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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (28 reviews) - 71% of the 28 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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October 8

Announcing Zoom Player v11

Hi Everyone,

It's been nearly 8 months since Zoom Player v10 has been release and these 8 months have been all about making Zoom Player even more polished and user friendly.

To begin with, the media library has undergone a major face-lift with the new Thumbnail view mode, which is now the new default (but can be disabled, see below).

A lot of work went into ensuring the media scraping code (grabbing screenshots and meta-data from media in the background) is smooth and stable, especially when dealing with incomplete or corrupted media files.

The new interface is simple, flexible, sophisticated and optimized to run smoothly on even lower end 7" windows tablets.

I have re-written the media library documentation to introduce the new thumbnail view feature and it includes new quick usage guide screenshots to illustrate how the thumbnail view interface is used as well as a few usability tricks to help make the user experience more enjoyable.

Beyond that, Zoom Player can start up up to 40% faster, The default skins (Onyx & Alba) now features mouse-hover animation to draw the eye's attention for an improved user experience and you can now switch background images for customizable fullscreen navigation interfaces without leaving fullscreen navigation.

What's more, the new thumbnail view interface is the starting point for v12 which will include an API to add 3rd party media scraping plug-ins as well as a default plug-in for The Movie Database to automate online scraping of additional meta-data and movie posters.

Please leave feedback, especially with regards to the new media library thumbnail view mode.

Check out the complete change list for v11:

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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

    • OS: Windows 98
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 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.
Helpful customer reviews
400 of 493 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Does not play normal Blu Ray movies. That is to say, you can't buy a Blu Ray movie, put it in your Blu Ray drive, and play it with this media player. A complete waste of money, as it just uses the FFMPEG codecs. VLC is an easy replacement for this.
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43 of 57 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Does not play blu-ray even though it says it does,

"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..."

Either fix this or refund me!
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
This player cannot play legally-owned store-bought blu-ray discs.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
181.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
For a Media player that replaces the use of multiple programs to handle a variety of formats, I am satisfied with this. I waited for the summer sale price to try it out and would recommend this.

The only negative I came across is the menu system takes a bit to get use to, Also the ability to at lease have Visualizations while music is playing seems to be lost to me…. still playing around with it.


Great, got it to work thanks to romulous [developer].
Step by step for others in the same spot,

• Ctrl+ O (or right click and select options/setup)
• Select “switch to advanced mode” (if you're not in already in it)
• From the drop menu on the left, select “playback”, “Audio”, and highlight “visualizations”. (Or just use the search feature at the bottom and input visualizations)
• Hit “Add”, and find the plugins you have on our PC.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
I tried the demo, played a few videos, and was quite impressed with it.
I had a few other Media-Players installed on my computer, but right away I could notice better crispness, clarity and an overall greater quality of the video and audio that I see and hear with Zoom Player. I like the simplicity and intuitive feel of the controls, yet there are still a lot of options available that I can experiment with and set things to how I like. This will now be my default Media Player, and I'm glad to have bought the full version to help support the Developers of this high-quality software.

For a full list of features and comparisons of the different versions of Zoom Player, visit the following page: http://inmatrix.com/zplayer/pro/versions_home8.shtml

PS: As for the argument I see from some, "Why buy Zoom Player when there's plenty of free media-players available?".... Well, call me strange, but I like to help support the Developers of programs I enjoy and use.

Yes, there's free media-players out there, but they also tend to have a "Donate" option some place on their website or an option to upgrade to a Pro version. Plus, there's also a free-version of Zoom-Player that can be downloaded as well.
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