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PotPlayer Alternatives for Linux

PotPlayer is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to PotPlayer and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PotPlayer are MPV, SMPlayer, MPlayer and Celluloid.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    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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    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

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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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    No thumbnail preview when hover on seekbar.

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    Not as capable enough when it comes to playback handling

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  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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    MPV vs PotPlayer opinions
    Most users think MPV is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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    Runs on Linux, it's FOSS, fast and clean interface, frequently updated.

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  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.

    Playing video - Default Skin
    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

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  4. MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    • MorphOS

    MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.

    MPlayer on Ubuntu (Linux)
    Most users think MPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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    Celluloid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • mpv

    Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv. Celluloid interacts with mpv via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities.

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  6. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

    Discontinued

    No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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  7. Videos (previously Totem) is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.

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  8. UMPlayer icon

    UMPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.

    Discontinued

    No more updates, latest downloads from 2011: https://sourceforge.net/projects/umplayer/files/

    UMPlayer Skinnable User Interface - feature rich yet easy to use
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    Parole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Parole is a media player for the Xfce desktop environment, written using the GStreamer framework.

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    Haruna Video Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Flatpak

    Open source video player built with Qt/QML and libmpv.

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