There are a lot of media players available, so many that one can go bonkers trying to choose the one that is the best of them all. Today, we review the GOM Player that is supposed to be one of the best media players around. Let's see if it can match the claims.
GOM is the kind of player all users pray to the Gods of software for. It supports all kinds of features for highly advanced users who desire to watch video clips at the best quality. It can also play one of your broken AVI files that other media players seldom play.
GOM Player supports most of the codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, and more) by its own embedded codec system. The best part is, it doesn't make you scourge through a zillion web pages just to get that one codec; GOM will automatically lead you to an open-source codec web-site. It also has a registered patent for playing broken AVI format or AVI video files that are being downloaded.
Advanced Playback features include VMR modes Set detail resolution, Pan and Scan, Time jump, Playback speed control, A-B repeat, and more. Overlay mixer features AVI key frame based RW/FF optimized buffer for streaming automatic ASF source filter. We'll talk more about these and other features a little later.
Once you install the GOM player and run it for the first time, you encounter the configuration window where you first have to select the display mode. You can choose from Normal, High-Quality, and TV Output modes.
The next window allows you to choose the video and subtitle options. The video output gives you the option of choosing from the VMR7 (for XP) or the VMR9 (DirectX 9) filters. Subtitles can also be normal or VMR filtered.