Posted on Wednesday, May 10 2006 @ 12:05:40 CEST by LSDsmurf
Smart Media Mode (previously Customized Media Mode) has been vastly
simplified. In the simple mode, only the available profiles and the
currently used filters are visible. If the currently used filter matches a
profile (which it most always will), the profile will be highlighted.
The Auto-Get Duration for media files has been rewritten to get the
duration in the background (working only on unused CPU cycles), allowing you
to load massive play lists without having to wait.
New "ZPS" Skin Installation System. Simply opening any
"ZPS" file (file with a .zps extension) will run Zoom Player and
prompt you to install the skin.
New Functions allowing you to play the Next and Previous files in the same
directory as the currently playing file with a matching file extension.
These functions are now assigned to the "PgUp" and
"PgDn" navigational keys when navigator interfaces are not
New Function (Shift+"L") allowing you to show/hide the all
Control Bar buttons (without the need to select/remove which buttons are
visible). This function has also replaced the Hide/Show All Control Bar
buttons on the Control Bar Context-Menu. You will now be presented with a
"Hide All Button" toggle (with a checkbox indicating ON/OFF
New Function "fnDeleteCurrent", Assigned by default to the
Delete key (when the navigational interfaces are not in use), allowing you
to erase the currently playing file (with confirmation).
New Function (Advanced Options / OSD / OSD Area), allowing you to force
all OSD Displays (Navigators, OSD Actions, Control Bar, etc...) to display
relative to a specific position on screen (while in fullscreen). When
enabled, it allows you to Zoom/Move the video without it having an effect on
the positioning of the On Screen Display elements.
New Setting (Skin Selector / Save Position). When enabled, each skin's
position (window position and size) will be remembered on an individual
New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Aspect Ratio) allowing you
specify which monitor you want Source Relative Stretch (Pixel Aspect Ratio)
to apply to.
New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Interface) allowing you to blank
(black-out) all secondary monitors (any monitor not currently playing
New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Interface) allowing you to enable
the Internal Screen Saver for Audio-Only files (so that the Internal Screen
Saver would kick-in even if the file is playing).
New Setting (Advanced Options / Filter Control / Windows Media) allowing
you to use the "WMAPro over S/PDIF" DMO filter to output Windows
Media Audio through the S/PDIF port. This setting requires that you use an
external Receiver with Windows Media Audio capabilities.
The GoTo dialog now allows you to input a time to seek to using an
HH:MM:SS.ms structure. The input is pretty flexible, allowing variants such
as H:M:S, M:S, S.ms, etc...
Pressing Ctrl+"V" on the GoTo dialog pastes the clipboard value
into the "H:M:S.ms" Time field.
New Setting on the GoTo dialog allowing you to keep the dialog open even
after seeking to a new location. (Useful for FanSub Editors)
The current time in MS is now visible on the GoTo dialog.
New "Remove Non-Exisiting Entries" button on the Play History
interface, allowing you to remove old entries where the file no longer
exists on the system.
New "FolderImage" Skin-Script function allowing you to draw the
folder image anywhere within the main user interface.
The "VolumeExData", "BalanceExData" and
"RateExData" Skin-Script functions can now use a Target parameter
allowing you to place a Volume, Balance and Rate Control interfaces on the
Play List Editor, Equalizer and Control Bar.
SHOUTcasted audio information (Title, Author, URL, Copyright, Description)
can now be accessed by the following Skin-Script tags: <trackname>,
<artistname>, <urllink>, <copyright>, <comment>.
New "<Volume>" Skin-Script tag, allowing you to display
the current Audio Volume level percentage (0-100).
New "<FileIndex>" Skin-Script tag, allowing you to display
the currently playing file's index number.
New "cBarTLMinWidth" Skin-Script constant allowing you to
specify the minimum width of the Control Bar's TimeLine (default 64 pixels).
The Skin Selection dialog now has an "Uninstall" button.
New "RN" tag for the Zoom Player Play List file format
(".zpl") instructing Zoom Player to randomize the play list once
New Communication API Messages "2610, 2611, 2620, 2621, 2630, 2631,
2640, 2641" allowing you to query the current video display area
located within fullscreen mode and to set a new location/size.
New Communication API Messages "2700, 2701" allowing you to get
and set the current Play Rate (Media Mode Fast Play/Slow Motion and DVD Mode
Fast Forward/Slow Motion/Rewind rates).
New Communication API Message "5130" allowing you to execute
navigational control functions.
New Communication API Message "1450" allowing you to request the
Unique DVD Identifier information.
New DVD "Additional Filter", the "Trombettworks Channel
The Nero DVD Navigator is now a DVD Navigator option.
New Smart Media profiles for several uncommon AVI/MOV codecs.
New Smart Media profiles for WavPack Audio.
The WMV DRM license aquisition code has been improved and you should no
longer be required to use Windows Media Player to aquire licenses.
When running a new version for the first time, you will now be prompted
only for important missing decoders. The full list can still be found in the
The missing decoders list in the Advanced Options dialog has been split
into a list of Imporant decoders and All decoders in order to emphasize that
not all decoders listed are required for general day to day media playback.
The Simple Options dialog will only show the Important decoders.
The Media Library interface should work faster on networked drives and
uses less drive access.
Switching display resolution while in fullscreen should now react better
with the main window covering the full display in the new resolution. And if
the display area covered the entire monitor, the display area is now
modified to cover the new resolution.
Pressing Stop while already stopped (in media mode) will now return the
playback position to its previous position.
The Default Play List skin has been tweaked a bit for usability and
The File and Media Library Navigators will now dynamically update their
content when a removable media is inserted/removed.
The Blanking Navigator will now allow you to Ebable/Disable Blanking.
The Control Bar will now have a minimum width of 64 pixels for the
timeline and whatever space the active Control Bar buttons take.
The Mouse Cursor over the Volume, Rate Control, Balance and Equazlier bars
will now use the "Hand Point" mouse cursor.
The Fast Play/Slow Motion rates have changes slightly.
Showing the Control Bar now hides the navigator interfaces.
Better streaming support.
Customized Media Playback has been renamed to "Smart Media
Updated Smart Media profiles to account for Elecard v4's change of filter
The "Mouse Wheel" section of the Options Dialog has been renamed
to "Mouse" and the "Mouse Toggles" section has moved
The Skinning Constants "<filename>",
"<filetitle>" and "<filebase>" in DVD Mode
will now display the DVD Title instead of the file name (which when playing
DVDs always points to "VIDEO_TS.IFO". This is simply more
Pressing Enter in the GoTo dialog without any fields filled will now seek
to the current position (useful for Subbing).
The Information Dialog (Press "I") now shows an approximate
bitrate as calculated using size of the file being played when DirectShow
doesn't return a valid bitrate.
The Sort by Date feature now sorts new files first.
"Play List Editor display moves to follow currently playing
track" setting now centers the currently playing track within the list
(instead of having it appear at the top of the list).
The Smart Media Mode Source Filter selection now allows you to add DMO
filters as post processors.
The Scene-Cut and GoTo interfaces now require the use of Zoom Player
Audio Renderers containing "00" in their device name (such as
the "SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [A400]") could have disabled audio under
Flash files should now play in the proper aspect ratio on display devices
that do not use square pixels.
Possible fix for VMR9 Renderless Exclusive fullscreen mode where icons may
Zoom Player can now use/display BMP files created with Photoshop. (Recent
versions of PhotoShop create improperly formatted BMP files).
Zoom Player user interface elements will now snap to the Visible Work Area
(Task Bar rather than the Monitor border).
When Zoom Player was set to save its configuration file locally, or when
using an alternative window name, Zoom Player would not load files from
external programs if it was already open.
Auto-Disable DVD Subtitles and Preferred DVD Subtitles are now mutually
exclusive (with warning message).
When Detached, The Control Bar can now be resized from the right as well
as the left sides of the interface.
Better handling of filters that change the duration of the currently
playing media in real-time (such as TSFileSource).
You should now be able to erase the currently playing file from within the
Media Library Navigator.
Mid-Stream aspect ratio changes should now work better (was not working
well when switching DVB TV-Channels).
Switching to Audio Mode from DVD Mode and then back to DVD Mode would load
the Media Mode skin instead of the DVD Mode skin.
A few stability tweaks to the skin parsing engine (better handling of
badly written skin-script).
The setting to prevent Zoom Player from using Smart Media Playback by the
extension of the file being played was not working properly.
Fixed a possible stability issues with Smart Media Playback and
A System-Sound would play when trying to exit Zoom Player using the TCP
The Definition File "SetAudioSync" setting wasn't being applied
when playing DVDs.
Using the "/F" or "/Z" parameters while Zoom Player is
already fullscreen on a secondary monitor could cause the display to move to
the primary monitor.
The Change Resolution on Fullscreen feature may not have properly covered
the video area.
The Search area background color on the Play List Editor was not being set
properly for the default skin.
When ejecting DVDs as they are playing, Zoom Player may have tried to
automatically replay them causing a DVD Not Found error to pop.
The Navigator Background skin code definition would only accept the image
if it existed in the root skin directory.
The Navigator Background skin code definition was ignored if no icon file
Automatic Save/Restore of the last position for ".dvr-ms" and
".ts" files was not working correctly.
Scene-Cut would malfunction under certain conditions (especially when
trying to use it in combination with ".dvr-ms" files).
The Play List Editor Window sizes would glitch if closing Zoom Player
while the Play List Editor was maximized.
When Zoom Player was set to disable the Windows Screen Saver in fullscreen
mode, it could under some conditions cause hardware powerdown not to
activate after Zoom Player was closed.
When scrolling on the Play History or the Key Editor, the screen will now
update while scrolling.
Audio files will now be listed in the Play History even if the setting not
to remember the last position for audio files is enabled.
Removing the currently playing file from the play list would not clear the
file name from the Task Bar or Tray Icon.
The "<track>" Skin Script value wasn't being cleared when
a file was closed.
Sorting the play list could lead to the currently playing item highlight
on the play list editor to show the wrong file.
Moving items in the Play List up/down could fail on unicode files.
The Gradient skin commands were not being effected by the skin tint.
Several Option dialog tabs may have not translated properly when a unicode
translation was used.
Using a forced duration value in a Zoom Player Play List file would carry
over the duration to the next file in the play list if it did not have a
The Pop-Up OSD Action message would not show Unicode characters properly
under some conditions.
Pressing Enter in the Station Navigator when the navigator contained no
entires would have caused a crash.
Closing the Player when the screen saver is active on a secondary monitor
caused Zoom Player to crash and not close properly.
Opening a URL from the command line would have caused it to open using
uppercase, which some servers would not accept as a correct location for the
Communication API Message 2500 would only transmit if a specific play on
insert setting was enabled. It will now always transmit if a new disc/drive
Some cosmetic glitches when using XP Themes.
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