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PotPlayer Alternatives for Mac

PotPlayer is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PotPlayer are MPV, SMPlayer, IINA and KMPlayer.

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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSMPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
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    Playing video - Default Skin
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    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. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightIINA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ 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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    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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  5. KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for 4KKMPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPlayer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    MPlayer on Ubuntu (Linux)
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    GOM Player

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGOM Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Bundleware

    The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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

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    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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    QuickTime Player

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.

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  10. SPlayer icon

    SPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles.

    ⚫︎ PortableSPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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