PotPlayer v1.7.13622 Updated

billon on 26 Jul 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2018
  • 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.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

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:


  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?
  • New Built-in skin.
  • Added:
    • Dark mode to chat;
    • The ability to play Shorten (SHN) audio file;
    • The ability to show playlist thumbnail at 16:9.
  • Improved;
    • Handling in length calculation of MPEG file;
    • H264 DSC handling of video capture;
    • Cue playback processing.
  • Fixed:
    • An issue that can't play certain MPEG files;
    • A problem where subtitle navigation did not work properly;
    • A problem that screen was broken when playing certain WMV3;
    • A problem where subtitles did not synchronize finely when playing FLV file;
    • A problem where a plus friend message was not sent when broadcasting.

42 comments on PotPlayer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

gbrao 2013-05-20 07:37

Check out my Portable PotPlayer Generator here :

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.)


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:


JayXon 2014-02-14 17:48

It's 1.5.44465 Stable now.


Checker 2014-02-15 14:50

@ JayXon: Thanks ... and updated.


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


Specular 2014-05-10 01:42

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


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.

@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.


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.


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.


Codesmith 2014-12-19 15:59


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.


joby_toss 2014-12-20 05:50

Did you disable "Check for updates" option?


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)


bzl333 2015-01-03 15:44

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


fullbug 2015-01-28 16:22

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


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?


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.


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.


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.


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?


fullbug 2015-03-19 22:32

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


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?


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.


Peter202 2015-09-24 18:36

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


joby_toss 2015-09-24 21:10

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


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.


joby_toss 2015-09-25 13:31

I just used my firewall to block it.


Peter202 2015-09-25 15:13

Yes, blocking it with the firewall worked.


gbrao 2015-10-02 15:34

Updated Portable PotPlayer Generator to v3.00.

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.


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.


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/


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.


joby_toss 2015-11-21 08:27

Try the "Olddefault.dsf" skin.


Peter202 2015-11-21 09:37

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


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


Peter202 2015-11-21 19:21

@joby_toss Thanks!


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.


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.


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.


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.


smaragdus 2017-02-22 19:48

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


stisev 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:


gbrao 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64


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