GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1887 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.50.5145
  • Total Downloads:
    59,020,569
  • Date Added:
    April 09, 2013
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    131,619
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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GOM Media Player for Windows handles most of the more common video formats, including MP4, AVI, MKV, and more. It comes with a sleeker, more media center-focused design and packs plenty of codecs under the hood to play just about any media format you throw at it.

The initial installation is standard, like any other Windows product: accept a couple terms, set a destination folder, and choose to opt in or out of an offer from AVG. After installation completes, GOM will guide you through an optional setup process to optimize initial use based on sound and monitor setup.

You'll be introduced to a 4:3 ratio default window with an orange, black, and silver theme that will make you wonder if Halloween came early. Your token playback tools like Play, Stop, and Skip Forward and Back are located on the bottom left corner, and control panels for managing your media content are located on the opposite side. In the middle is a small, integrated upsell ticker that links users to any of GOM's other products or video content. Though this can easily be removed by switching to another skin, it's far less intrusive than other attempts at product promotions that we've seen in many other apps.

Right above is a timeline that's extremely narrow; this is fine for standard keyboard/mouse users but hardly ideal for touch. Right-clicking anywhere on the player will expose even more detailed options and audio/video-related tweaks like those found in other open-source players. You can add custom audio EQ effects, tweak subtitle lengths, and even take burst screenshots to capture particular moments from videos. However, some of the language was a bit confusing: GOM labels screen rotation as "flip input/output." Not a deal- breaker by any means, but not a labor-intensive fix either.

Power users are given the added option to set custom hot keys and even sync their remote iOS and Android devices like tablets and phones to control the media player over Wi-Fi. And though this feature works for the most part, buggy playback and less-than-stellar navigation do not make this prime time-ready.

But when it came to video playback, GOM was no slouch. Videos played and looked as they should, and it was easy enough to incrementally tweak your picture settings during live play.

Whether you choose this or VLC, both are solid media players, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. GOM tries to do a lot, and though some of those attempts could use some work, its core mode is rock solid: watching your favorite Global Starcraft II League (GSL) masters duke it out in this season of GSL.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 20 votes

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

    4.1

    out of 1887 votes

    • 5 star 1021
    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 198
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5 stars

"Found it late but I did find it!"

October 16, 2014  |  By andrew.seldis

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

+ An excellent UI, with minimal lag in PC functioning.
+ Good clarity of video and audio.
+ Everything is built in.

Cons

- None, really!!

Summary

After being a faithful follower of VLC for a long time I expected a lot. VLC itself has gone down the drain quality-wise, but I needed that old feel again. Tried KMPlayer but it left me disappointed. Then stumbled upon this and I have never been happier. Most recommended.

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1 stars

"Latest version 2.2.62.5209 does not work on Windows XP"

October 10, 2014  |  By briddge

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Love GOM player and I prefer it over other media players.

Cons

Can't install latest version. I have Windows XP sp3 and I get an installation error saying "installer package cannot be used on your computer."

Summary

System requirements says works on XP, you'd expect it to install on XP. Right? So what's the problem? Why GOM ppl say works on XP when it doesn't.

They need to clarify the cpu requirement or exclude XP altogether as older XP computers aren't going to meet new cpu requirement.

I'm bummed i can no longer update GOM. I'm stuck with version 2.2.56.5183.

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2 stars

"No audio with 64-bit Win8.1"

October 07, 2014  |  By Uziel-Uz

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Plays various media formats. Previous version on WinXP PC worked fine.

Cons

No audio with 64-bit Win8.1 PC. Same thing with the previous GOM version.
No audio trouble with VLC or WinMedia players.

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5 stars

"Awesome Player"

October 01, 2014  |  By edgarner

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.2.62.5209

Pros

Plays all video format and beats Windows Media Player hands down!

Cons

Nope, not that I can think of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.50.5145
Version 2.1.50.5145: 1. Modified the software's codec settings for AAC audio playback. 2. The AC3 tab has been removed from the Prefences window, and internal AC3 options have been disabled. 3. Corrected a sync issue with certain TS files. 4. Corrected a playback issue with MP4 files containing hard-coded scrolling subtitles. 5. Added features to delete and disabled the saving of recently played files to the Windows "Recent Files" list (Windows 7 and 8 only).
General
Publisher Gretech
Publisher web site http://www.gomlab.com/eng
Release Date April 03, 2013
Date Added April 09, 2013
Version 2.1.50.5145
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.58MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,020,569
Downloads Last Week 131,619
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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