Only a few days in the past a brand new model of the PotPlayer media participant was launched. PotPlayer’s first launch of 2021 removes Flash playback assist, amongst different issues.
Ashwin reviewed PotPlayer in December 2020, and you might wish to take a look at his overview of the media participant in case you’ve by no means used it earlier than.
The software program has so much going for it – it performs all main codecs out of the field and has turn out to be my participant of alternative for sure codecs that different standard media gamers, together with VLC Media Participant, do not play in any respect or lag.
First, the fundamentals. You possibly can obtain the newest model of PotPlayer for all supported variations of Microsoft’s Home windows working system from the venture’s official web site. Simply obtain the 32-bit or 64-bit model and run the installer after the obtain is full. This system is put in over any present model and might be up to date within the course of.
Choose PotPlayer> About to verify the present model; the window that opens additionally incorporates an replace verify button that can be utilized to do exactly that.
So what’s new in PotPlayer’s first launch of 2021? Adobe discontinued assist for Adobe Flash on the finish of 2020, and most corporations that supported Flash of their merchandise, for instance browser makers like Google or Mozilla, or the open supply Workplace suite LibreOffice, have eliminated the assist.
The PotPlayer replace removes assist for Flash playback; assist required Adobe Flash on the system, and since that is not supported, PotPlayer has assist for taking part in SWF information faraway from its kernel.
The participant additionally helps AV1 DXVA playback within the new model. The 2 further bonus options are a Dutch-translated model of the media participant and the flexibility to see pores and skin shows in Home windows Media shows.
Mounted six totally different points from earlier variations of PotPlayer within the new model. The most important one most likely fastened a MKV video playback challenge that was inflicting the playback to not be as easy correctly.
The remaining points fixes varied points within the participant, for instance a bug modifying a bookmark, or SMI embedded subtitles couldn’t be chosen.
Now you: Which media participant do you favor and why?