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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Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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April 2

Announcing Zoom Player v13

Hi Everyone,

In version 13 we focused on introducing exciting new features and access to content designed to fit with your daily viewing experience.

YouTube
Love YouTube? If you answered YES, you would surely love the media library's new and direct access any of your favorite YouTube channels. On top of that, Global and Country-specific YouTube Trending videos in a variety of subjects and up to date YouTube Search results on any subject are just as easily accessible.

Playing YouTube content using DirectShow in Zoom Player was possible for a while now. However, Zoom Player 13 introduces YouTube's official IFRAME web based player (optional, can be disabled in the options dialog to restore DirectShow playback with its advanced hardware decoding and post-processing capabilities).

Music
By connecting with the very cool TheMusicDB.com, Zoom Player 13 can automatically scrape Art and Meta-Data (description, release date and more) for Albums and individual audio Tracks. Even without the use of an online database, the internal audio scraper has been enhanced to extract existing meta-data from each audio track, ensuring all available audio file information is clearly displayed.

Subtitles
Downloading subtitles in your preferred language(s) is now a piece of cake. By integrating with the very popular OpenSubtitles.org website, Zoom Player 13 can download the correct subtitle file for your media by matching the media file's hash (unique ID) with OpenSubtitles.org's database.

RSS
Do you like to listen to podcasts and other content distributed through RSS feeds? In version 13, you can easily integrate RSS feeds directly into the media library for easy streaming and staying up to date on all the latest in podcasting.

Streaming
Streaming has been enhanced on every level with improved reliability, new fine-tuning customization features and user experience shortcuts to play streams quickly.

Plugins
Many of the features discussed above are only possible due to the new plugin interfaces introduced throughout Zoom Player. This includes Media source plugins (YouTube/RSS), Subtitle download plugins ( OpenSubtitles.org ), Scraping plugins ( TheAudioDB.com / TheMovieDB.org ).

All these plugins are released as open-source https://github.com/bLightZP?tab=repositories with the code to be used as a sample for 3rd party developers looking to extend Zoom Player with new access to content.

What else has changed
A lot more has changed in version 13, there were smaller features introduced, other features were enhanced, code was optimized to make Zoom Player load and run faster and bugs were squashed. To review the full change list, click here :
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml

The Future
There are interesting new features planned, including an enhanced JukeBox experience for music and music videos, a direct interface to SHOUTcast.com's internet radio station index, Torrent streaming and much more ...

Would you like to see these great new features become a reality sooner rather than later? please join us by supporting Zoom Player on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/zoomplayer. As a patron you will receive access to exclusive content, input on the future of development and the warm fuzzy feeling you get in your heart for helping to make Zoom Player better for everyone.

We appreciate you!
We truly appreciate your investment in Zoom Player. With your support Zoom Player can continue growing in new and exciting ways.

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November 30, 2016

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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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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