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:
    60,049,933
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    108,623
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.4

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1888 votes

    • 5 star 1021
    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 198
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3 stars

"adfree or get out!"

April 17, 2012  |  By tastilazo

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Not much can be tell,but it very stable,always respond

Cons

Why there is an ad??? Why???

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5 stars

"GOM is free, easy to use and has many features"

April 16, 2012  |  By xenigmanite

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Simple and free to use. The basic interface has a play/pause, stop, forward and backward buttons (default by 10 sec). There's also preferences, control panel, playlist (when playing more than one video at once), and open buttons.

Preferences allow to change advanced settings such as enabling a customized equalizer, altering the soft subtitles like font and color, changing custom skins, etc. The menu dialog (right-click in win) has options such as bookmarking, increase/decrease video speed, select alternate stream (like English, Spanish or Japanese audio if the video has it). These features in the dialog box each have their own default shortcut key next to them when available (you can also set custom shortcuts in the preferences). Other than the settings mentioned above, the control panel has an equalizer panel for sound, quick subtitle control (size, y/x coordinate, forward/back .5 sec and "next language" if there's different subs for that video). You can also open external subtitles.

Cons

The player has limited customization of playlists. You can't sort the videos or songs by category like win media player although you can open playlists and save them. If you can't play videos, it might be because you don't have the codec (recommend install k-lite codec pack). The player also has small non-intrusive text ad in the basic skin at the bottom of the player (actually not really bothered by this very much). However, recent update of GOM now has an ad box appear after closing the GOM player (can only be disabled for the rest of the day with checkbox at bottom of ad screen).

Summary

GOM is free and has many many features (many I didn't mention). It is best used for playing videos IMO, and can also play audio files. This video player is definitely worth a try. Consider trying it even if you don't like ads (because ads can be a big deal breaker for some people).
btw this is my first review. hope you found it a helpful review. I've been using GOM for a very long time.

Updated on Apr 20, 2012

--UPDATE (April 19, 2012): The "splash screen" (advert) can be disabled. Just go to Preferences> General> Network tab> Splash Screen and check off the box to disable it.

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1 stars

"Not as good as media player, classic player"

April 12, 2012  |  By Schools123

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

For the movies it selected, very few, the player worked fine.

Cons

Didn't work with common file type movies. All the stuff one has to do to even get a picture is not smart on their part. I was hoping for something better but media player wins hands down

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4 stars

"Great all around player"

April 11, 2012  |  By dillydallyathome

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Plays multiple formats without glitches

Cons

Hate the advertising. Will quit using it.

Summary

All things considered it's a good player. Either charge a nominal price for it and stop the ads. or get out of the player field.

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5 stars

"A solid media player"

April 11, 2012  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Picture and sound quality is excellent.

Cons

Some files cannot be played on this media player.

Summary

A good and solid product. I recommend that you try it.

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4 stars

"not perfect player"

April 06, 2012  |  By muneer_ha

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

not perfect player

Cons

not perfect player

Summary

may I recommend something new ?!

http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html
splayer (shooter player) in my opinion is the best media player

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3 stars

"It's getting better all the time"

April 06, 2012  |  By phishbowl14

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

free cool interface

Cons

sometimes it doesn't play simple things

Summary

Overall I use it more than any other of my programs for viewing

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5 stars

"excellent, made it my default player......"

April 05, 2012  |  By mike spencer

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

plays well, sounds good,

Cons

not much, really....

Summary

VERY good player!

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4 stars

"I've always been happy with GOM"

April 05, 2012  |  By bcanndid

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

Very reliable product -- I've never had issues with it

Cons

I only wish that the free version had DVD burn feature so I could keep their format and completely eliminate the need for Windows DVD Maker

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1 stars

"It does not work on my pc."

April 05, 2012  |  By scholmc

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.39.5101

Pros

It is free to use, and easy to install, so it seams ...

Cons

It keeps asking for configurations of GOM-player, again and again and again... It doesn't functional open or play music nor anything else.

Summary

I will try a new download and will install it new on my pc.

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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 28, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 2.1.39.5101
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.58MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,049,933
Downloads Last Week 108,623
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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