GOM Player

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GOM Player
Developer(s)GOM & Company (Previously Gretech)
Initial releaseJanuary 7, 2003; 21 years ago (2003-01-07)
Stable release
Windows (November 19, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-11-19)[1])


1.5.1 (February 26, 2020; 4 years ago (2020-02-26)[2])

1.6.1 (August 30, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-30)[3]) [±]
Preview releaseNone [±]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Available inKorean, English, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Thai, German, French, Italian, Czech, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

GOM Player is a media player for Windows, developed by GOM & Company. With more than 100 million downloads, it is also known as the most used player in South Korea.[citation needed] Its main features include the ability to play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service.[4]

The word gom (곰) means "bear" in Korean, and as such the icon of GOM Player looks like a bear's paw.

GOM Player has a free version and a paid version. The paid version name is GOM Player Plus, and it allows video playback without advertisements and includes convenient features such as simple configuration.


  • GOM Player has several embedded video and audio codecs, so it can play immediately without installing any external codecs. If there is no codec, it can be found with a codec search feature.
  • The basic embedded codec has the advantage of making it easier for computer beginners who lack knowledge of codecs to play videos.
  • Video files that are incomplete, damaged, or not completely downloaded can also be played.
  • If the file name of a video file and subtitles are the same, subtitles are automatically displayed when the video is running.
  • If there is no subtitle file, subtitles can be found in the subtitles archive supported by GOM Player.
  • GOM Player started supporting 360 video (360VR) for the first time as a domestic video player in December 2015, and also has supported 360 video on GOM Player mobile app since June 2016.
  • 360 degree videos and trending videos on YouTube can be played through the right panel called Miniweb.
  • In 2019, the preferences of GOM player were newly reorganized.
  • In 2020, a new version of GOM player macOS was released.
  • GOM player is available on mobile (Android/iOS).
  • In 2020, the company released a new GOM Player app optimized for iPhones.

Supported formats[edit]

GOM Player can play following multimedia formats

  • Video Formats: [Windows]avi, .ogm, .mkv, .mp4, .k3g, .ifo, .ts, .asf, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mpg, .m1v, .m2v, .vob, .m4v, .3gp/3gp2, .rmvb, .rm, .ogg, .flv, .asx(영상), .dat + When an external codec is used, other video formats can also be used. - [Mac].mkv, .mp4, .avi, .m4v, .mov, .3gp, .ts, .mts, .m2ts, .wmv, .flv, .f4v, .asf, .webm, .rm, .rmvb, .qt, .dv, .mpg, .mpeg, .mxf, .vob, .gif
  • Audio Formats: [Windows].mp3, .m4a, .aac, .ogg, .flac, .wav, .wma, .rma, .alac + When an external codec is used, other audio formats can also be used. - [Mac].mp3, .aac, .mka, .flac, .ogg, .oga, .mogg, .m4a, .opus, .wav, .wv, .aiff, .ape, .tta, .tak
  • Subtitle Formats: [Windows]smi, srt, rt, sub(& IDX), vtt (text sub), dvb, ass, psb, txt, sbv, vobsub (embedded sub) - [Mac]utf, utf8, utf-8, idx, sub, srt, smi, rt, ssa, aqt, jss, js, ass, mks, vtt, sup, scc
  • Playist Formats - [Windows].asx, .pls - [Mac]json (self-formatting)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Windows Desktop". web site. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Apple on the App Store". iTunes Store. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "GOM Player". Google Play Store. 2019-03-14. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  4. ^ "Specifications". GOMlab. GOM&Company. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.

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