Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable DVD and Media Player for the Windows PC platform. Using our powerful Smart Play technology, more image, audio and video media formats play with less hassle, increased stability and better performance. Pro/MAX versions costs from $40, see feature comparison.
Version:12.7 / 13 Beta 6
Released:Feb 9, 2017
12.7 / 13 Beta 6 (February 9, 2017)
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* New media library plugin system allowing 3rd party developers to create media library categories based on content meta-data provided by the plugin.
* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new media library plugin system, an open-source project has been created to implement a 'YouTube channel', 'YouTube Search' and 'YouTube Trends' media library category plugins. - YouTube Channels: After specifying a YouTube channel's URL, the plugin automatically downloads the channel's category image, retrieves the channel's name and sets up the default category settings and layout best suited to display a YouTube channel. - YouTube Searches: Simply specify a search term and the plugin will return results based on relevance (as determined by YouTube).
- YouTube Trends: Select a country and the plugin displays the available trending categories as determined by YouTube for that country. Choose from the trending category list or simply select 'everything'.
- Using the plugins: The new plugins are accessible through the Media Library category editor (Shift+"M") as entries on a new drop-down list that is located right next to the "Create Category" button.
The source code for the YouTube media library category plugins can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-YouTube-Channel-parsing-plugin-for-Zoom-Player Please contribute!
* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new media library plugin system, an open-source project has been created to implement a 'RSS Feed' category plugin. Any media specified in the RSS feed URL will be listed in the media library category.
The source code for the 'RSS Feed' media library category plugin can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-RSS-feed-parsing-plugin-for-Zoom-Player
* New subtitle download plugin system allowing 3rd party developers to create plugins that download subtitles for your media library collection.
* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new subtitle download plugin system, an open-source project has been created to implement an 'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plugin. The new plugin is accessible on the newly re-designed Advanced Options dialog's "Subtitle" page (Playback / Video / Subtitles).
Note: OpenSubtitles.org limits anonymous downloads by IP, use the configuration dialog to specify a user name and password to bypass any anonymous login limits (registration is free and passwords are saved as MD5 hashes not as clear text).
The code for the 'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plugin can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-OpenSubtitles.org-API-support-for-Zoom-Player
* New YouTube IFRAME (web based) player support, providing official YouTube playback. All YouTube URLs automatically use the new IFRAME player interface. You can disable the IFRAME player support in the options to force Zoom Player to use DirectShow for playback (Adv. Options / Playback > Use YouTube IFRAME video player to play YouTube content).
* You can now assign extended functions and execute external programs using the Hot Corner feature. Sadly, this enhancement forced the reset of the previously assigned Hot Corner functions.
* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play) that allows you to select the default filter used when streaming "http/https" URLs not covered by a Smart Play profile. The default option is now "LAV Splitter Source", but you can also choose "File Source (URL)" or "Let DirectShow decide".
* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that switches the media library's thumbnail view category list aspect ratio between Album Art (1:1) or Widescreen (16:9).
* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that can disable the new "Please Wait" / "Loading" pop-up window that appears for long lasting operations (e.g. opening a network stream for playback).
* New Media Library option for the "Start Player in" setting. (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size).
* New smart play profile for media files encoded with the DNxHD codec.
* New "Please Wait" / "Loading" window that pops-up when there are operations that are taking a long time (like fetching a YouTube channel's video list).
* Media titles are now used instead of the File name/URL on the system tray hint and on the windows taskbar button.
* The play history now saves media titles, making play history clearer, especially with network streams and media library plugins.
* New skin script code to control the media library's bottom meta-data's font and font style of each meta-data element.
+ The fullscreen navigation icons are now loaded on demand instead of all in advanced, reducing memory usage and cutting down the initial startup time by approximately 33%.
+ The default navigation interface has been reduced in size by 15%, improving Zoom Player's initial fullscreen navigation interfaces start time on PCs with slower HDD/Flash drives.
+ Pressing the "Open Media Library" button on the media library category editor now opens the media library with the current edited category selected.
+ The play history dialog will now display the recently played items first in the list.
+ The play history dialog should now open significantly faster (nearly instantly), especially with a play history database of over 10,000 entries.
+ The DVD Bookmark editor generates more descriptive bookmark names and includes the text specified next to the "Add Chapter" button.
+ The DVD Bookmark fullscreen navigation interface will now let you seek to a DVD Chapter. A new icon is displayed next to each entry to signify if it's a DVD Chapter or a Saved bookmark.
+ The time display on thumbnails used to show videos with a duration of under 10 minutes as "09:30", this have now changed to show "9:30", saving a bit more of the thumbnail area.
+ When opening the media library, the last played position for the currently playing media is now updated straight away (previously it would update when the playing media was closed).
+ The Open URL function now tries to identify a URL in the windows clipboard. If a valid URL is detected, it automatically filled into the open url dialog, otherwise the last opened URL is shown by default.
+ The station list dialog now remembers and restores the scroll offset within the station list, restoring the dialog to it's last display position each time.
+ Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.92.1.
- Shifting/Zooming the video screen position while in fullscreen would break the Hot Corners feature.
- Fixed a very rare case where opening a media file could trigger a freeze if the background thread that grabs the media's duration was active.
- Play history should now restore position for URL streams.
- Fixed an issue where playing a SHOUTcast/ICEcast streaming station and then restarting Zoom Player would not allow you to resume playing the previous station from the playlist.
- The media library's category list would use the wrong aspect ratio thumbnail in some cases where the active category was password protected.
- Switching the Media Library's category filter mode would reload the active category's content. Now the content is only read when entering the category, speeding up the category filter switch.
- Fixed an issue where the media library's path would not show any text at all.
- Accessing the media library's category screen could at times trigger an unnecessary reload of the category's content.
- Fixed a stack-overflow crash when trying to open a playlist that contained the playlist's file name as an entry (creating a loop).
I would like to thank Sultan Albalawi for the report: https://www.exploit-db.com/author/?a=8741
- Using the "Open Webpage" function did not work for secure HTTP (links starting with "https://").
- Switching the Zoom Player language pack to a non-english language could have caused the favorite station list to be wiped.
- The word "PreAmp" was hard coded into Zoom Player instead of using the translated text when using a non-english language pack.
- Open the equalizer without ever opening the playlist editor could trigger a weird state where the equalizer always initially show up docked under the main window.
- Using the backspace key after using the media library's movie jukebox mode's file view now returns to jukebox movie view instead of thumbnail view.
- Adding media entries to the playlist using the media library's function menu did not add the media's title (only the file name/URL).
- The playlist editor's "Add streaming URL" button did not use the newer open URL dialog.
- Opening the fullscreen chapter/bookmark navigation interface did not pause playback when the setting to do so was enabled.
- Ejecting a drive/device while playing a stream would cause the stream playback to stop.
- When the media library is opened and the previously opened folder no longer exists, the media library will try to go up the folder tree to the first parent folder that exists.
- Trying to take a screenshot from a live stream or a media file with a very long file name did not work.
- Fixed an issue when OSD messages would not appear if the "Use Exclusive Fullscreen with VMR9 Renderless mode (use with care)" setting was enabled in some cases.
This same bug caused screen-refresh issues with some of the fullscreen navigation pages under some conditions.
- Media Library categories containg the "&" character in their name did not list correctly in the category editor, showing up as "_" instead of "&".
- When the media library's dynamic scrollbar was disabled, it still triggered unnecessary screen updates.
- When the media library updated the clock, it would not clear the background behind the path area, causing small cosmetic glitches.
- Wrote a work-around for M3U UTF8 encoded playlists that were not properly marked as UTF8 using a...
Home Theater PC made Simple
Zoom Player's fullscreen navigation interface is based on a simple 5-Key system (up/down/left/right/select). The 5-key system allows easy access and navigation to such interfaces as Media Library, File Browsing, Playlist, Color Control, Audio Equalizer, Chaptering, Play History and many more. The system's simplicity makes it ideal for users with no previous computer experience.
With Zoom Player, you can instantly Convert any PC into a Home Entertainment Center or Home Theater PC (HTPC) with no requirement for specialized hardware or operating system (Zoom Player runs on every version of Windows).
Utilizing Zoom Player's modular design and flexibility, you can easily design a safe viewing environment, limiting or extending functionality, making it ideal for both children and to the consummate professional.
Zoom Player's Install Center will scan your system for missing or outdated components and automatically present you with a list of recommended updates and patches. Using Zoom Player's Install Center technology, you can be sure your system is up to date with the most recent technological innovations without compromising security (all updates are digitally signed) while gaining access to a centralized location, removing the burden of manually searching for the latest updates yourself.
Technology meets Sophistication
Zoom Player installs easily, learning your computer's hardware and software setup. Using the innovative Smart Play technology, Zoom Player employs the ideal "play profile" for every session. This profile comprises the most suitable Audio and Video decoders matched with compatible components - a combination that guarantees a perfect viewing experience, time after time.
A tool for every need
Zoom Player addresses every aspect of DVD and Media control. Zoom Player plays media in every conceivable color composition, display type, playback speed and more. With Zoom Player you can create and manage personalized Media Libraries, virtual Chaptering and Bookmarks, cut and edit scenes with the Scene Cut Editor. Zoom Player employs customizable display characteristics and user defined presets, allows to Remote-Control all menu, navigation and playback functions via wireless (RF) or Infra-Red (IR) Remote Control units, and comes ready with a set of TCP/IP Commands to allow control of Zoom Player via the internet (or any TCP/IP based connection).
Customize, Modify, Reshape as you like
Use Zoom Player's flexible customization options to match your taste. Modify the Graphical User Interface, menus and splash screens. Change operation modes, control options, codec compatibility and many other features. Don't compromise. Make the system meet your EXACT needs.
Shape your desired viewing environment with ease using Zoom Player's modular design and flexibility. Extend or limit functionality as you wish. Personalize the interface, functions and viewing parameters to suit any type of use, any viewer - from a simple, safely monitored, children-friendly viewing tool to a sophisticated, no-limits powerhouse for professionals.
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Zoom Player comes in three flavors: Zoom Player Professional, Zoom Player Premium, and Zoom Player MAX Professional.
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what a media player,in one word just fantastic because it can play any media files quickly and it has the best audio equalizer than any other media players and by doing custom settings you can also see the total full time of all media files just by adding them immediately at the playlist and what a sharp sound it gives by doing minimum low adjustments at the audio equalizer,it has also video equalizer but only thing it requires codecs installed in your PC to play all media files like K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
Feb 8, 2011 Version: 7.10.5
OS: WinXP Ease: 10/10
Honestly may be the most "powerful, flexible and customizable" DVD and media player in existence. Tons of options and customizations. Highest-quality media playback. Beautiful interface. Only the high purchase price holds this fine piece of software back. Highly recommended.
Sep 30, 2009 Version: 7.00 RC1
OS: Vista Ease: 9/10
This is a great video player. I used to use VLC media player, but I stumbled on this program about a year ago and fell in love with it. Simple to use, lots of features, doesn't seem to use a lot of system resources. The selling point for me was being able to adjust the aspect ratio/video size in full screen mode which you can't do with vlc.
Dec 13, 2007 Version: 5
OS: WinXP Ease: 9/10
At first, this looked like the player I was looking for: lots of formats and features (everything that I was looking for and some). But, it's expensive (to unlock the features I want) and it can't smoothly handle skipping around in the video (ff, rewind, skip fwd, etc) without a lot of video problems while it resynchronizes and tries to repaint the stream unless you're playing at 1:1 (why bother). I have a very fast system, including fast video (~6000 on 3dMark06). It's even worse if you have a cut file to make is skip over commercials (videos recorded off the air/cable, then processed through show analyzer).
I should note that if it wasn't for the video problems, I probably would have registered it -- even at (IMO) it's high cost.
Feb 25, 2007 Version: 5.00
OS: WinXP Ease: 5/10
I just wanted a player that had an adjustable stay-on-top skin window size. This did it for me.
Sep 9, 2004 Version: 4.03
OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10
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