GOM Player is a popular and best video player which supports most of the codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, and ASF more) by its own embedded codec system. It also supports all kinds of features for highly advanced users who desire to watch video clips at the best quality. The program has the ability to play incomplete or damaged AVI file by skipping the damaged frames and also allows playback of locked media files while downloading or sharing. Besides enabling shadow, viewing ASF files with subtitle and karaoke subtitle modes, the program is said to support SMI, SRT, RT, SUB(with IDX) files for subtitle, including the ability to specify margin, location, size, resolution, font and others. The subtitles and video can be synchronized avoiding any mismatch.
By featuring a similar playlist format as M3U, PLS, ASX, GOM Player includes and edits different media formats on that playlist. Different media formats such as AVI, MPG, MPEG and DAT are supported by this application, besides providing support for streaming Windows media format (WMV, ASF, ASX). It also enables the user to watch DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output. The program features Screen capture mode which allows you to take a screenshot of your video from the player, while the Burst Capture feature takes continuous screenshots up to 999 shots. The user can customize their settings by adjusting brightness, contrast and saturation, sharpening and adding noise to your video. A section of a video can be repeated with the A-B Repeat feature, while the left/right keys enable fast forward/rewind. With a file size of 7.2 MB, the program is compatible with operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista or Windows 7.
Its sleek interface features support for skins and other powerful features like support for subtitles, favorites manager, support for playlists, use mouse and keyboard shortcuts for many functions and more.