Zoom Player was originally conceived to fill a void in Multimedia playback. Prior to Zoom Player, playing media files on the PC was either overly simplistic for the Power User or overly cryptic to the common user. Zoom Player tries to both simplify the playback experience for the common user, while giving the Power Users all the tools and interfaces they may require to manipulate their playback environment to their exact specification.
To that end, Zoom Player employs a slick and simple user interface, combined with easy to access features while at the same time providing advanced control dialogs over every feature imaginable.
Zoom Player was designed from the ground up to load quick, take as little system resources as possible, provide user feedback/direction as appropriate and maintain as much isolation from other applications and system components as not to undermine overall stability.
New "/Browse" command line parameter instructing Zoom Player to open the
specified web address in its internal web browser. This command line works
even if Zoom Player is already running. Example:
New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display) allowing you
to select custom DVD & Media background images.
Added support for the PowerDVD v8 MPEG2 video decoder.
New CommAPI message 1860 allowing you to pass a web address (URL) for
Zoom Player to open.
Dropping items into the playlist now drops the items at the mouse cursor
position in the playlist.
Updated description of video renderers.
When opening the options dialog on a monitor with resolution too low to
display the entire dialog, the dialog will now cover more of the screen
Enabling/Disabling the DVD & Media Background images has moved to "Adv.
Options / Interface / On Screen Display"
The external command to "Enqueue/Play with" Zoom Player has been moved
to a shell extension under Windows 2000/XP/Vista, making it faster and more
The installer automatically sets legacy mode when running under Windows
A few more "divide by zero" bugs should be squashed with EVR.
Playing the next/previous file in the directory, or using similar
functions such as playing the next/previous file of the same type in the
directory didn't work with UNC paths (network paths).
Opening the media information dialog ("I") while fullscreen and then
switching to windowed mode would incorrectly show the dialog.
When Stay On Top was enabled, the seek-to hint window would appear
behind the main user interface window.
Erasing sub-directories in the file browsing navigation interface would
fail under some circumstances.
Setting the control bar to be aligned with the top/bottom of the screen
instead of the video area didn't work properly.