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PotPlayer is described as 'Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality' and is a leading Media Player in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to PotPlayer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PotPlayer are MPV, MPC-HC, SMPlayer and MPC-BE.

PotPlayer alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PotPlayer.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
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    • Snapcraft
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Google Chrome
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    279 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    VLC Media Player vs PotPlayer opinions
    Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
    Guest

    Not as good as Pot Player but whatever

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    Poncharelo

    It's multi-platform, free and open source.

    It's very simple to use with no fancy or bloated interfaces yet it has a lot of options for all my needs when using it on the PC and it works perfectly out of the box on other systems too even for playing videos over the network.

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    Shu_Ouma93

    Rewarded that this software can read all types of files or almost. While that has always given me problems, unlike Potplayer. VLC cannot read all types of video files. Either they don't work or they freeze every few seconds. So it is unwatchable.

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    Guest

    No thumbnail preview when hover on seekbar.

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    Guest

    Not as capable enough when it comes to playback handling

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  2. MPV icon

    MPV

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    88 alternatives to MPV 

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

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    1.  LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Most users think MPV is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
    coralinecastell

    Runs on Linux, it's FOSS, fast and clean interface, frequently updated.

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  3. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to MPC-HC 

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.

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    1.  LightweightMPC-HC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Most users think MPC-HC is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
  4. SMPlayer icon

    SMPlayer

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • mpv
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • MPlayer
    • Mac
    114 alternatives to SMPlayer 

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.

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    1.  LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeSMPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
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    Option - Tablet Mode
    SMPlayer vs PotPlayer opinions
    Most users think SMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
    Guest

    SMPlayer and Pot player are not very similar at first glance. But SMPlayer is heavily customizable. You can get 99.99% features of pot player in SMPlayer by tweaking. Just be patient first time

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  5. MPC-BE icon

    MPC-BE

    • Windows
    104 alternatives to MPC-BE 

    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.

    MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

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    1.  Dark ModeMPC-BE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightMPC-BE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableMPC-BE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Works OfflineMPC-BE can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Ad-freeMPC-BE doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Almost everyone thinks MPC-BE is a great alternative to PotPlayer.


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    Winamp

    • Windows
    • Android
    213 alternatives to Winamp 

    Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins...

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    Winamp vs PotPlayer opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Winamp is still a legitimate alternative to PotPlayer, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Media Player Classic

    125 alternatives to Media Player Classic 

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and built-in...

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC icon MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

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    IINA

    • Mac
    • mpv
    25 alternatives to IINA 

    IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture.

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    1.  LightweightIINA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Picture in PictureIINA allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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    Guest

    Good design, no glitches, good subtitle support and rendering, easy and accessible settings (video, audios, subs). It's not as complete as Potplayer or other Windows players, but is the best FOSS video player I found for MacOs. Recommended

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  9. KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    151 alternatives to KMPlayer 

    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.

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    1.  Support for 4KKMPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedKMPlayer can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    KMPlayer vs PotPlayer opinions
    Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
  10. MX Player icon

    MX Player

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    139 alternatives to MX Player 

    MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies.

    a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder.

    b) MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video player which supports multi-core decoding. Test result.

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    1.  Hardware AcceleratedMX Player can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    Most users think MX Player is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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