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 (19 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014
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November 2

Announcing Zoom Player v9.5

[ Change Highlights ]
- Many fullscreen navigation interface touch enhancements targeted at tablet users.
- User-selected pattern background image for customizable fullscreen navigation interfaces.
- New control bar optional buttons.
- Integrated text viewer.
- NSV local-playback support.
- Bug fixes.

[ Complete Change List ]

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September 30

Announcing Zoom Player v9.4.2

Legend :

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

--- What's new in Zoom Player v9.4.2:

+ The 'Navigation Scrollbar Size' setting can now be set to
"Dynamic Mode" which changes the scrollbar's size dynamically
based on the interface's width, restoring the previous default
scrollbar behavior.

+ The icon next to the 'Play all files in this Directory' and
'Randomly Play all files in this Directory' has been changed from
a checkbox to a play icon.

+ The notification about bad sub-types in a smart play profile will
no longer appear by default. These messages will now only appear
if the 'Show Smart Play graph creation errors' setting is enabled.


* The Complete Change list history can be found on-line at:

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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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
181.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
I've been using this for years and it's simply the best one. I'm glad I'm able to support the developers and Steam platform by getting this edition since their free edition has been working rock solid.

All the customizability options are amazing to make this work exactly the way you want it to all the way from the screen menus to the mouse wheel clicks and options. A++++
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
The most important thing about this media player is that it supports Xbox 360 controller for navigation and video playback. Otherwise, VLC player supports most of your needs. I wouldn't pay the full price, but I picked it up for less than $4 USD during Steam auction. Def worth it for the controller compatibility and rebind-able buttons for controller.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Amazing media player, it can pretty much play anything :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Very good media player, got it with some coupon, was quite suprised coming from using bsplayer to this, quality seems better if i play media with this program, only problem i ever had was getting subtitles to work with foreign movies...
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372 of 463 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
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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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
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!
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
174.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
this app. for just listening music. and $30.
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35 of 79 people (44%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
If you are serious about video playback, and need to tweak and customize how video is played then Zoom Player is definitely for you. Sure, VLC and MPC play "everything" and are free. But honestly - their user interface is a mess, it's hard to figure out where to customize playback and settings. They work fine for a basic user who just wants to play a file, but lacks a lot in the options and features.

Zoom Player has a ton of features, while making it easy to find the basic settings. The Advanced menu is huge, and it also has a search function to easily find the settings you want which is a huge bonus.

The intergrated Install Center allows you to download all the codecs you need to play 99% of all video out there: LAV Filter, FFDShow, MadVR, AC3filter and so on. There's no need to download those huge and confusing "codec-packs" that in my experience just mess up your playback.

There's a free version as well, available on the developer site, and it does basically everything the Steam version does, but you get some extra features here, and you are supporting a quality product (which IMO is important as well).

The most lacking feature might be the network streaming, like VLC has. But then again VLC was built from the ground up to be a networked media player.

I've been using Zoom for years now, and it outclasses all the other media players I've tried.

Personally I'd rather get it from the developers themselves, but having it in Steam is a nice addition.
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5 of 21 people (24%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Only plays DVDs in low resolution.
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15 of 58 people (26%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
great app
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26 of 85 people (31%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Zoomplayer is still the best video player ever made by mankind. I have tried all of them. MPC, MPC-HC, VLC, Gom, KSplayer, everything. Nothing even comes close to Zoomplayer. NOTHING.

The steam edition is a great addition to the Zoomplayer family. Support forum is very active.

If you want the gold standard of all media players, here it is.
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