Legend : "*" = New "+" = Change "-" = Fix --- What's new in Zoom Player v15: * Live YouTube stream support using the latest version of the 3DYD YouTube source and LAV Filters. * New YouTube channel listing strategy (not enabled by default) which you can now enable through the Media Library category editor. The new strategy works by listing videos in a channel's "Uploads" playlist. The downside to this strategy is that some videos may not be ordered by Publish date. For this reason, 50 videos are requested instead of the usual 25 and these videos are then sorted by the plugin instead of just listing them as-is. The upside is that you get longer descriptions for the videos. * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio) to control whether the Equalizer and Pre-Amp controls should process DTS/Dolby audio (and their sub-formats such as DTS-HD, Dolby Atmos, E-EAC, etc). By default, these formats are not processed as they are intended for decoding by an external receiver over S/PDIF or BitStreaming. However if you decode these formats on your PC, disabling this setting will allow the Equalizer and Pre-Amp controls to function. * New Setting "Adv. Options / System" (disabled by default) to allow the Command & Control API to remotely control the PC's mouse cursor. * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that lets you specify the number of milliseconds Zoom Player should wait after closing a streaming media before resuming operations. * New setting (Adv. Options / System / Screen Saver & Capture) that controls whether playback should be paused before trying to capture a video frame. Please note that it's possible that some video renderers may not be able to capture a frame if the media is playing. * New setting on the media library YouTube plugin to enable listing live streams. To playback live YouTube streams you must use the IFRAME player or use D3D YouTube Source filter v2 or newer. * New setting on the media library YouTube plugin to use the maximum thumbnail resolution YouTube provides (now disabled by default). In previous versions getting the maximum resolution thumbnail was the default behavior, however there are rare instances where the maximum resolution and extra bandwidth are merited. Additionally, there is a YouTube bug that lists a URL for the maximum resolution thumbnail without the file actually being available, so this change works around this issue. * The media library can now display a format icon for the new AV1, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos audio/video codecs. * The Play History fullscreen navigation interface now lists the last play time (not just the date), the last play position and the full path to the currently highlighted entry. * The Favorite media fullscreen navigation interface now shows the full path to the highlighted entry. * New "Go" button on the station editor to make search practical without access to a keyboard. * New "Close on Play" checkbox on the Advanced Playlist Control dialog to control whether the dialog remains open or closed after playing a new media from the dialog. * New Smart Play profile for the "ADTS" streaming audio wrapper format. * New Smart Play profile for the ".DSF" file format. * New Smart Play profile for the "DSD" (Direct Stream Digital) codec. * Zoom Player Command & Control API has been expanded: 1. New command to open a streaming URL. 2. New command to Get & Set the current playlist sorting order (Ascending/Descending). 3. New command to sort the playlist (by name, size, date, etc). * Zoom Player Command & Control API has been expanded with support for remotely controlling the PC's mouse cursor. For additional security, this capability requires you to enable the new "Allow remote mouse control" setting. * New "/SHOWOSD:[Text]" command line parameter used to show a pop-up OSD on an already running instance of Zoom Player. + Ctrl+"V" now works in the playlist editor's search box. + The GoTo time fullscreen navigation interface has been enhanced to work more intuitively and with less clicking required to reach the desired time. + The Media Library category editor has been restructured to make it easier to use when working with many categories. + Changed how information (text/icons) are aligned on the right side of fullscreen navigation interfaces so the information does not shift around when the selected line is changed. + Tweaked the list based fullscreen navigation interfaces to squeeze out a little more horizontal space. + The Torrents download plugin has been updated to support qBitTorrent API v2, requiring qBitTorrent v4.2 or newer, please upgrade. + You can now drag the meta-data edit window more easily by dragging from anywhere in the windows. + Newly created YouTube media library categories will no longer show a video icon overlay by default (as all content from YouTube is video). + YouTube changed their text encoding scheme which caused Zoom Player to show the encoding of certain characters instead of the actual characters. + Trying to open a navigation interface while in audio mode simply didn't do anything, now Zoom Player will automatically switch to media mode and show the navigation interface. + Trying to seek backward/forward on a live stream with no duration will no longer show an OSD message as if a seek was performed. + TheMovieDB scraper plugin will now scrape movies that do not contain a poster image. + The fullscreen navigation information interface no longer closes automatically when opening a new media file. + When safe mode is enabled, instead of completely hiding the main navigation interface's "System" sub-menu, now only the "Exit Zoom Player" entry is hidden. + The Next/Previous frame functions are now ignored when playing audio-only content (there was no real use for it and it caused weird behavior with some decoders). + Hovering with the mouse cursor over the timeline no longer pops up a "00:00" position hint when playing a live stream with no duration. + To prevent instability, if Zoom Player's options dialog is open, all API/Keyboard processing (for the main window) are now disabled. + Using the "fnTitleToClipboard" function with no media playing will now try to get the title from the currently highlighted playlist entry. + The "Close Navigator when opening a new file" setting now applies to the streaming fullscreen navigation interface. Previously it would always close the interface regardless of the setting. + Opening a streaming URL now closes the fullscreen navigation interface. + Extended the Command & Control API message 1870 to support passing a title along with the URL to stream. + When playing an MP3 with ID3v2 TAGs that contain multiple images, now the first embedded image is displayed instead of the last. + Right clicking a track in the playlist editor will now select the track less than 2 other tracks are currently selected. - Rewrote the entire system that handles the currently selected audio device. Previously, if you were to disconnect an audio device (e.g. a BlueTooth headset), Zoom Player would switch to the default audio device, but when the the audio device was reconnected, Zoom Player would continue to use the default device instead of the previously selected device. Now Zoom Player always tries to use the previously selected device and only temporarily switches to the default device if the selected device is not currently available. - A major bug that was introduced in v13.5 prevented the Equalizer and Pre-Amp controls from functioning when decoding audio using a filter that outputs the WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE" structure (Which LAV Audio Decoder uses for most audio formats it decodes). - Fix for a possible freeze when opening the media library. - The default 16:10 skin was showing a 1px clear line to the right of the movie poster in jukebox mode. - Streaming audio with non-English characters encoded in the stream's meta-data would sometimes display the wrong characters. - Fixed an issue where pressing next track in a playlist containing an executable file would not stop playing the previous media track after executing the playlist entry, which also caused a cosmetic glitch in the playlist editor. - Furiously Clicking the mouse's right button to open the context menu while a track was loading caused multiple context menus to appear on screen and could even lead to a crash in some cases. - Under some rare conditions, Mouse Gesture actions could trigger without the left mouse button being held down. - Unchecking "Limit 'Hot Corners' to fullscreen mode" caused issues trying to move the player windows in Audio Mode. - Pressing DEL to erase the currently playing media will no longer prompt you to delete to recycle bin if the playing media is a URL. - Stopped the two settings that control automatic switching between Audio and Media mode from working while the player is in fullscreen mode: Auto Switch to Audio Mode when a Media File does not contain a Video Stream Auto Switch to Media Mode when a Media File contains a Video Stream - Deleting the active entry in the playlist editor (orange highlight when using the default onyx skin), did not reset the active entry if that track wasn't currently playing. - Using the "fnPLEditMetaData" function (for example using the command line "/func:fnPLEditMetaData" parameter) several times would cause multiple windows to appear. - The internal screen saver no longer activates if a track is currently in the process of loading or if an error dialog is currently visible. - Using the Advanced Playlist Control to move items to the top or bottom while a media was playing messed up the playlist active item display as well as the ID3/TAG on-screen information. - When the media library displayed a movie with no poster in JukeBox mode, the poster area showed random junk. - Trying to switch to Audio or DVD modes while a media was in the process of loading triggered a crash. - Trying to close the Playlist editor while a track was in the process of loading triggered a crash. - Deleting the currently playing file did not remove the file from the current playlist. - Enabling fullscreen navigation's "Safe Mode" broke the functions screen on the "Favorites" navigation interface. - Enabling fullscreen navigation's "Safe Mode" prevented access to the stream selection navigation interface. - It's no longer possible to erase files in safe mode from within the media library mini-menu. - Enabling "Force the navigation list or thumb view display to full width" or "Force the navigation list or thumb view to maximum width" settings would break the visual integrity of the information fullscreen navigation interface (and the Main navigation interface if it was used in list mode). - The Media Library's "Run Application" plug-in did not run applications correctly if some command line parameters were used. - Fixed a freeze when using the MPC Audio Renderer combined with the "Show all filters in Stream Selection sub-menu" setting. - Fixed an issue where certain characters used in a media library's category path could corrupt the category list or prevent the afflicted category from functioning correctly. - Under some condition, the previously played media title would appear in the timeline area and invalid entries were being added to the play history. - Erasing entries from the favorite media list did not actually save the list your drive. Unless a new entry was added (which did save the list), restarting Zoom Player would restore the erased entries. - The sub-folder selection within the media scanner fullscreen navigation interface would draw outside the defined line boundaries. - The media scanner no longer allows you to add folders to plugin based categories (which are not folder based). - The "Refresh" button on the media library category configuration dialog was accidentally left enabled for folder based categories. Clicking it would trigger a "list index out of bounds" error. - Playing a media through the Advanced Playlist Control dialog and then trying to close the dialog before the media finished loading would cause a non-fatal crash. - Removing entries from the playlist editor did not always select the current remaining track. - Rewind, Fast Forward and Slow Motion are now disabled when playing live streams with no duration (these functions were interfering with playback). - Enabling fullscreen navigation's "Safe Mode" broke the functions screen on the "Favorites" navigation interface. - Enabling fullscreen navigation's "Safe Mode" prevented access to the stream selection navigation interface. - The chapter selection pop-up OSD appeared in the wrong screen position. - In the playlist editor, clicking the blank area under the playlist entries would select the last entry without clearing the currently selected entry. - Manually editing a Zoom Player ".CHP" chapter file using an external text editor could have triggered a freeze when trying to load the associated media file. - Changing the internal screen saver's slideshow path did not take affect until the next player restart if the screen saver was previously active (changing the folder didn't clear the cache). - Streaming audio-only YouTube with visualizations would not always enable the ZP DSP Filter, causing synchronization issues between the audio and visualization. - Pressing the next-track button with the next tracks being a series of executable files would execute all files at once instead of just the first executable and pausing. - Trying to close the Install Center during an install could have resulted in a crash. - The "Trash" icon no longer shows up at the bottom of the media library fullscreen navigation mode when Safe Mode is enabled. - Since they were causing playback issues, the Fast Play, Slow Motion, Half Speed Fast-Play, Half Speed Slow Motion and Increase/Decrease Play Rate functions are no longer accessible when playing a live stream with no duration. - Using Shift+Delete to delete the currently selected playlist entries did not work properly if one of the selected entries was the currently playing media. - When Zoom Player was minimized to the taskbar, instructing Zoom Player to switch to fullscreen mode did not work as intended. - Trying to play a URL straight from the windows clipboard will no longer try playing if the clipboard does not actually contain a URL. - Opening the previously open navigation interface did not work when the previous navigation interface was the 'Favorites'. - Going back from the favorites fullscreen navigation interface to the main interface highlighted the playlist icon instead of the favorites icon. - Using the play history fullscreen navigation with safe mode enabled would trigger a crash or cosmetic glitches when trying to access the functions page. - Assigning functions that auto-execute when a secondary screen is attached or detached did not execute under some conditions. - Some functions called from command line using the "/func" or "/exfunc" parameters could have run before Zoom Player finished loading, triggering unexpected behavior. - You can no longer try to erase the "refresh" and "more" (plus) entries in the media library. - The "Scrapers file name blacklist:" label disappeared under "Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View". - TheMovieDB scraper plugin can now display information on multiple directors of one movie instead of just the first director. - In very rare cases where a corrupt media file was played and the "Continue to the next Playlist item when an invalid file is played" setting was enabled, if the next entry in the playlist was an executable, the user interface would think the previous item was still playing, leaving the player window in a sort of in-between state that didn't show some text. - The delete icon was visible in the download manager fullscreen navigation while safe mode was enabled. - The playlist editor's right-click menu's "Add Streaming URL" feature caused a visual glitch where the highlighted playlist entry was not the one actually playing. - Pressing the Enter key on the playlist editor right after running the player would play the first track instead of the last played track. - Under some rare conditions, the play history dialog could show duplicate entries of the same media. - When playing certain live feeds, right-clicking the timeline could wrongfully show a "Seeking 0 seconds" OSD. - Hovering with the mouse cursor over the timeline will no longer show the timeline position or a preview image if the playing media has no duration (e.g. when viewing a jpeg image). - Some UTF8 encoded ".txt" files did not display anything when viewed. - Loading ".wpl" playlists that contain URLs did not load the URL entries correctly. - Using the Advanced Playlist Control's "Move to Bottom" function caused issues if the currently playing media was moved.