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"+"  = Change
 "-"  = Fix

 
 
--- What's new in Zoom Player v14:


 New :

  * New Download & Tracking plugin API has been developed.
    The API specifies which file extensions or url sub-string matches to
    pass to the Download & Tracking API instead of trying to play.

    This information is specified under:
    Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions : Download
    
    The API can be used create a plugin that integrate with 3rd party
    download software or directly download the content itself.
  
    The tracking portion of the API shows the currently download state
    and whether there's a good chance the download is currently playbable.
    This information is displayed in the media library, file browsing and
    download tracking fullscreen navigation interfaces.
  
  * New Torrent download plugin.
    The torrent download plugin uses the Download & Tracking API to
    pass torrent URLs and magnetic links directly to the open-source
    qBitTorrent project:
    https://www.qbittorrent.org/
    
    Once a torrent is added to qBitTorrent, you can track the download
    state of each file in the torrent using the download tracking fullscreen
    navigation interface

  * New Playlist media library source plugin that lets you assign
    any playlist as a media library category.

  * New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that controls
    whether Zoom Player switches to the next/previous track when using
    next/previous chapter function on a media that does not contain chapters.
    This setting is enabled by default.

  * New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) that can
    force playback to delay for a specified number of milliseconds after
    finishing to play a track with audio visualizations.

  * New "Scrape using media derived title (instead of file name)"
    media library category setting used to scrape online for content
    based on the media's title (instead of the file name).

  * New "Do not display the media's position/duration on top of thumbnails"
    media library category setting to prevent the current play position and
    the media's duration from appearing on top of thumbnails.
    
  * New "Do not display a media format (audio/video/picture) icon on top of
    thumbnails" media library category setting to prevent the drawing of a
    media format indicator icon from appearing on top of thumbnails.


    
 Changes :	
 
  + The media library 'RSS Feed' plugin now caps the maximum cached entries
    to 2000 and the description length to 3500 characters.  Otherwise, over
    time the RSS plugin data would become too large and would stop displaying.


	
 Fixes :

  - Zoom Player didn't look for subtitles in the XySubFilter's
    paths definition, causing subtitles not to load when they
    were not in the same folder as the video.

  - The Zoom Player Install Center and Zoom Player itself were out of
    synch, triggering a new components update notification to appear
    within 2 weeks after runing the Instal Center.

  - When enabling the "Seek to key-frames when using LAV Video decoder
    (faster, less accurate seeking)" setting, some file handles were not
    properly closed, preventing the playing media from being erased
    until Zoom Player was closed.

  - The key-mapping editor's search feature did not work.

  - Fixed a freeze triggered by the media library's 'RSS Feed' plugin on
    certain RSS feeds that used an ascii #13 as a line break.

  - When playing a SHOUTcast stream, the playlist editor cleared the
    selected entry every second.

  - Smart Play's "Configure File Source" dialog did not set a default
    value for the "Use with" field when a non-english language pack was
    used.

  - The Windows Picture Library and Music Library (system folders) may not
    have displayed with the correct thumbnail layout in the media library.

  - Double-clicking a station list entry to begin playback while the
    media library was opened could trigger a playback of whatever was
    highlighted in the media library instead of the station list entry.

  - In some cases, when using the "Media Close Delay" feature, the delay
    would be twice as long as the specified value.

  - Debug logs related to kinetic scrolling were being saved by the
    non-debug version.


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  * The Complete Change list history can be found on-line at:
    https://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew_archive.shtml