Posted on Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 21:18:47 CEST by LSDsmurf
IMPORTANT! All VMR7/9 settings have changed. If you have previously
selected VMR7/9 as your video renderer, make sure to re-select.
IMPORTANT! Several key Microsoft features that involve the playback of
WMV/WMA files have changed. It is required that you to re-install Windows
Media Player 10. Even if you already have it installed or are not planning
to use it as a player (Windows Media Player contains component that effect
playback of all other players). You need at least version
Zoom Player can now play WMV (Windows Media Video) DRM level 2000 content!
New Advanced Play List Control Interface in Zoom Player Professional. Can
be opened by pressing "J" (Or the "Wand" button on the
Play List Editor). This new interface opens up advanced search and
management controls to the play list. Similar to WinAmp's jump dialog, but
allowing multiple search queries, moving selected items to the top/bottom of
the list, removing selected items from the list, etc...
The Play List Navigator has been enhanced to accept the Navigational
Insert key to toggle selection of the currently highlighted play list entry.
This ties into the above functions to allow you to re-order multiple items
at once. The color used for file selection is selectable under
"Advanced Options / OSD / Navigators".
New Magnetic Hard Docking functions (fnPLMagToggle, fnEQMagToggle) and
Buttons on the Equalizer and Play List Editor. When activated, Zoom Player
will try to make these interfaces always-docked onto the main user interface
and auto-adjusting to remain on screen and retain position as the user
interface is moved and resized.
When either interface is magnetized, the standard snap-docking is disabled
for that interface.
New functions "fnIncPreAmp" (Ctrl+Home) and
"fnDecPreAmp" (Ctrl+End) allowing to Increase/Decrease the PreAmp
The "fnPLItemUp" and "fnPLItemDown" functions which
allow you to move items up and down within the Play List have now been
assigned keyboard macros of "Alt+PgUp" and "Alt+PgDn".
These functions have also been extended to update the Play List Navigator,
so that you can now re-order items within the Play List using a remote.
Zoom Player now includes an integrated key editor allowing you to assign
Zoom Player functions to any key or compatible Multimedia device (such as
Multimedia keyboards and 4-Button Mice).
You can edit the keys separately for either DVD or Media modes through the
Advanced Options Key dialog by pressing the "Edit" button next to
the custom key file selection.
Pressing Edit with no key file specified will allow you to select a new file
in which to save the updated key map.
New Station Navigator allowing you to navigator through Radio Stations.
With the Gracious help of Milenko Mitrovic, The Station Manager can now
fetch the Top-500 SHOUTcast radio stations (Internet connection required)
and let you add them to the Station Manager or play them directly.
New Button on the Station Editor allowing you to play a new station by
appending the station to the play list instead of clearing the play list.
Zoom Player now supports playback of segmented MPEG2 Transport files (as
in multiple files representing one video) as one file using the NVIDIA
MultiSource DirectShow filter (shipping with ForceWare 4.xx).
When the filter is specified as a source filter in Customized Media Playback
(Options / Filter Control / Customized Media Playback), Zoom Player will try
to automatically match additional file segments using the Zoom Player auto
segment matching feature (Options / Values / Other) which can now use
Regular Expressions (see below).
This feature requires Zoom Player Professional.
Zoom Player now supports the PNG image format for Background Images,
Folder images, Skinning Elements and the Internal Image Viewer (which now
can also view Windows BMP files).
New "White Wash" Pattern (Shift+"P"). White Wash is a
mechanism that allows you to wash out the burn-in effect of Plasma
Televisions. Prolonged use of Plasma televisions can sometime burn a signal
onto the screen if left on for too long. Popular examples of this is when
watching a lot of the same TV Channel and having the Station's Logo burned
into the screen.
When enabling white-wash, a white bar will move very slowly across your
screen (one pixel every 10 seconds) which over a few hours should wash away
any of the burn-in effects.
New "Gradients" Pattern (Shift+"P"). Useful for seeing
the color range of your display device.
Zoom Player now supports external Matroska Chapter files
(".mtxchp" extension). The support is optional (Advanced Options /
Settings / Playback) as doing file searches when opening files causes a
slight slowdown (probably not noticeable, but it accumulates).
Zoom Player now supports CUE Chapter files (".cue" extension).
The support is optional (Advanced Options / Settings / Playback) as doing
file searches when opening files causes a slight slowdown (probably not
noticeable, but it accumulates).
Zoom Player now supports internet based playlists. This should help some
MMS streams which are linked to by an ASX file.
You can now specify different file names to be used for different skinning
elements (such as Equalizer, Play List and On Screen Display).
New Enchancement to the Skinning code, allowing you to specify a negative
group value to make sections of the skin only activate if the specified skin
group is disabled.
12 new Dynamic Skinning Variables allowing you to display TAG Information
(ID3/APE/WMV/OGM/etc...) on the skin.
Program Information Category:
Shareware Version: 4.50 Size: 1.95MB Works on: Windows