Various playback options and settings can be altered from this tab.
- Task Priority
Allows you to control the priority that Windows assigns to completing GOM Media Player processes. Selecting a higher priority may reduce choppy playback, but it will also cause GOM to use greater amounts of your system resources and may slow down other processes your computer is running.
- Support multimedia function keyboard
This option allows you to use special multimedia control buttons on your keyboard (like play, pause, stop, volume, etc) with GOM Media Player.
- Volume control by multimedia function keyboard
Allows the volume control keys on multimedia keyboards to control the GOM Media Player volume settings.
- Disable screensaver during playback
Your computer will not go into screensaver mode while a file is playing via GOM Media Player.
- Close media files when stopped
Hitting the stop button will unload the video from GOM Media Player (but it will remain on the playlist) and the filename will no longer appear on the GOM Media Player title bar. When this box isn’t checked, hitting the stop button stops playback and goes back to the beginning of the video file, but does not unload it from GOM Media Player (meaning you can still click the seek bar and start the file again from a specific point).
- Open non-local files using worker threads to improve performance.
By default GOM opens all files, both local and non-local, using UI threads. In some cases this can cause lag and freezing when opening non local files (streams, network drives, etc.). This feature will enable the use of worker threads when playing non-local files in order to rectify those lag and freezing issues. It is recommended that you leave this feature disabled unless you are experiencing performance issues with non-local files.
- Repeat Playlist
Check the box to turn on the Playlist Repeat function.
- Shuffle Playlist
Check the box to turn on the Playlist Shuffle function
- Always launch GOM Player in full-screen
If you select this option, GOM Media Player will automatically enter full-screen mode each time it starts.
- Maximize window when dragged to the top edge of the screen
It’s checked by default. When dragging GOM Player to the top edge of the screen, the window will maximize automatically. If you wish not to use this feature, please uncheck it under the Playback tab in the Playback column of the Preferences.
- Default playback window size:
Allows you to choose a default window size for file playback. Choose from “Window size x1.0 (100%), “Window size x2.0 (200%)”, “Fit to Desktop Resolution”, “Maximize Screen Size”, “Fit to Full Screen”, “Full Stretch Screen”, and “Full Stretch Screen (Keep Ratio)”.
- Only apply when launching a new instance of GOM Player:
Check this box to only apply screen size settings to new instances of GOM Player. For example, if you have this box checked, and if the "Default playback window size:" setting above is set to "Window size x1.0 (100%)", the first video you play will be displayed in a window that is 100% of the video size, and then the window will remain that size when playing any other video until you close and reopen the player (or change the size manually).
The DVD tab lets you change various settings for using GOM Media Player to play DVDs.
- DVD Starting Point
Choose for DVDs to always play from the beginning, always play from the point where you stopped watching last, or ask what to do each time a DVD is opened.
- DVD Menu:
Choose the default language for the DVD Menu (if supported).
Choose the default language for the DVD’s audio track (if supported).
Choose the default language for the DVD’s subtitle track (if supported).
This tab lets you alter the time intervals by which you can scan through files by using specific keyboard shortcuts.
- Left/Right Arrow Key
Choose the time interval (in seconds) by which you can navigate through a file when hitting the [<-] or [->] keys. Default is 10 seconds.
- Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Key
Choose the time interval (in seconds) by which you can navigate through a file when hitting [Ctrl] + [<-] or [Ctrl] + [->]. Default is 60 seconds.
- Shift + Left/Right Arrow Key
Choose the time interval (in seconds) by which you can navigate through a file when hitting [Ctrl] + [<-] or [Ctrl] + [->]. Default is 300 seconds.
- [Default] Button
Reset all time-jump intervals back to their default settings (10, 60, and 300 seconds, respectively).
- Move by keyframe in supported files.
This option will seek based on a file’s keyframes, rather than based on the time jump settings alone. Often times this results in faster seeking through the video, but tends to be less precise.