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Download Free GOM Media Player – 5.1 Channel Output and Advanced Playback Capabilities

image I’ve never really warmed up to Windows Media Player. It’s bloated size,and outrageous overhead requirements (in my view), have always left me feeling just a little bit put out.

Years ago, (in 2003), I replaced Windows Media Player with a much smaller application – GOM Media Player. Back then, virtually no one had heard of this small (6 MB), free application.

I must admit, I was not very successful, initially, in converting my friends to my view of GOM Media Player. Over the years though, GOM Media Player’s support for a diverse range of file formats, it’s built in Codecs, and its advanced playback capabilities, have made it one of the most downloaded of all Windows Media Player replacements. In fact, it’s the number one downloaded media player on CNET (download.com), with nearly 20 Million downloads to date.

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This small application is surprisingly strong and can play most encoded video formats including AVI, DAT, FLV, MPEG, DivX, XviD, and more, with its own built-in Codec system.

For the impatient types among us, GOM Media Player can even play video files that are still in the process of being downloaded. As well, files that have been broken during the downloading process can still be played.

The right click menu is extremely comprehensive (yet very easy to understand), allowing an amazing degree of custom control over virtually every aspect of the application. I do mean – an amazing degree of control!

A built-in Screen Capture utility allows you to take screenshots of your video directly from GOM Media Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take up to 999 shots continuous screenshots. I love this feature! (I just had to mention this).

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Fast facts:

DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.

Supports most Codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, FLI using an embedded Codec system

Plays incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames

Plays Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing

Supports HTTP Streaming ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS

Subtitle, Overlay Mixer features, Keys Remapping, Super speed/High Mode

Play Audio CD

Play Video CD/SVCD/XCD

Enhanced Filter Rendering

Drag-and-drop support

Editable skins

Real-time index rebuilding for AVI files

Unicode support

Advanced Features:

Customizable settings on the control panel

Adjust image brightness, hue, and saturation

Sharpen and add noise to your video

Audio equalizer

Fast forward/rewind using left/right keys

Repeat a section of your video using A-B Repeat feature

System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (no indication that x64 is supported).

Download at: Download.com

This is my personal choice of media player; the application that I use primarily for playback of downloaded videos, and I have yet to be disappointed with its performance. I highly recommend this excellent free application.

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Free GOM Media Player – 5 Star Rated – 5.1 Channel Output

Kick Windows Media Player to the curb! Replace it and get 5.1 Channel Output, advanced playback capabilities and more, with GOM Media Player.

I’ve never really warmed up to Windows Media Player. It’s bloated size,and outrageous overhead requirements (in my view), have always left me feeling just a little bit put out.

GOM Media Player, (the unusual name stands for Gretech Online Movie Player), has been the media player I’ve relied on for years now, and it just gets better with every release.

GOM Media Player’s support for a diverse range of file formats, it’s built in Codecs, and its advanced playback capabilities, have made it one of the most downloaded of all Windows Media Player replacements. It is the number one downloaded media player on CNET, with nearly 15,000,000 downloads to date.

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GOM Media Player is a relatively small (5.77 MB) application that can play most encoded video formats including AVI, DAT, FLV, MPEG, DivX, XviD, and more, with its own built-in Codec system.

If you’re the impatient type, GOM Media Player can even play video files that are still in the process of being downloaded. As well, files that have been broken during the downloading process can still be played.

For audio/video files that GOM Media Player can not play due to a missing Codec, (I haven’t found one yet), GOM Media Player will attempt to find one using GUID; if you are interested in seeing how GUID works then go to GUID.org. Once it finds a match, you will be redirected to a download site from which you can download and install the required Codec/s.

A built-in Screen Capture utility allows you to take screenshots of your video directly from GOM Media Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take up to 999 shots continuous screenshots. I love this feature!

This is my personal choice of media player, and I have yet to be disappointed with its performance. I highly recommend this excellent free application.

Quick facts:

    • DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.
    • Supports most Codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, FLI using an embedded Codec system
    • Plays incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames
    • Plays Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing
    • Supports HTTP Streaming ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS
    • Subtitle, Overlay Mixer features, Keys Remapping, Super speed/High Mode
    • Play Audio CD
    • Play Video CD/SVCD/XCD
    • Enhanced Filter Rendering
    • Drag-and-drop support
    • Editable skins
    • Real-time index rebuilding for AVI files
    • Unicode support

    Advanced Features:

      • Customizable settings on the control panel
      • Adjust image brightness, hue, and saturation
      • Sharpen and add noise to your video
      • Audio equalizer
      • Fast forward/rewind using left/right keys
      • Repeat a section of your video using A-B Repeat feature

      System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista

      Note: I’m currently running this application on Windows 7 RC with no problems whatsoever.

      Download at: Download.com

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      GOM Media Player – 5 Star Rated and Free!

      Free 5.1 Channel Output. Advanced Playback Capabilities.

      Tired of Windows Media Player’s weaknesses? Fed up with its 24.5 MB bloated size? Are you unhappy with its outrageous overhead requirements? Then GOM Media Player, (the unusual name stands for Gretech Online Movie Player), may well be the tool you’ve been looking for.

      GOM Media Player’s support for a diverse range of file formats, it’s built in Codecs, and its advanced playback capabilities, have made it one of the most downloaded of all Windows Media Player replacements. It is the number one downloaded media player on CNET (download.com), with nearly 12,000,000 downloads to date.

      gom player 2

      GOM Media Player is a relatively small (4.66MB) application that can play most encoded video formats including AVI, DAT, FLV, MPEG, DivX, XviD, and more, with its own built-in Codec system.

      If you’re the impatient type, GOM Media Player can even play video files that are still in the process of being downloaded. As well, files that have been broken during the downloading process can still be played.

      For audio/video files that GOM Media Player can not play due to a missing Codec, (I haven’t found one yet), GOM Media Player will attempt to find one using GUID; if you are interested in seeing how GUID works then go to GUID.org. http://www.guid.org/ Once it finds a match, you will be redirected to a download site from which you can download and install the required Codec/s.

      A built-in Screen Capture utility allows you to take screenshots of your video directly from GOM Media Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take up to 999 shots continuous screenshots. I love this feature!

      This is my personal choice of media player, and I have yet to be disappointed with its performance. I highly recommend this really excellent free application.

      Quick facts:

      • DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.
      • Supports most Codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, FLI using an embedded Codec system
      • Plays incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames
      • Plays Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing
      • Supports HTTP Streaming ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS
      • Subtitle, Overlay Mixer features, Keys Remapping, Super speed/High Mode
      • Play Audio CD
      • Play Video CD/SVCD/XCD
      • Enhanced Filter Rendering
      • Drag-and-drop support
      • Editable skins
      • Real-time index rebuilding for AVI files
      • Unicode support

      Advanced Features:

      • Customizable settings on the control panel
      • Adjust image brightness, hue, and saturation
      • Sharpen and add noise to your video
      • Audio equalizer
      • Fast forward/rewind using left/right keys
      • Repeat a section of your video using A-B Repeat feature

      System Requirements: Windows Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

      Note: I’m currently running this application on Windows 7 Beta with no problems what-so-ever.

      Download at: Download.com

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      Best Free Advanced Media Player – 5.1 Channel Output!

      Tired of Windows Media Player’s weaknesses? Fed up with its 24.5 MB bloated size? Are you unhappy with its outrageous overhead requirements? Then GOM Media Player, (the unusual name stands for Gretech Online Movie Player), may well be the tool you’ve been looking for.

      GOM Media Player’s support for a diverse range of file formats, it’s built in Codecs, and its advanced playback capabilities, have made it one of the most downloaded of all Windows Media Player replacements. It is the number one downloaded media player on CNET (download.com), with over 8,146,168 downloads to date.

      GOM Media Player is a relatively small (5.57MB) application that can play most encoded video formats including AVI, DAT, FLV, MPEG, DivX, XviD, and more, with its own built-in Codec system.

      If you’re the impatient type, GOM Media Player can even play video files that are still in the process of being downloaded. As well, files that have been broken during the downloading process can still be played.

      For audio/video files that GOM Media Player can not play due to a missing Codec, (I haven’t found one yet), GOM Media Player will attempt to find one. Once it finds a match, you will be redirected to a download site from which you can download and install the required Codec/s.

      A built-in Screen Capture utility allows you to take screenshots of your video directly from GOM Media Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take up to 999 shots continuous screenshots. I love this feature!

      This is my personal choice of media player, and I have yet to be disappointed with its performance. I highly recommend this really excellent free application.

      Quick facts:

      DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.

      Supports most Codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, FLI using an embedded Codec system

      Plays incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames

      Plays Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing

      Supports HTTP Streaming ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS

      Subtitle, Overlay Mixer features, Keys Remapping, Super speed/High Mode

      Play Audio CD

      Play Video CD/SVCD/XCD

      Enhanced Filter Rendering

      Drag-and-drop support

      Editable skins

      Real-time index rebuilding for AVI files

      Unicode support

      Advanced Features:

      Customizable settings on the control panel

      Adjust image brightness, hue, and saturation

      Sharpen and add noise to your video

      Audio equalizer

      Fast forward/rewind using left/right keys

      Repeat a section of your video using A-B Repeat feature

      System Requirements: Windows Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

      Download at: Download.com

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      Kick Windows Media Player to the Curb! – Free GOM Media Player

      Tired of Windows Media Player’s weaknesses? Fed up with its 24.5 MB bloated size? Are you unhappy with its outrageous overhead requirements? Then GOM Media Player, (the unusual name stands for Gretech Online Movie Player), may well be the tool you’ve been looking for.

      GOM Media Player’s support for a diverse range of file formats, it’s built in Codecs, and its advanced playback capabilities, has made it one of the most downloaded of all Windows Media Player replacements. To date, over 5,380,000 downloads on CNET alone.

      GOM Media Player is a relatively small (5.57MB) application that can play most encoded video formats including AVI, DAT, FLV, MPEG, DivX, XviD, and more, with its own built-in Codec system.

      If you’re the impatient type, GOM Media Player can even play video files that are still in the process of being downloaded. As well, files that have been broken during the downloading process can still be played.

      For audio/video files that GOM Media Player can not play due to a missing Codec, (I haven’t found one yet), GOM Media Player will attempt to find one using GUID; if you are interested in seeing how GUID works then go to GUID.org. http://www.guid.org/ Once it finds a match, you will be redirected to a download site from which you can download and install the required Codec/s.

      A built-in Screen Capture utility allows you to take screenshots of your video directly from GOM Media Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take up to 999 shots continuous screenshots. I love this feature!

      This is my personal choice of media player, and I have yet to be disappointed with its performance. I highly recommend this really excellent application.

      Quick facts:

      • DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.
      • Supports most Codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, FLI using an embedded Codec system
      • Plays incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames
      • Plays Locked Media Files while downloading or sharing
      • Supports HTTP Streaming ASF/OGG/MP3/AAC/MPEG PS/MPEG TS
      • Subtitle, Overlay Mixer features, Keys Remapping, Super speed/High Mode
      • Play Audio CD
      • Play Video CD/SVCD/XCD
      • Enhanced Filter Rendering
      • Drag-and-drop support
      • Editable skins
      • Real-time index rebuilding for AVI files
      • Unicode support

      Advanced Features:

      • Customizable settings on the control panel
      • Adjust image brightness, hue, and saturation
      • Sharpen and add noise to your video
      • Audio equalizer
      • Fast forward/rewind using left/right keys
      • Repeat a section of your video using A-B Repeat feature

      System Requirements: Windows Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

      Download at: Download.com

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