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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.

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File size: 36MB
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Latest version

17.2 / 18 Beta 4 (September 27, 2023)


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Download Zoom Player 18 Beta 4  36MB  Win

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Software License

Freeware/Trialware (Free download but some features are limited to pro/premium version $40)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

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

--- What's new in Zoom Player v18 beta 4:

New :

* The IPTV auto-updating EPG and Stream List downloads can now handle
".zip" and ".gz" archive URLs (e.g. "").

* New Filter EPG feature on the IPTV interface.

* New IPTV setting (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) that controls the
EPG font size.

* New IPTV setting (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) to control whether
the EPG filter checks program description or only the program's title.

* New "Custom Action" button on the main window (near the top-left) that
allows you to set any standard Zoom Player function to the button.

By default this button opens the new IPTV interface.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that allows you to assign a
function to the new "Custom Action" button.

Fixes :

- The IPTV interface should feel a bit smoother (less flickering).

- In the media library's category editor, specifying a category name
containing unicode characters would not highlight the entry in
the category list after clicking.

- Media Title containing certain unicode characters (e.g. emoji) did
not show when loading some playlist formats (m3u, asx, b4s, wpl).
--- What's new in Zoom Player v18 beta 3:

New :

* The IPTV interface now supports automatically downloading stream lists
and electronic program guide URLs every specified number of days.

* IPTV Stream icons are now downloaded automatically.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) allowing you to control the
Stream's icon size.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) allowing you to control
whether the Stream's text is resized along with the icon size.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) to ignore grouping and just
display the entire stream list.

* New Settings (Adv. Options / Playback / IPTV) to customize the IPTV
interface with your own color scheme.

Change :

+ If an IPTV stream list contains mixed information with some streams
lacking a group specification, all such streams will now show under
an "Unspecified" group. If only one or no groups are specified,
grouping is disabled automatically.

--- What's new in Zoom Player v18 beta 2:

New :

* A completely new IPTV (streaming live TV and VOD) interface (Adv. Options
/ Playback / IPTV) with support for EPG (Electronic Program Guide),
Channel Grouping and many customization options.

Some features (icons, automated EPG/M3U downloads, etc) are still a work
in progress and are not part of this beta.

* New setting (enabled by default) to automatically hide the control bar
when clicking the video area, making it much easier to quickly hide
the control bar.

* You can now edit the last play time and date directly from the media
library meta-data editor.

Fixes :

- Using unicode characters in the ISO Auto-Mount command would not save
the path properly after restarting Zoom Player.

- The Advanced Options "System Sounds" and "Audio" sections did not scroll
smoothly when using the scroll bar.
--- What's new in Zoom Player v17.5 beta 1:
New :

* Two new settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) that allow you to override the poster image and backdrop
for Movies and TV show categories.

The backdrop setting is an easy override, just place a "backdrop.jpg" or
"fanart.jpg" in the same folder and Zoom Player will use it automatically.

Updating a movie poster image requires you enable the "Do not use scraped
image as thumbnail / backdrop" setting for each of the media library's TV
or Movie categories, otherwise the poster image will still use the scraped
image (due to image-caching maintaining a copy of the old image) and then
re-scrape the movie folder.

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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.

Forward Thinking
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.

Flavors for All
Zoom Player comes in three flavors: Zoom Player Professional, Zoom Player Premium, and Zoom Player MAX Professional.

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18 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Tried the free version since I only need a player, not all the LAN etc., capabilities. Much of the documentation is left over from Win 7, 8, needs updates for Win 10, including their site. Interface is OK, nothing special, kinda old like the rest. It works but it seems whenever you try to play a vid or change a setting, nag popups to buy the full version appear and can't be clicked away for a few seconds. Really cheesy to offer a free version, then constantly pester for the full version with "we need the money" as a reason. Happens so often, I'd call the free version clickbait. Can't see any capability this player has as just a player that I'd pay for. Uninstalled after a few hours.
(Not sure how to score value for money, it's free, so I gave it 5.)

Review by Zoomer on Feb 24, 2021 Version: 15.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10

Zoom Player is a very good 32 bit Windows player, reliable, quite fast (not as MPC-HC), quite light-weight. Full of customizations, lots of settings, no bugs, great developer. The Smart Play filter system is a good plus for new users. Works perfectly with madVR video renderer and MPC Wasapi audio renderer. To improve yet the player, IMHO, the developer should implement Avisynth, Vapoursynth and some external extensions like for MPDN.NET or MPV. All in all, a good player; the price is good, even if I must say that I prefer MPC-HC 'cause it's lighter, faster and a bit more reliable yet.

Review by Ziggy1978 on Nov 10, 2019 Version: 15.2 RC2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

Price is roughly usd.40 (1 year free upgrades). It seems though one still needs another player:
- DVD from external drive : doesn't work, VLC no problem
- BluRay from internal drive: error "Unable to play [00000.m2ts]" bla bla, VLC no problem
- Unable to customize interface, also here, VLC no problem
- Toolbar (Control bar), when visible, is floating. One should hit shift-spacebar to bring up the control bar.
- Things may unexpectedly not be working anymore and you need to spend time on finding find the solutions
(e.g. playing a video, click on slow motion button, nothing changes, video goes on playing at normal speed,
or suddenly there is no sound. I didn't change anything. VLC plays the video -with- sound, so one has to spent time on checking)

All kinds of little things, hence one needs another player to play the stuff Zoom Player can't.

Review by vhwul62 on Jun 27, 2019 Version: 14.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10

Rating by Steve34 on Jan 18, 2019 Version: 14.4 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Can't even play mkv and any movies in my harddisk. useless!

Review by yoi on Dec 14, 2018 Version: 14.4 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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