PotPlayer
Original author(s)Kang Yong-huee
Developer(s)Kakao
Stable release1.7.21834 (November 2, 2022; 48 days ago (2022-11-02)) [±]
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Size~ 25 MB
Available in33 languages
List of languages
Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hong Kong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik (Cyrillic), Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Latin)
TypeMedia player
LicenseFreeware
Websitepotplayer.tv

PotPlayer is a multimedia software player developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system by South Korean Internet company Kakao (formerly Daum Communications). It competes with other popular Windows media players such as VLC media player, mpv (media player), GOM Player, KMPlayer, SMPlayer and Media Player Classic. PotPlayer's reception has been positive[citation needed] with reviewers complimenting its wide range of settings and customizations,[1] as well as its lightweight nature[1] and its support for a large variety of media formats.[2]

LifeHacker observed that PotPlayer's quantity of options is one of its biggest weaknesses. "It has many different settings[,] which unfortunately makes wading through the checkbox-laden settings menu kind of a pain."[1] and that the options menu is "confusing".[3]

As of at least late 2019, PotPlayer began to be bundled with third-party software, causing concerns from PotPlayer's users community. The installer gives the option to opt-out before the bundled 3rd party software is installed.[4] In addition, PotPlayer started showing popup ads on the lower right-hand corner the screen.[5] As of 2022, the software no longer installs adware or shows ads.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Gordon, Whitson (July 19, 2011). "The Best Video Player for Windows". Lifehacker. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Dragomir, Mircea. "PotPlayer". SoftPedia. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Park, Chris. "Powerful media player with support for lots of formats". Softonic. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "PotPlayer now Adware!". VideoHelp Forum.
  5. ^ "PotPlayer now Adware! - Page 2 - VideoHelp Forum". VideoHelp Forum.