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GOM Player

By Gom & Company Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of GOM Player

  • Experience the full benefits of comfortable, 360-degree playback environment of multiple file formats including damaged
  • Last updated on 08/10/20
  • There has been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 12, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.55.5319

      Improved UI of favorites settings.
        Improved recognition of UTF-8 subtitle files.
          Improved multiple loops action.
            Fixed a crash that occurred when playing some closed caption contents.

General

Release August 10, 2020
Date Added August 10, 2020
Version 2.3.55.5319

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 63,927,523
Downloads Last Week 1,238
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Developer's Description

GOM Player is a free desktop video player. Originally famous for its high video and audio quality, and support of multiple video formats: flv, mp4, mov, mpg, ts, avi, divx, asx, wmv, m4v, dat, ifo, vob, 3gp/3gp2, rm/rmvb, mkv, ogm.
However, there is a lot more to GOM Player, than codec support. If you are interested in VR and 360 degree videos, GOM Player is for you. GOM Player supports a variety of VR and 360 degree; video formats, and provides each user with friendly and simple UI/UX experiences. It can read your local 360 degree; video files and play/stream 360 degree; YouTube videos. For more advanced users, GomPlayer allows custom configuration, enhancing the video view experience. There are thousands of amazing 360 degree; VR videos out there you can watch.

If you are looking for subtitles, GOM Player just made that amazingly simple. GOM Player users are able to access the largest subtitle database in the World. And all you have to do it just play the video. Once you play your video, GOM Player will automatically search its database and show you the matching subtitle results. After you choose the subtitle you want to run, just click apply and the subtitle will be automatically downloaded and applied. That's it: Play the video, select the subtitle, press "apply," and Enjoy. No more digging around the web and wondering if you have the right subtitle.

Another special feature of GOM Player is GOM Remote. GOM users are able to link their smartphones with their GOM Player. That means no more getting off the couch. You can do everything with your smartphone: Play/stop the videos, select videos, raise and lower the volume, dim your screen, and much more. GOM Remote and GOM Player work hand in hand to make your viewing experience comfortable. GOM Player is not your ordinary video player. It stands above the rest to provide its users a unique enjoyable viewing environment. Our development team at GOM Player regularly provides updates with the latest technology to enhance user experience.