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  1. Hello!

    I thought I'd start a thread to talk about new features, bugs or long overdue fixes.

    Latest stable:
    http://tvpot.daum.net/application/PotPlayer.do (Doesn't yet include english language)
    or
    https://www.videohelp.com/tools/Potplayer
    or
    http://www.dvbsupport.net/download/index.php?act=view&id=230


    Latest beta announcment/changelog(korean):
    http://cluster1.cafe.daum.net/_c21_/bbs_list?grpid=1E88b&mgrpid=&fldid=AZMV
    (Normally the topmost sticky thread)


    Download BETA URL:
    http://potplayer.daum.net/beta/PotPlayerSetup.exe (Now includes english translation)
    or
    http://www.dvbsupport.net/download/index.php?act=view&id=268


    Changelog archive (english):
    http://www.dvbsupport.net/info/potplayer.html


    Official international/english forum:
    https://potplayer.daum.net/forum/


    If you have bugs you can report it at: https://potplayer.daum.net/forum/ (seems abandoned by devs) or http://cluster1.cafe.daum.net/_c21_/bbs_list?grpid=1E88b&fldid=AZL7

    Or send it to the official e-mail address: ahahlive at hanmail.net

    The dev's not too good with english, so make sure you make everything clear. (Pictures seem to help.)
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  2. Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    I thought I'd start a thread to talk about new features, bugs or long overdue fixes.
    Why? This isn't a PotPlayer development site. I doubt any of the developers even come here. You'd have better luck here: http://tvpot.daum.net/application/PotPlayer.do
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  3. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    I thought I'd start a thread to talk about new features, bugs or long overdue fixes.
    Why? This isn't a PotPlayer development site. I doubt any of the developers even come here. You'd have better luck here: http://tvpot.daum.net/application/PotPlayer.do
    My desire wasn't to submit bugs, but maybe talk about current issues.
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    The main issue is that the program has constant beta updates, and most have more new bugs than were fixed in the update. Maybe he figures he'll get more donations that way or something like that. I didn't dislike it enough to bother uninstalling it in windows but I never really used it much either.

    Why not just get a really good video player like smplayer or vlc?
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  5. Originally Posted by Hoser Rob View Post
    The main issue is that the program has constant beta updates, and most have more new bugs than were fixed in the update. Maybe he figures he'll get more donations that way or something like that. I didn't dislike it enough to bother uninstalling it in windows but I never really used it much either.

    Why not just get a really good video player like smplayer or vlc?
    Because potplayer is better than both. At least for me. More features, better configurability.
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    I also prefer PotPlayer (speed, stability, compatibility), and it's only the one issue for me - BD seamless playlist navigation. For everything else I find it's simply the best!

    Out of interest, has anyone ever had any response posting bug reports on http://tvpot.daum.net/application/PotPlayer.do ?
    Is it really such a bad idea for people posting bugs here if there is no official English forum? Discussion is always healthy, even if no immediate fixes are imminent, especially with Doom9 closing PotPlayer threads.
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  7. Originally Posted by katipo View Post
    I also prefer PotPlayer (speed, stability, compatibility), and it's only the one issue for me - BD seamless playlist navigation. For everything else I find it's simply the best!

    Out of interest, has anyone ever had any response posting bug reports on http://tvpot.daum.net/application/PotPlayer.do ?
    Is it really such a bad idea for people posting bugs here if there is no official English forum? Discussion is always healthy, even if no immediate fixes are imminent, especially with Doom9 closing PotPlayer threads.
    I think I had, but couldn't log in after a while. Since then I only sent e-mail bug-reports. Most were fixed.
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    Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    Originally Posted by Hoser Rob View Post
    The main issue is that the program has constant beta updates, and most have more new bugs than were fixed in the update. Maybe he figures he'll get more donations that way or something like that. I didn't dislike it enough to bother uninstalling it in windows but I never really used it much either.

    Why not just get a really good video player like smplayer or vlc?
    Because potplayer is better than both. At least for me. More features, better configurability.
    ...Then, why not compile versions for OSX and *nix? why ONLY for windoze?

    I am one of millions of power users, IT pros, geeks, and other technically skilled users who are ignored by the general internet.

    For me, for the easiest sites to get video from, I don't even NEED an app, I can just use an online capture service, like the fine Converttomp3.net: http://convert2mp3.net/en/

    For harder sites, Videohelp's find youtube-dl does the trick for me almost every time.

    For even harder to capture sites, I am skilled enough to use the development tab / inspect feature in browsers like Chrome effectively. And if even THAT won't work, I am skilled enough to use the RTMP tools like RTMPDUMP, if I want a video bad enough.

    But for me, it's the most difficult to capture sites that I have issues with. These are sites that use heavily protected, non RTMP protocols like Silverlight, and the content is encrypted. Since virtually all of these sites are pay or subscription sites, I can't talk about them here, and anyway, if they are not now they soon will be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to capture except by screen scraping.

    Am I just spouting bullsh*t? Opinions are most welcome!
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  9. Well I don't know about the BS but what I did was delete as much of what I tried to do today as I could. Everything was whacked which I know is no sort of technical explanation.

    MPC-BE was mentioned and I will get that from Videohelp and see what happens.
    For my old Phenom and on- board Nvidia setup I think the only solution is to recode and get out of the briar patch/tar baby of Potplayer.

    I will subscribe to this thread to see how things go.
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  10. Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
    Well I don't know about the BS but what I did was delete as much of what I tried to do today as I could. Everything was whacked which I know is no sort of technical explanation.

    MPC-BE was mentioned and I will get that from Videohelp and see what happens.
    For my old Phenom and on- board Nvidia setup I think the only solution is to recode and get out of the briar patch/tar baby of Potplayer.

    I will subscribe to this thread to see how things go.
    It's still incomprehensible what you're actually trying to do/achieve. But if you're messing with MPC-BE, MPC-HC and SVP it's off topic here. This thread is for potplayer.
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  11. Originally Posted by GrampaD View Post
    ...Then, why not compile versions for OSX and *nix? why ONLY for windoze?

    I am one of millions of power users, IT pros, geeks, and other technically skilled users who are ignored by the general internet.

    For me, for the easiest sites to get video from, I don't even NEED an app, I can just use an online capture service, like the fine
    It builds on windows-only technology so porting it to something else would require a LOT more than just compiling it to other OS-es.

    You're on of the <1% if you're a linux user, not worth the bother.
    Also if you're one who cares for multimedia (or graphics, or games) you're not using linux. (I can't speak of OSX, it's tied to hardware of a rip-off/fashion company which I'll never buy. So I never came in contact with it)
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    Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    Originally Posted by GrampaD View Post
    ...Then, why not compile versions for OSX and *nix? why ONLY for windoze?

    I am one of millions of power users, IT pros, geeks, and other technically skilled users who are ignored by the general internet.

    For me, for the easiest sites to get video from, I don't even NEED an app, I can just use an online capture service, like the fine
    It builds on windows-only technology so porting it to something else would require a LOT more than just compiling it to other OS-es.

    You're on of the <1% if you're a linux user, not worth the bother.
    Also if you're one who cares for multimedia (or graphics, or games) you're not using linux. (I can't speak of OSX, it's tied to hardware of a rip-off/fashion company which I'll never buy. So I never came in contact with it)
    ...for OSX, it turns out that the solution for me is VMWare Fusion. It can run Windows 10, fedora, and even DOS images. There is also em6-dosbox, which can run on a web page.
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  13. Originally Posted by Hoser Rob View Post
    The main issue is that the program has constant beta updates, and most have more new bugs than were fixed in the update. Maybe he figures he'll get more donations that way or something like that. I didn't dislike it enough to bother uninstalling it in windows but I never really used it much either.

    Why not just get a really good video player like smplayer or vlc?
    Beta updates are meant for testing the new features, you could just wait for the latest stable to arrive.
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  14. Version 1.5.35989 beta is incredibly slow opening files. Is that the case for anyone else? I had to roll back to 1.5.35981 because it was so slow.
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  15. Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    Version 1.5.35989 beta is incredibly slow opening files. Is that the case for anyone else? I had to roll back to 1.5.35981 because it was so slow.
    It seems to hang a bit with 720p files for me.
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    I have no issues with the 1.5.35989 beta it opens 720p/1080p/and all standard definition files as quickly as earlier versions(at least for me) in all my notebooks and desktops..As for the player itself and in my own opinion,video files look better sound better and play smoother then any other player I have ever tried and I have tried them all..My only issue with this player is when there is a full update (not a beta update) it sets all my customized options and settings back to default on install which means I have to reset all my own settings over again to where I like them..Most of the default settings I dont mess with anyway but there are quite a few I like to change...~
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  17. Originally Posted by RappinRod View Post
    My only issue with this player is when there is a full update (not a beta update) it sets all my customized options and settings back to default on install which means I have to reset all my own settings over again to where I like them..Most of the default settings I dont mess with anyway but there are quite a few I like to change...~
    You can avoid this problem if you just extract the exe file with 7zip and put the new files in the potplayer folder. Just make sure you don't overwrite anything you don't want erased, like possibly your skins or playlist folder.
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  18. Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    Originally Posted by RappinRod View Post
    My only issue with this player is when there is a full update (not a beta update) it sets all my customized options and settings back to default on install which means I have to reset all my own settings over again to where I like them
    You can avoid this problem if you just extract the exe file with 7zip and put the new files in the potplayer folder. Just make sure you don't overwrite anything you don't want erased, like possibly your skins or playlist folder.
    In the past my solution for setting retention after installing a version upgrade was to replace the default PotPlayerMini.ini (which is newly created after checking the "Store settings to .ini file" setting) with the backup my customized PotPlayerMini.ini from the previous version install.

    However, a number of months ago after doing one of my typical Potplayer upgrades, I experienced some odd/defective playback behavior.

    I eventually discovered that it was due to the process of replacing the new PotPlayerMini.ini with my previous custom PotPlayerMini.ini.

    As soon as I reinstated my fresh new default PotPlayerMini.ini, everything was fine.

    Ever since, for full upgrades, I have manually set all my preferences, which as you know is a minor pain.

    Thanks for offering a work around for this issue, but since you know much more about theses sorts of things than I do, I have a question.

    There is no PotPlayerMini.ini created immediately after installation without selecting that option.

    Can I presume you are using a PotPlayerMini.ini file for your settings, or are you relying on the previous Daum player registry entry to retain custom settings?

    If using a PotPlayerMini.ini, Is your method of extraction and replacement different than my method of simply replacing PotPlayerMini.ini?

    thanks again
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  19. Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    Version 1.5.35989 beta is incredibly slow opening files. Is that the case for anyone else? I had to roll back to 1.5.35981 because it was so slow.
    Did 1.5.36020 fix it?
    Otherwise did anyone notice some change. There's no changelog this time...
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  20. If I am not using my Asus media player, and instead use the a PC player (for quick convenience)I use Pot Player 1.5/26243 for a while now, and it is great. In general I use MPC for movies, but I like Pot Player with motion interpolation for watching Asian TV dramas and live concerts, to put back in the live look that it is supposed to have.
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  21. Originally Posted by deadmeow View Post
    If I am not using my Asus media player, and instead use the a PC player (for quick convenience)I use Pot Player 1.5/26243 for a while now, and it is great. In general I use MPC for movies, but I like Pot Player with motion interpolation for watching Asian TV dramas and live concerts, to put back in the live look that it is supposed to have.
    I followed this guide but it hangs when it tries to enable framerate interpolation.

    Ooops, it seems to be working with LAV as a decoder.
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  22. Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    Version 1.5.35989 beta is incredibly slow opening files. Is that the case for anyone else? I had to roll back to 1.5.35981 because it was so slow.
    Did 1.5.36020 fix it?
    Otherwise did anyone notice some change. There's no changelog this time...
    Nope, beta 1.5.36020 didn't fix the problem. Although I did notice that it mainly appears to be happening with audio files, at least mp3s since that is what I tested. Video files seem to open up fine for me. I did notice my CPU usage increases more than normal with this problem. The slow down doesn't happen all the time guaranteed but enough to be annoying. I just tried 1.5.35981 again, and everything is fine with this version.
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  23. This is all quite academic anyway.
    The way I see it, there are several very good free media players.
    Get several of them and if one doesn't do quite what you want, change over to one of the others.
    Potplayer, MPC-HC, SM Player and VLC (and splash lite) are all quite good.
    There may be others that are good too......
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    Originally Posted by Steve(MS) View Post
    This is all quite academic anyway.
    The way I see it, there are several very good free media players.
    Get several of them and if one doesn't do quite what you want, change over to one of the others.
    Potplayer, MPC-HC, SM Player and VLC (and splash lite) are all quite good.
    There may be others that are good too......
    I have most media players installed, but one gets sick of updating each one not knowing what new surprises await. So the idea of just one media player is attractive. MPC/MPC-HC for the longest time has been a terrific player for me, but still nowhere near as smooth or powerful playing all HD content (particularly full HD VC1) without the usual codec hell. VLC is much better than it used to be, but still somewhat unstable and hardware playback is flakey for me.

    My PC is a little old now and Potplayer is by far the fastest and only player that fully supported VC1 via DXVA from the get go years ago (at least with my 8800 GTS). Apart for the reasons already mentioned, the current #1 reason is the excellent scrub/navigation bar response time (including the skip keys) for all media containers. It's the most responsive of all my players without any waiting time while re-syncing the stream. I'm now gradually switching all associations to Potplayer only.
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  25. If you are on a low-powered computer, Potplayer and Splash lite are likely the best choices.
    I am a bit reserved in recommending Splash Lite since many features are disabled in the free product
    but it seems to play stuff fairly well with little processor resources though I haven't used it a great deal...because of above reason.

    About the updates, most of the time there is no need to updates just because of a new beta.
    I am still running older versions of Potplayer...if it works, I see little need to update unless
    there is a new feature that really improves something.
    Most updates appear to be trivial.
    The exception is VLC, one of the updates later last year really was worth it.

    Main thing is find a version that works the way you want it to and read the logs
    for new betas to see if it is something that is updating to.
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  26. I kept my old ini file and PotPlayer was able to recognize the thumbnail feature. I don't see any problems, so the old ini seems compatible. I think PotPlayer just makes the necessary adjustments to the ini file when you update.
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  27. Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    I kept my old ini file and PotPlayer was able to recognize the thumbnail feature. I don't see any problems, so the old ini seems compatible. I think PotPlayer just makes the necessary adjustments to the ini file when you update.
    Good. Thanks.

    Speaking about the 1.5.36181Upd update, has anyone noticed DVD playback problems? Like it is skipping a frame at regular intervals every few seconds (audio does not seem affected)?

    Note: The changelog said "If you're running PotPlayer on a low system, you may encounter some problems since this feature requires much cpu usage!"

    Can't say that is the root of the problem tho. I tried it with the thumbnail box unchecked, but it made no difference.

    Rolled it back to v1.5.35491 and that took care of it.
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  28. Originally Posted by halserrano View Post
    Originally Posted by Hockey Man View Post
    I kept my old ini file and PotPlayer was able to recognize the thumbnail feature. I don't see any problems, so the old ini seems compatible. I think PotPlayer just makes the necessary adjustments to the ini file when you update.
    Good. Thanks.

    Speaking about the 1.5.36181Upd update, has anyone noticed DVD playback problems? Like it is skipping a frame at regular intervals every few seconds (audio does not seem affected)?

    Note: The changelog said "If you're running PotPlayer on a low system, you may encounter some problems since this feature requires much cpu usage!"

    Can't say that is the root of the problem tho. I tried it with the thumbnail box unchecked, but it made no difference.

    Rolled it back to v1.5.35491 and that took care of it.
    You could test it and report back to the developer if you can isolate the problem.
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  29. Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    You could test it and report back to the developer if you can isolate the problem.
    I tried it with the latest update and all settings at default, but it still does the same thing.

    I wouldn't have a clue on how to troubleshoot something like this, but one clue might be that in the "Previews of upcoming films" & "Bonus Features" sections of the DVD, the playback is fine.

    It's only messed up in the main movie playback.

    Does anyone have a link to report a bug to the developer? I cant find one.
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  30. Originally Posted by halserrano View Post
    Originally Posted by mzso View Post
    You could test it and report back to the developer if you can isolate the problem.
    I tried it with the latest update and all settings at default, but it still does the same thing.

    I wouldn't have a clue on how to troubleshoot something like this, but one clue might be that in the "Previews of upcoming films" & "Bonus Features" sections of the DVD, the playback is fine.

    It's only messed up in the main movie playback.

    Does anyone have a link to report a bug to the developer? I cant find one.
    Did you try it with different splitters/decoders?
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