GOM Media Player

GOM Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1888 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.50.5145
  • Total Downloads:
    59,399,154
  • Date Added:
    April 09, 2013
  • File Size:
    12.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,118
  • 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 1888 votes

    • 5 star 1022
    • 4 star 484
    • 3 star 110
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 198
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1 stars

"Do NOT install!!! - I don't trust CNET anymore"

August 27, 2013  |  By guneym

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

It plays music files. Yeah.

Cons

It installs all kinds of stuff without your permission, then you have pop-ups, phishing surveys, and god knows what else. Will try to clean up tonight.

And, yes, I have a PC since 1994 and I am an advanced user.

Summary

CNET was supposed to test what it hosts here, right? Editor's review is 'excellent' and it is a 'download pick'. I am sure editors didn't even install it to give it a try. Trust broken.

Not coming back.

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1 stars

"DON'T INSTALL! Installs AVG Bar and takes over a bwoser"

August 17, 2013  |  By Siggy4

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

it can play video. Yeah, so does VLC and that is what you should pull down. No malware

Cons

AVG Bar. This is a dirty trick and a flipping pain to get off a system.

Summary

I do not recommend this app. NO WAY

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5 stars

"Really amazing"

August 09, 2013  |  By bl8ze

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

I gotta say this is totally an incredible media player ever made

Cons

non so far, may full screen option by two clicks will do the job

Summary

just download it and pray for me :)

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3 stars

"Whats up with the AVG Toolbar?"

August 07, 2013  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

After reading VLC's reviews aimed mainly at CNET I thought I'd return to GOM. The thing installed the AVG Toolbar with it!!! Not funny.

Before this milarky Gom was and maybe is a great media player.

I did get rid of the toolbar but still, I am put right off.

Cons

Basically see above.

Summary

I don't know what's up with this download site anymore but I like many others are trusting a once trustworthy download site less and less. For me personally, this was better than the rest out there. But guys, come on.

Updated on Aug 24, 2013

Just to update: It's not actually cNet that is installing the AVG Toolbar, it is actually GOM itself.

I know this for sure after declining the offers on installation and unchecking the boxes for the other stuff: Then once that was out of the way and GOM was ready for install, it was GOM, without asking, that installed the AVG Toolbar automatically.

This was NOT on cNet's part I can assure you.

The AVG toolbar is very simple to remove with an Uninstaller program.

So, "Sorry cNet for my negative review of something that was not your fault"

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2 stars

"Latest version not working can't down load any videos."

July 13, 2013  |  By KonchogRinchen

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

None the latest program is not working for me.

Cons

This Version not working for me Have been using GOM for years with no problems before now.
I have not change any of my software.

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1 stars

"Like a virus"

July 10, 2013  |  By henrytuttle

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

Good general player, but nothing that can't be found in a less invasive system

Cons

It has an add-on that virtually takes over your system and is almost impossible to take off. I always look out for this kind of invasive add-on and I missed it because of their deliberate and very unethical way of hiding the add-on.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL THIS. Get one of the other players. This install AVG something or other onto all your browsers, changes your default home pages, search engines, and who knows what else. Then makes it almost impossible to change everything back.

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5 stars

"Best Video Player out there!!"

July 08, 2013  |  By ohiodozer

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

Fantastic player that takes care of all formats.

Cons

I'd like to see a visualization program like "Milkdrop", that MediaMonkey uses, when listening to MP3s.

Summary

I've been using GOM for quite some time now and use it as my main pick for video and MP3 players on my computers. You'll never go wrong by using it and it's only getting better with time!

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2 stars

"NO WAY TO STOP THE TOOLBAR"

July 05, 2013  |  By henrymark02

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

IT INSTALLS THE TOOLBAR NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!

Cons

IT INSTALLS THE TOOLBAR NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!

Summary

IT INSTALLS THE TOOLBAR NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!

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5 stars

"An excellent media player!"

June 14, 2013  |  By Pauljnewjersey

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

Great interface, very user friendly.

Cons

The AVG toolbar is a big con.

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5 stars

"Worth downloading if you need a free player"

June 02, 2013  |  By tolandgeorge

 |  Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.50.5145

Pros

Worth downloading if you need a free player

Cons

Worth downloading if you need a free player

Summary

Worth downloading if you need a free player

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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, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.58MB
File Name GOMPLAYERENSETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,399,154
Downloads Last Week 130,118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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