Original author(s)Kang Yong-huee
Stable release1.7.22125 (March 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)) [±]
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

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] its lightweight nature[1] and its support for a large variety of media formats.[2]

LifeHacker observed that PotPlayer's quantity of options was 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 its options menu was "confusing".[3]

In 2019, some versions of PotPlayer began to be bundled with third-party software, causing concerns from its user community; however, the installers allowed users to opt-out before the extra software was installed.[4] The player also started showing ads in its lower right-hand corner.[5] As of 2022, the software no longer installs adware or shows ads.[citation needed]

See also


  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.