CNET Editors' review
GOM Video Converter, as its name entails, converts video files into other formats supported by various electronic devices.
The list of formats this converter offers is large. You can find options for Apple, Android, Windows, and many other popular gadgets. As soon as you start up GOM, it asks you to set the output format for the work you plan to do, and then all you have to do is add a file to convert and begin the conversion process. At the point where you have to add a file, however, is where the issues start. No matter what file we tried to add, GOM would always end up crashing for us. We never got a chance to even test out how long it takes to convert a video because this simply did not work. The program's Help page offered some troubleshooting for when a file won't be added to GOM, but it didn't say anything about the whole application just ceasing to work and shutting down. Other than this, we can't say much else about this video converter, since we couldn't make it very far into the features. There aren't that many other features offered, but the overall design and layout of it is simple and relatively easy to navigate. We just wish that it worked.
The download and installation process was slightly difficult, just because there were some unfamiliar steps and options. Maybe understanding those better would have helped solve the issue here.GOM Video converter - Convert your video files between multiple formats - Download Video Previews:
A powerful video conversion software that enables you to convert and watch your videos on your iPods, PSPs, MP3 Players, Cell phones, Game Consoles, and in other various environments. You can convert all the video files that are playable with GOM Player to MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV/ASF, OGM, 3GP, MP3 files. You can enjoy your converted videos anywhere and anytime with your Cell Phones, MP3 Players, iPods, PSP/PS3s, PMPs, GPS, and other various multimedia devices.
What's new in this version: Version: 184.108.40.206:
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All versions:3.8 stars
out of 28 votes
Current version:4.5 stars
out of 2 votes
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"because it is the pest and ever i had like this program"
Version: GOM Encoder 220.127.116.11
Because I never ran a video and the program didn't operated
no thing Except the needed to link it with Encoder program in some few and rare cases,
"Good priced multi-faceted Video Encoder (Free to Try)"
Version: GOM Encoder 18.104.22.168
Fast...very fast and yet still retains the quality of sound and image as the original being converted. I found the Gom Encoder supports a wide range of codecs (although you may have to disable other codec applications you have previously installed).
When using the trial version, you must have an internet connection and if you use mobile broadband this is costly. You MUST check the lower right box to be sure of the correct conversion setting. The watermark on the freebie is FAR too intrusive.
Unlike the CNET reviewer, I did NOT find the GOM encoder the easiest to use, but free or paid versions both produce quality converted clips at a very fast rate. As mentioned above, you must check various components of the encoder EACH time. Despite your default settings, the GOM has a mind of its own and can default back to its own settings. Check to output folder. (Where the converted clip will go when completed). It should NOT be in your DOCUMENTS, but you'll have to change that manually. There is a cool preview setting which gives you a glimpse of how the finished product will look.
Technical Support for the GOM Encoder seems erratic. I visited both the GOM Player and Encoder sites at GOM Labs. Although many of the questions could have been answered if the user had read the manual available on line, many of the problem questions were serious and seemed not to be User Error. The responses from the Technical Staff..when they gave answers, are not under or next to the question asked, they are at the end of all the questions and referenced only by the date the user posted the question, not subject of the question.. Sheesh! That's a lot of scrolling.
Most of the answers are formula, pre-scripted responses which usually do not address the specifics of the problem asked. The support people DO often ask for more information so it's possible the questions do finally get resolved. I just couldn't scroll that far back and forth to find out.
If SUBTITLES are something you use, beware of the GOM. Letter after letter bemoans the inability of the GOM Encoder to sync, remove or add subtitles in any consistent way. (NOTE: an update to the Encoder came out this week 10/20 -10/28 which claims to address the subtitle issue, so check it out).
There are so many cheesy, gaudy, unstable products out there in the video player, encoder market that it may seem petty to pick at an encoder which, a) really is free for 6 months, no strings attached, and b) produces a high quality conversion.
It's just that these folks at GOM/GRETCH see VERY committed to giving us the best possible product. They repeat this commitment time and time again.
So, because I want them to succeed, its worth my time to note not just the positive (there's plenty of that), but also areas of growth still unfulfilled. In this case, I think they will succeed. I'm rooting for them.
A company like this makes one so aware of the dreck that high profile companies like ArcSoft foist off on the internet public. I'm grateful to GOM just for that.
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