From within the player, you can add sources too.
It has one more subtitle source than MPC HC but not as convenient to use so I'll keep using MPC HC and keep Potplayer as backup.
Video Playback Quality in VLC is bad.for free I like MPV based players(Smplayer or Mpv easy player) and for paid PowerDVD and Splash Player Pro(discontinued but still works and convert your movies to 60FPS)
I don't like Potplayer(cuz Kakao is not trusted) but its feature rich.Potplayer+Madvr+lav filters+some changes in Nvidia settings is a good alternative to splash player pro(but still no 60fps).
there is a Chinese version of Potplayer that comes with madvr+LAV Filters+codecs
C̶o̶o̶l̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶d̶ ̶i̶t̶?̶Splash Player is now totally free for all. This means that various premium features like Motionboost, Lightboost, Detail boost, Audio boost etc are now available for free.
it's in settings but no hotkey for it. I dw my subtitles from Persian websites. they are already synced with movies(different subtilties for different qualities).subtitle sync
you can't find those premium features in other media players(we discussed it before) also SmoothVideo Project team removed the free version so no more 60 fps for free : ) Madvr also doesn't offer 60 fps. it just boosts colour, details and some other stuff.
anyway Potplayer is made by spy agency kakao cooperation!for free MPV based players are already enough(SMPLAYER and MPV-EASY Player )
Can you mediainfo the video in question, I want to try reproduce the problem...I tried Potplayer for several weeks, the audio is much better than in MPC, but lately they started to distribute something unsigned, so PatchMyPC always fails to update it, besides I use Terminator 2 to test playback and it no longer works. Interestingly MPC-HC is unable to play it either, but MPC-HC within K-Lite Pack can, so those codecs do something useful after all, aside from video thumbnails. VLC fails too.
It is ripped from orig DVD using MakeMKV, the DVD plays with the same artifacts.Can you mediainfo the video in question, I want to try reproduce the problem...
General Unique ID : 160610700489479439487853189899944930442 (0x78D47EE9389276EDF01AFB182AC72C8A) Complete name : C:\Users\Mikai\Desktop\Terminator 2.mkv Format : Matroska Format version : Version 2 File size : 6.53 GiB Duration : 2 h 27 min Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 6 348 kb/s Encoded date : UTC 2017-12-19 09:52:06 Writing application : MakeMKV v1.10.8 win(x64-release) Writing library : libmakemkv v1.10.8 (1.3.5/1.4.7) win(x64-release) Video ID : 1 ID in the original source m : 224 (0xE0) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings : BVOP Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, Matrix : Default Format settings, GOP : M=2, N=13 Format settings, picture st : Field Codec ID : V_MPEG2 Codec ID/Info : MPEG 1 or 2 Video Duration : 2 h 27 min Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 5 895 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 7 900 kb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 576 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Original display aspect rat : 2.40:1 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 25.000 FPS Standard : PAL Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Top Field First Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.569 Time code of first frame : 09:59:59:15 Time code source : Group of pictures header GOP, Open/Closed : Open Stream size : 6.06 GiB (93%) Language : English Default : No Forced : No Color primaries : BT.601 PAL Transfer characteristics : BT.470 System B/G Matrix coefficients : BT.470 System B/G Original source medium : DVD-Video Audio ID : 2 ID in the original source m : 189 (0xBD)129 (0x81) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital Codec ID : A_AC3 Duration : 2 h 27 min Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 448 kb/s Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel layout : L R C LFE Ls Rs Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF) Bit depth : 16 bits Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 472 MiB (7%) Title : Surround 5.1 Language : English Service kind : Complete Main Default : Yes Forced : No Original source medium : DVD-Video Menu 00:00:00.000 : en:Chapter 01 00:12:17.360 : en:Chapter 02 00:25:09.040 : en:Chapter 03 00:39:34.320 : en:Chapter 04 00:48:01.840 : en:Chapter 05 01:03:57.360 : en:Chapter 06 01:15:51.320 : en:Chapter 07 01:29:58.400 : en:Chapter 08 01:40:23.440 : en:Chapter 09 01:53:42.560 : en:Chapter 10 02:05:59.400 : en:Chapter 11 02:22:47.680 : en:Chapter 12