When comparing MPC-BE vs GOM-Player, the Slant community recommends MPC-BE for most people. In the question“What are the best video players for Windows? (precision, hotkeys, timeline)” MPC-BE is ranked 3rd while GOM-Player is ranked 6th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Supports multimedia hotkeys
Pro 32-bit & 64-bit support
Pro Supports most known audio and video formats
Plays various video and audio files, and also supports H.265 (with small file size installation). The player doesn't use a lot of computer resources.
Pro Supports madVR external Video renderer
madVR is a high quality video renderer (GPU assisted).
Pro Displays preview thumbnails
Seek Bar supports thumbnail preview (like Youtube) and chapters marker.
Pro Auto add playlist
Automatically adds files with similar name to playlist
Pro Nice working skin engine
In contrast to some other popular players out there, the GOM Player skin engine really works out. Skins on GOM Player feel quite natural and everything is still very responsive. So even skins in use, the whole player doesn't feel bloated.
Pro Allows renaming of files while playing
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)).
Pro Easy playback control
Whether it's switching audio channels, aspect ratio, playback size. All can be done easily via context menu or keyboard shortcuts or even mouse clicks if configured.
Con Ads and a little bulk
Recent version got a bit bulkier than they were some years ago. If things get to much, use one of the older versions, they play mp4 and mkv just fine. Also needs some firewall tweaking to get rid of occasional ads in the free version.