When it comes with audio and video player, Windows users have a lot of good players to choose from. While most users prefer VLC player for its support for sheer number of video formats, some users also use GOM, Media Player Classic, and SMPlayer.
PotPlayer for Windows 10
PotPlayer is a free video player for Windows which is gaining popularity these days. The player is developed by former KMPlayer developer Daum Communications. Just like VLC, this player also has a simple user interface but supports most of the audio and video formats out there.
There are hundreds of settings available to tweak almost everything of your video, from brightness to subtitle to audio. As with other popular video players, this player is also highly customizable. The player ships with some decent themes and one can always change the color of the skin by right-clicking on the player and then choosing Skins > Color themes option.
Key features of PotPlayer
# Supports almost all video formats
# Directly plays video files in archives (RAR & ZIP)
# Fully customizable
# Supports video capturing and processing
# Supports tweaking audio, video, and subtitles
Probably one of the best features of PotPlayer is its ability to play videos in ZIP and RAR archives. That is, you can play video(s) in a ZIP and RAR archive without extracting the video(s) from the archive. Simply right-click on the archive and then open with PotPlayer to start playing the file. This is the one feature that’s is missing in many other popular multimedia players.
Despite having tons of features and options, it’s very low on system resources compared to other popular video players. Keyboard shortcuts are available to control everything from volume to subtitle explorer.
With sheer number of features and settings, PotPlayer is easily the best video player available for Windows. PotPlayer supports all recent versions of Windows, including the latest Windows 8. The installer size is ~17 MB and takes around 40 MB of your hard drive space.