As an avid user of GOM Player, I can tell you that it’s one of the most underrated media player. I have been using it since the release of version 1.0, and I always recommend it over other media players for its beautiful interface, rich set of features, and support for popular codecs out of the box.
In the first quarter of this year, the metro or modern version of VLC player was released for Windows 8/8.1. Although VLC player app lacks most of the features present in desktop version, it still is the best media player app available on the Windows Store.
GOM Player app
The good news is that GOM Player app has been released for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. GOM Player lovers can now visit the official Windows Store on their Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 devices to download and install the app.
GOM Player app for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 sports a clean but elegant user interface.
Just like the desktop version of the player, GOM Player app supports many popular formats including .avi, .mp4, .mkv, etc.
The ability use and adjust subtitles is one of the killer features of GOM Player app. The app offers settings to change the size, position and default font of subtitles. More importantly, it lets you adjust sync subtitles with the video. In addition to that, you can rotate or mirror your video.
With default settings, it starts playing the video where you had stopped.
While watching a video, simply right-click anywhere on the screen to see pause, lock, size and ratio, volume, subtitles, and settings. When the lock feature is turned on, media control buttons will not appear when you perform a right-click on the screen (only Unlock option appears when you perform a right-click), useful while watching movies on tablets.
Another worth mentioning feature is support for keyboard shortcuts. Just like the desktop version, you can use left and right arrow buttons to rewind (10 sec) and fast forward (10 sec) operations. Many of the keyboard shortcuts of the desktop version work great here as well.
Download GOM Player app
Overall, I am impressed with GOM Player app for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Although it’s not as powerful and feature-rich as the desktop version, it’s easily the best media player app available on the Store. Those of you who have been using the VLC app on your tablets, this is the best time to try out GOM Player app.
Visit the following page to install the latest version of GOM Player app on your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PCs.
UPDATE in March 2019: GOM Player app has been pulled from the Store.
GOM Player app (Windows Store link)