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 (12 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014
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September 30

Announcing Zoom Player v9.4.2

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"*" = 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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September 28

Announcing Zoom Player v9.4.1

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

--- What's new in Zoom Player v9.4.1:

* Clicking the selected item count checkbox in the playlist, file browsing
and media library fullscreen navigation interfaces now acts as a shortcut
to the extended file selection page.

* New scenecut editor "Pause Playback" entry type.

* Introduced stricter sub-type format checking to prevent errors.

+ Auto-Showing the control bar when the mouse cursor is moved to the
top or bottom of the screen (selectable in the options) now triggers
when the mouse cursor is up to 4 pixels away from the top/bottom
instead of the just the top/bottom pixel.

- Trying to play all files in a directory did not ignore unknown
file extensions, adding them to the playlist instead.

- With the "Auto-Size User Interface to maintain Video Aspect Ratio"
setting enabled, triggering an action OSD (like "Pause") would cause
the window to auto-resize.

- A bad sub-type in the H.264 video decoder smart play profile could
have caused issues under certain conditions.

- Selecting "all matching multi-part files" from fullscreen navigation
interfaces could select non-file entries such as "Previous Directory"
and others.


* 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
364 of 452 people (81%) found this review helpful
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 5
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
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 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.


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 2
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
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 19
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
157.7 hrs on record
this app. for just listening music. and $30.
Posted: June 27
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