AfterDawn: Software downloads

Versie historie van Zoom Player MAX

<<Terug naar software beschrijving

Veranderingen voor v13.7.1 - v14 RC 1

  • New :
  • * New "Facebook" smart play profile for playing facebook video URLs
  • using the 3DYD directshow filter.
  • * New "Vimeo" smart play profile for playing viemo video URLs using
  • the 3DYD directshow filter.
  • * New "Daily Motion" smart play profile for playing Daily Motion
  • video URLs using the 3DYD directshow filter.
  • * New "Streaming Services" smart play profile supporting streaming
  • videos from:
  • - bofunk.com
  • - break.com
  • - ebaumsworld.com
  • - godtube.com
  • - liveleak.com
  • - tcmag.com
  • - teamfourstar.com
  • - veoh.com
  • - vk.com
  • - vkmag.com
  • - yourepeat.com
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) that
  • specifies the visualization rendering frame rate, by default 30fps.
  • Changes :
  • + The media library's "TheMovieDB" plugin detection accuracy has
  • increased by cropping out more undesired key-words from file/folder
  • names.
  • + The "Scrape folder thumbnails by using the name of the first video
  • file within the folder instead of the folder name" media library
  • category setting now works better in TV Jukebox mode by scraping
  • only for the show name, no longer scraping season/episode numbers
  • from the file name.
  • + Many of the main navigation icons were polished to give the default
  • navigation theme a more consistent look.
  • Fixes :
  • - The Double-Click function did not work when clicking audio
  • visualizations.
  • - The default value for the new "Navigation on Monitor" setting was
  • accidentally set to as fullscreen on a the first monitor instead of
  • the current monitor (within the window or fullscreen).
  • - Fixed a crash when trying to close the media library just as it was
  • being opened.
  • - Fixed a bug in the smart play source filter "new profile" dialog which
  • caused the "use with the following URLs" entries to be lost when pressing
  • smart play's auto-configure button.



Veranderingen voor v14 Beta 3 - v14 Beta 4

  • New :
  • * The media library fullscreen interface's settings page can now be used
  • to select the Audio Rendering device (audio output), making it easy to
  • switch between different output modes (switching audio between rooms,
  • speaker setups, headphone output, etc).
  • * The media library fullscreen interface's settings page can now be used
  • to select the Video Rendering device, making it easy to test out
  • different rendering qualities or in cases where a particular video
  • may not play correctly in your preferred video renderer.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / On Screen Display) that controls the OSD
  • clock position.
  • * New (optional) control bar button to open/hide the fullscreen stream
  • selection navigation interface.
  • Fixes :
  • - Installing an audio device or a custom audio renderer filter would
  • change the selected audio renderer for DVDs and WMP ActiveX playback.
  • - The controlbar's volume pop-up slider did not appear in the correct
  • position under some circumstances.
  • - Fixed a glitch where TAG display for a local file playback would show
  • "???" instead of international characters.
  • - Fixed an issue where audio visualization wouldn't render in the correct
  • resolution when changing the visualization display size.
  • - The Torrents download tracking plugin did not handle character decoding
  • correctly for non-english characters.
  • - Wrong duration displayed in the playlist when using Windows Media Player's
  • ActiveX control to play streaming media.



Veranderingen voor v14 beta 2 - v14 Beta 3

  • New :
  • * The Torrents plugin and the fullscreen download tracking navigation
  • interface have been enhanced with the ability to predict when you can
  • begin playing a media file while it is still downloading.
  • The prediction is based on the number of torrent pieces that have
  • successfully downloaded from the beginning and end of the media file.
  • By default this is 2% from the beginning of the file and 1% from the end.
  • Please note that the torrent playback readiness prediction requires
  • a custom qBitTorrent EXE that supports an enhanced API that Zoom Player
  • uses to understand which part of the file have finished downloading.
  • Until these enhancement are part of an official release, you can test
  • the new feature by downloading qBitTorrent 3.4 beta 2 64bit here.
  • And then replacing "qbittorrent.exe" with this update:
  • http://zoomplayer.com/t/qbittorrent_enhanced.zip
  • Without the updated qBitTorrent EXE you will see a "?" next to the file
  • names in the download tracker instead of the playback readiness icons and
  • new torrents will not download automatically in sequential order.
  • A quick slideshow demonstrating how the Torrents plugin looks and works:
  • https://www.facebook.com/zoomplayer/videos/1475689062513061/
  • We are building a library and possibly a seed-box to show case public-
  • domain and creative commons videos. If you would like to expose your video
  • to Zoom Player's user base, please contact us at:
  • https://inmatrix.com/email/business.shtml
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) to automatically play
  • the next media in the playlist after deleting the currently playing
  • media. This setting is disabled by default.
  • * When taking screenshots of the playing video (Alt+F keyboard macro),
  • the current play position is now saved as part of the file name.
  • Changes :
  • + Pruning the play history (using the button) no longer erases URL entries,
  • only local files that were erased from the disk drive.
  • + Using the "open streaming link" or "open streaming link from keyboard"
  • functions will now relay downloadable URLs to any matching download plugin
  • (for example .torrent/magnet links) without affecting the current playback.
  • + The thumbnail and meta-data cache folder is now cleared once
  • a week instead of on every exit, improving the time it takes
  • Zoom Player to close.
  • + The "unknown" icon has been updated to better suit the UX design.
  • Fixes :
  • - [Introduced in v14 b2] The TAG display when playing audio files did not
  • display at all or would display a lot of low-level information on the
  • playing file that should have only displayed in information dialogs.



Veranderingen voor v14 beta 1 - v14 beta 2

  • New :
  • * New feature (Adv. Options / Playback / History) to prevent files or
  • URLs from being saved to the play history. All you need to do is
  • specify a partial string, for example "\some folder name\" or
  • "someurl.org".
  • * New feature (Adv. Options / Playback / History) to hide files or
  • URLs from being displayed in the play history dialogs while
  • still remember the last playback position, volume, subtitle track,
  • etc. All you need to do is specify a partial string, for example
  • "\some folder name\" or "someurl.org".
  • * New feature (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) to disable seeking
  • controls when playing files or URLs containing a specified path or text.
  • * New feature (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) to
  • override the audio renderer when playing with visualization.
  • This allows you to use the "DC-Crossfading Audio Renderer" to support a
  • volume fading effect on Start/End/Play/Stop/Seek only when playing with
  • visualizations. This is similar to how WinAmp fades audio between tracks.
  • Download the DC-Crossfading Audio Renderer here:
  • (http://www.dsp-worx.de/?n=14)
  • * You can now create and save chapter points (bookmarks) for streaming URLs.
  • * The fullscreen information navigation interface now includes media format
  • information extracted using the MediaInfo.dll plugin.
  • * New "exSetAudTrack" extended function that sets the current audio track.
  • * New "exSetSubTrack" extended function that sets the current subtitle track.
  • Changes :
  • + The internal image decoder (JPEG/GIF/PNG/BMP) is now capable of
  • downloading and displaying images directly from web servers
  • (e.g. a playlist full of image URLs).
  • + The playlist fullscreen navigation interface now draws a playing icon
  • next to the currently playing track.
  • + The YouTube Search and Trending media library plugins will now use a
  • search/trending thumbnail when creating new categories.
  • This change does not apply to previously created categories.
  • The new images can be manually assigned using the category configuration
  • dialog.
  • By default the new images are located here using Windows 64bit:
  • "c:\Program Files (x86)\Zoom Player\MediaNavPlugins\YouTube_Search.jpg"
  • "c:\Program Files (x86)\Zoom Player\MediaNavPlugins\YouTube_Trending.jpg"
  • And here using Windows 32bit:
  • "c:\Program Files\Zoom Player\MediaNavPlugins\YouTube_Search.jpg"
  • "c:\Program Files\Zoom Player\MediaNavPlugins\YouTube_Trending.jpg"
  • + The media library plugin API can now accept local-file thumbnails
  • when creating new categories.
  • Fixes :
  • - Fixed a crash when trying to load a malformed play history cache file.
  • - With some language packs, the text for the station manager's left
  • column would cut-off.
  • - Playing a media from the windows explorer (or other 3rd party software)
  • would show an "are you sure?" prompt by accident.
  • - Playback of ASX playlists did not work.



Veranderingen voor v13.7 - v13.7.1

  • + Adding chapters using the chapter editor will now instantly show the chapter's position in the timeline (if timeline display is enabled).
  • - Fixed a bug in countries with a comma decimal symbol where the media library thumbnails text height and spacing got truncated. For example: A thumbnail's Text Height of "1.95%" resulted in an actual text height of "1%".
  • - Loading ".PLS/.XSPF" playlists where the first item in the playlist did not play (e.g. "server down") would trigger an infinite loop and Zoom Player froze.
  • - The inactive navigation txt-lines background was not being drawn.
  • - The "I" key will again close the information dialog if it is visible.
  • - The media library category sorting order and last folder position could get reset under some conditions due to insufficient registry memory allocation.
  • - Setting the control bar to appear with a fixed width while in fullscreen did not show the control bar in the right position (or at all) on secondary monitors.
  • - Setting the control bar to appear at the top or bottom of the screen did not show the control bar in the right position (or at all) on secondary monitors.
  • - The media library category editor did not show the currently enabled scraping mode, thumbnail aspect ratio and thumbnail columns when a language pack was installed.
  • - The playlist editor line-spacing did not work well with every font.
  • - Slight adjustment to the media library's thumbnail text drawing to better account for fonts with less-uniform character heights.
  • - It was possible for a new components/filters notification to trigger without new components being available. It was triggered due to a new version of Zoom Player being available on the install center. Since player updates has its own notification, this message is redundant.



Veranderingen voor v13.5 - v13.7

  • * The Media Library's settings page has been expanded to configure the layout of each category and the category list itself without ever exiting the fullscreen navigation interface. The following customization options are now available, Per-Category: 1. Aspect Ratio 2. Text-Box lines 3. Text height 4. Horizontal spacing 5. Vertical spacing Globally: 1. Categories columns 2. Categories Text-Box lines 3. Categories Text height 4. Text margins
  • * The default fullscreen navigation skin has been tweaked a bit and now includes a new variant with larger fonts for the visually impaired and small displays.
  • * Support for automatically scaling of un-skinned dialogs based on the monitor's DPI setting. This should help greatly on 4K or higher resolution screens (disabled by default, see "override scaling of un-skinned dialogs" below).
  • For 4K/8K skinned interfaces, there are several options at the Inmatrix.com shop.
  • * Support for high DPI scaling of Windows standard dialogs (Open/Save file, folder browser, font selector, color selector, etc).
  • * YouTube subtitles are now supported when playing using DirectShow.
  • * The YouTube plugin has been tweaked to include the channel name in a more prominent position.
  • * The bottom-meta data for regular media now includes a field for the format (file extension, e.g. MP4/MP3/etc).
  • * The equalizer full screen navigation interface has been polished to include translucent equalizer bars.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that specifies the number of columns drawn for the media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that specifies the text height used for drawing the media library's category list thumbnail text.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that specifies the number of text lines drawn for the media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that specifies the margin area around the media library's thumbnail text.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / System) to override scaling of un-skinned dialogs by using a custom value (Automatic/100%/125%/150%/200%/300%/400%). This manual control further enhances usability for the visually impaired, regardless of screen resolution.
  • * Support for qBitTorrent v3.3.13 new security enhancements. For older versions of Zoom Player, you must use qBitTorrent v3.3.12 to continue tracking your downloads.
  • * Media Titles are now properly extracted and displayed with M4V/MP4 files.
  • * Audio Visualization will now work for streaming audio stations if they are defined as "Radio" stations through the station manager.
  • * New Smart Play setting to control which DirectShow filter is used to stream SHOUTcast and ICEcast streams.
  • * New Smart Play profile setting that determines if Zoom Player should use a profile if the input is a file name, URL or both.
  • * New Smart Play "MP3 (streaming)" profile used to specify which filter should be used with streaming MP3 files (by default LAV Source).
  • * When playing live SHOUTcast/ICEcast streams, the on screen display now updates with the currently playing track name.
  • * The internal screen saver now displays the playing media's current play position.
  • * New "fnTitleToClipboard" function to copy the currently playing media's title to the clipboard.
  • * New "fnToggleSub" function to toggle subtitles on and off.
  • * New "fnMediaSrcToClipboard" function that copies the playing media file or URL directly from the playing DirectShow source filter to the Windows clipboard.
  • * New "fnWMPActiveX" function to enable/disable Windows media content streaming using Windows Media Player's ActiveX control.
  • * New "exWMPActiveX" extended function to directly set whether Windows media content streaming will use Windows Media Player's ActiveX control. 0 = Disabled 1 = Enabled
  • + A cooperation with TheAudioDB.com resulted in an improved album-name identification algorithm (used for scraping Album meta-data and cover art within the Media Library).
  • + The media library's thumbnail font size configuration was calculated in a poorly conceived manner that made it difficult to change a thumbnail's font size and line numbers while maintaining consistency across different thumbnail aspect ratios. This has led to a complete rewrite of the text rendering code and new defaults being applied which may affect your previous thumbnail layout settings.
  • + Switching between categories should update the thumbnails a bit quicker (~300ms) if they were previously memory cached.
  • + Adding a station to the station manager now automatically highlights the newly created station.
  • + LAV Source is now used by default for SHOUTcast type streams.
  • + When using LAV Source to stream SHOUTcast/ICEcast content, the playing track's now is now properly displayed in the title and timeline areas.
  • + Opening a ".PLS" playlist containing URLs is now assumed to contain SHOUTcast streaming audio stations.
  • + The Options dialog search window still appeared too small on very high resolution screens, will now show more result lines.
  • + Slightly tweaked the SHOUTcast station browser dialog to increase space for translated texts.
  • - Fixed a crash when listing some RSS streams in the media library.
  • - Fixed a list index out of bounds error when starting in HTPC mode.
  • - The Windows media library categories are now properly presented with Zoom Player's default Audio/Video/Picture layouts.
  • - Fixed a "category is empty" message when trying to list RSS streams with very long descriptions.
  • - Playing ICEcast ".xspf" streams did not work with some servers.
  • - Deleting a media library category using the media library "remove category" feature left some cache files behind when clicking the trash can icon (pressing enter or double-clicking did not trigger this issue).
  • - An "new components update on the install center" notification was accidentally triggered by Install Center update entries for Zoom Player itself (which has a separate update notification), resulting in a double notification.
  • - The Mouse Wheel, Navigation Style, Information, Main, Stream Selection, Media Scanner and Play History were showing the wrong number of text lines which caused the list to appear slightly off-center.
  • - Pressing the "Auto-Scan System" button on the Audio Visualization Adv. Options dialog page would trigger a crash with some Sonique plugins preventing the scan from functioning. Now the crashing plugin is skipped.
  • - Adding too many audio visualization plugins would cause the plugin list to reset once Zoom Player was restarted.
  • - Disabling Smart Play by specifying a file extension to ignore would also break Smart Play for URLs or files that did not contain a file extension.
  • - Adding a station using either the Station Manager's SHOUTcast station browser or using the fullscreen station navigation interface did not work if a non-english language pack was in use.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, the "Previous Folder" function worked on the root level even though there was no folder above it, resulting in an empty screen display.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, navigating left from the functions page would go up a folder instead of returning to the station list.
  • - When setting the thumbnail text to appear above the thumbnail, the media library's category thumbnail display would improperly position the thumbnail under the text.
  • - The media library category cache did not function properly, leading to a slight performance hit when initially opening the media library.
  • - The Graph Information dialog did not display unicode text correctly.
  • - Fixed a cosmetic issue with the background of the media library's category thumbnails which would appear with some skins or thumbnail configurations.
  • - Using the Windows Media Player ActiveX control to play an audio stream could have resulted in some UI functions not working correctly.
  • - Fixed a few crashes when zpresampler.dll was not found.
  • - Cosmetic fixes to various dialogs.



Veranderingen voor v13.5 - v13.7 RC3

  • New :
  • * The Media Library's settings page has been expanded to configure the
  • layout of each category and the category list itself without ever
  • exiting the fullscreen navigation interface.
  • The following customization options are now available,
  • Per-Category:
  • 1. Aspect Ratio
  • 2. Text-Box lines
  • 3. Text height
  • 4. Horizontal spacing
  • 5. Vertical spacing
  • Globally:
  • 1. Categories columns
  • 2. Categories Text-Box lines
  • 3. Categories Text height
  • 4. Text margins
  • * The default fullscreen navigation skin has been tweaked a bit and now
  • includes a new variant with larger fonts for the visually impaired and
  • small displays.
  • * Support for automatically scaling of un-skinned dialogs based on the
  • monitor's DPI setting. This should help greatly on 4K or higher
  • resolution screens (disabled by default, see "override scaling of
  • un-skinned dialogs" below).
  • For 4K/8K skinned interfaces, there are several options at
  • the Inmatrix.com shop.
  • * Support for high DPI scaling of Windows standard dialogs (Open/Save file,
  • folder browser, font selector, color selector, etc).
  • * YouTube subtitles are now supported when playing using DirectShow.
  • * The YouTube plugin has been tweaked to include the channel name in a more
  • prominent position.
  • * The bottom-meta data for regular media now includes a field for the format
  • (file extension, e.g. MP4/MP3/etc).
  • * The equalizer full screen navigation interface has been polished to
  • include translucent equalizer bars.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the number of columns drawn for the
  • media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the text height used for drawing the
  • media library's category list thumbnail text.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the number of text lines drawn for the
  • media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the margin area around the media library's
  • thumbnail text.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / System) to override scaling of un-skinned
  • dialogs by using a custom value (Automatic/100%/125%/150%/200%/300%/400%).
  • This manual control further enhanches usability for the visually impaired,
  • regardless of screen resolution.
  • * Support for qBitTorrent v3.3.13 new security enhancements. For older
  • versions of Zoom Player, you must use qBitTorrent v3.3.12 to continue
  • tracking your downloads.
  • * Media Titles are now properly extracted and displayed with M4V/MP4 files.
  • * Audio Visualization will now work for streaming audio stations if they
  • are defined as "Radio" stations through the station manager.
  • * New Smart Play setting to control which DirectShow filter is used to
  • stream SHOUTcast and ICEcast streams.
  • * New Smart Play profile setting that determines if Zoom Player should
  • use a profile if the input is a file name, URL or both.
  • * New Smart Play "MP3 (streaming)" profile used to specify which filter
  • should be used with streaming MP3 files (by default LAV Source).
  • * When playing live SHOUTcast/ICEcast streams, the on screen display
  • now updates with the currently playing track name.
  • * The internal screen saver now displays the playing media's current play
  • position.
  • * New "fnTitleToClipboard" function to copy the currently playing media's
  • title to the clipboard.
  • * New "fnToggleSub" function to toggle subtitles on and off.
  • * New "fnMediaSrcToClipboard" function that copies the playing media
  • file or URL directly from the playing DirectShow source filter to
  • the Windows clipboard.
  • * New "fnWMPActiveX" function to enable/disable Windows media content
  • streaming using Windows Media Player's ActiveX control.
  • * New "exWMPActiveX" extended function to directly set whether Windows media
  • content streaming will use Windows Media Player's ActiveX control.
  • 0 = Disabled
  • 1 = Enabled
  • Changes :
  • + A cooperation with TheAudioDB.com resulted in an improved album-name
  • identification algorithm (used for scraping Album meta-data and
  • cover art within the Media Library).
  • + The media library's thumbnail font size configuration was calculated in
  • a poorly conceived manner that made it difficult to change a thumbnail's
  • font size and line numbers while maintaining consistency across different
  • thumbnail aspect ratios.
  • This has led to a complete rewrite of the text rendering code and new
  • defaults being applied which may affect your previous thumbnail layout
  • settings.
  • + Switching between categories should update the thumbnails a bit quicker
  • (~300ms) if they were previously memory cached.
  • + Adding a station to the station manager now automatically highlights
  • the newly created station.
  • + LAV Source is now used by default for SHOUTcast type streams.
  • + When using LAV Source to stream SHOUTcast/ICEcast content, the playing
  • track's now is now properly displayed in the title and timeline areas.
  • + Opening a ".PLS" playlist containing URLs is now assumed to contain
  • SHOUTcast streaming audio stations.
  • + The Options dialog search window still appeared too small on
  • very high resolution screens, will now show more result lines.
  • + Slightly tweaked the SHOUTcast station browser dialog to increase space
  • for translated texts.
  • Fixes :
  • - Fixed a crash when listing some RSS streams in the media library.
  • - Fixed a list index out of bounds error when starting in HTPC mode.
  • - The Windows media library categories are now properly presented with
  • Zoom Player's default Audio/Video/Picture layouts.
  • - Fixed a "category is empty" message when trying to list RSS streams with
  • very long descriptions.
  • - Playing ICEcast ".xspf" streams did not work with some servers.
  • - Deleting a media library cateogry using the media library "remove
  • category" feature left some cache files behind when clicking the
  • trash can icon (pressing enter or double-clicking did not trigger
  • this issue).
  • - An "new components update on the install center" notification was
  • accidentally triggered by Install Center update entries for Zoom Player
  • itself (which has a separate update notification), resulting in a
  • double notification.
  • - The Mouse Wheel, Navigation Style, Information, Main, Stream Selection,
  • Media Scanner and Play History were showing the wrong number of text
  • lines which caused the list to appear slightly off-center.
  • - Pressing the "Auto-Scan System" button on the Audio Visualization
  • Adv. Options dialog page would trigger a crash with some Sonique
  • plugins preventing the scan from functioning. Now the crashing
  • plugin is skipped.
  • - Adding too many audio visualization plugins would cause the plugin
  • list to reset once Zoom Player was restarted.
  • - Disabling Smart Play by specifying a file extension to ignore would also
  • break Smart Play for URLs or files that did not contain a file extension.
  • - Adding a station using either the Station Manager's SHOUTcast station
  • browser or using the fullscreen station navigation interface did not
  • work if a non-english language pack was in use.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, the "Previous
  • Folder" function worked on the root level even though there was
  • no folder above it, resulting in an empty screen display.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, navigating
  • left from the functions page would go up a folder instead of
  • returning to the station list.
  • - When setting the thumbnail text to appear above the thumbnail, the
  • media library's category thumbnail display would improperly position
  • the thumbnail under the text.
  • - The media library category cache did not function properly, leading
  • to a slight performance hit when initially opening the media library.
  • - The Graph Information dialog did not display unicode text correctly.
  • - Fixed a few crashs when zpresampler.dll was not found.
  • - Cosmetic fixes to various dialogs.



Veranderingen voor v13.5 - v13.7 RC1

  • New :
  • * The Media Library's settings page has been expanded to configure the
  • layout of each category and the category list itself without ever
  • exiting the fullscreen navigation interface.
  • The following customization options are now available,
  • Per-Category:
  • 1. Aspect Ratio
  • 2. Text-Box lines
  • 3. Text height
  • 4. Horizontal spacing
  • 5. Vertical spacing
  • Globally:
  • 1. Categories columns
  • 2. Categories Text-Box lines
  • 3. Categories Text height
  • 4. Text margins
  • * The default fullscreen navigation skin has been tweaked a bit and now
  • includes a new variant with larger fonts for the visually impaired and
  • small displays.
  • * YouTube subtitles are now supported when playing using DirectShow.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the number of columns drawn for the
  • media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the text height used for drawing the
  • media library's category list thumbnail text.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the number of text lines drawn for the
  • media library's category list thumbnails.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
  • Customization) that specifies the margin area around the media library's
  • thumbnail text.
  • * Media Titles are now properly extracted and displayed with M4V/MP4 files.
  • * Audio Visualization will now work for streaming audio stations if they
  • are defined as "Radio" stations through the station manager.
  • * New Smart Play setting to control which DirectShow filter is used to
  • stream SHOUTcast and ICEcast streams.
  • * New Smart Play profile setting that determines if Zoom Player should
  • use a profile if the input is a file name, URL or both.
  • * New Smart Play "MP3 (streaming)" profile used to specify which filter
  • should be used with streaming MP3 files (by default LAV Source).
  • * When playing live SHOUTcast/ICEcast streams, the on screen display
  • now updates with the currently playing track name.
  • * The internal screen saver now displays the playing media's current play
  • position.
  • * New "fnTitleToClipboard" function to copy the currently playing media's
  • title to the clipboard.
  • * New "fnToggleSub" function to toggle subtitles on and off.
  • * New "fnMediaSrcToClipboard" function that copies the playing media
  • file or URL directly from the playing DirectShow source filter to
  • the Windows clipboard.
  • * New "fnWMPActiveX" function to enable/disable Windows media content
  • streaming using Windows Media Player's ActiveX control.
  • * New "exWMPActiveX" extended function to directly set whether Windows media
  • content streaming will use Windows Media Player's ActiveX control.
  • 0 = Disabled
  • 1 = Enabled
  • Changes :
  • + A cooperation with TheAudioDB.com resulted in an improved album-name
  • identification algorithm (used for scraping Album meta-data and
  • cover art within the Media Library).
  • + The media library's thumbnail font size configuration was calculated in
  • a poorly conceived manner that made it difficult to change a thumbnail's
  • font size and line numbers while maintaining consistency across different
  • thumbnail aspect ratios.
  • This has led to a complete rewrite of the text rendering code and new
  • defaults being applied which may affect your previous thumbnail layout
  • settings.
  • + Switching between categories should update the thumbnails a bit quicker
  • (~300ms) if they were previously memory cached.
  • + Adding a station to the station manager now automatically highlights
  • the newly created station.
  • + LAV Source is now used by default for SHOUTcast type streams.
  • + When using LAV Source to stream SHOUTcast/ICEcast content, the playing
  • track's now is now properly displayed in the title and timeline areas.
  • + Opening a ".PLS" playlist containing URLs is now assumed to contain
  • SHOUTcast streaming audio stations.
  • + The Options dialog search window still appeared too small on
  • very high resolution screens, will now show more result lines.
  • + Slightly tweaked the SHOUTcast station browser dialog to increase space
  • for translated texts.
  • Fixes :
  • - Fixed a crash when listing some RSS streams in the media library.
  • - Fixed a "category is empty" message when trying to list RSS streams with
  • very long descriptions.
  • - Playing ICEcast ".xspf" streams did not work with some servers.
  • - Deleting a media library cateogry using the media library "remove
  • category" feature left some cache files behind when clicking the
  • trash can icon (pressing enter or double-clicking did not trigger
  • this issue).
  • - An "new components update on the install center" notification was
  • accidentally triggered by Install Center update entries for Zoom Player
  • itself (which has a separate update notification), resulting in a
  • double notification.
  • - The Mouse Wheel, Navigation Style, Information, Main, Stream Selection,
  • Media Scanner and Play History were showing the wrong number of text
  • lines which caused the list to appear slightly off-center.
  • - Pressing the "Auto-Scan System" button on the Audio Visualization
  • Adv. Options dialog page would trigger a crash with some Sonique
  • plugins preventing the scan from functioning. Now the crashing
  • plugin is skipped.
  • - Adding too many audio visualization plugins would cause the plugin
  • list to reset once Zoom Player was restarted.
  • - Disabling Smart Play by specifying a file extension to ignore would also
  • break Smart Play for URLs or files that did not contain a file extension.
  • - Adding a station using either the Station Manager's SHOUTcast station
  • browser or using the fullscreen station navigation interface did not
  • work if a non-english language pack was in use.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, the "Previous
  • Folder" function worked on the root level even though there was
  • no folder above it, resulting in an empty screen display.
  • - In the Station list fullscreen navigation interface, navigating
  • left from the functions page would go up a folder instead of
  • returning to the station list.
  • - When setting the thumbnail text to appear above the thumbnail, the
  • media library's category thumbnail display would improperly position
  • the thumbnail under the text.
  • - The media library category cache did not function properly, leading
  • to a slight performance hit when initially opening the media library.
  • - The Graph Information dialog did not display unicode text correctly.
  • - Fixed a few crashs when zpresampler.dll was not found.



Veranderingen voor v13 - 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: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43895435/exttextoutw-x50-performance-drop-on-qhd-4k-screens-after-windows-creators-editio
  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v13 - v13.5 RC 1

  • New :
  • * 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.
  • * 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.
  • * New skin script parameters to control the text line count on each
  • fullscreen navigation interface.
  • Changes :
  • + 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.
  • Fixes :
  • - 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.
  • - The playlist fullscreen navigation interface used the wrong icon for URLs.
  • - The "Please Wait" window was trying to write debug information to "C:\Log"
  • and silently failing each time.
  • - The RSS media library plugin was showing links containing ".MOV" as audio.
  • - Fixed a small memory leak when using the options dialog.



Veranderingen voor v11.1 - v12 Beta 3

  • New :
  • * The media library has a new media metadata-scraping capability that automatically downloads movie posters (TV coming soon), backdrops and still images and displays them in a JukeBox mode.
  • This is a major feature, Here is a full guide explaining the best methods to ensure your media library collection is scraped correctly: http://inmatrix.com/zplayer/mediascraping.shtml
  • * The default fullscreen navigation interface has been cleaned up and polished. If you have previously used a non-default navigation skin, you will need to re-apply the skin through the skin selection dialog.
  • * New Zoom Player icon on the taskbar and desktop.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) to specify whether Zoom Player should use the enhanced (Windows Vista+) open file dialog. This setting is enabled by default.
  • The older open dialog has issues with high DPI monitor setting, causing some of the icon to appear extremely small.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View) that controls whether folder thumbnails are created from the first media file within the folder (if meta data scraping fails).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) to add Extended Controls (Delete Media and Functions Menu) to the path area of the media library, playlist and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) that prevents the "Previous Folder" entry from being added to the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • * New Setting (Media Library Editor / Configure Category) to use a video frame from the media file as thumbnail if the meta data scrapers fail.
  • * New Setting (Media Library Editor / Configure Category) that controls whether the thumbnail's background is darkened or not. The default value for this setting is determined by the category type.
  • * New Setting (Media Library Editor / Configure Category) that controls the number of text lines to display under each thumbnail. Depending on the media file's name length, the file name will be word-wrapped across multiple lines.
  • * New Setting (Media Library Editor / Configure Category) that enables JukeBox mode, where the movie poster, backdrop images and meta-data are scraped from an online database (TheMovieDB.org).
  • * New media library scraping indicator to make the scraping process clearer by displaying the number of media files waiting to be scraped.
  • * New folder scraping blacklist, enabling you to prevent scraping of folders. The main use of this new feature is to prevent "sample" and "subs" folder from being scraped, especially when downloading movie posters from TheMovieDB.org or other online databases.
  • * New media library fullscreen navigation thumbnail view mode's folder icon designed to better display poster aspect ratio (1:1.5) thumbnails.
  • * When creating a new media library video category, a new dialog prompts for the type of video category, either "Videos", "TV shows" or "Movies". The category type is then use to control the category initial configuration and layout.
  • * On a fresh install, the Play History dialog's column width are now automatically spaced to better cover the grid's width.
  • * New skin script variables that control the position and height of the thumbnail drawing area (previously it was set to the file-list height), allowing the thumbnail grid to better utilize the available screen space.
  • Changes :
  • + The media library category editor (use Shift+"M" or access using the right click menu) has been redesigned for enhanced simplicity and user experience.
  • + The clear media cache button has moved from the options dialog to the media library category editor dialog (Shift+"M").
  • + The thumbnail view's thumbnail memory cache now syncs cached thumbnails directly with the main thread without waiting for other scraping threads, ensuring memory cached thumbnails show up faster while scraping for new content.
  • + The subtitle overlay icon, displayed over a thumbnail in the media library has been enhanced for extra clarity (the sub-bits are now highlighted in yellow).
  • + The media library fullscreen navigation thumbnail view mode's folder icon has been enhanced to give extra space to the thumbnail image.
  • + The media library category editor's "Category Configuration" dialog's layout calculator has been enhanced with improved better defaults for font-size consistency.
  • + When the 'Treat the "Play" function as "Open Media" or "Enter"' setting is enabled, using the "Play" function on a folder within the file browsing or media library fullscreen navigation interfaces will now play the content of the entire folder instead of just entering the folder.
  • + Setting thumbnail mode's left/right bump action to 'do nothing' will now move the selected entry up/down a row instead of doing nothing.
  • + Installing a new skin now prompts you to apply the skin to all skin modes (Media/DVD/Audio/Navigation) supported by the newly installed skin. Previously, you were only prompted to open the skin selection dialog.
  • + Opening a new file through file association (for example, opening a media file through explorer) now closes the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces before playback starts.
  • + Input boxes and error/warning/confirmation/information dialogs are no longer skinned when triggered from a non-skinned dialog for both consistency and to prevent issues with monitor DPI values not matching the current skin's resolution.
  • + Zoom Player now tries to automatically reduce the font size in the options dialog to ensure certain elements fit inside the dialog regardless of windows font or DPI settings.
  • Fixes :
  • - Fixed several high DPI layout issues, especially evident when using a high DPI value (300%) used by 4K monitors/TV sets. Thank you Adam Howarth for the in-depth 4K testing.
  • - The "LAV Hardware Acceleration" setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) was not applied correctly, forcing the LAV Video Decoder filter to drop back to software decoding.
  • - Extended functions that can use a negative value parameter (like "exFastForward") did not work when a negative value was used.
  • - The background image no longer flashes when opening media files through explorer (or other applications) while Zoom Player was already playing.
  • - The "Chapter editor/Seek to" dialog did not scale properly with monitor DPI adjustments.
  • - Entering and leaving a media library folder in thumbnail view mode extremely quickly could result in a crash or thumbnails not appearing.
  • - When two or more media library categories shared the same folder paths and the same thumbnail width but with a different thumbnail height, it would have prevented the thumbnails from drawing in some of the categories.
  • - When using the media library in thumb view mode with the media names sorted by date, erasing a file within a folder and then going up a folder would no longer show the highlighted folder (the folder itself changed position as the folder date changes when files inside are modified).
  • - The audio device list would re-list the same device multiple times under some circumstances, possibly causing audio issues.
  • - Setting a high column number using the media library category configuration dialog's thumbnail layout calculator would result in an additional column displayed and possibly no spacing between the columns.
  • - Using the media library category editor's 'Configure Category' dialog to edit a category's settings would reset the category's password protection.
  • - Switching to some video renderers in the options dialog when running under Windows 10 would incorrectly notify you that your version of Direct-X is too old.
  • - The title area in the bundled fullscreen navigation skins did not properly account for the width of Time display when using 12H AM/PM format.
  • - Smart Play's "Auto-Configure" option could improperly set a partially unregistered profile comprising of multiple filters if the unregistered filter was sandwiched between two registered filters.



Veranderingen voor v9.5.0 - v10.0

  • * New pre-configuration wizard! The wizard opens automatically on a fresh installation or can be manually triggered by using the Alt+Shift+F12 keyboard macro. The wizard lets you automatically configure Zoom Player based on the playback PC device profile: 1. PC This is the default configuration used in previous versions of Zoom Player.
  • 2. HTPC (Home Theater PC) When choosing the HTPC profile, the following settings are adjusted: A. Buttons added to the Control Bar: * Subtitle Cycling. * Open the Media Library fullscreen navigation interface. * Maximize video to fullscreen. B. Buttons removed from the Control Bar: * Fullscreen on/off toggle. C. The mouse left button-click is assigned to 'Mouse Gestures'. D. The open file function is assigned to open the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface, affecting the control bar button and the 'Open file' right-click menu entry. E. Zoom Player automatically starts in fullscreen mode with the main fullscreen navigation interface open. 3. Tablet When choosing the Tablet profile, the following settings are adjusted: A. Buttons added to the Control Bar: * Seeking controls * Lock user interface function * Maximize video to fullscreen. B. Buttons removed from the Control Bar: * Fullscreen on/off toggle. * Open File C. The mouse left button-click is assigned to 'Mouse Gestures' with the static mouse click set to toggle the Control Bar on/off. D. The open file function is assigned to open the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface, affecting the control bar button and the 'Open file' right-click menu entry. E. Zoom Player automatically starts in fullscreen mode with the main fullscreen navigation interface open. F. Zoom Player prompts for the tablet screen's physical size. Zoom Player uses the screen size information to adjust the following settings to ensure they work well with touch input: * Fullscreen navigation scroll bar size. * Control Bar size. * Hot-Corner click-region size. * Color Control UI size. G. The control bar auto-hides after 15 seconds instead of 3. H. The number of lines displayed in the fullscreen navigation interfaces is reduced, making line selection easier. I. Do not show timeline position when hovering with the mouse over the timeline since tablets do not use mouse as input device by default. J. Disable quick searching using the keyboard. K. Set LAV Video hardware acceleration to DXVA2 Native L. Hide button hints (no mouse to hover with).
  • * New "Media Scanner" fullscreen navigation interface (Ctrl+Shift+"M"). The Media Scanner scans the PC's drives, searching for media content (audio/video/images) and presenting a clear list featuring the content of each folder identified to contain media. Each media folder can be browsed, added to existing media library categories or used as a base for a new media library category. With the new Media Scanner, you no longer have to leave the fullscreen navigation interface to setup the media library.
  • * New "Stream Selection" fullscreen navigation interface (Shift+"E"). The stream selection navigation interface allows you to easy select which of the playing media's Audio and Subtitle streams to enable.
  • * New "Mini Color Control" fullscreen navigation interface that by default replaces the old color control fullscreen navigation interface. The new minified version uses as little screen-space as possible to ensure color changes are clearly seen as they are being applied.
  • * New "Control Bar" button on the skin selection dialog, introducing a new class of skinning specifically for the control bar, allowing you to pick custom control bar designs, regardless of the currently used skin. By default, Zoom Player ships with 5 custom control bars: 1. Onyx Very Small 2. Onyx Small 3. Onyx Medium 4. Onyx Large 5. Onyx Very Large
  • * Zoom Player is now "Large Address Aware". This means that Zoom Player and filters in use by Zoom Player can now allocate more than 2GB of RAM. Large Address Aware is required when playing 4K video content through MadVR using a very large frame buffer.
  • * New "Media Scanner" entry on the media library fullscreen navigation category list giving easy access the new media scanner fullscreen navigation interface.
  • * New "Remove folder(s) from categories" function on the media library fullscreen navigation category list enabling easy removal of folders from existing media library categories.
  • * New "Hot Corner" feature (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that triggers customizable functions when the mouse (or finger with touch input devices) clicks on one of the screen's corners while in fullscreen mode. By default the functions are: Top-Left corner : Main fullscreen navigation interface Top-Right corner : Playlist fullscreen navigation interface Bottom-Left corner : File browsing fullscreen navigation interface Bottom-Right corner : Media library fullscreen navigation interface
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) to limit "Hot Corner" feature to fullscreen mode (enabled by default).
  • * New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse) to set which function is triggered when using the 4th (Forward) and 5th (Backward) buttons on the mouse. By default the forward and backward buttons are set to perform a medium distance seek, but any Zoom Player function can be assigned to the buttons using the 'Custom' option.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to control LAV Video Decoder's hardware acceleration. By default, Zoom Player now sets the hardware acceleration to DXVA2 Copyback (which falls back to software mode if it is not supported by the hardware/drivers) in tablet mode and "Use LAV's setting" on PCs and HTPCs.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) that controls whether clicking the right/left screen edges navigates to the left/right. This behavior was previously enabled and hard coded, it is now optional and disabled by default.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) that switches between the old color control navigation style and the new mini-color control navigation style. The current navigation skin must support the mini-color control navigation mode for the setting to have an affect.
  • * A few great looking background patterns for the customizable dark/light fullscreen navigation interfaces are now included with the installer. The browse button next to the "Override navigation background image" setting now opens the new patterns folder by default.
  • * The advanced playlist control can now be searched with either an "OR" or an "AND" type Boolean search when using multiple words.
  • * New "Lock user interface" control bar button. When enabled, the mouse and keyboard interfaces are disabled until the top-left corner of the screen is quickly clicked 3 times or the space bar is quickly pressed 3 times.
  • * New "/MainNav" command line parameter that starts the player with the main navigation interface visible and fullscreen.
  • * New "Main Navigator" setting for the "Start Player in" feature (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size).
  • * New Text Viewer font size settings for both ASCII and ANSI (used to display art in NFO files) under "Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display".
  • * New "exLAVHWAccel" extended function that specifies the type of video hardware acceleration used by the LAV Video Decoder filter. Values: 0 = Use LAV's setting 1 = None (software decoding) 2 = NVIDIA CUVID 3 = Intel QuickSync 4 = DXVA2 (copy-back) 5 = DXVA2 (native)
  • Extended functions can be mapped to keyboard events to make switching between different hardware acceleration modes more accessible.
  • * New smart play profile to support decoding of Apple's ProRes format.
  • * Media can now be played directly from the fullscreen download manager navigation interface.
  • * New API message #1935 to add a file to the playlist and automatically start playing it.
  • + Zoom Player should load faster, especially on a fresh install or when upgrading to a new version.
  • + Rewrote the entire fullscreen navigation mouse click/touch code to prevent clicking and double clicking outside list boundaries selecting the first/last list entry.
  • + The Image Adjust, Image Blanking, Equalizer and Color Control navigation interfaces are now much more reactive when quickly clicking the mouse or touch input devices.
  • + The GoTo Time fullscreen navigation interface is now much more touch-intuitive with +/- icons under the Hours/Minutes/Seconds fields to quickly change the values without having to use the more cumbersome directional arrows interface.
  • + The file browsing fullscreen navigation interface no longer displays the volume label of network drives as it caused massive slow downs if the network drive was disconnected.
  • + The fullscreen navigation interfaces' close button now only reacts when the mouse button is released or when the finger is moved off the touch surface. The change makes the interface more intuitive when used with touch interfaces.
  • + Double clicking on the fullscreen media library category or file browsing drive list now opens the last position instead of the first item in the list.
  • + When hovering with the mouse over the main fullscreen navigation interface's grid, the active entry is now set to the item selected instead of just highlighted, making use of a keyboard+mouse setup more intuitive.
  • + The order of the navigation interfaces has been changed along with the default navigation interfaces listed in the main navigation interface. You can still choose which navigation interfaces to list through the advanced options dialog.
  • + The on-screen clock is now hidden when a fullscreen navigation interface is visible.
  • + The default value for "Navigation Scroll Mode" is now set to "Middle Centered".
  • + The icon in the path area was removed from several fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • + The path text was changed to ...



Veranderingen voor v9.6 MAX beta 5 - v10.0 beta 6

  • New :
  • * New pre-configuration wizard!
  • The wizard opens automatically on a fresh installation or can be
  • manually triggered by using the Alt+Shift+F12 keyboard macro.
  • The wizard lets you automatically configure Zoom Player based on the
  • playback PC device profile:
  • 1. PC
  • This is the default configuration used in previous versions of
  • Zoom Player.
  • 2. HTPC (Home Theater PC)
  • When choosing the HTPC profile, the following settings are adjusted:
  • A. Buttons added to the Control Bar:
  • * Subtitle Cycling.
  • * Open the Media Library fullscreen navigation interface.
  • * Maximize video to fullscreen.
  • B. Buttons removed from the Control Bar:
  • * Fullscreen on/off toggle.
  • C. The mouse left button-click is assigned to 'Mouse Gestures'.
  • D. The open file function is assigned to open the file browsing
  • fullscreen navigation interface, affecting the control bar button
  • and the 'Open file' right-click menu entry.
  • E. Zoom Player automatically starts in fullscreen mode with the
  • main fullscreen navigation interface open.
  • 3. Tablet
  • When choosing the Tablet profile, the following settings are adjusted:
  • A. Buttons added to the Control Bar:
  • * 3xSpeed seeking controls (short, medium, long).
  • * Subtitle Cycling.
  • * Lock user interface function
  • * Maximize video to fullscreen.
  • B. Buttons removed from the Control Bar:
  • * Fullscreen on/off toggle.
  • C. The mouse left button-click is assigned to 'Mouse Gestures'
  • with the static mouse click set to toggle the Control Bar on/off.
  • D. The open file function is assigned to open the file browsing
  • fullscreen navigation interface, affecting the control bar button
  • and the 'Open file' right-click menu entry.
  • E. Zoom Player automatically starts in fullscreen mode with the
  • main fullscreen navigation interface open.
  • F. Zoom Player tries to detect the tablet's physical dimensions (size),
  • which is not always possible due to invalid information sometimes
  • returned by the screen's drivers.
  • If detected successfully, Zoom Player adjusts multiple settings to
  • automatically compensate for different screen sizes and resolutions:
  • * Fullscreen navigation scroll bar size.
  • * Hot-corner click-region size.
  • G. The larger control bar from the AlbaHD skin is used.
  • H. The control bar auto-hides after 6 seconds instead of 3.
  • I. The number of lines displayed in the fullscreen navigation
  • interfaces is reduced, making line selection easier.
  • J. Do not show timeline position when hovering with the mouse over the
  • timeline since tablets do not use mouse as input device by default.
  • K. Disable quick searching using the keyboard.
  • L. Set LAV Video hardware acceleration to DXVA2 Copy-back.
  • * New "Media Scanner" fullscreen navigation interface (Ctrl+Shift+"M").
  • The Media Scanner scans the PC's drives, searching for media content
  • (audio/video/images) and presenting a clear list featuring the content
  • of each folder identified to contain media.
  • Each media folder can be browsed, added to existing media library
  • categories or used as a base for a new media library category.
  • With the new Media Scanner, you no longer have to leave the fullscreen
  • navigation interface to setup the media library.
  • * New "Stream Selection" fullscreen navigation interface (Shift+"E").
  • The stream selection navigation interface allows you to easy select
  • which of the playing media's Audio and Subtitle streams to enable.
  • * New "Media Scanner" entry on the media library fullscreen navigation
  • category list giving easy access the new media scanner fullscreen
  • navigation interface.
  • * New "Remove folder(s) from categories" function on the media library
  • fullscreen navigation category list enabling easy removal of folders
  • from existing media library categories.
  • * New "Hot Corner" feature (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings)
  • that triggers customizable functions when the mouse (or finger with
  • touch input devices) clicks on one of the screen's corners while in
  • fullscreen mode.
  • By default the functions are:
  • Top-Left corner : Main fullscreen navigation interface
  • Top-Right corner : Playlist fullscreen navigation interface
  • Bottom-Left corner : File browsing fullscreen navigation interface
  • Bottom-Right corner : Media library fullscreen navigation interface
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) to limit
  • "Hot Corner" feature to fullscreen mode (enabled by default).
  • * New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse) to set which
  • function is triggered when using the 4th (Forward) and 5th (Backward)
  • buttons on the mouse.
  • By default the forward and backward buttons are set to perform
  • a medium distance seek, but any Zoom Player function can be assigned
  • to the buttons using the 'Custom' option.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to control
  • LAV Video Decoder's hardware acceleration.
  • By default, Zoom Player now sets the hardware acceleration to
  • DXVA2 Copyback (which falls back to software mode if it is
  • not supported by the hardware/drivers) in tablet mode and
  • "Use LAV's setting" on PCs and HTPCs.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
  • that controls whether clicking the right/left screen edges navigates to
  • the left/right.
  • This behavior was previously enabled and hard coded, it is now optional
  • and disabled by default.
  • * A few great looking background patterns for the customizable dark/light
  • fullscreen navigation interfaces are now included with the installer.
  • The browse button next to the "Override navigation background image"
  • setting now opens the new patterns folder by default.
  • * The advanced playlist control can now be searched with either an
  • "OR" or an "AND" type Boolean search when using multiple words.
  • * New "Lock user interface" control bar button.
  • When enabled, the mouse and keyboard interfaces are disabled until
  • the top-left corner of the screen is quickly clicked 3 times or the
  • space bar is quickly pressed 3 times.
  • * New "/MainNav" command line parameter that starts the player with the
  • main navigation interface visible and fullscreen.
  • * New "Main Navigator" setting for the "Start Player in" feature
  • (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size).
  • * New Text Viewer font size settings for both ASCII and ANSI (used to
  • display art in NFO files) under "Adv. Options / Interface / On
  • Screen Display".
  • * New "exLAVHWAccel" extended function that specifies the type of
  • video hardware acceleration used by the LAV Video Decoder filter.
  • Values:
  • 0 = Use LAV's setting
  • 1 = None (software decoding)
  • 2 = NVIDIA CUVID
  • 3 = Intel® QuickSync
  • 4 = DXVA2 (copy-back)
  • 5 = DXVA2 (native)
  • Extended functions can be mapped to keyboard events to make switching
  • between different hardware acceleration modes more accessible.
  • * New smart play profile to support decoding of Apple's ProRes format.
  • * Media can now be played directly from the fullscreen download manager
  • navigation interface.
  • Changes :
  • + Rewrote the entire fullscreen navigation mouse click/touch code to
  • prevent clicking and double clicking outside list boundaries selecting
  • the first/last list entry.
  • + The Image Adjust, Image Blanking, Equalizer and Color Control navigation
  • interfaces are now much more reactive when quickly clicking the mouse or
  • touch input devices.
  • + The GoTo Time fullscreen navigation interface is now much more
  • touch-intuitive with +/- icons under the Hours/Minutes/Seconds
  • fields to quickly change the values without having to use the
  • more cumbersome directional arrows interface.
  • + The file browsing fullscreen navigation interface no longer displays the
  • volume label of network drives as it caused massive slow downs if the
  • network drive was disconnected.
  • + The fullscreen navigation interfaces' close button now only reacts when
  • the mouse button is released or when the finger is moved off the touch
  • surface. The change makes the interface more intuitive when used with
  • touch interfaces.
  • + Double clicking on the fullscreen media library category or file
  • browsing drive list now opens the last position instead of the first
  • item in the list.
  • + When hovering with the mouse over the main fullscreen navigation
  • interface's grid, the active entry is now set to the item selected
  • instead of just highlighted, making use of a keyboard+mouse setup
  • more intuitive.
  • + The order of the navigation interfaces has been changed along with the
  • default navigation interfaces listed in the main navigation interface.
  • You can still choose which navigation interfaces to list through the
  • advanced options dialog.
  • + The on-screen clock is now hidden when a fullscreen navigation interface
  • is visible.
  • + The default value for "Navigation Scroll Mode" is now set to
  • "Middle Centered".
  • + The icon in the path area was removed from several fullscreen navigation
  • interfaces.
  • + The path text was changed to be more subtle in several fullscreen
  • navigation interfaces.
  • + Played items in the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation
  • interfaces are made easier to spot by changing played media's icon to
  • 25% transparency (compared to 50% in previous versions).
  • + Several actions, (for example trying to open a category in the media
  • library that contained no files) would not show any visual cue to
  • indicate why no action took place.
  • These action will now Pop-up an OSD message to indicate the cause.
  • Fixes :
  • - Due to a bug, the scheduler interface became impossible to enable even
  • when using the MAX version.
  • - The "Check for updates" setting was broken and may have notified of new
  • components on the install center even though they may have not been any.
  • - Closing a fullscreen navigation interface by clicking/touching the "X"
  • area located at the top-right corner of the screen could accidentally
  • trigger a "right" navigation function, which by default is to seek forward
  • 20 seconds.
  • - Double-click action will not trigger accidentally when trying to quickly
  • select/unselect entries in the Playlist, Media Library and File Browsing
  • fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • - The selected file(s) attribute in the Media Library, Playlist and File
  • Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces would not clear after performing
  • several actions (Cut, Paste, Add to Playlist, Remove from Playlist and
  • Clear Playlist).
  • - Fixed a memory leak when using the main navigation interface in grid mode.
  • - Certain mouse actions and features did not perform well when the text
  • viewer was used.
  • - Scrolling quickly through the image adjust and image blanking fullscreen
  • navigation interfaces could cause values to change using a multiplier
  • instead of accurately one at a time.
  • - Using the "End" key to go to the end of the line when using the
  • fullscreen keyboard navigation interface would go one character after
  • the line's end.
  • - Using the CommAPI #1930 message to add files to the playlist now
  • automatically translates "/" characters to "\" if the path is local,
  • fixing cosmetic issues in the playlist.



Veranderingen voor v9.4.0 - v9.5.0 beta 2

  • New :
  • * You can now rename files directly from the playlist fullscreen
  • navigation interface's function menu.
  • * A clickable "Trash" icon is now displayed next to the erase entry
  • on fullscreen navigation interfaces' function menu.
  • Changes :
  • + The 'Navigation Scrollbar Size' setting can now be set to
  • "Dynamic Mode" which changes the scrollbar's size dynamically
  • based on the interface's width, restoring the previous default
  • scrollbar behavior.
  • + "Dynamic mode" is the new default 'Navigation Scrollbar Size',
  • restoring the scrollbar size to v9.3 values.
  • + The icon next to the 'Play all files in this Directory' and
  • 'Randomly Play all files in this Directory' has been changed from
  • a checkbox to a play icon.
  • + The notification about bad sub-types in a smart play profile will
  • no longer appear by default. These messages will now only appear
  • if the 'Show Smart Play graph creation errors' setting is enabled.
  • + The default panning rate when using an XInput (XBOX 360/ONE)
  • controller has been slowed a bit.
  • Fixes :
  • - Long Path text in the media library and file browsing fullscreen
  • interfaces would cause the text to overlay the selected item count
  • and icon.
  • - Renaming a file in the media library or file browsing fullscreen
  • navigation interfaces would cause the some of the playlist navigation
  • interface icons to appear in the wrong size.
  • - Renaming a file using one of the fullscreen navigation interfaces
  • would not rename the playlist entry for that file.
  • - Hovering with the mouse cursor over a timeline area containing
  • a chapter/bookmark would cause the hint window containing the
  • bookmark name and position to flicker if the hint window would
  • appear on the edge of the active screen.
  • - Setting the mouse's middle-click (mouse wheel click) to reset
  • DirectShow Zooming, instead of resetting, the maximum zoom
  • value was applied.



Veranderingen voor v9.3.0 - v9.4.0

  • * New feature to load DirectShow filters directly from a DLL even if the filter is not registered/installed on the system (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play / Info & DLL Paths).
  • The external DLL paths are searched when Zoom Player tries to create a filter that is not registered with the operating system. Note: + All paths are relative to Zoom Player's EXE's folder. + Some filters may require registry entries to work.
  • * New "<" icon next to a fullscreen navigation interface's icon/title to provide a clear visual indicator that clicking the location navigates to the previous navigation page.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) to set the scrollbar's width.
  • * New clickable icons for "Play all files in this directory" and "Randomly Play all files in this directory".
  • * New "Play" icon next to playable entries in multiple fullscreen navigation interfaces (media library, file browser, etc).
  • * You can now select MadVR as the Windows Media DRM playback video renderer.
  • + Large playlist load time has been optimized by up to 200%.
  • + You can now single-click previous directory icon to go to the previous directory.
  • + New "Unknown" icon now used with unknown file types in file listing fullscreen navigation interfaces (media library, file browser, etc).
  • + When loading a playlist comprised of multiple playlists, each with a sort method specified in the playlist, the playlists will now be individually sorted and appended instead of the final playlist being sorted.
  • + The fullscreen navigation scrollbar width is no longer dependant on the width of the dialog as that didn't make sense rotating displays (such as tablets). The scroll bar width is now fixed size.
  • + The icon used to access the fullscreen navigation interface's functions page has been modified to more clearly indicate the action taken by clicking the icon.
  • + On the fullscreen navigation function pages of the media library and file browsing interfaces, on the "Add to Playlist" entry, the icon has been changed from a right arrow to a playlist icon to better indicate that clicking the icon opens the playlist navigation interface.
  • + The playlist icon has been replaced with a new, polished design.
  • - The "Create Contact Sheet" feature got completely broken in v9.3.
  • - The fullscreen navigation interfaces did not resize when rotating the screen orientation.
  • - When playing a media with external audio track files, the used filters may not have been released properly from memory, causing all sorts of possible issues (for example, MadVR would not release it's overlay, covering the video area when playing audio files afterwards).
  • - The fullscreen playlist navigation interface's font did not adjust in size to match the "Navigation Line Count" setting and was not perfectly centered within each line.
  • - The Alt+"S" keyboard macro that opens the subtitle configuration page did not work if the "XySubFilter" subtitle renderer filter was used.
  • - When using a detached control bar on the primary screen to display preview thumbnails from a video playing on a secondary screen, the thumbnails would always appear below the timeline, even when there was space above it.
  • - When using a detached control bar on the primary screen to display preview thumbnails from a video playing on a secondary screen, the thumbnails would initially appear on the secondary until the mouse was moved at least 1 pixel over the timeline.
  • - The previous fullscreen navigation customization settings were not restored if the options dialog was closed using the "Cancel" button.
  • - Resizing the fullscreen station navigation interface width could cause the station name to overlap the station format and bitrate text fields.
  • - The Install Center would list an update as available even if a newer version was already installed if the update's build number was higher than the currently installed version's build number, for example: v9.3.0.102 would appear newer than v9.4.0.3
  • - The "DefaultSettings.exe" file did not reset the Steam Edition's settings.



Veranderingen voor v8.6.1 - v9.0

  • # New :
  • * Support for XInput (XBOX360 and compatible) controllers:
  • - Each button can be assigned a Zoom Player functions.
  • - The DPAD can be used for fullscreen navigation.
  • - The thumb sticks are assigned special functions that change in strength based on the pressure applied to the stick. This feature is limited to the Steam Edition of Zoom Player.
  • * New thumbnail preview when hovering over the timeline (MAX only). Thumbnail preview currently works only on media formats that report key frame position.
  • - Enable under:
  • > Adv. Options / Control Bar / Timeline Area
  • * Extensive changes to the Smart Play profiles, enabling newer, better codecs for many profiles. Please report any issues playing a format that previously used to play.
  • * New "Automatically restore the previously active subtitle track on replay" Play History setting.
  • * New "Automatically restore the previously active audio track on replay" Play History setting.
  • * The slate navigation interface has been tweaked and now displays the current time & date.
  • * A 'New Folder' function has been added to the Media Library and file Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • * New rename function accessible either through the playlist's right-click menu or using the Alt+Shift+"M" to rename the currently playing file.
  • * The fullscreen navigation interface now display an integrated clock (date, time and day).
  • * New Smart Play profiles for H.265 (HEVC) and VP9.
  • * The Microsoft Windows TV '.WTV' file extension is now supported by Smart Play using the 'MPEG2 Program' Smart Play profile.
  • * New "GIF" smart play profile to better support animated GIF playback.
  • * New Alt+Shift+"O" keyboard macro used to enable/disable MadVR's 'Smooth Motion' feature.
  • * New Setting "Adv. Options / Playback / Video" that controls whether MadVR's smooth motion feature is enabled, disabled or MadVR default.
  • * New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that controls mouse cursor visibility for all dialogs in both fullscreen and windowed mode (useful when only using a remote control or keyboard).
  • * New video rotation function (fnVideoRotate), assigned to the Shift+"R" keyboard macro that uses MadVR along with Pixel Shader scripts to rotate the video image. Each use turns the video 90 degrees clockwise. This feature requires using MadVR as the video renderer and using a display card capable of at least Pixel Shader model 2 (supported by most display hardware purchased in recent years).
  • * New Function "fnMadVRSmootMo" that enables/disables MadVR's smooth motion feature.
  • * New Extended Function "exStayOnTop" used to set StayOnTop mode.
  • * New "exSlideshow" extended function used to specify the slideshow delay (wait period) between two images.
  • * New "exFastFoward" and "exRewind" extended functions, used to set a custom fast forward or rewind rate on the fly by assigning the new functions to a button or interface hardware (keyboard/remote/etc).
  • * New "exSlowMotion" extended function, used to set a slow motion rate on the fly by assigning the new functions to a button or interface hardware (keyboard/remote/etc).
  • * The playlist editor's sort menu can now sort by ascending or descending order.
  • * The contact sheet settings are now saved.
  • * New "/FMax" command line parameter that starts with the Player set to fullscreen across all connected monitors.
  • * New skin script code used to display the time & date within fullscreen navigation interfaces
  • * New Comm API message #0110, returning the current system time in multiple time formats.
  • * New Comm API message #0120, used to request the monitor layout.
  • * New Comm API message #0130, used to request available audio devices.
  • * New Comm API message #0132, used to set the active audio device.
  • * New Comm API message #0134, used to request the active audio device.
  • * New Comm API message #0142, used to set the active video renderer.
  • * New Comm API message #0144, used to request the active video renderer.
  • * New Comm API message #0150, used to enable or disable mouse cursor visibility for all dialogs in both fullscreen and windowed mode.
  • * New Comm API message #6040, returning the current playlist with path relative to the share path specified using the /SharePath command line parameter.
  • * New Comm API message #6105, used to enable/disable the scheduler.
  • * New Comm API message #2310, used to adjust the audio volume level.
  • # Changes :
  • * The file association for Windows 8 now opens the Windows file association interface as Microsoft completely locked down any external changes to file association starting with Windows 8.
  • * In previous versions, trying to play a DVD would initially open a dialog to choose the audio/video decoders to use for DVD playback. Now, If installed, LAV Filters are used as the default audio/video decoders. So now, on a fresh install, you only need to switch to DVD mode and hit play.
  • * The Shift+"R" keyboard macro has been changed from "reverse aspect ratio" cycle to "video rotation".
  • * The play next media file in the same directory feature no longer tries to open playlist files which could be abused and cause the feature to play media files outside the original playing folder.
  • * Incomplete AVI files can now be played using LAV Filters as the source filter, making the 'Gabest AVI Splitter' filter obsolete (and no longer available for download through the install center).
  • * The Shift+"A" and Alt+"A" keyboard macros for opening the audio decoding filter configuration dialog have been merged into the Alt+"A" macro.
  • * The active/inactive buttons on skinned dialogs are now clearer.
  • * The "Still Image" smart play profile is no longer used for GIF images.
  • * The "Open Item Directory" entry on the playlist editor's right click menu now opens an explorer window with the file highlighted. Previously, only the directory would open.
  • * The load-playlist button on the playlist editor will now open in the "default media open path" folder if one is specified.
  • * Updated the HuffYUV Smart Play profile to support HuffYUV files created using ffmpeg/ffdshow encoder.
  • * Comm API message #6010 now returns the number of files verified to exist on the system.
  • # Fixes :
  • * Windows 8.1 multi-monitor DPI is now supported, the Zoom Player user interface will maintain its correct size and sharpness regardless of the monitor's DPI setting.
  • * Disabling the windows screen saver and monitor powerdown now only works while in fullscreen as intended (previously, the powerdown was completely disabled while Zoom Player was running).
  • * Trying to shutdown windows while Zoom Player is playing a media file could cause Zoom Player to close improperly.
  • * Fixed glitch that caused the FPU accuracy to drop, causing sorting issues with files having a time difference of less than a minute.
  • * Opening a DVD Menu using LAV filters may cause the menu not to refresh properly.
  • * Under some condition, DVD Fast Forward and Rewind could cause the displayed subtitle to remain fixed on-screen.
  • * Some settings on the 'Adv. Options / Playback / Video' were accidentally showing a dialog stating a different version of Zoom Player was required.
  • * Some Play History settings were not being grayed out in the options dialog when they should have been.
  • * When the multi part file loader feature is set to 'Automatic Match', playing a file with a name comprised only of numbers that converts to a very high value, triggered a crash.
  • * Trying to use the "Random play a file with the same extension from the playing directory" or "Random play a media file from the playing directory" functions would result in an instant access violation error.
  • * Using Zoom Player's playlist format to specify the "SR=6" (sort Randomly) tag would result in a corrupted playlist.
  • * Delayed DVD seeking was always active when seeking backwards, even when the "Delayed DVD seeking" setting was disabled.
  • * After the operating system has been up for more than 25 days, the mouse double-click functions in the fullscreen navigation interface would cease working.
  • * Double-clicking the 'previous directory' icon in the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces could automatically select a file or folder in the parent directory.
  • * The "SPACE" button on the virtual keyboard did not work when the text carrot was at the end of the line.
  • * Trying to seek in a DVD that was authored to disable seeking in certain title will now show an OSD pop-up message informing that this is the case.
  • * Clicking too quickly on the virtual keyboard keys would type in the same character twice.
  • * The Smart Play profile for OPUS audio is now using the LAV Audio Decoder by default as the DC-Bass decoder did not properly support all OPUS files.
  • * DVD that contain disc titles with invalid file name characters now properly save any disc-specific information (such as resume from last position).
  • * Going up a folder from the fullscreen station navigation function interface would not work correctly and could lead to a crash.
  • * Opening a web page will now cover the entire display area, ignoring aspect ratio settings.
  • * Worked around a uTorrent bug that prevented download percentage from appearing in media navigation fullscreen interfaces for certain file names.
  • * When the "Save Position" checkbox is unticked in the Skins Selection window, while using the "F6" skin mode, clicking the "Switch to Standard User Interface" button did not retain the user interface when switching.
  • * In F6 mode, clicking the "Switch to Standard User Interface" button doesn't retain the size of the interface when switching has been fixed.
  • * A minor visual glitch in the Audio skin's bottom right buttons down state has been corrected.
  • * Fixed a crash when closing the player with the 'Show time seek position over timeline' setting enabled.
  • * The volume skin widget did not support unicode (non-english) characters.
  • * Fixed two vulnerabilities identified by researcher 'Kaveh Ghaemmaghami' and brought to our attention by 'Secunia Research' related to malformed BMP files.
  • * Using the playlist editor to sort by file size would not work when the "Don't check if a file exists when adding a file to the Playlist (faster loading)" setting was enabled. Trying to sort by file size will now notify you of this issue.
  • * A single frame shift would occur when pausing video with the EVR/VMR video renderers.



Veranderingen voor v8.5.0 - v8.5.1

  • * New Smart Play profile for the FRAPS raw video capture format.
  • * The ".TSP" file extension was missing under the 'video' section in
  • file browsing interfaces. You need to press the "Default" button in
  • the options dialog (Adv. Options / File Format Association /
  • File Extensions).
  • - An exploit that could cause arbitrary code execution when loading
  • a specially crafted JPEG file has been fixed.
  • We would like to thank security researcher 'Debasish Mandal' for
  • notifying us of the exploit.
  • - The FREE version was not supposed to support Audio Visualizations,
  • but a bug allowed you to enable support which resulted in a
  • 'list index out of bounds' error.
  • - Audio files with ID3v2.4 tags encoded as UTF8 did not display TAG info.
  • - The Audio Visualization feature did not work correctly with some Sonique
  • visualization plugins.
  • - The "DefaultSettings.exe" application was not able reset Zoom Player to
  • it's default settings under some circumstances.



Veranderingen voor v8.1.6 - v8.5.0

  • Polishing the user interface, making it look modern & sleek
  • Creating alternative user-interfaces for higher resolution screens and touch interfaces
  • Improving over-all stability and robustness
  • Improving the user-experience by adding Task-Bar thumbnail control buttons, better color-keying of visual elements and extending fine-control over the skin-engine
  • Improving performance of several sub-systems by rewriting the systems from scratch using improved methodology
  • Including 1080p fullscreen navigation interfaces and background images with the PRO and MAX versions



Veranderingen voor v8.1.5 - v8.1.6

  • Fixed an erroneous 'your trial period is over' message in the free version



Veranderingen voor v8.00 - v8.10

  • The default Onyx skin has been refreshed with new widgets and power features.
  • A much more powerful audio track and subtitle stream selection interface.
  • LIRC Remote Control support.
  • Enhanced TCP/IP remote control.
  • More powerful skinning engine logistics.



Veranderingen voor v8.00 RC 3 - v8.00

  • New:
  • * Support for Windows 7 (or newer) task bar progress button. Using the new Taskbar settings interface (Adv. Options / Interface / Task Bar), you can enable a progress bar that shows either the current media play position or your position within the playlist.
  • * Support for Windows 7 (or newer) Task lists. Using the new Taskbar tasks interface (Adv. Options / Interface / Task Bar), you can assign any standard Zoom Player function to the Task Bar button.
  • * Support for Windows Vista (or newer) mouse wheel left/right Tilt (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Mouse Wheel).
  • You can choose between using the mouse wheel tilt for left/right navigation in menus or assign a Zoom Player function to the right and left tilt motions.
  • * Support for Windows Vista (or newer) AutoPlay handlers, allowing you to select Zoom Player from the Windows Control Panel AutoPlay configuration dialog. Supported auto play handlers include CD, VCD, SVCD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
  • * The default media center navigation skin has been refreshed with a more eye-pleasing colorset. You can download the old skin here: http://skins.inmatrix.com
  • * New virtual-keyboard navigation interface. Used for renaming files through the media library and file browsing navigation interfaces.
  • The virtual-keyboard layout is fully scripted and supports native (unicode) language input.
  • * New Out of Process Automation interface API that allows you to control Zoom Player through the COM inter-process interface. A sample application will be posted on the web site and forum.
  • * You can now search the Options dialog to quickly bring up settings you need changed.
  • * The fullscreen Station navigation interface has been redesigned. All previous stations have been moved into a "Favorites" category. Beyond your favorites, you can now browse through radio genres and play stations directly.
  • * The Station List Media Center interface now has a "Go To top of list" function.
  • * You can now search the Station Browser dialog.
  • * Zoom Player can now load ".xspf" IceCast streaming radio playlists. You can now tune-in directly by clicking on an icecast station entry.
  • IceCast Station Directory: http://dir.xiph.org/index.php
  • * You can now associate the ".xspf" IceCast streaming radio file extension.
  • * The ".BDMV" BluRay Movie extension can now be associated with Zoom Player.
  • * The BINK media format used by many games is now supported by Smart Play and the ".BIK" extension can be associated with Zoom Player.
  • * Updated Smart Play profiles and file association option for the "3gp2, 3gpp, m2t, mp2v, mp4v, mpe, mpv2 and tts" video file extensions.
  • * Updated Smart Play profiles and file association option for the "adt, adts, aif, aifc, aiff, au, midi, mid, rmi, mp2 and snd" audio file extensions.
  • * The "Filter List" section of the Media Library and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interface now includes an option to show "All Files".
  • * The Media Library and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interface's sort function now displays a checkbox to clearly indicate the active sorting mode.
  • * The Fullscreen Playlist navigation interface now draws the media duration when available.
  • * The Media Library Category editor has been redesigned for greater simplicity and clarity and is now fully keyboard accessible, no longer requiring mouse access.
  • * The Skin selection dialog has been redesigned for greater simplicity and clarity and is now fully keyboard accessible, no longer requiring mouse access.
  • * The GoTo time/Chapter editor dialog is now fully keyboard accessible, no longer requiring mouse access.
  • * The play history dialog is now fully keyboard accessible, no longer requiring mouse access.
  • * The play history dialog has been slightly tweaked for clarity.
  • * The Chapter editor dialog has been redesigned for clarity and ease of use.
  • * The Scene-Cut Editor dialog has been redesigned for clarity and ease of use.
  • * The Scene-Cut Editor dialog is now fully keyboard accessible.
  • * The Station Editor dialog is now fully keyboard accessible.
  • * The Station Browser dialog is now fully keyboard accessible.
  • * The Smart Play configuration dialogs were redesigned for clarity and are now fully keyboard accessible.
  • * The Playing Information dialog (Keyboard Macro "I") has been cleaned up and the formats section text can now be copied to the clipboard.
  • * With uTorrent v3 installed, you can now track download progress in the media library and file browsing navigation interfaces for torrents downloaded into a non-default directory.
  • * The LAV Splitter is now supported for AVI, MOV, MP4, FLV, OGG, OGM and MPEG2 Transport Streams. Please take note that if the LAV Splitter is installed.
  • * EXTINF (Duration/Title) data in M3U playlists is now supported.
  • * Zoom Player can now extract chapter information when using LAV Splitter. While mainly used by Matroska (MKV) files, all format is supported as long as LAV Splitter exposes the chapter interface.
  • * You can now use the Ctrl+"A" macro to cycle through the available audio channels when using the LAV Splitter.
  • * PowerDVD 10 profile and DVD Navigator added to "Adv. Options / Playback / DVD".
  • * New "VP8" profile added to the Smart Play options dialog. VP8 is used by the WebM format and can be decoded using FFDShow and the MPC Video Decoder (FFDShow may need configuration to enable VP8 support).
  • * New "TSFileSource" MPEG2 Transport Stream Smart Play profile. Please note that the "TSFileSource" filter is not compatible with Zoom Player's default MPEG2 Transport splitter. To ensure compatibility, switch the MPEG2 Transport splitter to the microsoft profile.
  • * New "TWOS Audio" profile added to the Smart Play options dialog. Requires LAV Audio Decoder.
  • * New "Dolby TrueHD" profile Smart Play profile.
  • * New ADPCM audio decoder Smart Play profile.
  • * New Nellymoser audio decoder Smart Play profile.
  • * New "E-AC3" Smart Play profile.
  • * FRAPS (FPS1) videos can now be played. You may need to enable FRAPS/FPS1 support in FFDShow's codec configuration dialog to enable decoding.
  • * New MadVR H.264, VC1 and MPEG2 decoding smart play profiles. Requires MadVR 0.69 or newer with the decoding options enabled.
  • * You can now select FFDShow DXVA (hardware assisted) decoding for H.264 and VC1.
  • There are a lot of restrictions when using DXVA. Not all video renderers are supported, subtitles wont display, etc... The minimum hardware requirement is NVIDIA 8xxx series cards or ATI 4xxx series cards. For more information, visit the ffdshow development thread over at the doom9 forums : http://forum.doom9.org
  • * MediaPortal's TS File Reader filter is now supported by Smart Play.
  • * A new sub-type used by the AAC format is now supported by Smart Play.
  • * The installer now includes an icon library for the most popular file formats supported by Zoom Player. On initial install, the new icons are applied automatically.
  • * The RingTone creation dialog has been improved:
  • 1. You can manually modify the Start/Stop positions.
  • 2. You can seek to the start/stop positions.
  • 3. You can seek in the player and use the current media position as the start/stop positions.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that controls whether Zoom Player uses Natural or Alphabetical sorting.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to password protect the options dialog. For additional security, the password is kept in an encrypted form.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that prevents the Zoom Player user interface from opening on a disabled (turned-off) monitor. Enabled by default, the main user interface is moved to the primary monitor when running Zoom Player on a disabled monitor.
  • * New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Keyboard) allowing you to set a keyboard/remote anti-repeat rate separately for navigation functions (up/down/left/right/etc) and general functions (play/pause/etc).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) forcing a more aggressive Mouse Cursor hiding code. The mouse cursor should no longer pop-up even when background applications steal focus from the player.
  • This setting is enabled by default. If it causes problems with your mouse cursor hiding too much, it can be disabled.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display) controlling how the clock function displays the time & date.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Actions) that extends the visibility of OSD Action Pop-ups (Play/Pause/etc) by 38ms per character. This allows the OSD to remain visible when longer text is displayed (e.g. when renaming files).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Tags / Paths & Script) allowing you to enable/disable the aspect ratio for the default folder image. This is useful when the default folder image is an abstract picture (as the included default image is).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to override a navigation skin's font outline setting. Disabling the navigation interfaces font-outline can speed up interactivity on lower end systems.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) that controls whether the system 'Pictures, Music and Video' library folders are listed in the media library navigation interface (enabled by default).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether the line background for empty text lines is drawn. This setting is enabled by default. If you would like to return to the previous look, you can uncheck this setting.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to prevent access to the main navigation interface from all other navigation interfaces.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to completely prevent access to the navigation interfaces function sub-menus.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that controls whether the playlist editor displays item numbers next to each entry in the playlist.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that controls whether the playlist editor displays the media duration (length).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size) allowing to prevent exiting Fullscreen / Zoom mode.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size) that determines whether the 'Keyboard Video Window Move' function works by percentage of the screen size or in pixels.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that Auto-Rotate JPEG images according to embedded EXIF data when using the internal image decoder.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play / Settings) that determines whether Zoom Player auto-configures the Smart Play profiles when it first detects a new version of Zoom Player is installed.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play / Settings) allowing you to choose whether Zoom Player or Windows selects the Audio/Video renderers when a file extension is selected for Smart Play exclusion.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Blu-Ray) allowing you to add secondary Blu-Ray movie tracks (based on their duration) to the playlist automatically (by default, 21minutes or longer). Newly added tracks are sorted by duration, longest track listed first.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / DVD / DVD Settings) allowing you to control the way the player seeks in DVD mode. Since DVD seeking can be slow, by default Delayed seeking is used so the actual seek is performed only after 1-2 seconds, allowing you to drag the timeline without actually seeking until you let go of the mouse cursor.
  • However, if you would like the seeking to be instantaneous, you can now disable the delayed seek.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that determines whether Zoom Player resume function (pressing Stop twice) should resume playback or only restore the previous media position and remain paused.
  • * New Settings (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) allowing you to specify the maximum play rate (used with the "fnIncRateEx" and "fnDecRateEx" functions) and the play rate step value (default 10%).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that mutes the audio for two seconds when using the seek forward and seek backward functions (to prevent garbled audio as the video is seeked frequently).
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that instructs Zoom Player to close itself if the stop button/function is called.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) which enables a fix when moving the player window from video area causing the window to jump to an unexpected position.
  • Affects only Windows VISTA (or newer) when the video renderer is set to 'Haali Video Renderer', 'MadVR', 'VMR7' or 'VMR9'.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) that controls whether Zoom Player should use MadVR's API to display the Control bar, pop-up OSD (play/pause/etc), Screen Blanking and Clock.
  • By enabling this setting, Fullscreen Exclusive mode is preserved when displaying these OSD elements.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to enable MadVR's seek-bar. By default the MadVR seekbar is disabled as its functionality duplicates Zoom Player's Control Bar.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) allowing you to auto-save the play history after playing each media file.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions) allowing you to only show or use the first part in a Multi-Part RAR archive.
  • For example "myarchive.part1.rar" will display while "myarchive.part2.rar" and "myarchive.part999.rar" wont display.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / System) allowing you to change the windows font used in most Zoom Player dialogs.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / System / Goard Dog) enabling the Guard Dog feature to re-use the command line parameters Zoom Player was launched with.
  • * New Setting (Adv. Options / System / Screen Saver) allowing you to optionally set the number of second the player should remain in screen saver mode before automatically exiting the player.
  • * The "Background image base name" value (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Images & Tags / Paths & Script" now accepts masks. For example, you can use a value of "folder*" which will have Zoom Player search for JPG/PNG/BMP folder images that start with "folder", i.e. "folder_view.jpg".
  • * The Zoom Player news feed page is now accessible through the options dialog, presenting you with the latest Zoom Player news and updates.
  • * Blu-Ray subtitles are now supported when using FFDShow or the latest version of DirectVobSub as the subtitle renderer.
  • * The activate chapter is now auto-highlighted when opening the chapter/bookmark fullscreen navigation interface.
  • * New function "fnZoomInLevel" which cycles through 4 Zoom-in levels (16.6%, 33.3%, 50% and 100%). The keyboard macro is Alt+Ctrl+'Z'.
  • * New function "fnIncRateEx" which increases the play rate by a user specified value (10% by default). The keyboard macro is Alt+Ctrl+'.'.
  • * New function "fnDecRateEx" which decreases the play rate by a user specified value (10% by default). The keyboard macro is Alt+Ctrl+','.
  • * New function "fnResetWindows" which resets the user interface windows to their default location. This function is accessible by right-clicking the Zoom Player task-bar button.
  • * New function "fnSkinSelectNav" which opens the Fullscreen navigation skin selection navigation interface (switch fullscreen navigation skin style).
  • * You can now play and associate Blu-Ray decrypted ".mpls" Playlist files. This means that multi-part Blu-Ray movies (a Blu-Ray movie composed of several ".M2TS" media files) can now be played as one seamless media.
  • * You can now associate the ".WebM" and ".WebA" HTML5 video extensions.
  • * The Fullscreen Playlist navigation interface now highlights the currently playing media files.
  • * New navigation skin scripts variable "ActiveColor", used to highlight the currently playing media file.
  • * The Skin Script "CreateExButton" function can now execute external files and open URLs in your browser.
  • * New Skin Script "InstallFont" command which allows you to use font files in your skin without having to register them with Windows first.
  • * New navigation skin script variables controlling the virtual keyboard text colors:
  • KeyActive = Active state of the virtual keyboard interface
  • KeyInactive = Inactive state of the virtual keyboard interface
  • KeyEditActive = Active state of the virtual keyboard edit box
  • KeyEditInactive = Inactive state of the virtual keyboard edit box
  • KeyKeyActive = Active key virtual keyboard interface
  • For more information, see the default "Drapes.nav" script file in the Zoom Player 'skin' folder.
  • * New navigation skin scripts variable "KeyEditOutline" controlling whether the virtual keyboard text edit is outlined.
  • * New navigation skin scripts variables controling the layout of the virtual keyboard interface:
  • KeyXOfs = Key-List X-Offset (Percent of Interface Width)
  • KeyYOfs = Key-List Y-Offset (Percent of Interface Height)
  • KeyHeight = Key-List Height (Percent of Interface Height)
  • KeyWidth = Key-List Width (Percent of Interface Width)
  • KeyPHeight = Height of path/filename area
  • KeyPWidth = Path Width (Percent of Interface Width)
  • KeyPXOfs = Path X-Offset (Percent of Interface Width)
  • KeyPYOfs = Path Y-Offset (Percent of Interface Height)
  • * New navigation skin scripts variables "ProgressActive", "SizeColor", "SizeActive" used to specify the color states when displaying file sizes and progress states.
  • * New navigation skin scripts variables "CursorActive" and "CursorInactive" used to specify the brightness adjustment value for the fullscreen virtual keyboard navigator cursor.
  • * The WebServer Remote API now accepts a new "&play=[filename]" command, allowing you to open files (and URLs) directly from the web browser.
  • * Media duration for "M2TS,MKA,MKV,MOV,MP4" files is now detected automatically, to enable, click on the "Default" button at: Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions / Auto-Get Duration
  • * The screen saver date/time display and currently playing media display layouts have been redesigned for better clarity. These changes also fix the issue where the currently playing media display would alter the font size depending on the length of the playing media name.
  • * Three new internal screen saver modes "Sinus Plasma", a Power Saving version of "Sinus Plasma" (lower brightness) and a Power Saving version of "Plasma Cloud".
  • * New "Open Subtitle File" option accessible through the right-click context menu under the "Open" sub-menu.
  • * New "/SkinMedia", "/SkinAudio" and "/SkinDVD" command line parameters that let you specify which skin should load directly from the command line.
  • Please note that this parameter must be called first (before "/Media", "/DVD" or "/AudBar").
  • * New "/SharePath:[Path]" command line parameter. This Parameter sets the initial media sharing path. The share path value allows external applications to instruct Zoom Player to list and play media from the shared path folder from a remote location, using Zoom Player's TCP/IP API.
  • * Pressing the Ctrl+"A" keyboard macro with the playlist editor in focus will now select all items in the list.
  • * Single-clicking an item in the playlist editor with items previously selected will now clear the current selection and re-select only the clicked item.
  • * Holding the "Shift" key in combination with the UP/DOWN arrow keys in the playlist editor will now select the items above/below the current selection without clearing the previously selected item(s).
  • * Holding the "Shift" key in combination with the PGUP/PGDN/Home/End keys in the playlist editor will now select the items above/below the current selection without clearing the previously selected item(s).
  • * The minimalistic skin modes (F6/F7 keyboard macros) for default Onyx skin now switch the playlist layout to a minimalistic design.
  • * New "Filter Properties" button on the Smart Play Source and Splitter configuration dialogs, allowing you to configure the selected filter (if the filter allows it).
  • * The "Automatically check for player updates" setting now checks the Install Center for codec/filter updates and notifies you if new/updated components have been found.
  • * New Comm API message #6000, used to browse the shared directories specified using the "/SharePath" command line parameter.
  • * New Comm API message #6010, used to add shared media files to the playlist.
  • * New Comm API message #1920, used to notify that the playlist has been cleared.
  • * New Comm API message #2670, used to set the monitor used in fullscreen mode.
  • * New Comm API message #0100, used to Ping the player to check that it's still responsive.
  • * New Comm API message #1852 which instructs the currently playing media to close.
  • * New Comm API message #2650 which enables you to position the player window.
  • * Embedded Windows Bitmap (.BMP) format album art TAG is now supported.
  • * The configuration path (registry or file based) and the current data directory are now listed on the Options Dialog's 'About' page.
  • Changes:
  • + We are no longer using an EXE compressor, which means that the Zoom Player EXE files will be larger, but you wont get any false-positive virus warnings.
  • + The Install Center has been redesigned for greater simplicity and clarity.
  • + When running Window XP (or newer), Zoom Player now uses a Natural Sorting algorithm rather than the default ASCII Sorting.
  • For example, using ASCII sorting, files would be listed as:
  • 1.avi
  • 10.avi
  • 2.avi
  • 3.avi
  • With Natural sorting, the same files would be listed as:
  • 1.avi
  • 2.avi
  • 3.avi
  • 10.avi
  • + The default navigation skin no longer uses font-outline. The design doesn't really require it and the performance benefits merit the change. You now have the option to override the navigation interface's font-outline in case you're not satisfied with the change.
  • + The Local setting file saving procedure has been hardened to make it more resilient to system crashes.
  • + The Play History saving procedure has been hardened to make it more resilient to system crashes.
  • + You will now be prompted to restore the Play History database from a backup if Zoom Player detects that the database may be corrupted (due to a system crash).
  • + The Action Pop-up OSD auto-hide is now more accurate (250ms vs the previous 1000ms).
  • + The Fusion skin's control bar now contains a close button and a few other minor changes.
  • + Matroska (MKV) chapters read using the MPC Matroska splitter are now automatically converted to ZP chapters. Enabling chapter tracking and chapter edit to an external chapter file (override internal chapters).
  • + The "Show Date and Time" (Alt+Ctrl+"D") clock function has been modified so that it displays or hides the clock instead of just popping the clock through the standard OSD messages for a few seconds.
  • The clock display is transparent, allowing you to see behind the text and in Windows Vista and newer, the text is slightly translucent.
  • + When the "Auto-Play media file when opened" is disabled, the first video frame is now displayed.
  • + The "Clear History" (Adv. Options / Playback / History) now erases the play history file.
  • + Tuning in to a radio station directly from the SHOUTcast.com web site is now possible. All you need to do is select the "TUNE IN" option. You may be promoted to play through the browser or through the player, make sure to select the player. Your browser may prompt you for the application to open the playlist, make sure to select Zoom Player.
  • + Improved Blu-Ray main movie detection with some titles.
  • + Added a new H.264 sub-type for CoreAVC 2.5.1 compatibility.
  • + MadVR support for non-fullscreen images while in fullscreen exclusive mode (zoom in/out, panning, etc).
  • + Selecting MadVR as the video renderer automatically enables the "Overlay covers entire video area" setting.
  • + You can now right-click play history entries to copy them into the system clipboard.
  • + When opening an MMS stream, the buffering percentage value is now displayed.
  • + When the 4:3/16:9 Zoom compensation or one of the Zoom-in levels are enabled, playing new media content displays an OSD notification letting you know that Zoom mode is enabled (this notification will not show if you specifically set a viewing region that is not fullscreen).
  • + If the "Pause playback when opening file browsing interfaces with a video playing" setting is enabled, opening the play history navigation interface now pauses the video.
  • + The "View" section of the media library and file browser navigation interfaces has been renamed to "Filter List".
  • + The default process priority given to Zoom Player is now set to "Above Normal" by default when running under Windows 2000 or newer. Previous users of Zoom Player should note that their previous value for this setting has been reset to the new default.
  • + When clicking on an extension's icon in the Options Dialog's file association section or clicking the "Apply Icon to Selected Extensions" button, now applies an extension-specific icon taken from the default icon library that ships with Zoom Player.
  • + The Re-Synch Audio Ahead/Back now works in 25ms increments rather than the 10ms used previously.
  • + The default volume control change value is now 5%, up from the previous 3%.
  • + The default Zoom In/Out value is now 10%, up from the previous 1%.
  • + The default 'Keyboard Video Window Move' value has changed to 5%, up from the previous 4 pixels.
  • + The "fnVidLeft", "fnVidRight", "fnVidUp", "fnVidDown" functions now use the 'Keyboard Video Window Move' value while in fullscreen. Previously, these functions only moved by 1 pixel.
  • + On first showing, the Playlist Editor dialog and the Equalizer dialog appear in a docked position rather than in the top left corner of the screen.
  • + The "Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist - Use Media Title if available" setting will now display the media title (if available) in the fullscreen playlist navigation interface.
  • + The default values for the internal screen saver have been changed and the screen saver is now enabled by default after 30 minutes of idle activity.
  • + Updated Media Center navigation icons.
  • + The Internal screen saver mode setting has been reset.
  • + The default visible buttons on the control bar have been changed.
  • + The default values for the Arrow keys have been changed: Te LEFT/RIGHT keys are used to seek 20 seconds backward/forward. The UP key opens the Media Library navigation interface. The DOWN key opens the Playlist navigation interface.
  • The previous defaults can be restored through the Advanced Options dialog.
  • + The default fullscreen navigation interfaces appearing in the main (root) navigation interface have been changed.
  • + The Equalizer Magnetize state is now enabled by default.
  • + The Equalizer Magnetize state now positions the equalizer interface centered to the bottom or top of the main user interface (depending on space). Previously, the equalizer interface was aligned to the left edge of the main user interface.
  • + The "Pause playback when opening file browsing interfaces with a video playing" setting is now enabled by default.
  • + The "Use Media Title if Available" Playlist setting is now enabled by default.
  • + The Station Browser dialog can now be translated to other languages.
  • + Now that the "Goto Time" dialog and the "Chapter/Bookmark editor" were combined into one interface. Using the GoTo time function opens the dialog with the keyboard focus on the Time entry box and the Chapter editor function opens the dialog with the keyboard focus on the Chapter Name entry box.
  • + The "Context Menu" fullscreen navigation interface has been renamed "Extended Menu".
  • + The Extended Menu fullscreen navigation interface has been brought in line with the rest of the navigation interfaces and now displays icons instead of ASCII characters to represent folders/active state.
  • + The Next/Previous chapter functions will now update the fullscreen chapter navigation interface if it's currently visible.
  • + The guard-dog function now forces Zoom Player to close if it detects a freeze during shutdown.
  • + The Zoom-In/Zoom-Out (+/- keypad keys) functions when used in windowed mode now snaps the player window back into the monitor's work area if the zoom function partially moves the player window off-screen.
  • + Zoom Player no longer lists the ".DAT" extension for file association. This extension was used by VCD discs, which are no longer popular. Combined with the fact that the ".DAT" extension is somewhat generic and used by other applications for DATA storage, it was decided that removing this extension would increase stability.
  • + You can delete the Install Center cache by clicking on the Install Center "Options" button.
  • + Pressing "D" to open the Video Decoder configuration dialog now opens FFDShow's Video Decoder configuration dialog if no media is playing.
  • + Pressing Alt+"A" to open the Audio Decoder configuration dialog now opens FFDShow's Audio Decoder configuration dialog if no media is playing.
  • + The Advanced Option's "Show fullscreen Color Controls when values are changed through the keyboard macros" setting has been moved to "Playback / Video / Colors".
  • + The Advanced Option's "Audio Tags (ID3)" has been renamed to "Audio Images & Tags".
  • + The Advanced Option's "Enlarge folder image to fit Video Area, otherwise Center and Shrink only" setting has been moved to "Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Images & Tags".
  • + The Advanced Option's "Load folder image file" setting has been renamed to "Load external folder image file" and moved to "Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Images & Tags".
  • + The "Guard Dog" settings were moved to the "Adv. Options / System / Guard Dog & Events" section.
  • + The "Draw Folder (Background) Image under "Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Images & Tags" setting has been renamed to "Draw embedded background image". In addition, a fix was made so that disabling this setting, no longer disables folder images from loading.
  • + The Zoom In/Out functions will now display the video display resolution in a pop-up window.
  • + All references to "Skip, Jump, Seek" functions have been replaced with "Short Seek, Medium Seek, Long Seek".
  • + Some of the options dialog entries have been rephrased for clarity.
  • + The default window size is now slightly bigger to account for the overall increase in resolution of entry level monitors sold today.
  • + Automatically restoring media volume levels from history is now disabled by default. You can re-enable these settings through the advanced options dialog.
  • + Comm API change to message #1100. Instead of listing whatever the timeline display is showing, it now always shows [Position / Duration]. For example: 00:00:12 / 01:02:35
  • You can request an #1100 message output by sending an #1100 message with a parameter value of "2".
  • + Comm API change to message #3000. Each line of the returned value is now separated by the "|" character rather than a new line (CRLF) which would complicate parsing.
  • + The "exInterface" extended function can now discretely enable/disable the pop-up OSD messages.
  • + The color-tinting skin values have been reduced to a more reasonable -160..160 range.
  • + The PlayListData's skinning function "FontSpace" variable is now calculated automatically. Any value supplied by the skin is ignored.
  • + The Smart Play configuration dialogs now prompt you to update a modified profile when clicking on a different profile in the list or clicking the OK button to close the configuration dialog.
  • + The "Show Smart Play graph creation errors" will now include the smart play profile name as part of the error message.
  • + Blanking is now disabled when closing the playing media.
  • + Blanking is now hidden and restored when opening and closing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • + Pressing ESC now closes any open navigation interfaces prior to restoring blanked secondary monitors when pressing the ESC key multiple times.
  • + The "Show currently playing title on the Task Bar button and the Tray Icon", "Blank non-Playing Monitors while in Fullscreen / Zoom mode" and "Show "Places" in Open / Save Dialogs" settings have moved from "Adv. Options / System" to "Adv. Options / Interface".
  • + The "Show Time Seek Position Over Timeline" setting has moved from "Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Actions" to "Adv. Options / Interface / Control Bar / Timeline Area".
  • + The "File Browser 'Network / Disk' mapping" interface has moved under "Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Paths"
  • + The "Start Player in" setting has moved from "Adv. Options / Interface" to "Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size".
  • + The "System Overview" and "Missing Formats" options dialog sections have been removed as the Install Center provides more accurate information.
  • Fixes :
  • - The installer used administrator privileges to write the profile files (Smart Play, Equalizer, Skin tint), preventing the player from modifying the profiles when running with UAC enabled (user privileges). The new installer fixes this issue on existing systems.
  • You can to erase the old "virtualstore" files under: "C:\Users\\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData\Zoom Player"
  • - Depending on your version of windows and if UAC is enabled, the file association options dialog would show incorrect information (wrong icon, or indicate that Zoom Player was associated with the extension even if it wasn't).
  • - Exporting Zoom Player's setting from the options dialog, would fail if UAC is enabled.
  • - The Zoom Player Install Center auto-configuration did not work on systems with UAC enabled or limited account access.
  • - The Install Center now identifies 3rd party 64bit installations (e.g. 7-zip). Thanks Gleb Egorych, Midiboy.
  • - CD Audio Playback was broken when used in Windows 7.
  • - There was a problem with Windows 7 hiding the Zoom Player tray icon even when setting the icon to always show. This was caused by the tool-tip for the icon containing the playing file name, which differs greatly between multiple files. To fix this issue, 'Zoom Player' is now displayed before the playing file name.
  • - Opening files from the command line would cause the file path to be modified to uppercase, breaking playback from Linux based NAS devices.
  • - Fixed compatibility with uTorrent v3.
  • - Fixed the following visual glitches when a high DPI system font is used:
  • 1. The options dialog "File Association" icons did not display correctly.
  • 2. The "Add Filter" dialog's legend section did not draw correctly.
  • 3. Some text was truncated in the options dialog.
  • 4. The station manager station list items were partially cropped.
  • 5. The skin selector skin list items were partially cropped.
  • 6. The Install Center items were partially cropped.
  • 7. The Smart Play Source, Splitter and Decoder configuration dialogs cropped some of the displayed entries.
  • 8. The Smart Play filter blacklist cropped some of the displayed entries.
  • 9. The Options dialog archive playback extension list cropped some of the displayed entries.
  • 10. The registered filter manager dialog was improperly sized to the point where buttons could overlap.
  • - When setting a large font for the playlist editor or setting a higher Font DPI value for windows as whole, the playlist fonts would become truncated at the bottom.
  • - The "Switch resolution on Fullscreen" setting did not perform as expected.
  • - Trying to open a ".lnk" ShortCut file that pointed to a folder would show an error message instead of opening the folder's content.
  • - When using MadVR fullscreen exclusive mode in combination with auto-changing monitor resolution on fullscreen, exiting fullscreen did not restore the original monitor's resolution. Thanks Hawke.
  • - Dragging the player window by clicking "Ctrl + Left mouse button" (or other configured setting) within the video area was broken in Windows Vista and Windows 7 when certain video renderer were used (VMR7/VMR9/ Haali/MadVR). Now there's a workaround in place that ensures the window is dragged to the correct location (with minor flickering at times).
  • - The "Adv. Options / Interface / Display - Enlarge folder image to fit video area" setting now performs as expected.
  • - The ID3/TAG display used the character set (used to convert ANSI to Unicode) defined by the Navigation font instead of the ID3/TAG font.
  • - When the "Auto-Size User Interface to fit Source Video Resolution" setting is enabled, opening a media file with an image resolution larger than the current screen, now limits the image resolution to the screen's resolution. If the new resolution causes the player window to resize itself beyond the screen's resolution, the player window will be pulled back into the screen automatically.
  • - The "/OpenDrive" command line parameter did not detect Blu-Ray drives properly.
  • - The "Prefer HD content as the main movie if the track duration is longer than (minutes)" Blu-Ray setting didn't compare the track time correctly.
  • - The fullscreen monitor (Adv. Options / System) value would get reset if the selected monitor was no longer available (the monitor was off). The value is now preserved and if the monitor is not available, the player will go fullscreen on the primary monitor.
  • - When playing DVR-MS files, the "Stop" function didn't seek to the beginning of the media file.
  • - Pressing "R" to cycle through the aspect ratio modes no longer resizes the player window if "Auto-Size User Interface to maintain Video Aspect Ratio" is enabled. If you try to move or resize the window after setting the Aspect Ratio, it will snap into shape.
  • - The right-click Open URL feature is now better adapted to opening SHOUTcast radio stations using the following format: http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=[number]
  • - If Smart Play was disabled, Zoom Player would not use the selected Audio Renderer if the "MPC Audio Renderer" was installed and not chosen.
  • - When using the "Disable Smart Play for files with the following extensions" feature, the selected Audio and Video renderers weren't used, but rather windows (DirectShow) selected its own renderers. Now, you can select if you want Zoom Player or Windows to select the renderers (see above).
  • - Trying to play a DVD's "VIDEO_TS.IFO" file in media mode would not remove the background image before starting to play the DVD.
  • - You can now seek, pause and play streaming MMS content.
  • - The "CUE" chapter parsing code has been rewritten. It now parses unicode/ascii charsets correctly and loads meta-data information (Perfomer/Genre/etc). Thanks Orf.
  • - The Open-URL dialog was limited to 255 characters.
  • - The Play History stored the played files in lower case instead of their original case.
  • - The Stop/Resume function didn't work if stop was pressed in the first 3 seconds of playback.
  • - The next/previous chapter and track functions can now continue to the next file in the directory when a file fails to load.
  • - When a custom video renderer does not support the "IBasicVideo2" interface, the Derived aspect ratio value is taken from the source video aspect ratio.
  • - The "xvid" profile is no longer used to verify that SmartPlay is properly configured.
  • - When using FFDShow as the Subtitle renderer, subtitles are now ordered alphabetically.
  • - Fixed a crash when using the FFDShow Subtitle renderer.
  • - Fixed a crash when trying to play MP3/FLAC/APE audio files with an embedded "BMP" album art image.
  • - Unchecking the "Enable TAG display" setting would hide the entire display, including the background image rather than just the TAG display.
  • - When disabling "Draw Text Background" for Audio TAG display, the bottom line (usually the "YEAR" field) would get cropped out.
  • - Fixed a complete freeze when playing audio files containing corrupt ID3 tags.
  • - Folder image base names did not recognize the use of paths. Thanks Orf.
  • - Unchecking "Save last play time and date" from "Adv. Options / Playback / History" would cause Zoom Player to forget any new items played the next time Zoom Player was restarted.
  • - Clicking the "Switch to Basic Mode" or "Switch to Advanced Mode" Options dialog buttons lost any modified settings.
  • - The "Automatically restore volume level on replay with video files" setting was not remembered after a Zoom Player restart.
  • - Choosing to hide the Zoom Player task bar icon would fail (the icon would reappear) under certain circumstances.
  • - The GuardDog feature no longer restart Zoom Player if the internal screen saver is active.
  • - Fixed a memory leak when trying to open corrupted JPEG/PNG images or JPEG images in the CYMK print format (which is not supported).
  • - Fixed a list index out of bounds crash when Random Play was enabled and the "On Playlist Complete" setting was not set to "Auto Replay".
  • - Fixed an "Out of Resources" crash when trying to set the Zoom resolution to a extremely high value (over 16384x16384, which is now the limit).
  • - Fixed a very old bug where opening a media file through non-media library interfaces would prevent the fullscreen media library navigation interface from automatically displaying the currently playing media (if the media's path resides within a media library category).
  • - When using the Media Library or File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces, using the "Add to Playlist" function no longer adds media files that are not selected if the "Auto-Part Loader" function is enabled.
  • - When playing audio media, the player now uses folder or embedded images as the pseudo video resolution for functions that require it (such as auto-sizing the user interface to fit the source video resolution).
  • - Auto-Correction of video aspect ratio is no longer applied when viewing stand alone, folder and embedded images.
  • - Switching between audio and media modes after playing an audio file would show remnants of the TAG display in the GUI window if the audio file was closed.
  • - An LPCM sub-type was accidently listed under the AC3 audio decoder profile.
  • - The Smart Play configuration dialogs now selects the first profile from the list when erasing a profile so the previously erased profile's filters do not remain active.
  • - Switching Stay On Top on/off followed by pressing the "Enter" key would reload the currently playing media instead of the action assigned to the "Enter" key.
  • - You can now play URLs from the Play History dialog.
  • - You can now play URLs from the command line if Zoom Player is currently running.
  • - There is no longer a limit of 255 character when trying to open a URL or file from the command line while Zoom Player is currently running.
  • - When first loading, the keyboard focus is now set to the main player user interface rather than secondary interfaces (Playlist editor, Equalizer).
  • - When the "On Playlist Complete" setting is set to close Zoom Player or shutdown the computer, the action is no longer performed if the options dialog is open.
  • - When the "Auto-Play next file in the playlist" setting was disabled, pressing Play when reaching the end of a media file would not perform the "On Playlist Complete" event.
  • - When the "Move the Playlist Editor display to follow the currently playing media file" setting was enabled, the playlist tried to change position and follow a new item even if the new item was already visible.
  • - When setting the screen saver mode to "Image SlideShow", re-opening the options dialog would disable the Image Directory browse button.
  • - When switching between different screen saver modes, the mode switch would not work well if you didn't restart the player.
  • - When a language or custom context menu script used unicode characters for sub-menus, the root menu name was not properly identified and sub-menu items did not show up.
  • - When using a language pack, some translated window titles using unicode characters would appear as "????"
  • - Using the "Del" keyboard macro to delete the currently playing media now removes the entry from the file browsing navigation interface cache.
  • - Deleting the default "Drapes" navigation skin, will now allow you to select other navigation skins when listed as the first entry in the skin selection dialog.
  • - Loading image files with the internal image decoder, depending on the image's apsect ratio, could display in the wrong aspect ratio if the "Auto-Fix Aspect Ratio for badly encoded content" setting was enabled.
  • - The A-B Repeat and RingTone creation timeline highlights were not updated properly on the Control Bar's timeline.
  • - Ejecting certain drive types would cause Zoom Player to stop the currently playing media even if the media was not on the ejected drive.
  • - The "Open the Options Dialog on the active monitor" setting wasn't being applied to the Basic Options dialog.
  • - When using FFDShow as the Subtitle renderer while using a video decoder other than FFDShow, combining this setup with Haali Video Renderer, would result in a pin connection error.
  • - The 'forcibly hide the windows taskbar in fullscreen mode' setting will now hide the Start Orb (button) in Windows VISTA and Windows 7.
  • - Skins with no hint value for the Volume/Balance/Play Rate bars showed unrelated hint text.
  • - Skins with no playlist skinned would show the default onyx skin for the playlist interface with broken button transparency (red borders).
  • - Selecting a skin or applying a skin tint from the skin selection dialog no longer causes the player window to pop over and obscure the skin selection dialog.
  • - Installing a Skin file would ask you to open the Skin selection dialog even if it was already open.
  • - Fixed the "FolderImage" skin script code function that got broken in v7.
  • - When sorting by Size in the Media Library and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces, the "Play all files in this Directory" entry was listed before the "Previous Directory" entry.
  • - With "Stay on Top" enabled along with "Screen-Align the Control Bar to" set to either Top or Bottom of the screen, the control bar would lose it's on-top status and would disappear if you clicked the video area or if a new media loaded.
  • - Performing a legacy install (where all installed files are placed in a single folder) no longer warns you of a problematic installation if UAC (User Account Control) is enabled and you installed under a directory other than the "Program Files" directory.
  • As well as the above, the warning dialog now contains an additional checkbox to dismiss it from showing on future runs.
  • - The 'forcibly hide the windows taskbar in fullscreen mode' setting will now hide the Start Orb (button) in Windows VISTA and Windows 7.
  • - The Adjust Image (formally "image resize") and Image Blanking fullscreen navigation interfaces were incorrectly affected by the "Navigation Line Count" setting.
  • - The "Click here to search list" text in the playlist editor could overlap the scroll widget if the playlist editor font was large enough.
  • - Fixed a rare 'List index out of bounds' error when deleting items from the playlist.
  • - The main application window should now appear in Flip3D under Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • - Deleting a media library category, would erase other categories if their name was very similar (example "movies" and "movies2").
  • - The "Custom Mouse Wheel Down" function was not being saved.
  • - The Screen Saver and clock function accidentally labeled 'October' as 'Saturday'.
  • - With "Adv. Options / On Screen Display / Actions - Show Time Position Over Timeline" enabled, pressing Alt+F4 would close the position window rather than the player window.
  • - Opening a display pattern (Shift+"P"), no longer stops the playing video before closing it. This ensures the previous play position is saved correctly.
  • - Fixed crashes related to corrupt language files.
  • - Using the Station Edit button would not display the edited station type correctly (would always show 'Radio').
  • - The "Null" filter no longer appears as Unregistered.
  • - TCP/IP API Message #1810 (Request Play List), did not implement a separator character between each media entry, making it harder to parse. Now each entry is separated by the ">" character.
  • - TCP/IP API Message #1811 (Playlist items changed) was not being triggered on every playlist change.
  • - Changing the navigation keyboard layout could cause a crash when closing the skin selection dialog through the keyboard. Thanks Gleb Egorych.
  • - When Smart Play is disabled, the Zoom Player DSP filter is no longer part of the graph if no audio streams are detected.
  • - The red error dialog messages were limited to 255 characters.
  • - Loading external icon definition files did not apply the icons to all file extensions in some cases.
  • - Cleaned up some of the ffdshow profile/filter names.



Veranderingen voor v8.00 RC 1 - v8.00 RC 2

  • The station interfaces will now give you access to more than 13,000 streaming radio stations.
  • The LAV Splitter is now supported for AVI, MOV, MP4, FLV, OGG, OGM and MPEG2 Transport Streams. Please take note that if the LAV Splitter is installed, it disables microsoft AVI splitter from working properly. Tis means that you must set Smart Play's "AVI" Source filter to LAV Splitter or use the MPC (Gabest) AVI Splitter as the "AVI" Splitter filter.
  • You can now use the Ctrl+"A" macro to cycle through the available audio channels when using the LAV Splitter.
  • New "VP8" profile added to the Smart Play options dialog. VP8 is used by the WebM format and can be decoded using FFDShow and the MPC Video Decoder (FFDShow may need configuration to enable VP8 support).
  • New "TWOS Audio" profile added to the Smart Play options dialog. Requires LAV Audio Decoder.
  • You can now associate the ".WebM" extension.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) which enables a fix when moving the player window from video area causing the window to jump to an unexpected position. Affects only Windows VISTA (or newer) when the video renedrer is set to 'Haali Video Renderer', 'MadVR', 'VMR7' or 'VMR9'.
  • The Station List Media Center interface now has a "Go To top of list" function.
  • Added a new H.264 sub-type for CoreAVC 2.5.1 compatibility.
  • Selecting MadVR as the video renderer automatically enables the "Overlay covers entire video area" setting.
  • The Re-Synch Audio Ahead/Back now works in 25ms increments rather than the 10ms used previously.
  • The default volume control change value is now 5%, up from the previous 3%.
  • The default Zoom In/Out value is now 10%, up from the previous 1%.
  • The default 'Keyboard Video Window Move' value has changed to 5%, up from the previous 4 pixels.
  • The "fnVidLeft", "fnVidRight", "fnVidUp", "fnVidDown" functions now use the 'Keyboard Video Window Move' value while in fullscreen. Previously, these functions only moved by 1 pixel.
  • Updated Media Center navigation icons.
  • Dragging the player window by clicking "Ctrl + Left mouse button" (or other configured setting) within the video area was broken in Windows Vista and Windows 7 when certain video renderer were used (VMR7/VMR9/ Haali/MadVR). Now there's a workaround in place that ensures the window is dragged to the correct location (with minor flickering at times).
  • Several settings were not remembered correctly with Zoom Player Home FREE.
  • The Install Center did not load on Windows XP due to a corrupt manifest file.
  • The 'forcibly hide the windows taskbar in fullscreen mode' setting will now hide the Start Orb (button) in Windows VISTA and Windows 7.
  • Deleting a media library catgeory, would erase other categories if their name was very similar (example "movies" and "movies2").
  • The "Custom Mouse Wheel Down" function was not being saved.
  • Opening a display pattern (Shift+"P"), no longer stops the playing video before closing it. This ensures the previous play position is saved correctly.
  • Other bugs introduced between v7 final and v8 RC1



Veranderingen voor v6.00 - v7.00

  • New:
  • Zoom Player can detect a Blu-Ray disc structure, parse the Blu-Ray playlist and automatically load the longest video in the playlist (which is assumed to be the main movie). Thanks Christophe. This feature can be accessed through several ways: 1. Switching to DVD Mode and pressing Play. 2. Opening the Drive (through the right-click menu). 3. Opening the BluRay folder. 4. Opening the "index.bdmv" file, which is now listed in the various file browsing dialogs. This feature is limited to Zoom Player Home MAX.
  • Zoom Player now notifies you of new versions automatically (can be disabled under "Adv. Options / System").
  • The Audio TAG display system has been rewritten and includes the following new features: 1. Enhanced scripting of displayed data. 2. Text Background with customizable translucency levels. 3. Additional text color for additional clarity. 4. Selectable background color.
  • New Mini-WebServer support (Adv. Options / System), allowing you to control Zoom Player through any web browser. The Mini-WebServer is fully HTML scriptable.
  • Zoom Player can now control FFDShow's DeInterlacing setting, allowing you to Enable/Disable deinterlacing support from the keyboard (ctrl+shift+"D"), right-click context menu and the fullscreen navigation interface (through the Adjust Image interface). Make sure to use the latest version of ffdshow (at least beta 6) for this to function.
  • Zoom Player can now control FFDShow's Sharpen setting, allowing you to Enable/Disable sharpen support from the keyboard (ctrl+shift+"S") and fullscreen navigation interface (through the Adjust Image interface).
  • Support for MadVR Video Rendering technology.
  • Support for FLAC Vorbis Audio TAGs, including display of embedded image (as folder image, PNG/JPEG formats supported).
  • Support for ID3v2 embedded image display (mostly in MP3 files) (displayed as folder image, PNG/JPEG formats supported).
  • Support for APE TAG embedded folder image (PNG and JPEG image formats are supported).
  • New Fullscreen Information Navigation interface, showing you information on the currently playing media (Name, Resolution, TAGs, Folder Image etc...). This interface uses the new TAG display script system to display more advanced information.
  • If a fullscreen navigation interface is visible, right-clicking it will show a "Close Navigator" option.
  • New position value for the TAG display allowing you to set it to "Animate".
  • Support for the new QuickTime v7 ActiveX control. The new QuickTime control seems better and has better stability. QuickTime v6 (and older) ActiveX control is no longer supported. By default, the ActiveX control is not used for playback, but rather DirectShow is used (as it's more responsive and supports more features), ActiveX mode is for compatibility with QuickTime content that may not play properly through DirectShow. You can enable ActiveX support for QuickTime under: Adv. Options / Playback
  • You can now use the Microsoft Windows Media Player ActiveX control to stream Windows Media content (mms://, rtsp:// and http://www.website/stream.asx type links). Using the ActiveX control means you'll be losing any advanced DirectShow based features (such as color-controls and video renderer selection) but bypassing any microsoft bugs in their DirectShow bridge to Windows Media Streaming (such as streams suddenly stopping of their own). This feature is enabled by default, you can disable it under : Adv. Options / Playback / Windows Media
  • The resize fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to directly set the current Aspect Ratio as well as see the aspect ratio values for all Aspect Ratio modes.
  • Right-Clicking the Equalizer's bars will now reset each bar clicked to its default value.
  • Hovering the mouse cursor over an Equalizer bar now shows its exact value.
  • The equalizer fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to set the volume level.
  • Pressing Left on the Main Navigation interface now brings you into a system function menu allowing you to close the navigation interface, start the screen saver, blank secondary screens or close the player entirely. This menu is not accessible if you are using Safe Mode navigation.
  • You can now choose from three screen saver modes: 1. Plasma Cloud CGI. 2. Image Slideshow 3. Blank power-saving ode.
  • You can now select if the Internal Screen Saver covers the entire monitor or only the active video area.
  • You can now specify the slideshow value for the internal screen saver. The Default value is 15 seconds (previously it was once per minute).
  • You can now select a transition effect for the internal screen saver.
  • The play history fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to play back web addresses (mms streams for example) and such links are now identified by the URL icon.
  • You can now Right-Click the volume bar to the left/right of the current volume level to increase/decrease the volume in small steps instead of directly setting the volume level with the mouse cursor position (which is done with the left mouse click).
  • New "Save Playing file as ..." Function accessible through the Playlist right-click context menu or by using the Alt+Shift+"S" keyboard macro. When used, a save dialog will pop-up allowing you to save the currently playing media file to a new location on your computer.
  • New Function (Alt+Shift+"Z") which compensates for badly encoded widescreen (16:9) content that is encoded in fullscreen (4:3) format by Zooming 33% into the Video (and returning to the previous video position when called a second time). This function will also view widescreen (16:9) content as fullscreen on fullscreen (4:3) Monitors/TVs by Zooming in and cropping the left/right sides of the video.
  • New Function (Ctrl+"E") allowing you to create Ring Tones by selecting a start and a stop position in many supported audio/video formats and extract the selected section in MP3/ACC formats supported by most mobile phones. This feature requires the FFMPEG components installed on your system (which is available through the Install Center application).
  • New Function (Alt+Shift+"W") to activate the White Wash screen-burn repair directly instead of accessing the function through the patterns function.
  • All Subtitle settings have moved to "Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Subtitles".
  • Opening a subtitle file with a media playing will try to display the subtitles within the playing media.
  • The file-open dialog now has a "Subtitles" filtering category.
  • You can now select the preferred subtitle renderer filter. Options are 1. DirectVobSub, also known as "VSFilter" (default). 2. FFDShow. When selecting FFDShow, Zoom Player will try to use the FFDShow video decoder filter to render the subtitles. If the FFDShow video decoder is not used, the FFDShow subtitle renderer filter will be used instead. Please note that this feature requires FFDShow build 2998 or newer to function and wont work on versions of Windows older than Windows 2000. Previous FFDShow builds had a bug that limited subtitle functionality.
  • The "Remember the last Media Position" setting has now been overhauled into its own separate "History" sub-section under the "Playback" section within the advanced options dialog.
  • The "Remember the last Media Position" setting has been split in two, with a setting for "Retain Media Playback History" and a setting for "Automatically restore last media position on replay". This gives more flexibility as to which aspects of playback should be restored when replaying a media file.
  • The Play History fullscreen navigation interface implements a new function interface (accessible by clicking right). The functions are: 1. Erase Completely erase the selected item. 2. Hide Hide the selected item, but keep media information to maintain functionality (Last media position, volume). 3. Go to top of list Moves the focus to the top of the history list.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to select the active player mode (Previous/Media/DVD/Audio) that Zoom Player should start in.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to set the player to stay on top of other applications when switching to audio mode (and restoring a normal window state after returning to media mode).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Control Bar), allowing you to auto-hide the control bar after the specified number of seconds even when playback is paused.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size) affecting the "Auto-Size User Interface to fit Source Video Resolution". When enabled, only the user interface height is adjusted.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Tags) allowing you to choose whether the Folder (Background) image is drawn.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the navigation scroll acceleration speed. After some tweaking, the default value has been sped up to "Very Fast" scrolling. The previous default value was "Average".
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the navigation scroll acceleration reset time in MS. The new default value is 300ms, in v6 the fixed value was 500ms.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to specify if keyboard searches are matched against the start of the line or any position in the line.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the keyboard input timeout (a value in MS indicating how much time should pass before the search query is reset).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether subtitle files are listed in the Media Libary and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing keyboard input to be used for Quickly Searching in many of the navigation interfaces. This setting is enabled by default.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse) allowing you to change the functionality of the mouse right-click button. You can choose between Disabled, Context Menu (default) and a Custom function.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to control whether loading entire directories also loads image files (Used by Open Directory function, Play all files in this directory navigation function and when opening archives). Does not have an affect on Media Library image categories.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to choose whether to interact with QuickTime content or treat it as a media file.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback - On Playlist Complete) allowing you to play the next file in the directory with the same file extension.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play) which determines if Zoom Player falls back to DirectShow graph creation mode if Smart Play fails to create a media file graphic.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable Zoom Player control over FFDShow's video Sharpening values.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable Zoom Player control over FFDShow's video DeInterlacing values.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable VMR7's mixing mode (can fix VMR7 issues with some hardware).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Color Control) allowing you to instruct Zoom Player to try use FFDShow as the preferred color control interface (overriding any hardware supported controls). Please note that this feature requires FFDShow to be used as either the Video Decoder or as a Post Processing filter.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Subtitles) allowing you to select whether Zoom Player disables FFDShow subtitle rendering when DirectVobSub is used as the Preferred Subtitle Renderer. By default, FFDShow subtitle renderer is disabled when using DirectVobSub.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Subtitles) allowing you to specify the subtitle synchronization adjustment value used by the subtitle synchronization functions.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Colors) which allows you to select whether FFDShow should be used for software color control.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / BluRay) allowing you to specify when a detected BluRay playlist containing HD content of a specified duration will be detected as the main movie over an SD (DVD quality) of longer duration.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / DVD / DVD Settings) that determines whether Zoom Player searches only CD devices (CD/DVD/BluRay/etc...) or all drives for content when pressing play in DVD Mode. Default is to only scan CD devices, but if you map network-shares as drives, you may want to turn this setting off.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio) allowing you to link the 'Volume Up'/'Volume Down' functions to the Equalizer PreAmp function so when the volume level reaches 100% and you continue using the 'Volume Up' function, the Equalizer PreAmp value is increased. Clicking volume down will first reduce the PreAmp value and when the PreAmp value reaches its previous level, the volume level is reduced. Setting the volume level through other means, will reset the PreAmp value to its previous level. PreAmp is a digital amplifier function which can reduce audio quality if the audio recording volume is normal, but can be very useful if the original recording volume is low.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the last play time and date is saved for the playing media. If disabled, the play date is not saved and the playing item will not be listed in the play history and play history navigation interfaces.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the audio volume should be restored to its the previous level when replaying the media file. With this setting enabled, the audio volume level is retained for every media file played within the Playback History retention period (default is 30 days).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the audio volume should be restored to its the previous level when replaying audio-only files.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / System / Events) allowing you to execute an external program when Zoom Player is starting and closing (with an option to wait for the starting program to close). Usage Example: Set a custom monitor resolution using an external command line tool and then set the resolution back when Zoom Player closes.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / Playback / Paths & Files) allowing you to hide the archive extraction window (the external program executed to extract the archive).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to display file sizes.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to pause the video when opening a navigation interface while a video file is playing (audio playback is unaffected by this setting).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether right-clicking the navigation interface closes it. This was the previous default behavior, but the new default action is to display the context menu. Enable this setting to restore the previous default behavior.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether the new Fullscreen Information navigation control routes keyboard input to the player (using the keyboard arrow keys to control the player rather than the fullscreen interface).
  • New "/DATAPATH:[PATH]" command line parameter which can be used to specify an alternative path to any user-changeable configuration files used by Zoom Player, including: 1. "MediaAutoGraph" directory (Controls which decoders are used) 2. "DVD-Bookmarks" directory (DVD Bookmarks and Last Position data) 3. "zplayer.playcache" (Play History and Last Media Position) 4. "zplayer.library" (Media Library paths) 5. "zplayer.radio" (Streaming Station list) 6. "zplayer.eq" (The Audio Equalizer values) 7. "default.zpl" (The last active Playlist) Usage: /DATAPATH:Z:\ZP_DATA\ When using this parameter, it's vitally important that at the very least, the "MediaAutoGraph" directory exists in the Data Path, otherwise, playback may fail.
  • New "/DEINT:[0/1]" command line parameter to enable/disable DeInterlacing. Usage: /DEINT:0 - DeInterlacing disabled. /DEINT:1 - DeInterlacing enabled. DeInterlacing requires the use of FFDShow as either the Video Decoder or as a Post-Processing filter.
  • New "/CLOCK:[n]" command line parameter that allows you to set the media synchronization timer for DirectShow playback. Usage: /CLOCK:0 - Default (same as not using the parameter at all) /CLOCK:1 - Disables Synchronization entirely /CLOCK:2 - Sets Synchronization to the System Timer
  • New "/WinName" command line parameter allowing you to set the Zoom Player Window Name. For example: zplayer.exe "/winname:ZoomPlayer2"
  • The Playlist Fullscreen navigation interface now allow you to enable/disable the Random Play state.
  • New File Association and Smart Play profiles for the MOD/TOD/MTS camcorder file extensions. (MOD = MPEG2 Program, TOD/MTS = MPEG2 Transport Stream). Sadly, when JVC, Panasonic and Canon came up with the ".MOD" file extension, they didn't take into account its existing use as an Audio Tracker format. Due to this, ".MOD" extension is no longer associated with the MOD Audio Tracker format. You can change this default behavior by modifying Zoom Player's Smart Play profiles.
  • Playback support for the AMR audio format and file association of the ".AMR" extension.
  • Playback support for the VP7 video format and file association of the ".VP7" extension.
  • Playback support for the Theora video format and file association of the ".OGV" extension.
  • Playback support for the AIFF audio format and file association of the ".AIFF" extension.
  • Playback support for the MPEG2 Transport Stream media format and file association of the ".M2TS" extension.
  • Playback support for LPCM audio in M2TS files.
  • Smart Play profile support for the latest DivX filters: MPEG4.ASP (DIVX) MPEG4.AVC (H.264) AAC Audio MKV Splitter
  • Support for the Gabest MPEG2 Splitter audio stream switching using the keyboard macro Ctrl+"A".
  • New Open Web Page function (Ctrl+"W") accessible from the right-click context menu, allowing you to open web pages in Zoom Player.
  • New "Prune History" button (Adv. Options / Playback) which erases any play history entries that are no longer pointing to an existing file.
  • New "VolumeWindow" Skin Script code, allowing you skin the new pop-up volume bar associated with the "fnVolumeWindow" function.
  • New "" dynamic script variable that is used to display the current position in a playlist.
  • New "" dynamic script variable that stores the currently playing media file path.
  • Some of the fullscreen navigation interfaces have a new right-arrow on the active line indicating additional functionality when clicking right.
  • Zoom Player now uses uTorrent's WebUI Token authentication for an additional security layer.
  • The Station fullscreen navigation interface now indicates if a station is a TV or Radio station.
  • The Station fullscreen navigation interface now remembers the last selected station when exiting the player.
  • The Media Library and File Browsing Fullscreen Navigation interfaces now support sorting by file size.
  • The File Browser, Media Library and Playlist fullscreen navigation interfaces "Select" function has been expanded to allow selecting "Select all matching multi-part files", "All Audio", "All Pictures", "All Video" and "All matching the currently highlighted file Type" (file extension).
  • The File Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces can now access a "View" function which brings up a selection of files/information to view in the file list: 1. File Size 2. File Extension 3. Subtitle files 4. Archive files
  • Pressing Right with the "Add to Playlist" function highlighted in the File Browser or Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces will now take you to the Playlist navigation. Pressing left from the playlist navigator will take you back to the original navigation interface (either file browser or media library).
  • New "Go to top of list" fullscreen navigation function (Applies to the Playlist, File Browser and Media Library interfaces).
  • The default skin's Control Bar now includes a pop-up volume window, allowing you to more accurately and easily set the volume levels while fullscreen.
  • Support for UTF8 encoded skin files (which can include UTF8 encoded text for button hints and other skin text elements).
  • The Folder image base name (Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders & Files) can now accept multiple values for the base name separated by the "|" character. For example, setting the Folder image base name to "folder|album" would cover image files starting with "folder" and "album", such as: Folder.jpg Album.png
  • Zoom Player will now save FFDShow's color control values in Zoom Player's media definition files (".df" file extension).
  • New Menu script command allowing you to execute external programs through the right-click context menu. See "English.Menu" in the "Language" Zoom Player directory for more information.
  • New "1100" CommAPI command which enables/disables timeline updates.
  • Changes:
  • The default video renderer has been changed to VMR9 Windowless for Windows XP and EVR for Windows 7/Vista.
  • Scroll Acceleration is now active system-wide in all fullscreen navigation interfaces (where appropriate), making navigation faster and easier using remote devices and keyboards.
  • The media library fullscreen navigation interface now remembers the sorting order for each category independently.
  • The DirectShow filter registration options dialog feature (Adv. Options / System / Filter Management) has been rewritten to support configuration of popular DirectShow filters directly from the options dialog. Older unused filter profiles were removed and new updated profiles have been added.
  • You can now used Keyboard input with the GoTo navigation dialog to directly set the GoTo time. This requires that Keyboard Input for navigation be enabled.
  • Improved Screen Saver image selection randomness. No image will appear twice until all images were displayed first, even after the screen saver restarts.
  • Pressing PgDn/PgUp to play the next/previous media file in the same directory now works even after erasing the currently playing file, making it much easier to browse through a media or image collection to erase unwanted files.
  • Using the Next/Previous playlist track with random play enabled and only one file in the playlist no longer plays the same file again, but rather plays the next file in the directory.
  • The Advanced Options "Fullscreen Navigation" pages have been moved under the "Interface" section (previously it was within the "On Screen Display" section).
  • By default, the Media Library Filter Selection fullscreen navigation page will no longer appear when pressing Left on the Media Library category page (user-selectable through the options dialog).
  • The "Windows Media Video" Smart Play profile has been split into two distinct profiles: 1. Windows Media Video (used in WMV files) 2. VC1 (used in BluRay discs)
  • For clarity, the "Auto Segment Load" feature has been renamed "Multi Part file loader".
  • For clarity, the Multi Part file loader's "Segment Script" setting has been renamed "Name Masking" .
  • The "Multi Part file loader" feature has been disabled by default due to user confusion over files being added to the playlist automatically. You can re-enable this feature through the options dialog.
  • Pressing the ESC key with a fullscreen navigation interface enabled and secondary monitors are blanked will now remove the blanking first (In previous versions, the navigation interface was closed first).
  • Pressing the ESC key in the options dialog is now treated as if the Cancel button is clicked.
  • Frame Capture (Alt+"F") now works with the EVR video renderer.
  • Starting the screen saver from the main fullscreen navigation interface no longer pauses if an audio file is being played (only pause on video file).
  • To maintain backward compatibility, the Zoom Player chapter (bookmark) file extension has changed from ".chp" to ".zpchp". Zoom Player will still look for the ".chp" file when the newer format file doesn't exist.
  • The Color Control interface (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Color Control) has been rewritten and now supports FFDShow as a mode of color control. Zoom Player will first try to use Hardware Color Control (Overlay Mixer, VMR9 and EVR). But if a certain function isn't supported, it will try using FFDShow to supplement the functionality. For example, neither EVR or VMR9 support Gamma controls, when these video renderers are in-use, Zoom Player will try using FFDShow to control the Gamma while the other color control remain hardware based. Please note that FFDShow must be used as a decoder or post-processor for this modified feature to work.
  • Using Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should improve the open file dialog responsiveness.
  • The Media Library path editor has been further streamlined for simplicity.
  • All browsing for directory dialogs now allow you to specify a path through an edit box, making it easier to specify direct IP network paths.
  • When detaching the Control Bar, it now snaps to other interfaces such as the Video Window, Equalizer and Playlist Editor.
  • Opening the Main Navigation interface should now be faster, especially on multi-core CPUs.
  • The internal screen saver is now capped at 50fps.
  • Previously, when enabling text display for the internal screen saver, you had both the time and playing information displayed. You can now choose to display each individually.
  • The Station Editor interface has been redesigned for simplicity.
  • The Advanced Playlist Control interface has been redesigned to be more intuitive.
  • Random Play now remembers the random order of play so that you can go to a previous random track in the same order as it was played.
  • Support for more Flash Video and VP6 sub-types.
  • The Media Last Position database (used in play history and restoring the last position of a played media file) is now automatically saved every 30 minutes and a backup file is kept in case something goes wrong (previously it would only save when exiting the player, which could cause position data to be lost in cases where the computer or player crashed).
  • The Play History interface has been restructured to make it a bit easier to use.
  • The Search function within the play history dialog now filters the item list and only shows items that match the search value.
  • The "Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders & Files" page has been divided into more logical areas: 1. Adv. Options / Playback / Path & Files. 2. Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Paths. 3. Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Tags / Paths & Script.
  • The Frame Capture (screenshot) feature has been moved to: Adv. Options / System & Files / Screen Saver & Capture
  • Drives with no volume name no longer display empty brackets in the fullscreen file browsing navigation interface.
  • Playing a single file with random play enabled no longer plays that file in a loop if the "On Playlist Complete" setting is set to do something else.
  • The Volume Up/Down keyboard macros have been changed from Shift+"Home" and Shift+"End" to "+","=" (volume up) and "-" (volume down). The Previously associated Video Zoom-In/Zoom-Out functions are still accessible through the keypad "+" and "-" keys. This should make it easier to control volume, especially on netbook/laptop type devices which don't have access to the keypad without using a special function button.
  • The active playlist is now automatically saved every 15 minutes (to prevent data lose in case windows crashes).
  • The "5000" CommAPI command used for seeking in time can now accept a fractional value indicating MS. For example, "122.500" will seek to 2 minutes,2 seconds and 500 ms.
  • The "Image Resize" fullscreen navigation interface has been renamed to "Adjust Image".
  • The "/Sort" command line parameter now works even if Zoom Player is already running.
  • The "File Extensions" Adv. Options Menu has been moved under the "File Format Association" menu (was previously under the system menu).
  • Fixes:
  • Fixed a video stuttering issue when using certain video renderers with Aero Desktop Composition enabled (Windows 7/Vista).
  • An "ACCESS VIOLATION 00000000 READ ADDRESS 00000000" error when using the advanced playlist control has been fixed.
  • Closing multiple player instances at once with Zoom Player set to save its setting to a local file could cause the settings file to corrupt.
  • A bug in the ID3v1 parser caused playlists containing audio files with ID3v1 tags not to save/load properly if the ID3v1 TAG contained in the audio file was semi-corrupt.
  • Opening the options dialog through a skin button while a new audio file starts playing and the skin automatically changes to audio mode would cause a "not enough timers" crash.
  • The "Default media open path" (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Paths) used by the standard open dialog and the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface can now accept network paths. For network paths to work with the file navigator, you must add the path under as an "Additional File Nav path" (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation).
  • Chapters are now time based rather than frame based as different components (filters/renderers) would report different frame rates for the same media file, causing chapter files created with one set of filters playing invalid when using a different set of filters.
  • Adding/Removing audio devices (such as a Skype Phone which acts as a speaker device), will no longer change the audio device settings Zoom Player uses. If you insert a new audio device while Zoom Player is already running, opening the options dialog or restarting the player is required.
  • Zoom Player no longer requires "wmvcore.dll" on the system to run. (it may be required for WMV playback, depending on your setup).
  • The Adjust Image fullscreen navigation interface lost the H-SIZE/V-SIZE values. They are now back.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to open a DVD title over a network path.
  • Fixed a rare crash when trying to show the Control Panel while the media library navigation interface is opening.
  • The eMule File Tracker did not work with files between 2 and 4gb.
  • The uTorrent File Tracker did not work if the Torrent folder and the torrent file name used the same name.
  • The FFDShow Subtitle Renderer would sometimes display subtitles from previously played videos.
  • Using the previous chapter function with only one chapter would go to the previous track rather than seeking to the first chapter.
  • When enabling "Close on Inactivity" for the fullscreen navigation interfaces, Opening a navigation interface through the SendMessage WinAPI command would have caused the dialog to time-out and close instantly.
  • Selecting files in the file Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interface and adding them to the playlist now adds them in the correct sorting order and doesn't re-sort the original list.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in v7 RC1 which caused a "list index out of bounds" error when Random Play was enabled while only having one file in the playlist.
  • Using the Quick Search function on the File Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces with a directory containing a low number of files would previously show a blank screen.
  • The "Play all files in this directory" navigation function would not appear if there was only one directory listed. Applies to both the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • Using the Quick Search function in a directory containing 1000's of files could cause the file names to be cut short.
  • You can no longer set image-blanking values greater than the video size.
  • Pressing Enter after closing the options dialog could cause a play command to be issued (instead of the assigned function).
  • The internal screen saver will no longer activate when the White Wash pattern is in use.
  • If "On Playlist Compelete" was set to "Do Nothing" and the video renderer was set as EVR, reaching a media's end would result in the video disappearing.
  • The Filter Profiles list (Adv. Option / System / Filter Management) would not list any filters when doing a Standard install.
  • Transparent buttons on the control bar would lose their transparency region under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a memory leak when playing web (HTML) files.
  • Fixed a few rare occurrences of Floating Point errors.
  • The "Export Settings" function would not properly save some unicode paths.
  • The Skin Tint profiles did not support unicode names.
  • Fixed a division by zero error in the Download Navigator when downloading 0bytes sized files from uTorrent or eMule.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the Download Navigator.
  • The Zoom Player Install Center application could show a newer version of an installed component as requiring an update.
  • Having track information (Duration/TAGs/etc...) loaded in the background would not properly read non-english character sets.
  • Sorting randomly didn't maintain the playing index which could cause the wrong TAG information to be displayed.
  • When playing a media file from the fullscreen navigation interfaces, Zoom Player will now hide the default background image beforehand so there's a smoother transition into the video.
  • Associating a file extension (".avi" for example) through the open-with Windows Explorer dialog under vista would disable Zoom Player's ability to associate the file extension.
  • Doing a Standard (non-legacy) Zoom Player install with UAC disabled would sometimes break file association (usually due to a bad install).
  • M3U playlists with directory-relative file paths would not always load.
  • Trying to register Zoom Player automatically by double-clicking the registration file would fail if the evaluation period has ended.
  • Loading or Dropping a subtitle file no longer reloads the file to display the subtitles if the subtitle rendering filter is already in the graph.
  • Cycling through Subtitle tracks in ".MKV" files containing no internal subtitles with one external subtitle file, didn't work.
  • You can now associate shortcut files (".lnk") with Zoom Player DVD external program execute events (On PAL/NTSC DVD detected and On DVD Stop events).
  • An access violation crash could occur if you have the stop function set to closing the playing media (instead of seek to start), move the previously played file to a different directory, try playing it again (and fail since the file is no longer there) and then try playing a DVD.
  • If you had the "Hide extension for known file types" enabled in Explorer's folder view options dialog, Zoom Player's open dialog would not list the correct files.
  • The "/Sort" command line parameter did not function if no files were specified as part of the command line.
  • The Open Dialog did not list CD Audio files when the media type was set to CD-Audio.
  • The Open Dialog did not list the DVD file (VIDEO_TS.IFO) when setting the media type to "Video".
  • The file browser fullscreen navigation interface did not list download percentage for eMule/uTorrent downloads under some conditions even when correctly configured.
  • When enabling "Continue to the next item on the playlist when an invalid file is played", the next playing file could display an incorrect aspect ratio and may even not load if the next file was the last in the playlist.
  • When drag & dropping files to the playlist editor, the currently playing file would not highlight correctly and going to the next/previous track (file) may load the wrong one.
  • When drag & dropping files to a specific spot in the playlist editor, the files would appear in reverse order.
  • The file association options dialog page would show incorrect icons if you were using Windows Vista with UAC enabled.
  • Newer version of the Flash ActiveX component are now detected. Previously flash playback would work, but the player would list it as missing.
  • The "Open Directory" function should now work properly with network paths.
  • The ".3G2" extension was missing from the default video extension list.
  • Having the control bar auto-hide when the mouse cursor is moved away didn't work properly on secondary monitors.
  • If the internal screen saver was active in combination with the Guard Dog feature (Adv. Options / System), the Guard Dog would misidentify the player as unresponsive and close it.
  • The internal screen saver would not activate if the secondary monitors were blanked out.
  • The internal screen saver no longer shows or moves the mouse cursor.
  • The internal screen saver did not respect the aspect ratio of images displayed when the Source Relative Stretch (Pixel Aspect Ratio) feature was enabled.
  • With the internal screen saver's streamer function disabled, the transition effects got broken.
  • The internal screen saver would take CPU power even if the streamers were disabled. It now takes a lot less CPU power (only during transitions).
  • The "1950" CommAPI command used for removing items from the playlist did not properly adjust the currently playing item index when an item was removed. In addition, it would not close the currently playing file if it was removed.
  • You can now paste (Ctrl+V) into the Chapter editor's "Go To time" and "Go To Frame" dialogs.



Veranderingen voor v7 RC 1 - v7.00 RC 2

  • Zoom Player can detect a Blu-Ray disc structure, parse the Blu-Ray playlist and automatically load the longest video in the playlist (which is assumed to be the main movie). Thanks Christophe. This feature can be accessed through several ways: 1. Switching to DVD Mode and pressing Play. 2. Opening the Drive (through the right-click menu). 3. Opening the BluRay folder. 4. Opening the "index.bdmv" file, which is now listed in the various file browsing dialogs. This feature is limited to Zoom Player Home MAX.
  • The default skin's Control Bar now includes a pop-up volume window, allowing you to more accurately and easily set the volume levels while fullscreen.
  • The "Remember the last Media Position" setting has now been overhauled into its own separate "History" sub-section under the "Playback" section within the advanced options dialog.
  • The "Remember the last Media Position" setting has been split in two, with a setting for "Retain Media Playback History" and a setting for "Automatically restore last media position on replay". This gives more flexibility as to which aspects of playback should be restored when replaying a media file.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the last play time and date is saved for the playing media. If disabled, the play date is not saved and the playing item will not be listed in the play history and play history navigation interfaces.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the audio volume should be restored to its the previous level when replaying the media file. With this setting enabled, the audio volume level is retained for every media file played within the Playback History retention period (default is 30 days).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) which controls whether the audio volume should be restored to its the previous level when replaying audio-only files.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable Zoom Player control over FFDShow's video Sharpening values.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable Zoom Player control over FFDShow's video DeInterlacing values.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you to disable VMR7's mixing mode (can fix VMR7 issues with some hardware).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio) allowing you to link the 'Volume Up'/'Volume Down' functions to the Equalizer PreAmp function so when the volume level reaches 100% and you continue using the 'Volume Up' function, the Equalizer PreAmp value is increased. Clicking volume down will first reduce the PreAmp value and when the PreAmp value reaches its previous level, the volume level is reduced. Setting the volume level through other means, will reset the PreAmp value to its previous level. PreAmp is a digital amplifier function which can reduce audio quality if the audio recording volume is normal, but can be very useful if the original recording volume is low.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to set the player to stay on top of other applications when switching to audio mode (and restoring a normal window state after returning to media mode).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size) affecting the "Auto-Size User Interface to fit Source Video Resolution". When enabled, only the user interface height is adjusted.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the navigation scroll acceleration speed. After some tweaking, the default value has been sped up to "Very Fast" scrolling. The previous default value was "Average".
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the navigation scroll acceleration reset time in MS. The new default value is 300ms, in v6 the fixed value was 500ms.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing keyboard input to be used for Quickly Searching in many of the navigation interfaces. This setting is enabled by default.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to specify if keyboard searches are matched against the start of the line or any position in the line.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to set the keyboard input timeout (a value in MS indicating how much time should pass before the search query is reset).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / DVD / DVD Settings) that determines whether Zoom Player searches only CD devices (CD/DVD/BluRay/etc...) or all drives for content when pressing play in DVD Mode. Default is to only scan CD devices, but if you map network-shares as drives, you may want to turn this setting off.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Subtitles) allowing you to select whether Zoom Player disables FFDShow subtitle rendering when DirectVobSub is used as the Preferred Subtitle Renderer. By default, FFDShow subtitle renderer is disabled when using DirectVobSub.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Colors) which allows you to select whether FFDShow should be used for software color control.
  • New Function (Alt+Shift+"Z") which compensates for badly encoded widescreen (16:9) content that is encoded in fullscreen (4:3) format by Zooming 33% into the Video (and returning to the previous video position when called a second time). This function will also view widescreen (16:9) content as fullscreen on fullscreen (4:3) Monitors/TVs by Zooming in and cropping the left/right sides of the video.
  • New Function (Ctrl+"E") allowing you to create Ring Tones by selecting a start and a stop position in many supported audio/video formats and extract the selected section in MP3/ACC formats supported by most mobile phones. This feature requires the FFMPEG components installed on your system (which is available through the Install Center application).
  • New Function (Alt+Shift+"W") to activate the White Wash screen-burn repair directly instead of accessing the function through the patterns function.
  • The File Browser, Media Library and Playlist fullscreen navigation interfaces "Select" function has been expanded to allow selecting "Select all matching multi-part files", "All Audio", "All Pictures", "All Video" and "All matching the currently highlighted file Type" (file extension).
  • The File Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces can now access a "View" function which brings up a selection of files/information to view in the file list: 1. File Size. 2. File Extension. 3. Subtitle files. 4. Archive files
  • Pressing Right with the "Add to Playlist" function highlighted in the File Browser or Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces will now take you to the Playlist navigation. Pressing left from the playlist navigator will take you back to the original navigation interface (either file browser or media library).
  • New "Go to top of list" fullscreen navigation function (Applies to the Playlist, File Browser and Media Library interfaces).
  • The Advanced Playlist Control interface has been redesigned to be more intuitive.
  • The Play History fullscreen navigation interface implements a new function interface (accessible by clicking right). The functions are: 1. Erase. Completely erase the selected item. 2. Hide. Hide the selected item, but keep media information to maintain functionality (Last media position, volume). 3. Go to top of list Moves the focus to the top of the history list.
  • Right-Clicking the Equalizer's bars will now reset each bar clicked to its default value.
  • Hovering the mouse cursor over an Equalizer bar now shows its exact value.
  • New "/WinName" command line parameter allowing you to set the Zoom Player Window Name. For example: zplayer.exe "/winname:ZoomPlayer2"
  • New File Association and Smart Play profiles for the MOD/TOD/MTS camcorder file extensions. (MOD = MPEG2 Program, TOD/MTS = MPEG2 Transport Stream). Sadly, when JVC, Panasonic and Canon came up with the ".MOD" file extension, they didn't take into account its existing use as an Audio Tracker format. Due to this, ".MOD" extension is no longer associated with the MOD Audio Tracker format. You can change this default behavior by modifying Zoom Player's Smart Play profiles.
  • Zoom Player will now save FFDShow's color control values in Zoom Player's media definition files (".df" file extension).
  • New "VolumeWindow" Skin Script code, allowing you skin the new pop-up volume bar associated with the "fnVolumeWindow" function.
  • Smart Play profile support for the latest DivX filters: MPEG4.ASP (DIVX/XVID), MPEG4.AVC (H.264), AAC Audio, MKV Splitter
  • You can now choose from three screen saver modes: 1. Plasma Cloud CGI.2. Image Slideshow. 3. Blank power-saving ode.
  • The default video renderer has been changed to VMR9 Windowless for Windows XP and EVR for Windows 7/Vista.
  • Scroll Acceleration is now active system-wide in all fullscreen navigation interfaces (where appropriate), making navigation faster and easier using remote devices and keyboards.
  • The media library fullscreen navigation interface now remembers the sorting order for each category independently.
  • The DirectShow filter registration options dialog feature (Adv. Options / System / Filter Management) has been rewritten to support configuration of popular DirectShow filters directly from the options dialog. Older unused filter profiles were removed and new updated profiles have been added.
  • You can now used Keyboard input with the GoTo navigation dialog to directly set the GoTo time. This requires that Keyboard Input for navigation be enabled.
  • Improved Screen Saver image selection randomness. No image will appear twice until all images were displayed first, even after the screen saver restarts.
  • Pressing PgDn/PgUp to play the next/previous media file in the same directory now works even after erasing the currently playing file, making it much easier to browse through a media or image collection to erase unwanted files.
  • Using the Next/Previous playlist track with random play enabled and only one file in the playlist no longer plays the same file again, but rather plays the next file in the directory.
  • The Advanced Options "Fullscreen Navigation" pages have been moved under the "Interface" section (previously it was within the "On Screen Display" section).
  • By default, the Media Library Filter Selection fullscreen navigation page will no longer appear when pressing Left on the Media Library category page (user-selectable through the options dialog).
  • The "Windows Media Video" Smart Play profile has been split into two distinct profiles: 1. Windows Media Video (used in WMV files). 2. VC1 (used in BluRay discs)
  • For clarity, the "Auto Segment Load" feature has been renamed "Multi Part file loader".
  • For clarity, the Multi Part file loader's "Segment Script" setting has been renamed "Name Masking" .
  • The "Multi Part file loader" feature has been disabled by default due to user confusion over files being added to the playlist automatically. You can re-enable this feature through the options dialog.
  • Pressing the ESC key with a fullscreen navigation interface enabled and secondary monitors are blanked will now remove the blanking first (In previous versions, the navigation interface was closed first).
  • Pressing the ESC key in the options dialog is now treated as if the Cancel button is clicked.
  • Frame Capture (Alt+"F") now works with the EVR video renderer.
  • Starting the screen saver from the main fullscreen navigation interface no longer pauses if an audio file is being played (only pause on video file).
  • To maintain backward compatibility, the Zoom Player chapter (bookmark) file extension has changed from ".chp" to ".zpchp". Zoom Player will still look for the ".chp" file when the newer format file doesn't exist.
  • Closing multiple player instances at once with Zoom Player set to save its setting to a local file could cause the settings file to corrupt.
  • A bug in the ID3v1 parser caused playlists containing audio files with ID3v1 tags not to save/load properly if the ID3v1 TAG contained in the audio file was semi-corrupt.
  • Opening the options dialog through a skin button while a new audio file starts playing and the skin automatically changes to audio mode would cause a "not enough timers" crash.
  • The "Default media open path" (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Paths) used by the standard open dialog and the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface can now accept network paths. For network paths to work with the file navigator, you must add the path under as an "Additional File Nav path" (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation).
  • Chapters are now time based rather than frame based as different components (filters/renderers) would report different frame rates for the same media file, causing chapter files created with one set of filters playing invalid when using a different set of filters.
  • Adding/Removing audio devices (such as a Skype Phone which acts as a speaker device), will no longer change the audio device settings Zoom Player uses. If you insert a new audio device while Zoom Player is already running, opening the options dialog or restarting the player is required.
  • Zoom Player no longer requires "wmvcore.dll" on the system to run. (it may be required for WMV playback, depending on your setup).
  • The Adjust Image fullscreen navigation interface lost the H-SIZE/V-SIZE values. They are now back.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to open a DVD title over a network path.
  • Fixed a rare crash when trying to show the Control Panel while the media library navigation interface is opening.
  • The eMule File Tracker did not work with files between 2 and 4gb.
  • The uTorrent File Tracker did not work if the Torrent folder and the torrent file name used the same name.
  • The FFDShow Subtitle Renderer would sometimes display subtitles from previously played videos.
  • Selecting files in the file Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interface and adding them to the playlist now adds them in the correct sorting order and doesn't re-sort the original list.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in v7 RC1 which caused a "list index out of bounds" error when Random Play was enabled while only having one file in the playlist.
  • Using the Quick Search function on the File Browser and Media Library fullscreen navigation interfaces with a directory containing a low number of files would previously show a blank screen.
  • The "Play all files in this directory" navigation function would not appear if there was only one directory listed. Applies to both the media library and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • Using the Quick Search function in a directory containing 1000's of files could cause the file names to be cut short.
  • You can no longer set image-blanking values greater than the video size.
  • Pressing Enter after closing the options dialog could cause a play command to be issued (instead of the assigned function).
  • The internal screen saver will no longer activate when the White Wash pattern is in use.
  • If "On Playlist Compelete" was set to "Do Nothing" and the video renderer was set as EVR, reaching a media's end would result in the video disappearing.
  • The Filter Profiles list (Adv. Option / System / Filter Management) would not list any filters when doing a Standard install.
  • Transparent buttons on the control bar would lose their transparency region under certain conditions.



Veranderingen voor v6.00 - v7 RC 1

  • New :
  • Zoom Player now notifies you of new versions automatically (can be disabled under "Adv. Options / System").
  • The Audio TAG display system has been rewritten and includes the following new features: 1. Enhanced scripting of displayed data. 2. Text Background with customizable translucency levels. 3. Additional text color for additional clarity. 4. Selectable background color.
  • New Mini-WebServer support (Adv. Options / System), allowing you to control Zoom Player through any web browser. The Mini-WebServer is fully HTML scriptable.
  • Zoom Player can now control FFDShow's DeInterlacing setting, allowing you to Enable/Disable deinterlacing support from the keyboard (ctrl+shift+"D"), right-click context menu and the fullscreen navigation interface (through the Adjust Image interface). Make sure to use the latest version of ffdshow (at least beta 6) for this to function.
  • Zoom Player can now control FFDShow's Sharpen setting, allowing you to Enable/Disable sharpen support from the keyboard (ctrl+shift+"S") and fullscreen navigation interface (through the Adjust Image interface).
  • Support for MadVR Video Rendering technology.
  • Support for FLAC Vorbis Audio TAGs, including display of embedded image (as folder image, PNG/JPEG formats supported).
  • Support for ID3v2 embedded image display (mostly in MP3 files) (displayed as folder image, PNG/JPEG formats supported).
  • New Fullscreen Information Navigation interface, showing you information on the currently playing media (Name, Resolution, TAGs, Folder Image etc...). This interface uses the new TAG display script system to display more advanced information.
  • New position value for the TAG display allowing you to set it to "Animate".
  • Support for the new QuickTime v7 ActiveX control. The new QuickTime control seems better and has better stability. QuickTime v6 (and older) ActiveX control is no longer supported. By default, the ActiveX control is not used for playback, but rather DirectShow is used (as it's more responsive and supports more features), ActiveX mode is for compatibility with QuickTime content that may not play properly through DirectShow. You can enable ActiveX support for QuickTime under: Adv. Options / Playback
  • You can now use the Microsoft Windows Media Player ActiveX control to stream Windows Media content (mms://, rtsp:// and http://www.website/stream.asx type links). Using the ActiveX control means you'll be losing any advanced DirectShow based features (such as color-controls and video renderer selection) but bypassing any microsoft bugs in their DirectShow bridge to Windows Media Streaming (such as streams suddenly stopping of their own). This feature is enabled by default, you can disable it under : Adv. Options / Playback / Windows Media
  • The resize fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to directly set the current Aspect Ratio as well as see the aspect ratio values for all Aspect Ratio modes.
  • The equalizer fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to set the volume level.
  • Pressing Left on the Main Navigation interface now brings you into a system function menu allowing you to close the navigation interface, start the screen saver, blank secondary screens or close the player entirely. This menu is not accessible if you are using Safe Mode navigation.
  • You can now select if the Internal Screen Saver covers the entire monitor or only the active video area.
  • You can now specify the slideshow value for the internal screen saver. The Default value is 15 seconds (previously it was once per minute).
  • You can now select a transition effect for the internal screen saver.
  • The play history fullscreen navigation interface now allows you to play back web addresses (mms streams for example) and such links are now identified by the URL icon.
  • You can now Right-Click the volume bar to the left/right of the current volume level to increase/decrease the volume in small steps instead of directly setting the volume level with the mouse cursor position (which is done with the left mouse click).
  • New "Save Playing file as ..." Function accessible through the Playlist right-click context menu or by using the Alt+Shift+"S" keyboard macro. When used, a save dialog will pop-up allowing you to save the currently playing media file to a new location on your computer.
  • All Subtitle settings have moved to "Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Subtitles".
  • Opening a subtitle file with a media playing will try to display the subtitles within the playing media.
  • The file-open dialog now has a "Subtitles" filtering category.
  • You can now select the preferred subtitle renderer filter. Options are 1. DirectVobSub, also known as "VSFilter" (default). 2. FFDShow. When selecting FFDShow, Zoom Player will try to use the FFDShow video decoder filter to render the subtitles. If the FFDShow video decoder is not used, the FFDShow subtitle renderer filter will be used instead. Please note that this feature requires FFDShow build 2998 or newer to function and wont work on versions of Windows older than Windows 2000. Previous FFDShow builds had a bug that limited subtitle functionality.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to select the active player mode (Previous/Media/DVD/Audio) that Zoom Player should start in.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Tags) allowing you to choose whether the Folder (Background) image is drawn.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether subtitle files are listed in the Media Libary and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse) allowing you to change the functionality of the mouse right-click button. You can choose between Disabled, Context Menu (default) and a Custom function.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to control whether loading entire directories also loads image files (Used by Open Directory function, Play all files in this directory navigation function and when opening archives). Does not have an affect on Media Library image categories.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to choose whether to interact with QuickTime content or treat it as a media file.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play) which determines if Zoom Player falls back to DirectShow graph creation mode if Smart Play fails to create a media file graphic.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Color Control) allowing you to instruct Zoom Player to try use FFDShow as the preferred color control interface (overriding any hardware supported controls). Please note that this feature requires FFDShow to be used as either the Video Decoder or as a Post Processing filter.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / System / Events) allowing you to execute an external program when Zoom Player is starting and closing (with an option to wait for the starting program to close). Usage Example: Set a custom monitor resolution using an external command line tool and then set the resolution back when Zoom Player closes.
  • New Settings (Adv. Options / Playback / Paths & Files) allowing you to hide the archive extraction window (the external program executed to extract the archive).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to display file sizes.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) allowing you to pause the video when opening a navigation interface while a video file is playing (audio playback is unaffected by this setting).
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether right-clicking the navigation interface closes it. This was the previous default behavior, but the new default action is to display the context menu. Enable this setting to restore the previous default behavior.
  • New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) controlling whether the new Fullscreen Information navigation control routes keyboard input to the player (using the keyboard arrow keys to control the player rather than the fullscreen interface).
  • New "/DATAPATH:[PATH]" command line parameter which can be used to specify an alternative path to any user-changeable configuration files used by Zoom Player, including: 1. "MediaAutoGraph" directory (Controls which decoders are used) 2. "DVD-Bookmarks" directory (DVD Bookmarks and Last Position data) 3. "zplayer.playcache" (Play History and Last Media Position) 4. "zplayer.library" (Media Library paths) 5. "zplayer.radio" (Streaming Station list) 6. "zplayer.eq" (The Audio Equalizer values) 7. "default.zpl" (The last active Playlist). Usage: /DATAPATH:Z:\ZP_DATA\ . When using this parameter, it's vitally important that at the very least, the "MediaAutoGraph" directory exists in the Data Path, otherwise, playback may fail.
  • New "/DEINT:[0/1]" command line parameter to enable/disable DeInterlacing. Usage: /DEINT:0 - DeInterlacing disabled. /DEINT:1 - DeInterlacing enabled. DeInterlacing requires the use of FFDShow as either the Video Decoder or as a Post-Processing filter.
  • New "/CLOCK:[n]" command line parameter that allows you to set the media synchronization timer for DirectShow playback. Usage: /CLOCK:0 - Default (same as not using the parameter at all). /CLOCK:1 - Disables Synchronization entirely. /CLOCK:2 - Sets Synchronization to the System Timer
  • The Playlist Fullscreen navigation interface now allow you to enable/disable the Random Play state.
  • Playback support for the AMR audio format and file association of the ".AMR" extension.
  • Playback support for the VP7 video format and file association of the ".VP7" extension.
  • Playback support for the Theora video format and file association of the ".OGV" extension.
  • Playback support for the AIFF audio format and file association of the ".AIFF" extension.
  • Playback support for the MPEG2 Transport Stream media format and file association of the ".M2TS" extension.
  • Playback support for LPCM audio in M2TS files.
  • Support for the Gabest MPEG2 Splitter audio stream switching using the keyboard macro Ctrl+"A".
  • New Open Web Page function (Ctrl+"W") accessible from the right-click context menu, allowing you to open web pages in Zoom Player.
  • New "Prune History" button (Adv. Options / Playback) which erases any play history entries that are no longer pointing to an existing file.
  • New "" dynamic script variable that is used to display the current position in a playlist.
  • New "" dynamic script variable that stores the currently playing media file path.
  • Some of the fullscreen navigation interfaces have a new right-arrow on the active line indicating additional functionality when clicking right.
  • Zoom Player now uses uTorrent's WebUI Token authentication for an additional security layer.
  • The Station fullscreen navigation interface now indicates if a station is a TV or Radio station.
  • The Station fullscreen navigation interface now remembers the last selected station when exiting the player.
  • The Station Editor incorporated a new "Update Station" button allowing you to update a station's details without having to delete and add.
  • The Media Library and File Browsing Fullscreen Navigation interfaces now support sorting by file size.
  • Support for UTF8 encoded skin files (which can include UTF8 encoded text for button hints and other skin text elements).
  • The Folder image base name (Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders & Files) can now accept multiple values for the base name separated by the "|" character. For example, setting the Folder image base name to "folder|album" would cover image files starting with "folder" and "album", such as: Folder.jpg Album.png
  • New Menu script command allowing you to execute external programs through the right-click context menu. See "English.Menu" in the "Language" Zoom Player directory for more information.
  • New "1100" CommAPI command which enables/disables timeline updates.
  • Changes :
  • The Color Control interface (Adv. Options / Playback / Video / Color Control) has been rewritten and now supports FFDShow as a mode of color control. Zoom Player will first try to use Hardware Color Control (Overlay Mixer, VMR9 and EVR). But if a certain function isn't supported, it will try using FFDShow to supplement the functionality. For example, neither EVR or VMR9 support Gamma controls, when these video renderers are in-use, Zoom Player will try using FFDShow to control the Gamma while the other color control remain hardware based. Please note that FFDShow must be used as a decoder or post-processor for this modified feature to work.
  • Using Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should improve the open file dialog responsiveness.
  • The Media Library path editor has been further streamlined for simplicity.
  • All browsing for directory dialogs now allow you to specify a path through an edit box, making it easier to specify direct IP network paths.
  • When detaching the Control Bar, it now snaps to other interfaces such as the Video Window, Equalizer and Playlist Editor.
  • Opening the Main Navigation interface should now be faster, especially on multi-core CPUs.
  • The internal screen saver is now capped at 50fps.
  • Previously, when enabling text display for the internal screen saver, you had both the time and playing information displayed. You can now choose to display each individually.
  • The Station Editor interface has been redesigned for simplicity.
  • Random Play now remembers the random order of play so that you can go to a previous random track in the same order as it was played.
  • Support for more Flash Video and VP6 sub-types.
  • The Media Last Position database (used in play history and restoring the last position of a played media file) is now automatically saved every 30 minutes and a backup file is kept in case something goes wrong (previously it would only save when exiting the player, which could cause position data to be lost in cases where the computer or player crashed).
  • The Play History interface has been restructured to make it a bit easier to use.
  • The Search function within the play history dialog now filters the item list and only shows items that match the search value.
  • The "Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders & Files" page has been divided into more logical areas: 1. Adv. Options / Playback / Path & Files. 2. Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Fullscreen Navigation / Paths. 3. Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display / Audio Tags / Paths & Script.
  • The Frame Capture (screenshot) feature has been moved to: Adv. Options / System & Files / Screen Saver & Capture
  • Drives with no volume name no longer display empty brackets in the fullscreen file browsing navigation interface.
  • Playing a single file with random play enabled no longer plays that file in a loop if the "On Playlist Complete" setting is set to do something else.
  • The Volume Up/Down keyboard macros have been changed from Shift+"Home" and Shift+"End" to "+","=" (volume up) and "-" (volume down). The Previously associated Video Zoom-In/Zoom-Out functions are still accessible through the keypad "+" and "-" keys. This should make it easier to control volume, especially on netbook/laptop type devices which don't have access to the keypad without using a special function button.
  • The active playlist is now automatically saved every 15 minutes (to prevent data lose in case windows crashes).
  • The "5000" CommAPI command used for seeking in time can now accept a fractional value indicating MS. For example, "122.500" will seek to 2 minutes,2 seconds and 500 ms.
  • The "Image Resize" fullscreen navigation interface has been renamed to "Adjust Image".
  • The "/Sort" command line parameter now works even if Zoom Player is already running.
  • The "File Extensions" Adv. Options Menu has been moved under the "File Format Association" menu (was previously under the system menu).
  • Fixes :
  • Fixed a memory leak when playing web (HTML) files.
  • Fixed a few rare occurrences of Floating Point errors.
  • The "Export Settings" function would not properly save some unicode paths.
  • The Skin Tint profiles did not support unicode names.
  • Fixed a division by zero error in the Download Navigator when downloading 0bytes sized files from uTorrent or eMule.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the Download Navigator.
  • The Zoom Player Install Center application could show a newer version of an installed component as requiring an update.
  • Having track information (Duration/TAGs/etc...) loaded in the background would not properly read non-english character sets.
  • Sorting randomly didn't maintain the playing index which could cause the wrong TAG information to be displayed.
  • When playing a media file from the fullscreen navigation interfaces, Zoom Player will now hide the default background image beforehand so there's a smoother transition into the video.
  • Associating a file extension (".avi" for example) through the open-with Windows Explorer dialog under vista would disable Zoom Player's ability to associate the file extension.
  • Doing a Standard (non-legacy) Zoom Player install with UAC disabled would sometimes break file association (usually due to a bad install).
  • M3U playlists with directory-relative file paths would not always load.
  • Trying to register Zoom Player automatically by double-clicking the registration file would fail if the evaluation period has ended.
  • Loading or Dropping a subtitle file no longer reloads the file to display the subtitles if the subtitle rendering filter is already in the graph.
  • Cycling through Subtitle tracks in ".MKV" files containing no internal subtitles with one external subtitle file, didn't work.
  • You can now associate shortcut files (".lnk") with Zoom Player DVD external program execute events (On PAL/NTSC DVD detected and On DVD Stop events).
  • An access violation crash could occur if you have the stop function set to closing the playing media (instead of seek to start), move the previously played file to a different directory, try playing it again (and fail since the file is no longer there) and then try playing a DVD.
  • If you had the "Hide extension for known file types" enabled in Explorer's folder view options dialog, Zoom Player's open dialog would not list the correct files.
  • The "/Sort" command line parameter did not function if no files were specified as part of the command line.
  • The Open Dialog did not list CD Audio files when the media type was set to CD-Audio.
  • The Open Dialog did not list the DVD file (VIDEO_TS.IFO) when setting the media type to "Video".
  • The file browser fullscreen navigation interface did not list download percentage for eMule/uTorrent downloads under some conditions even when correctly configured.
  • When enabling "Continue to the next item on the playlist when an invalid file is played", the next playing file could display an incorrect aspect ratio and may even not load if the next file was the last in the playlist.
  • When drag & dropping files to the playlist editor, the currently playing file would not highlight correctly and going to the next/previous track (file) may load the wrong one.
  • When drag & dropping files to a specific spot in the playlist editor, the files would appear in reverse order.
  • The file association options dialog page would show incorrect icons if you were using Windows Vista with UAC enabled.
  • Newer version of the Flash ActiveX component are now detected. Previously flash playback would work, but the player would list it as missing.
  • The "Open Directory" function should now work properly with network paths.
  • The ".3G2" extension was missing from the default video extension list.
  • Having the control bar auto-hide when the mouse cursor is moved away didn't work properly on secondary monitors.
  • If the internal screen saver was active in combination with the Guard Dog feature (Adv. Options / System), the Guard Dog would misidentify the player as unresponsive and close it.
  • The internal screen saver would not activate if the secondary monitors were blanked out.
  • The internal screen saver no longer shows or moves the mouse cursor.
  • The internal screen saver did not respect the aspect ratio of images displayed when the Source Relative Stretch (Pixel Aspect Ratio) feature was enabled.
  • With the internal screen saver's streamer function disabled, the transition effects got broken.
  • The internal screen saver would take CPU power even if the streamers were disabled. It now takes a lot less CPU power (only during transitions).
  • The "1950" CommAPI command used for removing items from the playlist did not properly adjust the currently playing item index when an item was removed. In addition, it would not close the currently playing file if it was removed.
  • You can now paste (Ctrl+V) into the Chapter editor's "Go To time" and "Go To Frame" dialogs.



<<Terug naar software beschrijving