GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.39.5101
  • Total Downloads:
    59,399,154
  • Date Added:
    March 14, 2012
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,118
  • 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

    2.1

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 14
  • 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

"Formerly Good Product Ruined by Advertising"

April 11, 2012  |  By Snax9000

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Used to be a great product before they slathered it with advertising. USE VLC PLAYER INSTEAD - NO ADS

Cons

They recently made changes that force you to view ads and changes your settings. Screw these guys.

Summary

AVOID - Use VLC Player instead it's free, no ads. Screw you GOM player sellouts for wrecking a great product.

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1 stars

"Ads completely killed it."

April 06, 2012  |  By liamceh

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

An excellent all round player

Cons

Ads on starting up and closing down the program are completely unacceptable
Having the install AVG and its ******** with the program as the default "express" install option is a disgracefully low blow

Summary

I understand that the company needs to make money to support the program but this is way too far. Used GOM for 3 years but i have just uninstalled the ad filled garbage they call a media player. The search for its replacement begins...

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5 stars

"GOM is great."

March 26, 2012  |  By tkeener2911

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Great video, sound & easy to use.

Cons

None that I've found.

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1 stars

"Pop ads are somethings semi-pornographic."

March 26, 2012  |  By Scamparuni

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Was my default player for years. Simplest to use.

Cons

Based on this offensive "update", I've deleted it from my system -- and CNET has lost credibility in the process.

The first time I used it after the update, when I closed the player after watching a video, a pop-up ad showed up of close-up shot of a woman's butt barely covered by tiny underwear.

Clearly, there's been a change in management.

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5 stars

"If it wasn't for the ads!"

March 24, 2012  |  By asrs2007

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

All's perfect, except for one con.
Any codec that's required is downloaded and installed efficiently.
Plays everything.
Nice Interface.
Stable, unlike many others like VLC's latest version and doesn't inflate the registry and fill HD to the crash point like it.

Cons

Ads, ads, ads,...

Summary

It is so good I still use it in spite of the ads, but at least the ads can be made less obtrusive so it can be rated as a 5-star product instead of 4.5

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3 stars

"Crap with ads"

March 24, 2012  |  By Eywaa

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

All in one programme

Cons

ads popuping crappy adware crap

Summary

good but these ads make me wanna jeez on my screen

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1 stars

"Wasted an entire afternoon due to the update!"

March 24, 2012  |  By RevelryInRain

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Was fiercely loyal to GOM player before the update...

Cons

Changed my search engine settings from Google search to AVG...I then had to proceed to spend an entire afternoon to try to figure out how to change it back.

Summary

Do NOT update your player!

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1 stars

"Someone thinks users are stupid!"

March 24, 2012  |  By favicious

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Overall a very good player

Cons

Ads. Free software full of ads

Summary

I personally uninstalled GOM player from my PCs and from my brother's laptop. I also told to my friends not to upgrade to the latest version. It's totally inappropriate to treat users like that. If the next version is a total GARBAGE as this one, i will never use this player again. There are many other players out there, which are better and more importantly these companies show some respect to their users, by leaving their products ad free!

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1 stars

"Favorite player before the ads"

March 24, 2012  |  By Vlavv

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Good player overall...

Cons

... but last version added random ads pop-ups.

Summary

Good bye, GOM.

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1 stars

"The new version displays ads."

March 24, 2012  |  By vinayishere

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

It was my favourite video player. It has very good GUI.

Cons

But now it displays ads, which hurted a lot.

Summary

After it started displaying ads, it lost its worthness.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.39.5101
Version 2.1.39.5101 implemented the following changes: A security vulnerability related to the "Open URL" feature has been addressed and corrected.
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date March 14, 2012
Date Added March 14, 2012
Version 2.1.39.5101
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows
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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