PotPlayer Alternatives

    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 one of the leading apps in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to PotPlayer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PotPlayer are MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), MPV (Free, Open Source), SMPlayer (Free, Open Source) and MPC-BE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

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      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. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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      VLC Media Player vs PotPlayer opinions
      Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
      Not as good as Pot Player but whatever
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      Not as capable enough when it comes to playback handling
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      No thumbnail preview when hover on seekbar.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    1. MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
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      Most users think MPC-HC is a great alternative to PotPlayer.

    2. 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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      Most users think MPV is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
      coralinecastell Runs on Linux, it's FOSS, fast and clean interface, frequently updated.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    3. 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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      SMPlayer vs PotPlayer opinions
      Most users think SMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
      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
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. 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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      Almost everyone thinks MPC-BE is a great alternative to PotPlayer.

    5. 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.
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      This alternative is disputed. Winamp is still a legitimate alternative to PotPlayer, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    6. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.


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

    7. 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.


      Be careful during installation. Forum

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      Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
    8. 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. Revolutionary user experience.
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      IINA vs PotPlayer opinions
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      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
      Positive comment 7 months ago

    9. 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.
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      Most users think MX Player is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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