GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.47.5133
  • Total Downloads:
    60,049,933
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 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

    3.6

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 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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1 stars

"Nazi installer"

March 26, 2013  |  By hates_alltel

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Can't think of any.

Cons

As several other users have pointed out, the GOM installer messes with the browser. My browser crashed as a result of the GOM install, and I had to go to Control Panel to uninstall the non-GOM cr@p that the GOM installer installed (against my wishes).

Summary

Don't install it!

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5 stars

"Very good Media Player"

March 13, 2013  |  By xweeta

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Pretty much everything.

Cons

I use it a lot and besides the codecs I sometimes need to download I had no problems at all with it.

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1 stars

"avalanche--2008 said it all"

March 12, 2013  |  By dripacc

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

not a bad player

Cons

it messes with your browsers; doesn't care if you explicitly tell it not to.

Summary

avalanche--2008 described it well. With so many good players, like VLC, for instance, who needs a rude bully program? It can mess up my Recycle bin now.

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4 stars

"one of the very best free player to have"

February 18, 2013  |  By skyfox1796

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

if you choose not to use vlc for some reason, gom player is pretty good.

Cons

at the moment, gom can't playback at many different angles like vlc.

Summary

it feels better than km player after all those years.

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1 stars

"Beware! Installer force installs AVG toolbar"

February 01, 2013  |  By avalanche--2008

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Was a nice player - now it force installs unwanted browser plugins.

Cons

Installer shows a page with checkboxes for AVG toolbar - it doesn't matter if you uncheck these - it will force install these plugins and extentions into IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Beware!

Summary

I intend to uninstall this app and find something else to use. I don't like software that abuses its users.

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5 stars

"will play any video file or format"

January 31, 2013  |  By shenmue007

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

will auto load similar file names to playlist. saves playlist and spot even if you power down PC and can pick up were you left off. Just open player and hit play will auto load your playlist from were you left off

Cons

will play audio but doesn't have a default setting for it

Summary

best Video player around

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5 stars

"My go-to player"

January 11, 2013  |  By bcanndid

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Every since I discovered GOM a few years ago, it's been my default player for all vid. And since the program improvements they've made the past year or so, I frankly can't remember using any player but this.

Cons

My only wish is that they'd have a comparable freebie DVD burner.

Summary

Excellent product, GOM! I recommend you to all!

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5 stars

"One of the best media players"

December 28, 2012  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Easy to use, and plays nearly all formats.

Cons

Make it easier to use.

Summary

Excellent. I recommend its use.

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5 stars

"Replaced my KMPlayer"

December 25, 2012  |  By bugsmm

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

Plays ALL FILES

Cons

Some stutter on a few files

Summary

The KMPlayer has been running on several of my PC's, but after installing Windows 8, I had been getting pixilation on my WMV files. No amount of tinkering would remedy that problem; until GOM, that is. I checked it out with Norton and then put it through its paces. So far it has kept pace with KMP AND it plays the aforementioned WMV files without a hitch. User controls are pretty similar, so the learning curve isn't too steep.

For me the KMP was the be-all and end-all of media players and they still deserve a solid review. However, GOM right now serves my purpose better. YMMV, of course.

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4 stars

"great, and the price is all wright"

December 23, 2012  |  By kasimodo

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.47.5133

Pros

easy to use , very user friendly, great videos

Cons

nothing to say negative about it

Summary

Would recommend to anybody

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.47.5133
Changes in version 2.1.47.5133 include: 1. Windows 8 Support Added / Windows 98SE support dropped. 2. Default MPEG Transport Stream changed. 3. Added additional Aspect Ratio options. 4. Audio playback issue corrected. 5. RTL Language Subtitle Support is now enabled by default. 6. File Playback Information will now include the version of GOM Media Player being used. 7. Corrected a security issue. 8. Various fixes in phrasing and spelling. 9. Other miscellaneous issues have been addressed and corrected.
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date December 12, 2012
Date Added December 12, 2012
Version 2.1.47.5133
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003
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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