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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 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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  • FreeProprietary
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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.

    Interface
    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. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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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    Most users think MPC-HC is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
  4. 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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  5. 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.


  6. 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.

    Media Library
    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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 icon MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

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  8. 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.

    KMPlayer 32bit
    Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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    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.
  10. GOM Player icon

    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.

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    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/

    Main window
    Most users think GOM Player is a great alternative to PotPlayer.
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