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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.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014
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Announcing Zoom Player v9.3

September 2nd, 2014

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"*" = New
"+" = Change
"-" = Fix

--- What's new in Zoom Player v9.3.0:

* Support for registering the GXF, MXF media exchange formats
file extensions.

* New Smart Play profiles for GFX, MXF, Motion JPEG2000 and DVCPro
formats.

* Clicking on the fullscreen navigation interfaces title area now
navigates to the previous interface (like using the navigate "left"
function).

* The current navigation icon is now drawn next to the fullscreen
navigation interface's title.

* Clicking the "Main" fullscreen navigation interface now toggles
back and forth between the function page and the navigation interface
selection index.

* The playlist, file browsing and media library fullscreen navigation
interfaces display item and selected item counts on the right-side
of the path section.

* New "Main" entry on the main fullscreen navigation interface functions
page that returns to the main navigation interface selection index.

* The fullscreen virtual-keyboard navigation interface's text box can
now be clicked to move the text-caret to the clicked position in the
text.

* The fullscreen navigation skinning code has been enhanced to control
whether navigation arrows are displayed on each navigator interface.

* The fullscreen navigation skinning code has been enhanced to allow
specifying a specific file for each navigation icon. Navigation icon
sizes are no longer fixed at 160x160 pixels (source resolution).

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
to pre-load navigation graphics, improving load time at the cost of
additional memory usage.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) to prevent the navigation icon from being displayed
next to the title text.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) to prevent the navigation title from being displayed.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
File Tracker) that tracks and displays download progress in the media
library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces when using
the qBittorrent BitTorrent download client:
http://www.qbittorrent.org/

* New skin-script code specifying the fullscreen navigation interfaces'
icon position and scale next to the title text.

+ Several fullscreen navigation customization features have been moved
from other pages to the new customization page on the advanced options
dialog.

+ Several fullscreen navigation widget have been polished to better
fit the navigation style.

+ Multiple fullscreen navigation skin files can now reside in the same
folder, allowing graphical element re-use for a smaller distribution.

+ All settings on the fullscreen navigation customization options dialog
page are now updated in real time, making it much simpler to customize
the fullscreen navigation interfaces.

+ Using the fullscreen navigation's navigation skin selection interface
now updates the navigation skin as soon as you highlight a skin entry.

+ Detaching the control bar now overrides all other control bar
positional settings.

+ Adding files/folders to the playlist using the media library or file
browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces now reports the number of files
actually added to the playlist.

+ The Advanced playlist control now works 200% faster by pre-allocating
some RAM (10mb ram for a playlist with 40,000 entries).

- Image rotation was completely broken (did nothing) in v9.2.

- Fixed a vulnerability when loading specially crafted ".BMP" files.

- The information dialog ("I" keyboard macro) will no longer appear
partially off-screen when the playback window is positioned at a screen
corner.

- When applying file extension association, the confirmation dialog
appeared in the wrong screen position.

- Adding a streaming URL using the playlist editor would clear the entire
playlist instead of appending the URL to the end of the playlist.

- Hardened the language-pack parsing code to better handle several
types of translation errors.

- The "DefaultSettings.exe" application that resets Zoom Player's settings
to their default values did not work with the Steam Edition of Zoom Player.

- Fixed several issues related to conflicts between assigned double-click
and single-click mouse functions, like the inability to exit fullscreen
mode when double-click is set to switch to "Fullscreen on/off" and single
click set to "Move Video / Window".

- The "ESC" key no longer closes the keyboard editor's key mapping dialog,
allowing the "ESC" key to be mapped.

- Loading playlists with embedded media-duration information skips
the media-duration scanner's background operation from trying to get
the media's duration from the media file itself.

- The advanced playlist control dialog would take twice as long to open
if the 'Search' was set to "Starting with...". Only noticable on massive
playlists.

---

* The Complete Change list history can be found on-line at:
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew_archive.shtml

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Announcing Zoom Player v9.2

July 28th, 2014

--- What's new in Zoom Player v9.2.0:

* XBOX controller sticks can now be used to Pan & Scan directshow
zoomed video.

* New "Speed" parameter assignable to XBOX controller stick and trigger
functions specifies the number of operations per second to perform,
customizing motion accuracy for each function.

* The mouse left-click button can now be assigned to Pan & Scan directshow
zoomed video.

* When the mouse left-click button is set to "Mouse Gestures", a new
function can be assigned to a static click, by default the function
is Play/Pause.

* The DirectShow Zooming & Panning features now apply to the internal image
viewer (JPEG/PNG/BMP) as well.

* The internal image viewer (JPEG/PNG/BMP) now supports image rotation by 90
degree increments using the Shift+"R" keyboard macro.

* Video streaming over http is now supported when using the
"Open->Streaming link" feature from the right-click context menu.

* New virtual meta-data editing accessible through the playlist editor's
right-click context menu or for the currently playing media using the
Ctrl+Shift+"T" keyboard macro.

The virtual editor saves the meta-data in Zoom Player's ZPL playlist
format without modifying the meta-data within media files themselves.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play / Settings) that
specifies whether http media streaming builds a video or audio graph
when the specified URL does not contain a file extension (for example
"http://my.ip.com").

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) to auto-sort playlists
on load (excluding the default playlist used when restarting the player).

* The right-arrow appearing on multiple fullscreen navigation interfaces
is now clickable and equivalent of using the right arrow key keyboard
macro.

* New button and right-click context menu entry on the playlist editor to
add streaming URLs (e.g. "http://www.somesite.org/folder/channel1.ts").

+ The chapter-points graphical elements in the bundled Onyx and Alba skins
is now better color-coded to make it easier to see behind text.

+ The auto-part loader now ignores space characters when trying to decide
if the next file in the directory should be automatically inserted
into the playlist.

+ Added a warning to reload the playing media when enabling "Show time
seek position over Timeline" setting with "Show position preview
thumbnail" previously enabled.

+ Added a warning to reload the playing media when enabling the "Display
OSD through MadVR's OSD API (preserves fullscreen exclusive mode)"
setting.

+ The options dialog is now slightly wider to better account for the width
required to display the entire settings tree.

+ When playing a live stream, pausing now stops the graph instead of being
completely disabled.

+ The multi-part file loader will no longer try to find multiple parts when
the file loaded is a playlist.

+ The play history fullscreen navigation interface now has a small arrow
on the active line signifying access to additional functionality.

- The ZPL playlist parsing code ignored meta-data such as the title if the
playlist entry was a URL (link).

- Fixed multiple issues with M3U playlist parsing, including parsing of
UTF8 encoding and meta-data parsing of titles for streaming links.

- Mouse gestures could conflict with the mouse left-click combined with
holding the Alt or Ctrl key functions.

- With the "Auto-Save Media Chapter files (".ZPCHP" files)" setting enabled,
chapter files were not being saved automatically under some circumstances.

- A few JPEG orientation modes were not displaying in the correct
orientation.

- Setting the "Screen-Align the Control Bar to" setting to "Top" or "Bottom"
caused MadVR to drop out of fullscreen exclusive mode every time the
control bar was shown.

- With the "Screen-Align the Control Bar to" setting set to "Top" or
"Bottom", the control bar would align within the video in fullscreen
mode instead of the top/bottom positions.

- With EVR set as the video renderer, the first time a media was loaded
caused a momentary glitch in the skin (black box appearing behind the
skin's button).

- The PreAmp equalizer slider would get reset when the audio was muted
if the "Link volume up/down functions to PreAmp volume..." setting
was enabled.

- Adding a web page to the playlist and then saving and loading the playlist
or just restarting the player would cause the playlist entry to be
played as a media file (and failing) instead of opening as a web page.

- The extended fullscreen navigation interface would show "???" instead of
displaying unicode language-specific texts.

- Fixed a typo in one of the function descriptions.

---

* The Complete Change list history can be found on-line at:
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew_archive.shtml

--- End.

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About the 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
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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
358 of 444 people (81%) found this review helpful
349 products in account
2 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 5th, 2014
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
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1 review
19.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 12th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
645 products in account
9 reviews
133.8 hrs on record
this app. for just listening music. and $30.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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20 reviews
181.3 hrs on record
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.

9/10

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.
Posted: July 2nd, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
598 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Purchased this in steam sales. I have been looking for a media player to run all my music & movies. This so far is ticking all the right boxes. I was running VLC for my media and old school winamp for my music. So far Zoom Player is looking like a winner!
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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