A major update to GOM Media Player was released on April 19, 2012.
Changes in version 126.96.36.19906 include:
1. Disable Splash Screen Function (window that appears when closing the player) added.
Users can now permanently disable the splash screen that periodically appears when closing the player. This can be done from the Preferences window (Preferences -> General -> Network tab -> Splash Screen). Resetting the player to it's default settings or re-installing the software after uninstalling will re-enable the Splash screen until it is disabled again.
2. Improved the Gretech MP4 Source Filter.
Corrected an issue that was causing MOV files recorded with CANON and FUJIFILM digital cameras to be played with no sound under the software's default settings.
3. Altered default screen size settings.
In the previous version the "Only apply when launching a new instance of GOM Player" option was enabled by default, causing all videos to open at 100% size of the first video viewed during that session. This option is now disabled by default.
4. Improved playback for extremely large files (AVI, MKV, WMV, ASF, MP4, OGG, TS)
Corrected a problem that caused files that are larger than 40MB per second to play incorrectly.
5. Added the LAV Audio Decoder to the Disabled Filters List
Due to compatibility issues that were causing playback errors, the LAV Audio Decoder is now disabled by default.
6. Corrected the Gretech FLV Source Filter
When trying to play FLV files that included audio that was encoded with the Speex codec, a "0x00000055" error was displayed and the file could not be played. The Speex codec is still not supported, however video can now be viewed properly when playing such files.
7. Improved the Gretech AVI Source Filter
Corrected an issue where audio was not played correctly on some AVI files that were comprised of multiple indexes.
8. Product information added to the Windows Control Panel
When highlighting GOM Player in the Programs and Features section of the Windows Control Panel, Product Version information, a Help Link, a Support Link, and an Update information link are now displayed at the bottom of the window.
9. Improved the Playback Window size adjustment feature
Previously when using the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + Numpad [-] shortcut you could make the playback window so small that it would completely disappear. This issue has been corrected and a minimum size has been applied.
10. Adjusted the default AC3 options
Previously there was a slight boost applied to AC3 gain by default, which was causing minor audio distortion in some files. The AC3 Gain control is now set to 0 by default.
Miscellaneous minor changes to phrasing, etc.
Users who have not yet updated to version 188.8.131.5206 can use the [Update] button in the software interface to update to the latest version (Preferences -> General -> Network -> Update).
The update will be available for users of version 184.108.40.20601 within the next few hours. Download links on CNET and other software sites will also be updated within the next few hours.