GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1887 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.37.5085
  • Total Downloads:
    59,020,569
  • Date Added:
    January 10, 2012
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    131,619
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/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

    4.5

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1887 votes

    • 5 star 1021
    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 198
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5 stars

"Found it late but I did find it!"

October 16, 2014  |  By andrew.seldis

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

+ An excellent UI, with minimal lag in PC functioning.
+ Good clarity of video and audio.
+ Everything is built in.

Cons

- None, really!!

Summary

After being a faithful follower of VLC for a long time I expected a lot. VLC itself has gone down the drain quality-wise, but I needed that old feel again. Tried KMPlayer but it left me disappointed. Then stumbled upon this and I have never been happier. Most recommended.

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1 stars

"Latest version 2.2.62.5209 does not work on Windows XP"

October 10, 2014  |  By briddge

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Love GOM player and I prefer it over other media players.

Cons

Can't install latest version. I have Windows XP sp3 and I get an installation error saying "installer package cannot be used on your computer."

Summary

System requirements says works on XP, you'd expect it to install on XP. Right? So what's the problem? Why GOM ppl say works on XP when it doesn't.

They need to clarify the cpu requirement or exclude XP altogether as older XP computers aren't going to meet new cpu requirement.

I'm bummed i can no longer update GOM. I'm stuck with version 2.2.56.5183.

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2 stars

"No audio with 64-bit Win8.1"

October 07, 2014  |  By Uziel-Uz

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Plays various media formats. Previous version on WinXP PC worked fine.

Cons

No audio with 64-bit Win8.1 PC. Same thing with the previous GOM version.
No audio trouble with VLC or WinMedia players.

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5 stars

"Awesome Player"

October 01, 2014  |  By edgarner

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Plays all video format and beats Windows Media Player hands down!

Cons

Nope, not that I can think of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.37.5085
Version 2.1.37.5085 implemented the following changes: An error where only a single audio track would be available when playing certain multiple-audio MP4 files has been corrected.
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date January 10, 2012
Date Added January 10, 2012
Version 2.1.37.5085
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.58MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,020,569
Downloads Last Week 131,619
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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