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:14 / 14.1 RC1
14 / 14.1 RC1 (January 18, 2018)
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--- What's new in Zoom Player v14.1 release candidate 1:
* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
File Tracker) to specify the download tracking plugins refresh rate.
This value only affects the media library and file browsing navigation
interfaces, the download tracking navigation interface refreshes at
a higher rate automatically.
Please note that using a low number (under 10 seconds) may impact
performance when tracking large file lists (over 10,000 entries).
+ Windows 10 creators edition changed how fonts are rendered by enabling
clear-type rendering at higher resolutions. Clear-type is a lot slower
to draw and at resolutions above 1080p causes severe performance
degradation in Zoom Player's fullscreen navigation interfaces.
Previously, to solve this issue, you could set Zoom Player to override
windows' font rendering. From this version, the setting is enabled by
default (you can still change it manually under "Adv. Options / System").
+ Further optimized the download plugin code to the point where a data
refresh on the download navigation interface should no longer cause
any UI lag whatsoever.
- Fixed a crash when playing a live video stream using MadVR as the video
renderer and trying to use the pause button on the control bar.
--- What's new in Zoom Player v14.1 beta 3:
* Automatic support for native Windows 7-10 media library folder structure
(previously only the more basic Windows XP-Vista library structure
+ Zoom Player's default window size for the onyx skin was changed to
present a default video size of 960x540 (up from the previous 604x340) and
for the alba skin, the default video size was changed to 1280x720.
+ You can now press any navigation key to cancel a 'play all files in folder'
- Fixed a possible crash that would trigger sometimes on an initial run
after a fresh install.
- A function optimized in beta 2 had a bug which caused the visualization
plugin list to reset (no plugins listed).
--- What's new in Zoom Player v14.1 beta 2:
* New setting (Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions" to
instruct Zoom Player to process ".m3u8" playlists.
This setting is disabled by default as it can cause conflicts with services
that require DirectShow filters to process this type of playlist format.
* New setting on the Torrents download & tracking plugin to prevent it
from passing file entries to Zoom Player that do not actually exist on
the disk drive. This setting is off by default but can increase
performance when dealing with a large number of torrents that were
only partially downloaded.
* The last play position is now drawn over the thumbnail in TV Jukebox mode.
+ The download plugins synchronization has been completely rewritten, and
should no longer cause any user interface slow-downs.
+ The torrents plugin has been greatly optimized, working much faster with
large file lists.
+ The download fullscreen navigation interface should scroll much smoothly
when dealing with a large number of files.
+ The YouTube (Channel/Search/Trending), Playlist and RSS Feed media library
plugins have been optimized for greater performance.
+ Optimized core string handling routines, improving script parsing
(e.g. Skin parsing) and other areas.
+ A 'processing, please hold ...' message now appear when it takes
Zoom Player longer to close due to background tasks (media scraping,
download plugin sync) still being active.
- The currently selected playlist editor entries would lose their selection
if a playlist update was triggered after the listed media's duration has
- Trying to play a streaming media URL that contained trailing spaces would
fail. Trailing spaces are now trimmed (you can still use encoded space
characters in the URL).
--- What's new in Zoom Player v14.1 beta 1:
+ You can now press the escape key to cancel a 'play all files in folder'
feature mid-action. Accidentally playing an entire drive could have
caused Zoom Player to appear unresponsive.
+ Switching between fullscreen and windowed mode while the media library is
opened should be cleaner and faster (less visual junk in the transition).
- Fixed a scraping bug where the ".nfo" file detection algorithm would fail
with files/folders names containing unicode characters.
- Opening the file browsing and download manager fullscreen navigation
interfaces will no longer freeze for two seconds if the Torrents download
plugin is enabled and qBittorrent isn't running.
- Opening the file browsing and download manager fullscreen navigation
interfaces will no longer freeze for long periods if qBittorrent
is seeding many torrents.
- The media library should no longer freeze for a few seconds when
retrieving large file lists from qBittorrent using the Torrents plugin.
- The information dialog ("I" keyboard macro) did not show up when playing
in fullscreen on a secondary monitor.
- The torrents download plugin was not recognizing a file's download
priority correctly after the latest qBittorrent release.
- The torrents download plugin was listing files returned by qBittorrent
but no longer existing on the disk drive in the root folder instead of
their (no longer existing) path.
- The Lock-UI (user interface) feature used to prevent accidental clicks
did not block some click and double-click actions.
- The Dolby Digital Plus audio format was not being displayed with an icon
on the TV and Movie jukebox screens.
- The play position tool-tip was sometimes displayed in the wrong screen
position on multi-monitor displays.
- MIDI audio playback should be more reliable.
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.
Flavors for All
Zoom Player comes in three flavors: Zoom Player Professional, Zoom Player Premium, and Zoom Player MAX Professional.
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Jul 16, 2017 Version: 13.7
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
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 of use: 10/10
Value for money: 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 of use: 9/10
Value for money: 7/10
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 of use: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
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 of use: 5/10
Value for money: 4/10
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