It is not as great as I would have suspected, seeing how it is developed by the same creator of KMPlayer. The internal codecs are definitely superior to KMPlayer’s internal codecs with the fact that it can playback just about anything without hiccups and without relying on external codecs. On the other hand, KMPlayer requires an external codec like CoreAVC (for less capable machines) to playback 1080P movies, videos, etc.
However, there are still two things that I would like to see before jumping onto the Potplayer bandwagon.
- Lack of subtitle options like real time playback support. Hence subtitle karaoke effects are broken. (Not very good for music videos or animes)
- Full english support, especially for the latest versions.
These impressions are currently based on PotPlayer1.5.23507beta (english version).
More info and download link available
In reply to XenonMagazine, I have tried the latest beta for PotPlayer (Daum PotPlayer 1.5.24134) and the two features I mentioned above are still lacking from Potplayer. Additionally, KMPlayer is still in active development and has a solid foundation to be on par with Potplayer. When Potplayer incorporates real-time rendering of ssa/ass subtitle support, then I would most likely replace KMPlayer with Potplayer. For those who do not need real-time subtitle support like karaoke effects, Potplayer is the obvious one step forward from KMPlayer.
Here is a better link to a more updated thread and download information for Potplayer. Link