GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1890 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.43.5119
  • Total Downloads:
    59,803,033
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    120,354
  • 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

    3.9

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
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    out of 1890 votes

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    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 75
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5 stars

"*** Unbeatable Video Player ***"

December 08, 2012  |  By londonGuru

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Lightweight and quick startup. Smooth player that can handle almost all video formats efficiently!

Cons

Wonder if there's one!

Summary

How can you watch movies without GOM!

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4 stars

"Very Good Media Player"

December 03, 2012  |  By llsee

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Lightweight, Small footprint, customizable, skinnable, plays all common media files.

Cons

Player locks up if switching between media files too frequently.

Summary

I used to be a VLC fan. But, the video playback quality of VLC seems to have degraded after ver2 was released (I have 2 - 21" monitors running at 1080 and quality issues were noticeable!). So, I switched to MP classic, but it is not being actively maintained and lacked many features I have come to expect. On the advice of someone on a web site I frequent I tried GOM player. I have been using it for about a month now and am very pleased. It plays all common video files. The one file it could not play, GOM player asked if I wanted to search for a codec, found it and opened my browser at the download page! Aspect ratio automatically adjusts for the quality of the video file. Despite the comments of another commenter, there is no spyware or trojan's if downloaded from a reputable site. It does have add-on software with the buttons pre-checked, something I don't like, but I do read all messages during the install process. It also allows you to specify the install directory. In summary, if you are tired of the bloat in WMP, and like me, are not happy with VLC, this is a very good alternative.

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4 stars

"GOM has surpassed my expectations and easy to use."

November 19, 2012  |  By wayzgoose

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Great for TV Show and Movie files and excellent for streaming radio.
Almost idiot proof.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

The GOM Plyer is perfect for what I want from a media player.

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5 stars

"Outstanding"

November 05, 2012  |  By wilpitre

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Will play almost anything.

Cons

There are no Cons.

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4 stars

"Great product"

October 27, 2012  |  By phishbowl14

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

I would consider paying for this product

Cons

Too many times the codex is not there

Summary

I think I have upgraded each time there has been a newer version available.

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4 stars

"!!! ATTENTION!!!"

October 01, 2012  |  By dumdumm

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

This software is a really good player but contain an infection

Cons

this softwares installer also infect your computer with PUP.BundleInstaller.DT. a backdoor trojan MALVAREBYTES detects

Summary

summary, must be something wrong when a player also contain a trojan.

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5 stars

"easy to use"

September 28, 2012  |  By mannymanster

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

just download and install

Cons

none right now

Summary

i just install the dvd player, not the toolbar or anything els
dvd played on wmp 11 and all the other players as well

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3 stars

"Seems promising but has aspect ratio problems"

September 27, 2012  |  By fredwehr

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Clean interface, straightforward to avoid adware upon install. Customizable & lots of controls.

Cons

Would not play certain wmvs with the correct aspect ratio. WMP wins on that point, even though it is brain-dead in other respects. Unfortunately, had to uninstall.

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5 stars

"Very Good for win 7"

September 25, 2012  |  By jojo0101010

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

Did a lot of videos with high quality details.

Cons

Does not have so many features like vlc.

Summary

What is does, it do it very well.

Previous version was not so good but this one is now excellent for win 7.

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5 stars

"Simple, Customizable, Plays Nearly Everything."

September 06, 2012  |  By rf2ooo

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.43.5119

Pros

GomPlayer is a small, lightweight application that can be customized with tons of themes. It plays nearly every format imaginable and even live streams! If you're missing a codec it needs, the player will automatically download it or refer you to where you can get it. Compared to other players, GomPlayer takes up very little resources as it's perfect for computers with 1gb of RAM or less.

Cons

The program sometimes closes if there are a large number of media files in the playlist and you skip back and forth between them too quickly.

Summary

It's a great program that's small in size, but big in the features it has. If you dislike complex media player software, GomPlayer is the perfect program for you. :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.43.5119
Changes in version 2.1.43.5119 include:
  • Improved AAC Audio Support
  • AVI Playback Issue Corrected
  • SRT Subtitle Display Issue Corrected
  • RTL Subtitle Support Added (beta)
  • Miscellaneous Fixes
  • General
    Publisher Gretech
    Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
    Release Date July 31, 2012
    Date Added August 01, 2012
    Version 2.1.43.5119
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 12.58MB
    File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 59,803,033
    Downloads Last Week 120,354
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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