GOM Player is a media player for Windows, its main features include the ability to play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service. The GOM Player can play various multimedia formats and DVD disc is also included in its supported formats list. However, sometimes, you may have trouble to play DVDs with GOM media player, you can try to following things to solve the problem.
Solutions to fix GOM Player DVD playback problems
1. Download and install the FFDSHOW codec
In order to play audio with GOM Media Player you’ll need to use an external filter. If the Codec Finder appears when you try to play a DVD, or if the DVD plays without audio and the Codec Finder doesn’t appear, you’ll need to download and install the FFDSHOW codec. You can download the codec and read more information about it in the link below:
After installing the FFDSHOW codec, try playing the DVD again.
2. [Set the Mpeg2Dec Filter to highest priority]
If after installing the AC3 Filter you are still experiencing DVD playback issues, next try setting the Mpeg2Dec Filter to highest priority by following the steps below:
1. Launch GOM Media Player
2. Open the Preferences window (push [F5])
3. Select “Filter” from the list on the left
4. Go to the “Advanced Settings” tab
5. Under “Filter Rendering Method”, select “Advanced: Customize filter priority.”
6. After completing step 5, the [Add Filter] button becomes active. Click the [Add Filter] button.
7. On the list of filters that appears, find and select “Mpeg2Dec Filter”, then click the OK button.
8. “Mpeg2Dec Filter” should now appear on the Filter Priority list. Select Mpeg2Dec Filter, and then select “Highest”
(under the Condition heading on the right side of the window).
** If the Mpeg2Dec Filter does not appear on the filter list, you can download and install it from the link below (click the disk icon next to “codec download”):
After the download is finished, run the installer to install the codec.
Sometimes, you may find that the DVD won’t play, but there’s no error message or crash, if this happens, it is likely beging caused by your DVD drive’s region code settings.
After you confirm the region code of the DVD you’re trying to view, you can change your DVD drive’s region code
settings by following the steps below:
CAUTION: There is a limit to the number of times you can change your region code!
1. Go to the windows Control Panel (“Start” Menu ->”Control Panel”)
2. Click on “Device Manager”
3. Click the arrow next to “DVD/CD-ROM drives” to display a list of installed drives.
4. Right-click on your DVD drive and go to “Properties”
5. Click on the “DVD Region” tab
6. Select the Country that corresponds to the region of the DVD you want to watch.
7. Click the [OK] button
8. Try to play your DVD with GOM Media Player again
Simple solution to rip and play DVD with GOM Player
If you are looking for a simple to use solution to get DVD movies watched with GOM Player, then the best solution is to rip DVD into GOM Player compatible digital file formats. Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube ByteCopy. The program not only assists you to automatically bypass all DVD copy protection and region codec in the background with its built-in disc decrypter, but also assist you to directly rip DVD disc, Video_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO files to GOM Player supported digital file formats and codecs listed below:
Container formats: AVI, WMV, ASF, MP4, Matroska, 3GP, Flash Video, VOB
Codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Step by Step to Rip DVD for GOM Player Watching
Step 1: Import DVD Movies.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Tap on the “Format” bar, choose one of GOM Player supported file formats such as “Divx AVI – Audio Video Interleaved (Divx)(*.avi)” under “Common Video” main category.
Step 3: Set subtitles in DVD Ripping process.
As GOM Player features strong subtitle functionality, you can rip DVD with rich subtitles for viewing on GOM Player.
Select desired subtitles: Check the movie titles you want to rip, click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles into the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.
Enable forces subtitles: if you check “Forced subtitles” option, you will see subtitles only when actors are speaking a language that are different from the subtitles that your specified before.
Add external subtitles: Click the “Pencil” like icon on the top too bar to open “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then you will be able to add external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin DVD to GOM Player readable file formats conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no limitation to enjoy DVD movies on GOM Player without installing any complicated codec.