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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Mixed (43) - 67% of the 43 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 4, 2014

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February 1

Announcing Zoom Player v14.1

With each version, I evaluate what improvement can be made to make Zoom Player even more polished and friendly to use. In this version, the media library's TV jukebox mode now shows the episode's last play position right on the thumbnail, the native (and customizable) Windows 10 media library folders are now automatically accessible and finally, fullscreen navigation on 2K/4K screens is automatically set for high performance text anti-aliasing, fixing slow navigation introduced by a change in how Windows 10 creators edition renders high resolution text.

The torrents download plugin and the fullscreen download navigation interface changes introduced in version 14 suffered from performance issues when tracking a large number of files (over 10,000), making the interface nearly unusable. To fix this, the entire logic was rewritten and tested to work smoothly with over 28,000 tracked files. Some of these optimizations also made their way into other media library plugins such as YouTube, RSS & Playlist.

This version includes a larger default window size, the ability to abort 'play all files in folder' type functions mid-action, enhanced support for ".m3u8" playlists, more visualization options, a notification when closing Zoom Player takes a bit longer, smoother transition between fullscreen and windowed mode for the media library and many small bugs were squashed (full change list).

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December 5, 2017

Announcing Zoom Player v14

Here are the highlights:

Navigation and Media Library Enhancements
The default fullscreen navigation skin has been enhanced with new/polished icons and a cleaner background image for a more modern and professional style.

TheMovieDB.org meta-data scraper plugin has been enhanced to improve the identification accuracy for Movies and TV shows.

The media library setting page includes new controls to easily switch between different audio and video rendering devices in real time.

The fullscreen navigation interfaces can now be detached from the main user interface and displayed in fullscreen on a second monitor.

The download tracking fullscreen navigation interface now shows downloads in a familiar label/folder structure instead of the flat list shown in previous versions.
Control downloading media with more functions such as "Download Priority", "Pause/Resume" and more...

With a new "Playlist" plugin, media library categories can be created by simply pointing to any playlist file.

Download & Tracking
By introducing a Download & Tracking API and greater integration with the open-source qBittorrent client,
Zoom Player can automatically send torrent files and magnet links to qBittorrent and track the download process in
real time. Media files with enough downloaded pieces are highlighted as playable while the media is
still downloading (faux streaming).

qBittorrent version 4 is a requirement for this feature and is now available for download through Zoom Player 14's Install Center.

Check out this cool slideshow demonstrating the new Torrents plugin.

Playback History, Privacy & Child safety
Zoom Player's playback history is a great feature that allows you to resume media playback from the last played position and a lot more (restore volume/subtitle & audio track/etc...).

For additional privacy & child safety, new playback history features have been introduced to provide greater control over how information is retained and later displayed by the play history dialogs.
The new controls provide the additional security that children will not be accidentally exposed to previously played content that is inappropriate for their age.

More Features, Enhancements & Fixes
Many more features, enhancements and fixes didn't make the short list. Make sure to check out the full list by clicking here.

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Would you like to help new features become a reality sooner rather than later? Join us by supporting Zoom Player on Patreon.
As a patron you will receive early access to exclusive content, input on future development and the warm fuzzy feeling you get in your heart for helping to make Zoom Player great.
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Zoom Player v14 upgrade

Due to a steam technical difficulty, to get the latest version, you must also purchase the v14 upgrade DLC"

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
    • 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.
    • 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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