People usually have their choice of media players. For me, it was Winamp for audio and VLC media player for video. Winamp is still my favorite audio player, but VLC isn’t anymore. Recently, I downloaded GOM Player out of curiosity. 30 minutes later, it was my new default media player.
GOM Player, like VLC media player, is capable of playing almost any type of video files without installing any codec. Additionally, it can play FLV files
which VLC cannot. The best thing about GOM Player is it’s aesthetically designed interface and the clever incorporation of so many features into the player without making a mess out of the interface. I had always disliked VLC’s crude menus. GOM Player is sleek.
GOM Player has a one click access to it’s control panel. Video quality settings like brightness and contrast, audio settings like equalizers, playback speed and some more options are readily available through the control panel. You can also adjust font size, spacing and position of subtitles which is so cool.
The bulk of the settings in GOM Player is in the context menu. Right click on the player and a huge menu will pop up bringing you countless features. One feature that I liked is the Easy Browser under the Open menu. The Easy Browser makes browsing through your hard drive for media files easy. Just hover the mouse pointer over a drive and it will open automatically; no clicking is required. Folders open with a single click. It’s actually easier to browse your files since it requires minimal mouse clicks.
The screen capture tool allows you to take screen shots of videos, and you can adjust the image format and quality of the screenshot. You can also schedule the player to take screenshots at definite intervals.
Then there is the Preference window which will allow you to fine tune your player even more. I tell you, there is nothing in GOM Player that you can’t tweak. I wonder why I didn’t try GOM Player earlier. It has so many features and yet it’s so simple to use. GOM Player is skinnable too!