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Old 14. May 2015, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to download the latest stable official version of PotPlayer but I'm a bit confused by all the different options available from the different websites, namely :-

http://www.dvbsupport.net/
http://daumpotplayer.com/download/
http://potplayer.daum.net/

They all seem to be offering slightly different versions to me. I've checked the hashes and they don't seem to match up either.

Can anyone enlighten me
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Old 14. May 2015, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty confusing for sure!
I had originally downloaded it from Majorgeeks but
http://potplayer.daum.net/ should be a good bet too.
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Old 14. May 2015, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This one is the official site of PotPlayer, and this is what I use nowadays to download the stable release of PotPlayer.

I just visited the site, and noticed that the latest version has been updated. I downloaded, and the latest version is 1.6.54133, as shown in the Update link of the site. Since this is the official site, I will rely on its information. Although, sometimes, I have seen that the setup for latest version was available, and the Update link showed information for old version.

It's strange though, that the download sites have not listed the two recent stable versions of PotPlayer.

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This one used to be the site I used to download from, before the official site itself came up.

dvbsupport used to offer the latest stable and beta version. The beta version is still being offered, but it seems like they are not fast in updating the latest stable version.
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Old 14. May 2015, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Glad it's not only me that finds it a tad confusing.

So http://potplayer.daum.net/ looks like the one to go for then. I wasn't sure as it looked a lot different (i.e. commercial) in comparison to http://www.dvbsupport.net/ which is the one that is linked to in the Gizmo's review
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Thanks for the replies. Glad it's not only me that finds it a tad confusing.

So http://potplayer.daum.net/ looks like the one to go for then. I wasn't sure as it looked a lot different (i.e. commercial) in comparison to http://www.dvbsupport.net/ which is the one that is linked to in the Gizmo's review
Thanks for pointing out. Updated the links now.
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Updated the links now.
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Seems there's quite a difference in this latest version of PotPlayer in comparison to the previous one (1.6.54133 vs 1.6.52515). The install process also offers extra codecs now which I didn't notice before.

I'm new to using PotPlayer, trying it as an alternative to VLCPLayer due to poor quality playback with some of my avi videos.
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The extra codecs offered during the installation have been there for quite some time now... I think probably since the new site came into existence, or shortly after that.

I shifted to PotPlayer from VLC a long time ago now, although I still like VLC, and still download its setup for every new version. I mostly install VLC for people who will find settings of PotPlayer difficult.
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The extra codecs offered during the installation have been there for quite some time now...
Do you select the extra codecs or do the default ones cover most requirements in any case?
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The default ones should cover most, but the codecs are good, like ffmpeg, and one other, so I let PotPlayer download them.
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Thanks Anupam.

Looks like it's necessary to run the installer again to download the extra codecs. At least I can't find anything in PotPlayer preferences/settings to do it after install.
I'll leave it as default for now and see how it performs.
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