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--- What's new in Zoom Player v13:

 New :

  * New media library plug-in system allowing 3rd party developers
    to create media library categories based on content information
    provided by the plugin.
  * To demonstrate the capabilities of the new media library plug-in
    system, an open-source project has been created to implement a
    'YouTube channel' media library category plugin. 
    After specifying a YouTube channel's URL, the plugin automatically
    downloads the channel's category image, retrieves the channel's
    name and sets up the default category settings and layout best
    suited to display a YouTube channel.

    The new plug-in is accessible on the Media Library category
    editor (Shift+"M") as an entry on a new drop-down list next to the
    "Create Category" button.

    The code for the 'YouTube channel' media library category plug-in can
    be found on GitHub:

  * New subtitle download plug-in system allowing 3rd party developers
    to create plug-ins that download subtitles for your media library

  * To demonstrate the capabilities of the new subtitle download plug-in
    system, an open-source project has been created to implement an
    'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plug-in.
    The new plug-in is accessible on the newly re-designed Advanced
    Options dialog's "Subtitle"  page (Playback / Video / Subtitles).

    OpenSubtitles.org limits anonymous downloads by IP, use
    the configuration dialog to specify a user name and password to
    bypass any anonymous login limits (registration is free and
    passwords are saved as MD5 hashes not as clear text).

    The code for the 'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plug-in can
    be found on GitHub:

  * New YouTube IFRAME (web based) player support, providing official YouTube
    playback.  All YouTube URLs automatically use the new IFRAME player interface.
    You can disable the IFRAME player support in the options to force Zoom Player
    to use DirectShow for playback (Adv. Options / Playback > Use YouTube IFRAME
    video player to play YouTube content).

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / 
    Customization) that switches the media library's thumbnail view
    category list aspect ratio between Album Art (1:1) or Widescreen (16:9).

  * New smart play profile for media files encoded with the DNxHD codec.

  * New "Please Wait" window that pops when there are operations that
    are taking a long time (like fetching a YouTube channel's video list).

  * The play history now saves media titles, making play history clearer,
    especially with network streams and media library plugins.   

 Changes :	
  + Pressing the "Open Media Library" button on the media library
    category editor now opens the media library with the current
    edited category selected.

  + The play history dialog will now display the recently played items
    first in the list.

  + The play history dialog should now open significantly faster
    (nearly instantly), especially with a play history database of
    over 10,000 entries.

  + The time display on thumbnails used to show videos with a duration
    of under 10 minutes as "09:30", this have now changed to show "9:30",
    saving a bit more of the thumbnail area.

  + When opening the media library, the last played position for the
    currently playing media is now updated straight away (previously
    it would update when the playing media was closed).

  + The Open URL function now tries to identify a URL in the windows
    clipboard.  If a valid URL is detected, it automatically filled
    into the open url dialog, otherwise the last opened URL is shown
    by default.
 Fixes :

  - Fixed a very rare case where opening a media file could trigger
    a freeze if the background thread that grabs the media's duration
    was active.

  - Play history should now restore position for URL streams.

  - Fixed an issue where playing a SHOUTcast/ICEcast streaming station
    and then restarting Zoom Player would not allow you to resume playing
    the previous station from the playlist.

  - The media library's category list would use the wrong aspect ratio
    thumbnail in some cases where the active category was password

  - Fixed an issue where the media library's path would not show
    any text at all.

  - Accessing the media library's category screen could at times
    trigger an unnecessary reload of the category's content.

  - Open the equalizer without ever opening the playlist editor could
    trigger a weird state where the equalizer always initially show
    up docked under the main window.

  - Using the backspace key after using the media library's movie
    jukebox mode's file view now returns to jukebox movie view instead
    of thumbnail view.

  - Adding media entries to the playlist using the media library's
    function menu did not add the media's title (only the file name/URL).

  - The playlist editor's "Add streaming URL" button did not use the
    newer open URL dialog.

  - Opening the fullscreen chapter/bookmark navigation interface
    did not pause playback when the setting to do so was enabled.

  - Ejecting a drive/device while playing a stream would cause the
    stream playback to stop.

  - When the media library is opened and the previously opened folder
    no longer exists, the media library will try to go up the folder
    tree to the first parent folder that exists.

  - Fixed an issue when OSD messages would not appear if the
    "Use Exclusive Fullscreen with VMR9 Renderless mode (use with care)"
    setting was enabled in some cases.

    This same bug caused screen-refresh issues with some of the fullscreen
    navigation pages under some conditions.


  * The Complete Change list history can be found on-line at:

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