GOM Player is a free alternative desktop multimedia tool. The program offers support for a vast range of file types, customizable skins, a library of subtitles, and 360 degree VR video.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.
- Some videos may require DirectX or Windows Media Player.
- Recommended settings may differ depending on video file types.
- Playing 360° VR is supported on the versions of Windows Vista SP2 and DirectX 11 or higher.
- Using “Searching the codec” and “Searching the subtitles” is limited on the OS version of Vista or lower.
- The updates for Windows XP are no longer supported.
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.
Comprehensive File Support
GOM Media Player can play all the most popular video formats by default: AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, MOV, and more!
With a wide variety of advanced features like A-B repeat, screen capture, audio capture, playback speed control, and video effects, this software allows you to do much more than simply play your videos.
GOM Media Player’s skinnable interface and advanced filter controls make it highly customizable, allowing users to personalize their experience to fit their needs. Download new skins and logos from the GOM MediaPlayer website!
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.
Easy to use and customize
This multimedia tool is good for users who want access to VR content, or who want access to a vast library of subtitles. The program is functional, but it takes some getting used to. Anyone who prefers a standard multimedia player would be better off downloading an alternative like VLC. For those who are going to download the program, make sure you pay close attention to the prompts of the installer.
For the most recent version of GOM Player, developers have added the New Preference Mode (beta), fixed an error with HEVC contents as well as incorrect DVD chapter markings and an action handling the margins for messages.