Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable Media Player application for the Windows PC platform. Based on our highly-touted Smart Play technology, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance.
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Mostly Positive (43 reviews) - 72% of the 43 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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November 30

Announcing Zoom Player v12.7

Hi Everyone,

I am very pleased to announce the final release of Zoom Player version 12.7.

The small version bump from v12.6 to v12.7 doesn't quite tell the whole story behind the enhancements and fixes in this point release.

This release represents a massive undertaking by the entire team to optimize the code, clean up long standing usability issues, enhance the media library, simplify the process of backing-up/restoring your favorite Zoom Player settings and the introduction of initial YouTube integration.

Highlights:

  • Streaming playback of YouTube links.
  • Media library category thumbnail view with enhanced filtering.
  • New Movies & TV Shows media library category types.
  • Settings, configuration & profiles export/import to ZIP.
  • Station Manager usability enhancements.
  • Smart Play source filter support for URL based media streaming.
  • Significant key functionality optimizations, leading to faster startup and overall operation.
  • Many bug fixes.

The complete change list since version 12.6:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml

In case you missed a version, check out the change list archive:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew_archive.shtml

The Future, Version 13:
Hopefully, we have done a great job on this version and there are no lingering bugs, paving the way for the next major release, version 13. In this upcoming version, I plan to open up the media library with a new Plug-in API that will allow 3rd party developers to add custom content. To demonstrate the new API capabilities, I will create an open-source plug-in integrating YouTube channels as Media Libary video categories. Please help me make this a reality.

Support us on Patreon:
If you would like to help create great new features a reality sooner rather than later, please sign up to support Zoom Player on Patreon. As a patron you will receive access to unique & exclusive content and input on the future of development of Zoom Player.
https://www.patreon.com/zoomplayer

We appreciate you!
We would truly appreciate your purchase, without your support, Zoom Player development will cease to exist.

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October 23

Announcing Zoom Player v12.6

Hi Everyone,

In this version, we added automation support to trigger custom functionality in cases where a secondary monitor is connected/disconnected, cases where a "2 in 1" laptop's screen is detached/attached to its base or when switching between mouse and tablet modes in Windows 10.

The media library received visual enhancements such as showing the last played position in thumbnail view, switching to TV JukeBox mode without scraping parent folders, more visual customization settings and a fine-grained control over the number of threads used in scraping operations (which may affect the user interface smoothness).

Hyperion, A Patreon exclusive:
Hyperion is a new fullscreen navigation skin available exclusively to our $5 and up Patreon patrons. Hyperion is available in two layouts "Hyperion" which provides a clean and modern user interface and "Hyperion MAX" which covers most of the screen area for content display. For the sharpest visuals, Hyperion/Hyperion MAX are available in FullHD and 4K versions.

Highlights:
-Monitor connect/disconnect custom actions.
-2 in 1 laptop screen detach/attach custom actions.
-Windows 10 Tablet/Mouse mode switch custom actions.
-Media Library enhancements.
-Many bug fixes.

Support us on Patreon:
If you would like to help create great new features a reality sooner rather than later, please sign up to support Zoom Player on Patreon . As a patron you will receive unique access to exclusive content and input on the future of Zoom Player.

We appreciate you!
We truly appreciate your purchase, without your support, Zoom Player development will cease to exist.


The complete list of features, enhancements and bug fixes :
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml

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About This Software

Zoom Player is a Powerful, Flexible and Highly Customizable Media Player and Media Center software for the Windows PC platform. Using our Smart Play technology, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance. Zoom Player's fullscreen navigation interface is based on a simple 5-Key system (up/down/left/right/select). The 5-key system is suitable for easy access and navigation by novices and experts alike.

Dedicated support staff & documentation

With Zoom Player, you are not only getting a professional quality software, but also tech support from fans, QA personal and access to the development and art team.

To top it off, Zoom Player's documentation is unparallelled in scope, every feature is explained in great detail, the vast number of customization features are easily searchable through the options dialog search feature and selected features are shown & automatically highlighted.

Main Features

  • A polished user interface (check the screenshots!) with no bloat!
  • The User-Interface is customizable to the extreme with hundreds of settings that control every aspect of the user experience.
  • Use the XBOX 360 controller (or compatible devices) as a remote control with custom functions assignable to buttons and thumb sticks.
  • Over 300 functions, assignable to keyboard keys, mouse buttons, remote control buttons or controller buttons and thumb sticks.
  • Hardware accelerated video Decoding & DeInterlacing (DXVA, CUDA, QuickSync).
  • Hardware, GPU based high-quality image upscaling algorithms (Bicubic, Lanczos, Jinc), maxing out high-end gaming cards for best-in-class video image quality.
  • Digital Audio output over S/PDIF & HDMI Bit-Streaming to external receivers/amps.
  • An Install Center application which makes life easy by keeping decoding components consistently up to date (optional).
  • A fullscreen navigation interface, easily upgrading the PC into a full Home Theater experience or for use on touch-screen tablets.
  • A Command & Control API that works over TCP/IP (the internet), COM or WinAPI, providing access to custom mods you can create yourself.
  • Decrypted Blu-Ray Movie playback with Subtitle support.
  • Video Wall (Span a single video across multiple monitors).
  • Scene-Cut (Dynamic, Virtual Audio/Video editing).
  • Non-Linear 16:9 (widescreen) / 4:3 (fullscreen) video scaling.
  • Video Orbiting (Prevents screen-burns by slowly moving the video image every few seconds).
  • HTML, Flash and QuickTime Interactivity (Browse content from within Zoom Player, bypassing standard media controls).
  • Create custom Mobile-Phone RingTones from playing media.
  • GuardDog (Automatically restart Zoom Player if the player becomes unresponsive).
  • All popular formats are supported : H.264, XVID, DIVX, DVD, Blu-Ray, FLV, WMV, QuickTime, MPEG 1/2/4, MP3, AAC, DTS, Dolby Digital, FLAC and many more including the recent ones such as Dolby-TrueHD, WebM, OPUS, etc...
  • Click here for the complete feature list.

Note: The latest version of DirectX is recommended but not mandatory. We suspect most of you have updated already and we simply did not want to burden you with a bloated download. If you feel it is finally time to upgrade to the latest DirectX, click here.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Be aware that browsers using hardware accelerated page rendering can interfere with the smoothness of media playback on lower end systems.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: For the best post-processing quality (scaling, smooth motion), a powerful GPU combined with the MadVR video rendering plug-in is recommended. For additional motion smoothness, use a monitor with a high refresh rate.
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