PotPlayer is a Windows-based multimedia player developed by Daum, the most popular search engine company in South Korea.
PotPlayer is one of the most popular media player software in Korea now. It's been used as the default media player on Samsung smart TVs since June 2013.
What is PotPlayer?
PotPlayer is an easy-to-use, multi-functional multimedia player. Despite its name, it's not limited to video content—it supports a wide variety of multimedia including music, pictures, and more. PotPlayer's full features are available in the free version while the premium version gives you access to even more high-quality content and functions.
PotPlayer supports all the most popular media formats. It plays all video formats including AVI, MKV, WMV, RMVB, MP4, MOV, 3GP and FLV; and all audio files including MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis and AAC. PotPlayer also support subtitles like SMI and SRT files embedded in media files as well as external SMI/SUB/SSA subtitles.
PotPlayer can be used as a simple media player or as a tool for creating multimedia content. It allows you to edit and convert videos, create subtitles, add image effects, set video filters and adjust aspect ratio, etc. PotPlayer also provides features for further customization of multimedia experience such as changing the window wallpaper and other visual settings.
Another feature that few players offer is 'split screen mode'. This feature enables you to play multiple videos simultaneously.
Split screen mode is great for presentations, demonstrations, and instructional videos. For example, you can play your favorite music video in the left window while the right window shows a video recording of your online piano lessons.
PotPlayer Pro is a Media Player, Video Converter and Video Editor for Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 and Linux. It also has WebM support for Windows 10. It can be downloaded from http://www.potplayer.com/download_pro.htm
PotPlayer Pro is the premium version of PotPlayer; it is available in both free and paid versions. It has a few extra features like converting videos, converting audio, subtitle editing, etc.
PotPlayer Pro's free version can be downloaded from http://www.potplayer.com/download_free_pro.htm
The free version has all the basic functions that PotPlayer Pro provides for Windows 7 and above (32/64 bit).
The differences are:
- no extra functions (converting video, converting audio, creating subtitle files) in the free version.
- a 10 second advertisement is shown every 24 hours.
- no watermark on the bottom right of screen in free version.
PotPlayer Goes Public
PotPlayer was discontinued by its original developer (Daum) in 2015. At that time, PotPlayer development team, who wanted to continue developing and improving PotPlayer, took over the project and continued the development independently.
PotPlayer has been downloaded more than 20 million times. It is said to be the world's most popular multimedia player, with the largest market share in Korea. According to some survey results, PotPlayer has a market share of 70.25% in South Korea.