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GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

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  • Price: Free
  • Operating system: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • Date added: June 29, 2010
  • Total Downloads: 25,310,106
  • Downloads last week: 188,267
  • Product Ranking: #2 in Video Players
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CNET editors' review

Reviewed by: CNET Staff on November 06, 2008

As various media players jockey for position to become your default setting for music and video streams, GOM Media Player's support for a wide range of file formats has helped it stand out as a firm favorite.

Supported formats include DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF, AVI, and MOV, as are common codecs like FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, and H263. A pop-out playlist can save and organize your various media files, though the limited sort modes--two--hardly makes it a champ.

More impressive are the customizable settings on the control panel. Here you can adjust a video's image brightness, hue, and saturation. There's no preview window, and changes occur as the video runs, so unless you care for a rousing session of trial and error, be sure to tweak the settings after clicking "play." There's also a built-in screen-capture feature that includes zooming and panning, customizable themes, hot keys, and a host of preset and adjustable audio controls.

GOM is weakest when you're looking for help documentation and trying to tweak Save settings, but overall it's a very strong player worth at least a supporting role in your video-watching habits, if not the lead.

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Publisher's description

From Gretech:

GOM Player is a free multimedia player with popular video and audio codecs built-in. GOM Player supports file formats such as AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF. Users don't have to install codecs separately. GOM Player is capable of playing incomplete or damaged AVI files by skipping the damaged frames. It can also play locked or partially downloaded files. Its other features include drag-and-drop support, HTTP streaming, editable skins, subtitling, overlay mixer, key remapping, enhanced filter rendering, real-time index rebuilding for AVI files and unicode support among others.

What's new in this version:

Version 2.1.26.5021 fixes a bug with OGG file which is not normally played while downloading it; fixes an error with some of MP3 files are not played or having problem with playing time.

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  • All versions:
    4.2 stars
    out of 1400 votes
    • 5 stars
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    • 4 stars
      371
    • 3 stars
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    • 2 stars
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    • 1 stars
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  • Current version:
    4.2 stars
    out of 35 votes
    • 5 stars
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  • 5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "Simply the best media player"

    by andybangkok1 on August 4, 2010

    Pros: Everything works fine

    Cons: None sor far

    Summary: Definitely. the best player Ive used. I will use it as my primary video player.

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  • 5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "best media player"

    by dexterre4254 on July 20, 2010

    Pros: best media player

    Cons: best media player

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  • 4 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "Good all-purpose media player."

    by bcor2nd on July 19, 2010

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Some of the control icons could be better identified

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  • 4 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "Superb software."

    by zoeyjusko on August 9, 2010

    Pros: Reliable software with lots of fun skins to choose from. It's played everything I've ever given it.

    Cons: The quality of the picture is second to VLC in my opinion. However, GOM is more reliable these days.

    Summary: GOM is without a doubt one of the top players. I've been using it for about a year and have never had a problem with it.

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  • 5 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "Quite Simply, Intelligence Personified, a true Delight"

    by foxface on August 6, 2010

    Pros: Used by virtually all S. Koreans, it plays virtually every format and has so many hidden and valuable options that a year later, I am still discovering the beauty of its built in intelligence.

    Cons: I honestly have not been able to think of any frustrations I have gone through with GOM player. If space permitted, I could have gone on and on with other features the developers built in. No player matches it.

    Summary: I guess I said it all pretty well under the section called Pros. I have been through the various players and all I will say is that a true lover of films of ALL genres virtually, GOM is the SINGLE player that in my mind I would have designed for those who love film. I urge everyone to try it out to enhance your enjoyment of cinema. It is a foreign movie watchers dream, with incredible attention paid to subtitles--both their synchronization, size/font parameters and placement on the screen. Parameters of brightness, contrast, etc. can be controlled. AAA+

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  • 5 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "the better audio and video player"

    by jopejpl on August 5, 2010

    Pros: Good equalized sound, easy help to search de missing codecs, play almost all formats.

    Cons: could have better interface

    Summary: the best

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  • 1 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "Took out my IE"

    by Diamun on July 18, 2010

    Pros: absolutely NOTHING

    Cons: 1st of all When I downloaded and installed it; Like most it offewrs things lik Ask Toolbar etc. I took out the checks but it still in

    Summary: again I lost Internet Explorer it would not show up anywhere I mean anywhere. I had to put my PC back to factory settngs and lost everything

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  • 4 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "JUst As Good As VLC"

    by GzUs420 on July 12, 2010

    Pros: Well So FAr It Is Just As Good At Playing My Video Libery(6.3 TB's) Without Crashing Unlike WMP,Itunes And Winamp

    Cons: So Far None That I See

    Summary: So FAr I Like The Clean Layout And The Simple GUI.

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  • 4 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "good player"

    by PEACEMONSTER on July 12, 2010

    Pros: Seems to play 90 percent of video you throw at it.

    Cons: Still had a couple of files that wouldn't play.

    Summary: Great overall player. Def. one of the best players Ive used. I know use it as my primary video player.

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  • 5 stars

    Version: GOM Media Player 2.1.26.5021

    "One Media Player for All"

    by zattellight on July 11, 2010

    Pros: This is surely good media player

    Cons: I don't like floating control panel, especially when video resolution changed > gom window resized > control panel is float freely from main window

    Summary: I have experience on VLC, KM, MPC
    All programs hardly configure to show movies on my 2nd monitors
    Except this one -> GOM

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