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GOM Player, using default "skin
|"Developer(s)||GOM & Company (Previously Gretech)|
|Initial release||January 7, 2003|
|"Stable release||22.214.171.12470 (March 20, 2017[±])|
|"Preview release||None [±]|
|"Operating system||"Windows XP SP3 or higher|
|Available in||English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)|
GOM Player ("short for Gretech Online Movie Player) is a "media player for "Windows, developed by the GOM & Company of "South Korea. Its main features include the ability to play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service.
The word gom (곰) means "bear" in Korean, and as such GOM Player uses a bear's paw as its icon.
GOM Player can play following multimedia formats:
The player can play incomplete, broken or damaged AVI files by skipping bad frames and rebuilding the file's index when necessary. GOM Player also supports peer-to-peer video streaming through an official add-on called GOMTV Streamer.
The latest version of GOM Player supports the following subtitle formats:
GOM Player's skinable interface and advanced filter controls make it highly customization, allowing users to personalize their experience to fit their needs. Download new skins and logos from the GOM Player website!
Another significant feature of GOM Player is that where it can't play the audio or video of a media file natively, it will try to find an appropriate external "codec which will play that file format, using the format's "GUID, a unique identifier for the required codec. On finding a match, it will direct the user to a webpage where the codec can be downloaded and installed.
You can control GOM Player with GOM Remote. This includes all basic functions, such as moving forward/back, play, and pause. This also includes advanced functions, such as opening files, searching, and PC power control.
GOM Player is now available in Android and iOS versions. You can enjoy watching videos not just on your PC, but also on your mobile device. Enjoy watching videos easily with Mobile GOM Player any time, anywhere.
A survey of usage over a single week by Metrix, an internet survey company, found that 69.8% of users watched pornography, 43.2% watched cinematic movies, 29.6% watched television dramas, 21.8% watched "variety shows, 11% watched cartoons, and 7% watched "music videos. This is in line with South Korea being allegedly the greatest spender per capita on pornography, even though local production of pornography is illegal. Gretech disputes the credibility of this report.["citation needed]
Metrix obtained the survey data from 12,000 internet users who agreed to voluntarily install a monitoring tool. Only file names were used to categorize the media files included in the survey.["citation needed]
Gretech points out that media files played by GOM Player are not monitored, and that only the explicit installation of the Metrix survey software enabled that monitoring to be done.