There is absolutely no dearth of good music players for Windows operating system. Free players such as Foobar2000, PotPlayer, and MusicBee all offer good music experience. Although Winamp, once the popular player, is no longer under development, it’s still available for download.
Although it may not be as powerful as PotPlayer or Foobar2000, it does come with some awesome features that might not be available in other popular players.
GOM Audio Player features
As with the case of other players, GOM Audio Player also supports all popular audio codecs, including WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, and PLS.
What sets GOM Audio Player apart from other audio players is its elegant interface, probably the most beautiful interface when compared to other popular audio players.
When it comes to features, it allows you listen to several popular internet radio stations. More importantly, it is capable of playing streams of live broadcasts that are hosted online.
Since a good player should include an equalizer, there is an equalizer, and then there are several audio effects to choose from.
Another interesting and useful feature is Power Options. When enabled, GOM Audio Player will automatically sleep, restart or shutdown your PC when your playlist reaches the end or at a certain time, allowing you to fall asleep listening to your favorite music.
Although it can be controlled with the help of dedicated keyboard shortcuts, GOM Audio Player automatically adds playback controls to the taskbar (remember Windows Media Player taskbar toolbar?) while running in Mini mode. To add playback controls to the taskbar, right-click on the empty area of taskbar, click Toolbars, and then select GOM Audio MiniPlayer. If the option is not appearing, open GOM Audio Preferences, under General tab, check the option labelled Lock to taskbar when minimized (MiniPlayer).
If you would like to see a popup notification on desktop when the player starts playing an audio file, you can enable the same by navigating to Preferences, Titles, and then checking Enable Desktop Tiles. This feature is pretty much like the toast notification of Winamp.
GOM Audio Player is allows you edit ID3 tags, change playback speed, and also offers A-B repeat. Unlike some other audio players, GOM Audio Player supports plugins and users can utilize this feature to add new capabilities to the player.
For those who aren’t happy with its default look, the default skin has three default modes and you can always use tens of cool skins available on the official website of the player. You can also enable transparency effect for the player and adjust the opacity level under Preferences.
Overall, GOM Audio Player is a nice audio player for Windows with useful set of features. The current version of the player is absolutely free and comes with no strings attached.
GOM Audio Player supports Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.