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The user interface is mainly based on a massive context menu and could be difficult to navigate before you get a hang of it. Translation is poor (it was originally Korean). Dialog boxes can sometimes be hidden behind the player, although issuing another order to invoke them would bring them back to view. See More
Forget using the mouse with it. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly jump forward and backward (with different jump sizes from 15 minutes to one frame), sync audio and subtitles, resize the player, center the player, close the file, play, pause and toggle full screen. See More
Video renders can be changed, but how many people know what a video render is? Surely, not many know the difference between Madshi, VMR, EVR, Direct3D, OpenGL or Haali renderer. This isn't ipso facto a con. But if you tamper with those settings by sheer accident, you might experience behavior that you cannot explain. Fortunately, there is a factory reset button and the ability to back up settings before altering them. See More
The player can bookmark a certain point in time on a piece of audio or video. You can name that point and see a thumbnail of it. A chevron corresponding to that bookmark appears on the seek bar. You can jump to it by right-clicking on or after it. These bookmarks can be exported and used by editing tool to make chapter files. See More
It supports a large number of the most popular subtitle formats (although not all of them; there is just too many of them!) and can fine-tune how they are displayed. Unique to this player is the ability to align subtitles or force them off the video frame, into an added black margin. If you play a 16:9 or anamorphic video on a 16:10, you have a black margin anyway. Why not use it? See More
If it's a video or audio file then chances are VLC can play it. Everything VLC needs to play media files is contained within which means no outside codecs are needed. This makes it one of the most hassle-free music players as it can play virtually anything as soon as it's installed. See More
Something I did not encounter often is the fact, that GOM Player has some magic trick up its sleeve. It mostly allows to rename the currently playing files and sometimes I can even move them. I cannot really tell how that works, but it does (playing from UNC network paths here (ntfs, windows)). See More
This is the one player I've found that has extremely broad codec and container support, a reasonable amount of settings to manage, and above all else, fast and crisp thumbnail seek previews. I can do without all the hotkeys and skins other players offer to get those needs met in abundance. See More
Windows is no longer supported since 7 January 2016. Development of this product has been stunted since 29 April 2005 anyway. New features added since then have been insignificant and very difficult to spot. As such, it does not live up to the modern standards of video playback. See More
Before being discontinued, it was possible to unlock QuickTime's recording and editing features by purchasing a QuickTime Pro license for 29.99$. Similar to VLC media player, QuickTime Pro can record video and audio directly from microphone, FireWire camcorder and iSight camera. Non-linear video editing, (e.g. cutting, trimming, resizing, flipping, or rotating video frames) is possible. See More
QuickTime comes with the ability to encode video using Apple's implementation of MPEG-4 Part 2 (aka MPEG-4 Visual) or MPEG-4 Part 10 (aka H.264). These encoders were once the fastest in the market. But speed came at the cost of low quality. The competitors (e.g. DivX, DivX Plus, x264, ffmpeg, Xvid) all produce higher quality. In addition, since 2005, computers have become more powerful, so encoding speed is no longer a concern. See More
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