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  1. seems that the latest potplayer versions have included a "potplayer" popup logo in bottom right corner that shows briefly at program launch... is there a way to disable it?

    also, is there a way to hide the player frame (navbar, etc.) when the player is in windowed mode? "enable layered window mode" seems to do the trick but it also seems to disable 10-bit video.

    thanks!
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  2. 1. More users reported this issue, but I don't have this popup window, don't know why, it's the same/latest PotPlayer version, tested even with default settings, may OS is Windows 10 2004 64-bit, using Defender, no other antivirus. First - that popup ad had just users from Asia - with the real ad, not just PotPlayer logo, now users from US, Canada and UK reported it, I'm from EU, it's the only difference I can see, so perhaps EU protects users somehow, GDPR or something?

    Is there any user from EU who has this popup ad/logo?

    2. This is one of the best PotPlayer options and I think it's the only player with this feature in window mode, auto-hiding the navigation bar, playlist and the title bar, it's in the Preferences - General - Skins - "Auto hide main window skin while video screen is active", for OSC Method I'm using "Direct3D11 Mode".
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    Originally Posted by vanbrocklin View Post
    seems that the latest potplayer versions have included a "potplayer" popup logo in bottom right corner that shows briefly at program launch... is there a way to disable it?

    also, is there a way to hide the player frame (navbar, etc.) when the player is in windowed mode? "enable layered window mode" seems to do the trick but it also seems to disable 10-bit video.

    thanks!
    see this thread - https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/393452-PotPlayer-now-Adware%21
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  4. Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    2. This is one of the best PotPlayer options and I think it's the only player with this feature in window mode, auto-hiding the navigation bar, playlist and the title bar, it's in the Preferences - General - Skins - "Auto hide main window skin while video screen is active", for OSC Method I'm using "Direct3D11 Mode".
    yes, i've used the ""auto hide main window skin while video screen is active" option forever, it's great, but what i meant to ask is if there's a way to autohide when the screen isn't active? as i mentioned this works if you enable layered window mode but then you can't can't output 10-bit video... also, fwiw, if you use direct3d11 mode you can't use madvr from what i can tell.

    Originally Posted by october262
    thanks, oosted my question there.
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  5. I don't understand, "autohide when the screen isn't active"? Autohide what exactly and when, if another window is active and PP is inactive?

    Here it works with any "Method", disabled, direct3D9/11/openGL, layered.

    Could you explain it, or perhaps the screenshot could help.
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  6. Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    I don't understand, "autohide when the screen isn't active"? Autohide what exactly and when, if another window is active and PP is inactive?

    Here it works with any "Method", disabled, direct3D9/11/openGL, layered.

    Could you explain it, or perhaps the screenshot could help.
    when the skin control > on screen control method is set to "enable layered window mode" autohide works in windowed mode even if the player isn't active - the player (skin) controls are auto-hidden even if a movie isn't playing.




    when any other sc > osc method is used autohide doesn't work in windowed mode when the payer isn't active - the player (skin) controls are not hidden if a movie isn't playing:



    however autohide does work with any sc > osc method when in fullscreen even if the screen isn't active, i.e. even if a movie isn't playing, which is the most important (for me at least) - i would just like a setting where it also worked in windowed mode when set to a mode other than "layered window" because, as mentioned, layered window apparently disables 10-bit or higher output.
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    Since the latest update I see the new logo in the lower right for a few seconds when Potplayer starts playing a video but it only happens once in a while. It's not every time. If the author is not careful the player may end up in the junk pile like KMPLayer did.
    There's not much to do but then I can't do much anyway.
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  8. Originally Posted by gll99 View Post
    Since the latest update I see the new logo in the lower right for a few seconds when Potplayer starts playing a video but it only happens once in a while. It's not every time. If the author is not careful the player may end up in the junk pile like KMPLayer did.
    yes, same here, looks like an ad placeholder, i.e. the same location and size others have reported seeing ads:

    here are the latest 64 versions, i've rolled back to the 200730 "no ads" version, haven't seen the popup yet, if i do i'll roll back again until i land on a version that doesn't produce a popup, like i had before, just wish i remembered which version it was.

    potplyaersetup64-200908.exe
    potplayersetup64-200827-beta.exe
    potplyaersetup64-200730.exe ********************
    potplayersetup64-200730 -ads.exe


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    A few threads about this player in the past year and again the last few days have me questioning this player.

    As a precaution, I uninstalled Potplayer and will try MPC-HC among others until satisfactory answers are provided by the author about what else is going on under the hood with this app. After the uninstall it leaves keys and default strings in the registry under Kakao, Daum and Potplayer not to mention the file association pointers which I forgot to change before uninstalling so they are still in the registry right now. I still need to reassign those, reboot and recheck the registry as well as check for any tracking cookies and anything else Potplayer may have left behind.

    I like the program it's been my goto player after I moved on from KMPlayer when it started to raise many flags. When a program doesn't respect op-out provisions or does things in the background that are not clearly explained without user permission it loses trust. We shouldn't have to conjecture about what is going on. The onus is on the author to explain this latest change and the need to access various servers beyond software update. Not everyone has the ability to track these activities,
    There's not much to do but then I can't do much anyway.
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  10. vanbrocklin

    Strange, navigation bar is auto-hidden here, even if no file is playing, just Playlist is not auto-hidden in this case, but it's possible to disable it with the button, I tried default settings + any OSC Method option except "Disable", you can try also this option:
    Preferences - General - Skins - "Auto hide main window skin while video screen is active"

    Perhaps it's GPU/OS related issue, I don't know. I'd post a screenshot, but it would be just a black window - just I have the PotPlayer logo/text in the middle, are you using built-in skin, or is it modified, or is it some option?

    BTW my PotPlayer version: 200908 1.7.21291 64-bit, Windows 10 2004 64-bit, Defender.

    For others, it's OT, please use this topic for any ad-related issues:

    PotPlayer now Adware! - VideoHelp Forum
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