall is a viable solution for some users.

v1.6.63891

stisev 2017-02-19 02:59

I blocked all connects from the player + screensaver with Windows Firewall (using Windows Firewall Control).

This is arguably the best video player out right now as of February 2017. It beats Zoomplayer in terms of polish, features, and style.

v1.7.351

smaragdus 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

v1.7.456

stisev 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

v1.7.1150

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