GOM Player for Windows 8.1
As an avid user of GOM Player, I can say that this is one of the most underrated media players. I have been using it since the release of one of the first versions, and I always recommend it for the beautiful interface, rich feature set and support for popular codecs out of the box.
In the first quarter of last year was released the modern version of VLC for Windows 8/8.1, and although this app still lacks most of the features for which many are so fond of desktop version, it is still considered the best media player in the Windows Store.
The good news is that recently the Store had a modern version of GOM Player, which received a clean but elegant user interface. Just like the desktop version, GOM Player for Windows 8.1 supports many popular formats, including .avi, .mp4 and .mkv.
The ability to use and configure the subtitles, I would say one of the strengths of GOM Player. The application offers settings that allow you to change the size, position and font of the subtitles by default. Moreover, with GOM Player you can adjust the sync of the subtitles with the video. In addition, you can rotate or mirror the video.
With the default settings, the app starts playing the video from where you left off. So while watching a video to access pause, volume adjustment and other controls you can click, right-click anywhere on the screen. When lock is activated, the interface disappear all of the elements except the release button, which is useful when watching movies on your tablet.
Another is the support for keyboard shortcuts. Just like in the desktop version, you can use the arrow buttons left and right to rewind (10 seconds). Many of the shortcuts in the desktop version work great here.
GOM Player for Windows 8.1 is not as powerful and feature rich player like the desktop version, but for now this is the best app for watching videos on tablets. If on your tablet you are using VLC, then now is the time to try GOM Player, especially since the app is available for free.
GOM Player App
Developer: Gretech Corp