Anyone else having this problem? Have updated to the latest version.
Have manually set in preferences to never update, but after restarting PotPlayer it wants to install 56209 over 56209.
It just can't be disabled.
If I try the quick installation mode it just crashes, requiring the process to be cancelled via task manager.
Their forum just says "update via quick install", but this does not work.
There are two issues; I have the latest version and it still wants to update to the same version and (2). You cannot save the "Never check for updates" preference.
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10940x with Creator X299 Motherboard, 32GB DRR4-3600, RTX 2080 Ti GPU
I had that exact problem on the PREVIOUS version but once I installed 56209 I could set it to never update and it would stay.
I am using the 32 bit version in case that makes a difference and once it has an update ready to install, the program seems to continue to want to install so I let it and it fixed the problem and then I could set to never update. Quick may not work going to the same level so You might have to install a previous version and then let it install 56209 so it is complete or set to never before it gets an update ready to install.
I had the last latest version, and just today started getting that popup asking if I wanted to update to 1.6.56209. I too couldn't get the option in preferences not to check for updates to stick. I'd set it, but then the next time I launched PP, auto-update was enabled again.
I took Budman1's advice and went ahead with the update, however I un-ticked the "quick install" option. After the update I enabled the 'Never' auto-update option in preferences, and it was still set when I restarted PP. Just hope it sticks.
UPDATE: I just clicked on a video and got the popup to install the latest again. It seems my shortcut is 32 bit and double clicking a video launches the 64 bit player. Same symptom so I let it install that one also and now can set to never.
I don't remember installing both but somehow they are there so just be aware that although you updated one to the latest, it may be asking to update the other one as it did in my case.
From what I know, if you are prompted to update to the same version, it means that the program was corrected by Kang (the developer) without changing the number of the version. But if you go to 'About ...' , you'll see the date is different (at least the hours). It happened with 1.6.56209 and 1.6.56222 for example.
There was multiple releases of the 56209 version. Prolly three times (9/9, 11, 14) for bugfixes.
I'm not sure why they force to update to this version but I've heard there is a reason for that.
Well, I seem to have fixed it.
- Uninstall PotPlayer,
- Delete orphaned registry entries and files/folders not deleted by uninstaller
- When asked to update, do quick update - which worked this time
- Close/restart the application and viola - Autoupdate stays set to "never"
What I did notice when I uninstalled Potplayer was that it created a 1px GIF file in my temp folder called nsa5A8B.tmp.... Now does that sound nefarious or what!?10940x with Creator X299 Motherboard, 32GB DRR4-3600, RTX 2080 Ti GPU
I have the same problem. Worse, when I say to go ahead and update I get a tiny window with one box and "cancel" the only thing that works.
Nasty! Glad it's solved though.
I had to go round to all 8 PCs in my house and uninstall/reboot/reinstall from scratch. It's the only thing that worked.
Guess every developer has a glitch every now and then. Problem was not enough to stop me using the product.10940x with Creator X299 Motherboard, 32GB DRR4-3600, RTX 2080 Ti GPU
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Actually, IIRC, Pot Player connects to the internet for more than just updates. IIRC, it can retrieve metadata and subtitles from the internet, which you might actually want. It also sends information back to Duam every time you install or uninstall the program (I guess that means upgrade as well).
Many (most?) routers have keyword/url/IP blocking which would also work, if you want to go that way, without the need for additional software.
just my 2 cents worth10940x with Creator X299 Motherboard, 32GB DRR4-3600, RTX 2080 Ti GPU
It seems like the "never" option was removed some time since then.
But strangely PP never checked for updates, until once I started a test instance of PP (that used its own ini file) to check out something. Now I get the update annoyance at least once a week.
I found no way of re-breaking it so far.
I'm not sure if it works, but you can try to use the option "Store settings into .ini file" in Preferences - General and then try to add/change option in the ini file: