PotPlayer Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to PotPlayer for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to 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 Jun 4, 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

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      Not as capable enough when it comes to playback handling
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      No thumbnail preview when hover on seekbar.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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    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.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed since 2017

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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 over 1 year ago

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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.
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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
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    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.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, 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.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation. Forum

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      Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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      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.
      Most users think MPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
    8. The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library!
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      This alternative is disputed. Windows Media Player is still a legitimate alternative to PotPlayer, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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