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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.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 13.5 (details)
OS Support: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 2003 Other Windows Vista Windows 7
License: Freeware
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Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable Media Player for the Windows PC platform. Using our powerful Smart Play technology, more Video, Audio and Image media formats play with less hassle, increased stability and better performance.

Behind Zoom Player's classic media player look, hides a powerful Media Center application designed with a simple 5-Key (up/down/left/right/select) fullscreen navigation interface. The 5-Key system provides simple navigation with advanced interfaces. Interface such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist, Color Control, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History and many more. Zoom Player's media center 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 (HTPC) with no specialized hardware requirement or operating system. Zoom Player runs with 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 newbies and professionals. 

Zoom Player is available in three different versions for home users, Professional, MAX and the free version. For a full comparison of the differences between these version, please refer to this page.

Sub Editions:

This software has the following sub editions:

Zoom Player Home Free<==


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: 3GP, AVI, Blu-ray, DivX, DVD, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM/RMVB, SVCD, VCD, VOB, Xvid

OS Compatibility:

Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Other/Windows Vista/Windows 7

Revision History:

Version 13.5
  • Release Date: May 18, 2017
  • --- What's new in Zoom Player v13.5:

    * The default fullscreen navigation interface has been replaced with a clean new style that looks better and extends the available thumbnail area to squeeze in more pixels.

    * The media library category thumbnail view will now darken the area behind the thumbnail's text or media icon depending on the skin's script and advanced options customization settings.

    * Zoom Player support for streaming radio station is now fully integrated with the SHOUTcast Directory API, providing easy access to thousands of streaming radio stations.
    Unlike previous versions where Zoom Player used a static database which over time included more and more dead stations, the SHOUTcast directory is now downloaded in real time, ensuring that every station should be operational.

    * Zoom Player now supports 3DYD YouTube Source filter's DASH streams, enabling DirectShow YouTube streaming at resolutions of 1080p/4K/8K.

    * A major performance issue was triggered by the Windows 10 Creators Edition update. In the update, Microsoft forced ClearType font anti-aliasing at larger font sizes. This lead to a massive navigation performance slow-downs on QHD (2560x1440) and 4K (3840x2160) screens. More information:
    As a work-around, Zoom Player introduced a new setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that lets controls the font anti-aliasing mode used to render the fullscreen navigation text.

    * The Media Library's RSS feed plugin now caches previous entries that may no longer reside on the RSS feed and shows you cached entries even if the RSS feed server is temporarily down.

    * New "fnPLEraseFiles" function assigned to the Shift+"Delete" keyboard macro. Wgeb used it erases all selected files in the playlist to the window's Recycle Bin (with confirmation prompt).

    * New "fnOpenStreamInBrowser" function that opens the currently playing stream in a web browser (might be helpful for YouTube links).

    * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to force LAV Splitter to seek to key frames (faster seeking, less accurate) instead of the accurate seek position (slower seeking, perfectly accurate).

    * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) to select the YouTube IFRAME Player's preferred streaming resolution, allowing you to stream 1080p/4K/8K content using the IFRAME player.

    * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that allows interactivity when playing YouTube content using the IFRAME player.

    * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Display) to show the playing file's extension in the window title (default off).

    * The Media Library plugin API has been extended with per-category storage path (e.g. RSS feed caching) and a new function which is called when a category using the plugin is deleted (for cleanup purposes).

    * New function to activate the internal screen saver. This means that you can now hook user interface actions (like a hot-corner click) with activating the screen saver.

    * New function to copy the currently playing media's Path/URL to the windows clipboard.

    * You can now define web pages as "stations" in the station editor to have the web page opened inside Zoom Player's integrated web browser.

    * New skin script parameters to control the text line count on each fullscreen navigation interface.

    + The integrated keyboard mapping editor has been rewritten to better support high-DPI displays. As a bonus, the dialog is now resizable as well.

    + The integrated keyboard mapping editor now shows a 'code' column which signifies a keyboard scan-code or other code used to identify an interface index.

    + Optimized fullscreen navigation lists line-drawing code by about 10% in cases where the skin didn't specify a background for unselected/empty lines.

    + The thumbnail duration display position should now be easier to read. The text's background is now using a different effect which should make the text stand out more against bright noisy thumbnails.

    + The Hot Mouse Tracking on the main fullscreen navigation interface has been disabled as it was inconsistent with the other interfaces' user experience.

    + The main fullscreen navigation interface's click logic has been changed to make it behave the same as the media library's thumb-click logic.

    + The "Open Streaming Link from clipboard" keyboard macro has changed from Alt+Shift+"U" to Alt+Ctrl+"U" to prevent conflicts with the DirectShow YouTube source filter which detects the held "Shift" key and pops a video streaming quality options dialog.

    + Error dialog are now limited in size to 94% of the Zoom Player interface width.

    + The Zoom Player news feed that's accessible through the options dialog has been simplified and will hopefully eliminate the javascript error some users have been experiencing when trying to view the news feed.

    - The optimizations in v13 broke the play history dialog's unicode support.

    - A missing DLL prevented the Pixel Shaders from being compiled and used to post-process a video image.

    - When loading .ZPL playlist files, playback did not resume from the the last file played in the playlist under some conditions.

    - The kinetic scrolling feature did not work in the media library's category list.

    - The file browsing fullscreen navigation interface was not updating the screen when scrolling by holding the down/up keys for a long period.

    - If the monitor's DPI setting was set to a really high value (when used in 4K monitors), it would cause the options dialog's search window to appear really small, hiding the search result area.

    - Fixed a possible conflict between Zoom Player's internal DSP filter and bit-streaming DTS-HD and possibly other multi-channel audio formats.

    - The play history dialog's "Show All" button did not refresh the screen.

    - The scroll wheel did not function correctly in some of the advanced options dialog's scroll boxes.

    - Playing a new track from the fullscreen playlist navigation interface no longer pops the playlist editor to the top.

    - Fixed a bug in the Media Library plugin API that prevented unicode (non-english) language searches from working using the YouTube search plugin.

    - The Media Library's function menu was missing the "Go to Top" entry.

    - The Media Library's "Safe Mode" feature was semi-broken allowing access the a category's setting from the media library's function menu.

    - Opening the media library through the main navigation interface would take longer than normal due to the highlighted category's content being read before actually entering the category.

    - Under some conditions, the media libary's scrollbar widget did not appear on the categories page.

    - Navigating the fullscreen file browsing interface's subtitle search result page with the keyboard did not scroll the results when reaching the bottom of the screen.

    - The playlist fullscreen navigation interface used the wrong icon for URLs.

    - Opening a ".URL" file and then opening a media file resulted in the web page remaining on screen while the media played in the background.

    - The "Please Wait" window was trying to write debug information to "C:Log" and silently failing each time.

    - Aggressively hiding the mouse cursor has been disabled when HTML/YouTube/Flash interactivity modes are enabled as it prevented the mouse cursor from being restored on motion.

    - Quick Search using the keyboard in the media library did not scroll down to the searched category thumbnail.

    - Quick Search using the keyboard in the media library did not work at all unless you previously entered a category.

    - Using higher level scan-code keys (like Volume keys on certain keyboards) in fullscreen navigation interfaces that support quick search using the keyboard would trigger a quick-search lock that caused the interfaces to not respond properly.

    - The RSS media library plugin was showing links containing ".MOV" as audio.

    - The RSS Feed media library plugin would show duplicate entries on some RSS feeds.

    - Fixed a small cosmetical glitch that caused the scrollbar background area in the media library category to be drawn twice in slightly different vertical positions.

    - Fixed a small memory leak when using the options dialog.
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