GOM Audio

GOM Audio

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.7.1108
  • Total Downloads:
    668,132
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,687
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Gretech's GOM Audio is a music player based on their GOM Media Player. GOM Audio is meant to handle all your audio: MP3s and other files, CDs in the tray, and Internet radio and streams. It supports most audio formats, including AAC files saved as M4As and high-quality and lossless formats like WAV and FLAC. In addition to skins, playlists, and plug-in support, GOM Audio offers an equalizer, A-B repeat, playback speed control, and effects like reverb and surround sound. The latest release, GOM Audio 2 plus, features better exporting of very large playlists and improved CD control and playback. GOM Audio runs in Windows 2000 to 8; we ran it in 7.

During setup, we could associate GOM Audio with various file types, make it our default CD player, and choose other options. Don't worry; they're easy to change later on, if you aren't happy with the results. GOM Audio's default skin is an attractive brown-themed player with docked playlist. Initially, the playlist window contained a very helpful quick start guide to the program's most important features, such as the Mode button in the upper-right corner. This button toggles GOM Audio's small main window between album art, counter, or both; right-clicking it calls up the main menu, which accesses all controls, preferences, playlists, power options, and documentation. We clicked "Skins" and sampled the cute Polar Bear theme as well as our eventual favorite, Fondness, a minimalist design that nevertheless gives quick access to both basic controls and the full menu of options.

The proof is in the playing, so we played some files, including MP3s, WMAs, and similar formats, and then sampled some online sources such as Net radio and streaming files. Entering www.spotify.com returned a playlist full of radio stations. We also tried the equalizer, which can tame unruly desktop speakers and correct other audio issues. We like GOM Audio and think it'd make a great all-in-one player for music lovers.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Almost perfect..."

September 27, 2014  |  By lrdsunbane

 |  Version: GOM Audio 2.0.7.1108

Pros

Does almost everything it claims to do perfectly - easy to use, great layout, simple controls.

Cons

One of the big things I was hoping to find was a crossfade option. There is an option for it in GOM audio, but it doesn't work right - when I deselect the "crossfade to next song" option, it actually crossfades... but not to the next one after that - I have to close settings, re-open settings, re-enable crossfade, close settings, re-open settings again, and deselect it one last time in order to crossfade from song-to-song-to-song :(

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5 stars

"Great program does what it's supposed to"

September 16, 2014  |  By Maklarreatz

 |  Version: GOM Audio 2.0.7.1108

Pros

Lightweight on older machines, high speed loading large playlists, intuitive navigational system.

Cons

Weird "default" audio that plays on start-up. Easy enough to get rid of by the user though.

Summary

I stumbled onto the GOM audio program a few weeks ago on a forum. I've used the GOM media player for years now, so I wanted to give the audio player a try too. Just like the GOM player before it, it is a no fuss, lightweight, do anything program. It'll play every format of audio I've got and thensome, starts and stops in a flash, and never once affects other programs I have running. It's designed in a way that anyone familiar with comparable programs, like Windows Media player, will be able to pick it up and go immediately without any learning curve. The only "fault" I could find was this bizarre "default" audio file it comes packaged with. Evidently it's a start-up sound akin to what WinAmp does, but it's only supposed to play once. Mine played on startup every time though, but it was easy enough to just go into the program, delete the file, and cruise on without it. GOM labs and Gretech have built an exceptional audio platform- so if you're looking to upgrade from Windows Media Player to something better and less resource-heavy, GOM has you covered.

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5 stars

"Good a product."

June 05, 2014  |  By despitejgxe

 |  Version: GOM Audio 2.0.7.1108

Pros

Clean,small,and works.

Cons

Well I have nothing to say...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.7.1108
  • Improved the security of the installer program (GOMAUDIOGLOBALSETUP.EXE).
  • Improved playback for MP3 files.
  • Altered behavior for unsupported file types. Previously it was possible to add certain MP4 and other unsupported video file types to GOM Audio. These files can no longer be added to GOM Audio.
  • Other miscellaneous corrections, fixes, and improvements
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date May 21, 2014
Date Added May 21, 2014
Version 2.0.7.1108
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.54MB
File Name GOMAUDIOGLOBALSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 668,132
Downloads Last Week 8,687
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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