GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1888 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.26.5021
  • Total Downloads:
    59,399,154
  • Date Added:
    June 29, 2010
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,118
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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GOM Player is a free video and media player that offers high-quality playback, easy optimization, and a sleek interface. It's easier to use than some of the popular open-source players but nearly as flexible and less confusing (better-looking, too). With extras like screen capture, GOM Player offers quality playback without the fiddly settings of the better-known alternatives. Naturally it has all the essentials, such as full-screen view, playlists, and hot keys.

GOM Player's look is quite attractive, with orange highlights on active buttons and a control panel resembling an audio component's aluminum faceplate; you can reskin the interface, too, and select many other options from the main context menu. When you first run GOM Player, a setup wizard helps you configure the program's playback settings for your individual needs. There are three choices: Normal mode, which GOM player recommends for most users; High-Quality mode, which optimizes playback for high-quality displays but uses more system resources and is not recommended for less powerful PCs; and TV Output mode, which is great for home theater systems. We've seen plenty of ordinary video players and were more interested in what GOM Player can do, so we selected High-Quality mode. We also specified VMR9 output, which requires DirectX 9 or higher. We could also configure subtitles and enable multiple instances of GOM Player. GOM Player can play back audio in three stereo modes (2, 4, and 5.1 channels) as well as S/PDIF output. You can associate the program with a wide range of file types and extensions, too, though if you plan to try GOM Player without giving up your current media player, you may want to retain your file associations; you can always change them to GOM Player later, if you prefer.

GOM Player's playback quality didn't disappoint, nor did its controls and features. While we've long relied on open-source project players that have every bell, whistle, and option you can think of (or think up and add yourself), we'd have no problem with GOM Player in the projectionist's booth, and no problem recommending it to anyone needing an easy-to-use, high-quality video player.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1888 votes

    • 5 star 1022
    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 198
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1 stars

"Worm.Win32.Viking malware confirmed"

November 20, 2010  |  By weavebot

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

didn't even get it to open

Cons

i've heard good things about this program, but as soon as i tried to open it after installing, protection software went nuts.
i tried a few different mirrors and had the same issues with them all.

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5 stars

"simple, reliable, capable multi-media player"

October 16, 2010  |  By veganimalien

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

It handles the same extensions as VLC and other similar players, however it has much more pleasant aesthetics.

Cons

no complaints!

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4 stars

"up to now the best"

October 12, 2010  |  By xxbluewizardxx

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

I have been using it for 4 months. It works well with any movie files.

Cons

absolutely none

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4 stars

"I am using it as my main player for video files"

October 10, 2010  |  By petrurbancnet

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

Easy to use, plenty of functions with logical access

Cons

It never found missing codec for me (it happens rarely)

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4 stars

"awesome product. as good as VLC"

October 08, 2010  |  By ravi83_in

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

multiformat

Cons

doesnt have the user friendly features of a itunes or windows media player

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4 stars

"a very good VIdeo player"

October 06, 2010  |  By Arthas7

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

it play almost any video similar to vlc but it's just better at VIDEO playing than vlc and it can find the codecs to the videos online

Cons

it automatically takes over many videos that should be played with other video player like HD and others

Summary

it's an excellent movie player, music player and Video player, mainly in video playing it excells in, only that it takes over other videos that should be watched with other medeia player but all in all it good

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5 stars

"perfect donot tutch this programe can i buy a copy"

October 03, 2010  |  By charlesthomas

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

WOW it workes on all your mpg;avi;etc.

Cons

i like every thing about this GOM.

Summary

Please just try this you will not regret it mr charles t c.

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4 stars

"Decent program-reletively easy to understand"

October 01, 2010  |  By Cminster

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

WYSWYG easy on the eyes

Cons

Slightly awkward as to what to do next.

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4 stars

"This is just what I need."

September 29, 2010  |  By galanomatisx

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

Excellent sound quality, ease-of-use.....many advantages are there.

Cons

not found any then

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1 stars

"Watch Out For the Gomwiz Worm"

September 23, 2010  |  By elph37

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

Pros

I downloaded this product by way of a link off-site that was provided through CNET Techtracker. I have no way of judging whether or not the Gom player is great (though I have heard good things about the legitimate player) because I had to remove it.

Cons

This version of the player, downloaded from a mirror site linked through CNET Techtracker, comes with the Gomwiz worm, also known as win32.worm.viking. It is NOT a false positive on Ad Aware. If you leave it alone, it will try to replicate itself.

Summary

If this download tries to divert you to another site, don't continue with the download. CNET vouches for all downloads on THIS site, but if you are diverted to another site, the download is no longer trustworthy. If by chance you have already gotten your surprise present with this version of Gom player, you can remove it with Ad Aware (also available on this site) and you will need to uninstall the Gom player too, to avoid it trying to reload itself.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.26.5021
Version 2.1.26.5021 fixes a bug with OGG file which is not normally played while downloading it; fixes an error with some of MP3 files are not played or having problem with playing time.
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date June 30, 2010
Date Added June 29, 2010
Version 2.1.26.5021
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.58MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,399,154
Downloads Last Week 130,118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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