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VIDEO PLAYERS

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VIDEO PLAYERS

All of these media players are available as free downloads

VLC Media Player: This multi-function, multi-featured player is widely known and used for its ability to play every video format except DRM protected wmv (which isn't that common). Its drawbacks are that it can be a bit cumbersome to use, and its features aren't as easily accessed as with the GOM player. Nevertheless it is highly recommended, (Mac version available)

http://www.videolan.org/

GOM Media Player: Another multi-function, multi-featured player that accepts every video format other than DRM protected wmv. It is exceptionally easy to use, and its many useful features are easy to access through a variety of ways including simple keyboard strokes. If GOM has any drawbacks, I haven't found them yet. Highly recommended. (MAC version available)

http://www.gomlab.com/eng/

Windows Media Player: This is a bare-bones player. Its only controls are play, pause, FF and volume. It does not play all video formats. However it is the only player that accepts DRM Protected wmv. If you choose to get this player, be sure to download the correct version for your Windows operating system. Recommended only for its ability to play DRM protected wmv. (Mac version available)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... dows-media

Real Player: Not recommended for video. However, you probably need it for some streaming audio including some internet radio. Don't bother with the premium version which can hide advertising on your desktop. (Mac version available)

http://www.real.com/realplayer/search

DIVX Video Player: Developed as a way to promote the DIVX video format and sell certain content, it's a snazzy looking player, but it really isn't anything special. Since the GOM and VLC players handle DIVX just fine, there is no reason to have this one taking up hard disc space. I have deleted my copy. Available as free and paid versions.

http://www.divx.com/

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GOM PLAYER CHEAT SHEET

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This is a guide to the mouse-less access of GOM's most frequently used functions and features. Also included is the setup for making high-quality screen caps, which this player is particularly good at doing. If you prefer using your mouse, all of these functions plus many more can be accessed through a dropdown menu that is opened by right-clicking on the screen area. The following info can be downloaded as a printable text file here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?kuja2vjjs6ayaq5 (2.2kb)


KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS & SCREEN CAPTURE SETUP

Full Screen:
>To engage and disengage full screen, press "ENTER"

Image:
>To brighten screen image, press "R"
>To darken screen image, press "E"
>To increase contrast, press "Y"
>To decrease contrast, press "T"
>To increase color saturation, press "I"
>To decrease color saturation, press "U"
>To alter the color balance, press "O" or "P"
>To return all of the above to their default settings, press "Q"
NOTE: image changes will carry over to screen caps. Also, if you do not press "Q" when finished viewing, image changes will carry over to your next video.

Zoom:
>To zoom in, press + in the numbers keypad
>To zoom out, press - in the numbers keypad
NOTE: zoom settings do not affect the size or content of screen caps.

Fast Forward & Reverse:
>To move forward 10 seconds, press the right-arrow key; hold down for fast forward
>To reverse 10 seconds, press the left-arrow key; hold down for fast reverse

Pause, Frame Advance & Reverse:
>To pause a video, press the spacer bar. Press again to restart.
>To advance one frame at a time, press Ctrl & the period key
>To reverse one frame at a time, press Ctrl & the comma key

Slow & Fast Motion:
>To engage variable slow motion, press "X"
>To engage variable fast motion, press "C"
>To return to normal speed, press "Z"

Audio:
>To increase volume, press the up-arrow key
>To decrease volume, press the down-arrow key
>To mute, press "M." Press again to restart audio

Maximum Resolution Screen Cap Setup:
>Open the GOM player with or without a loaded video.
>Click the middle button located in the lower right-hand corner of the functions bar
>In the small control panel that opens, click "Video," then click "Advanced Capture."
>In the box that opens, set "Image Format" to JPEG
>Set "JPEG Quality" to 255 (maximum)
>Click "Change Directory" to select where you want your screen caps to be stored.
If you do not do this GOM will create its own folder.
>Close the box
>Done. You won't need to do this again.

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Re: VIDEO PLAYERS

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HOW TO MAKE GOM YOUR DEFAULT MEDIA PLAYER

1. Open GOM with or without a loaded file.
2. Click F5 on your keyboard.
3. At the bottom of the table of contents in the box which opens, click OTHERS.
4. In the FILE TYPES tab which opens, click SELECT ALL.
5. Click CLOSE.

Your media files and DVDs will now be automatically played by GOM.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you have the Windows Media Player installed, it may still insist
on playing WMV files. If this happens, follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Media Player.
2. Right-click "Windows Media Player" found in the upper left-hand corner.
3. In the small menu which opens, click TOOLS. Then click OPTIONS.
4. In the box which opens, click the "FILE TYPES tab.
5. Un-check the box marked "Windows Media Video File (wmv)"
6. Click OKAY.
7. Close the Windows Media Player.

It is recommended that you keep Windows Media Player installed. It will be
needed for DRM restricted WMV files, should you ever encounter any. There is
more info on this in the post, DRM RESTRICTED VIDEO & AUDIO FILES.

It's also recommended that you keep RealPlayer. It's still needed for some
streaming audio and some internet radio.

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Re: VIDEO PLAYERS

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Here is an updated and expanded version of the GOM Keyboard Shortcuts
Guide previously posted in this thread. For easy continued reference
it also is available as a printable text file download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?3ss35uvrb13vais

GOM KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS & SCREEN CAPTURE SETUP

FULL SCREEN:
>To engage and disengage full screen, press "ENTER"

IMAGE CONTROLS:
>To brighten screen image, press "R"
>To darken screen image, press "E"
>To increase contrast, press "Y"
>To decrease contrast, press "T"
>To simultaneously increase brightness & contrast, press "W"
>To increase color saturation, press "I"
>To decrease color saturation, press "U"
>To alter the color balance, press "O" or "P"
>To return all of the above to their default settings, press "Q"
NOTE: image changes will carry over to screen caps. Also, if you do not
press "Q" when finished viewing, image changes will carry over to your
next video.

ZOOM:
>To zoom in, press + in the numbers keypad
>To zoom out, press - in the numbers keypad
NOTE: zoom settings do not affect the size or content of screen caps.

FAST FORWARD & REVERSE:
>To move forward 10 seconds, press the right-arrow key; hold down for fast forward
>To reverse 10 seconds, press the left-arrow key; hold down for fast reverse

PAUSE, FRAME ADVANCE & REVERSE:
>To pause a video or audio file, press the spacer bar. Press again to restart.
>To advance one frame at a time, press Ctrl & the period key
>To reverse one frame at a time, press Ctrl & the comma key

RESTART:
>To return a video or audio file to its starting point, press "BACKSPACE"

SLOW & FAST MOTION:
>To engage variable slow motion, press "X"
>To engage variable fast motion, press "C"
>To return to normal speed, press "Z"

AUDIO:
>To increase volume, press the up-arrow key
>To decrease volume, press the down-arrow key
>To mute, press "M." Press again to restart audio

PLAYLISTS:
>To create a video or audio playlist, press "F8"

CUSTOMIZING & PERSONAL PREFERENCES:
>To access customizing and personal preference features, press "F5"

MAXIMUM RESOLUTION SCREEN CAP SETUP:
>Open the GOM player with or without a loaded video.
>Click the middle button located in the lower right-hand corner of the functions bar'
or press "F7"
>In the small control panel that opens, click "Video," then click "Advanced Capture."
>In the box that opens, set "Image Format" to JPEG
>Set "JPEG Quality" to 255 (maximum)
>Click "Change Directory" to select where you want your screen caps to be stored.
If you do not do this GOM will create its own folder.
>Close the box
>Done. You won't need to do this again.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
Many additional GOM features like aspect ratio correction,
repeat play, A-B play, audio capture, auto memory, auto
shutoff, etcetera, can be accessed by right-clicking on the
GOM Player's screen area

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Re: VIDEO PLAYERS

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GOM is now fully compatible with Win8.

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