GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1897 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.40.5106
  • Total Downloads:
    61,661,190
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    102,059
  • 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

    3.3

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1897 votes

    • 5 star 1025
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 201
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4 stars

"Has always been a good player."

July 29, 2012  |  By 19allguy57

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

HD plays better now.
Nice hotkeys.

Cons

None for me so far.

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5 stars

"Good player"

July 25, 2012  |  By fronz

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

works no problem

Cons

none works must have .

Summary

need it.

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5 stars

"Best multimedia player available and it's free!"

July 22, 2012  |  By danielcalo

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

Supports many files including .avi, .flv, .smf, etc. as well as your standard .wmv, .mp4, .mp3, which everyone would come to expect from any media player to support, of course.

Cons

I've had no problems with using GOM Player. So no cons coming from my experience using the application for several months as my default media player.

Summary

Best multimedia player out now, and it's FREE. Download your favorite YouTube videos to watch for a later time with a separate download manager (IDM) also available here on CNET.

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1 stars

"One time great player, now worthless!"

July 21, 2012  |  By JumpinJack002

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

None. Absolutely nothing. It is far behind the times. Chokes on HD.

Cons

Adware, pop-ups, and other crap have been added as "features".

Slimeware.

Summary

Worthless. Use VLC. GOM is now GARBAGE!

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1 stars

"Once Great Player Isn't Worth It Now"

July 15, 2012  |  By fwacce

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

The player itself is still fine.

Cons

Unfortunately, it now has banner ads. Terrible, terrible idea on a video player, especially with VLC out there. Also, tries to get AVG toolbar and hijack your browsers to AVG homepage. Must pay attention during install or update to prevent this. They say you can OPT-OUT, but ethical companies make it where you can OPT-IN during installs. If GOM needs to make money, then charge for a version with more features like every other legit company.

Summary

DO NOT reward companies who use these tactics by downloading their programs. Just use VLC - a true open source free product.

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1 stars

"DISHONEST INSTALLATION OF CRAPWARE!!!!!!"

July 10, 2012  |  By whiskey905

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cons

DITTO......

Summary

See one line summary!

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1 stars

"now you get spammed with ads"

July 07, 2012  |  By ApakSL

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

great interface, mostly little things i like: scroll-wheel volume, up/down arrow volume; right/left arrow skip forward/back configurable between 5s-30s+

Cons

it ******* spams you with ads. **** that

Summary

stay away

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4 stars

"the player is really useful and good"

July 04, 2012  |  By David Kelley

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

practically all formats play is good

Cons

No more cons because the adware has been disabled since version 2.1.40.5106 as of April 18, 2012.

Summary

Really useful and so I used again and again

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2 stars

"CANNOT PLAY .VOB FILES"

June 24, 2012  |  By Amrik_Mondal

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

The software is small in size in comparition to VLC media player.

Cons

It cannot play most of video formats e.g .vob
Sometimes creates problems plkaying mp4 medias.

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4 stars

"Does what VLC sometimes fails to"

June 21, 2012  |  By nazim12366

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.40.5106

Pros

its free and it plays 1080p files well. this is not my main media player, i like vlc better but vlc for some reason can't play 1080p files, its like the disk is full of scratches which it's not but this plays it perfectly

Cons

tries to install other stuff like avg but if you actually read the things your installing you can easily opt-out of that. also i saw an ad banner and i don't know if that's just a one time thing but if it isn't i will immediately uninstall it and look for an alternative

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.40.5106
Version 2.1.40.5106:
    1. Disable Splash Screen Function (window that appears when closing the player)added. 2. Improved the Gretech MP4 Source Filter. 3. Altered default screen size settings. 4. Improved playback for extremely large files (AVI, MKV, WMV, ASF, MP4, OGG, TS). 5. Added the LAV Audio Decoder to the Disabled Filters List. 6. Corrected the Gretech FLV Source Filter. 7. Improved the Gretech AVI Source Filter. 8. Product information added to the Windows Control Panel. 9. Impoved the Playback Window size adjustment feature. 10. Adjusted the default AC3 options. 11. Misc.
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date April 19, 2012
Date Added April 18, 2012
Version 2.1.40.5106
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.2MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,661,190
Downloads Last Week 102,059
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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