Tuesday, October 1, 2013

PotPlayer 1.5.40342 Portable by Evan

The software market is crowded with multimedia players that can fit the needs of all types of users, depending on what they require: either out-of-the-box installation, without the user needing to change anything, or the expert approach, where each function needs to be configured. PotPlayer is an application that supports both of these modes.

Upon setup, the beginners can press Next>Next>Next until the software is installed, while the pros have the freedom of changing each option as they like, such as the file associations they want to make, if any, or specify the exact type of sound system they have.

Just as expected from any player, PotPlayer supports a wide range of audio (including, but not limited to WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, M4A, AAC, RA, FLAC and MOD, and video (such as AVI, WMV, ASF, MPEG, M2V, MTS, DPG, WebM, AMV or DivX) formats, but it also recognizes several playlist formats (like M3U, ASX, PLS, WVX or CUE).

PotPlayer gives its users great control over its functions, allowing modification of the video speed, adjusting the audio volume, decrease or increase contrast and brightness. Also, several skins are available so that users can match the appearance of their video player to the theme of their OS.

Expert users have the chance to learn the corresponding keyboard hotkeys for the most frequent actions they make, to avoid opening menus and windows whenever they want to change the window size or the frame width.

Another way to speed things up is to assign various functions to the mouse – the more buttons it has, the more actions can be attributed to each of them.

PotPlayer is a comprehensive multimedia application to that plays movies and displays subtitles in a seamless way, without asking too much input from users, unless they specifically want to personalize the tool to their liking and modify its default settings.

What's new:
+ Added WebDAV/HTTP playback functions
+ Added the ability to navigate between FTP/WebDAV/HTTP server folders within a playlist
+ Added Intel QuickSync H.264 encoder
+ Added the ability to use scrollbar in popup menu
+ Added the ability to load previous/next files in play folder

- Some fixes while capturing 64-Bit games
- Fixed an issue that can not play certain HTTP streams
- Fixed problem of Microsoft's MultiMedia Keyboard
- Fixed a problem where displaying broadcast filename did not work properly
- Added direct support for colorspaces of AVerMedia HD Capture
- Fixed an issue that can not play certain ASF files
- Improved file association handling in Windows8