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INTRODUCTION
Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable Media Player application for the Windows PC platform. Based on our highly-touted Smart Play technology, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance.


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Behind Zoom Player's classic media player look, hides a powerful Media Center application designed with a simple 5-Key (up/down/left/right/select) fullscreen navigation interface. The 5-Key system provides simple navigation with advanced interfaces. Interface such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist, Color Control, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History and many more. Zoom Player's media center simplicity makes it ideal for users with no previous computer experience.

With Zoom Player, you can instantly Convert any PC into a Home Entertainment Center (HTPC) with no specialized hardware requirement or operating system. Zoom Player runs with every version of Windows.

Utilizing Zoom Player's modular design and flexibility, you can easily design a safe viewing environment, limiting or extending functionality, making it ideal for both newbies and professionals.

Zoom Player is fully scalable, supporting the latest media formats and interfaces. New features are incorporated constantly with release schedules and feature integration clearly announced on our support Forum, Twitter and Facebook pages.

INSTALL CENTER
Zoom Player's Install Center quickly scans your system for missing or outdated media components and automatically present you with an installation list of recommended updates, keeping your system up to date with the latest technology.

SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMATS
DVD, BluRay (Decrypted Main Movie playback), Matroska (MKV), MPEG2 Transport (TS/TP/TSP/TRP/M2T/M2TS/MTS/PVA/TOD), H.264 & AVCHD (MPEG4 AVC), WebM, XVID, DIVX, AVI, Flash Video (FLV), Windows Media (WMV/ASF), QuickTime (MOV/HDMOV), Ogg Movie (OGM), Theora (OGV), Real Media (RM/RMVB), VideoCD (VCD), Super VideoCD (SVCD), MPEG (MPG), MPEG2 Program (M2V/VOB/MOD), MPEG4 (SP/ASP), MPEG4 ISO (MP4), Media Center DVR (DVR-MS), CamCorder (MOD/TOD), Digital Video (DV), VP3, VP6, VP7, Motion JPEG (MJPEG), Flash (SWF), Cellphone 3GPP (3GP/3G2), FLIC (FLI/FLC) and more . . .

SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3, Free Lossless Audio CODEC (FLAC), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Windows Media (WMA), OGG Vorbis (OGG), OPUS (OPUS), CD-Audio (CDA), Dolby Digital (AC3), Digital Theatre Surround (DTS), Matroska (MKA), Wave Audio (WAV), SHOUTcast (Streaming), Cell Phone (AMR), Monkey Audio (APE), Real Media (RA), MusePack (MPC), OptimFROG (OFR), Shorten (SHN), True Audio (TTA), WavPack (WV), Apple Lossless Audio Coding (ALAC), LPCM, MIDI, AIFF, MO3, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, UMX and more . . .

SUPPORTED INTERACTIVE FORMATS
DVD, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Flash (SWF).

SUPPORTED IMAGE FORMATS
Supported Image Formats:
JPEG (JPG), PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO, WMF, EMF, JFIF, RLE, WIN, VST, VDA, TGA, ICB, TIFF, FAX, EPS, PCX, PCC, SCR, RPF, RLA, SGI, BW, PSD, PDD, PPM, PGM, PBM, CEL, PIC, PCD, CUT, PSP, PN and more . . .

ZOOM PLAYER VERSIONS
There are multiple versions of Zoom Player available for download, this table outlines the feature-set of each version.

FREEPROMAXSTEAMFeature Description
---×Use XBOX 360 and compatible controllers as remote control with custom, user-assigned functionality.
--××Early and frequent access to pre-release builds.
--××Blu-Ray Decrypted Main-Movie Playback (with subtitles).
--××Thumbnail preview when hovering with the mouse cursor over the timeline.
--××Customizable Mouse Gestures.
--××Display chapters/bookmarks position directly on the timeline.
--××Media Scheduler with remote TCP/IP network based programming support.
--××Automatically restore the previously active subtitle track on replay.
--××Automatically restore the previously active audio track on replay.
--××Remotely create and manage playlists without affecting current playback.
--××Create Mobile-Phone RingTones from playing media.
--××GuardDog (Auto-Restart if the player locks up).
--××Scene-Cut Interface (Dynamic, Virtual Audio/Video editing).
--××Video Wall (Span Videos across multiple monitors using the EVR Renderer).
--××Non-Linear 16:9/4:3 video scaling using EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer).
--××Support for Local Configuration file (easily run different configurations/instances on the same PC).
--××Video Orbiting (Prevents screen-burns).
--××Auto-Execute external programs Running/Closing the player.
--××Extended Command Lines "/x", "/y", "/w", "/h", "/nCols", "/nRows", "/Col", "/Row".
--××Extended Command Lines "/browse", "/func", "/exfunc", "/config", "/multinst", "/seek".
--××Extended Command Lines "/datapath", "/winname", "/connecttcp", "/sharepath".
--××HTML Interactivity.
--××Flash Interactivity.
--××QuickTime Interactivity.
--××Copy current play position to the clipboard.
-×××Advanced Smart Play controls (Create your own Smart Play profiles, select & configure filters, etc).
-×××Media Center navigation Safe Mode (hide dangerous functions from inexperienced users).
-×××Real-Time manual audio re-synchronization with optional initial synchronization value.
-×××Communication & Control API (TCP/IP, WinAPI's SendMessage or COM), supported by many 3rd party applications.
-×××Windows Media (WMV/WMA) DRM Support.
-×××Playlist Power Manager (enhanced search/playlist manipulation).
-×××Control Zoom Player through a Web Interface (web remote).
-×××Audio Visualizations (Sonique, Windows Media Player plugin support).
-×××Password protected options dialog, preventing other people using the computer from modifying your configuration.
-×××Blank Secondary Monitors (when switching to fullscreen or by calling a function).
-×××Automatic Audio and Subtitle media file stream selection.
-×××Automatically restore volume level on replay with video files.
-×××Automatically restore volume level on replay with audio files.
-×××Lock the On Screen Display to a region of the screen.
-×××Auto-Execute external programs when a PAL/NTSC DVD disc is detected (prior to playing) and when the DVD playback is stopped.
-×××Map network paths into the File Browsing Media Center navigation interface.
-×××DVD Password Protected Parental Control.
-×××DVD Trailers interface allowing you to play trailers prior to starting the movie.
-×××Automatic Aspect Ratio, Video Size and Blanking depending on the DVD type (Fullscreen, Letterbox or Anamorphic).
-×××Reload & Replay media files as they are being saved.
-×××Closed Captions Support in Media Files.
-×××Pattern Calibration System with White Wash Anti Burn-in mode.
-×××Enhanced Screen Saver controls (Computer generated backgrounds, image slideshows and power saving modes).
-×××Integrated eMule/uTorrent File Tracker (shows download progress within the Fullscreen Media Center navigation interfaces).
-×××Extended Command Lines "/lockfs", "/tcp".
-×××Create Contact Sheet (Image indexes).
××××No bloat, intuitive interface with a user-friendly design.
××××Install Center application, capable of detecting and securely installing up-to-date decoders, missing system components and language packs to improve stability and versatility.
××××Support for legacy and cutting-edge Video Rendering technologies (Overlay, VMR7, VMR9, EVR, Haali, MadVR and Custom).
××××Windows 7 Integration (Task-Bar position coloring, customizable right-click functions, etc).
××××Windows 7 or newer support controls on the preview thumbnail (Mute, Play/Pause, Next/Previous Track).
××××Media Center navigation interfaces with easy to use (Up/Down/Left/Right/Select) controls.
××××10-Band Equalizer with Digital PreAmp and Presets.
××××DVD Playback from Disc, Hard Drive or network connection.
××××Remember/Resume from last media position.
××××Quickly jump between multiple saved positions using media Chapters (or DVD Bookmarks).
××××Go-To Interface to quickly and accurately seek into any position within a media file.
××××Play History (Date, restory previous position and more).
××××Share play history on a network path to resume playback from different machines.
××××Automatically Extract & Play Archived (zip/rar/7z/etc) content.
××××Video Post-Processing (DeInterlacing, Sharpening, etc).
××××Play incomplete AVI files.
××××Play files locked by third party programs.
××××Powerful, category based Media Library interface.
××××Automatically play multi-part media files.
××××AB-Repeat (Repeat a section of the playing media in a loop).
××××Choose from Multiple DVD Audio & Video decoders for improved compatibility and reliability.
××××Smart DVD Bookmarking tool, including auto-loading bookmarks.
××××Auto-Remember DVD position per-disc (each DVD's position saved separately).
××××Multiple DVD play speeds with adjustable speed values.
××××Preferred DVD language selection (Audio, Video, Subtitle and DVD Menus).
××××Auto-Save definition file per-disc (remember Aspect Ratio Video Position, Color Values, etc).
××××External DVD Subtitle Support (Use subtitles from an external file).
××××Temporarily disable Auto-Play to prevent other programs from popping up when a DVD disc is inserted.
××××DVD, Media, Audio and Media Center navigation skins.
××××Advanced media format support (multiple language tracks, subtitles and chaptering in AVI, OGM, MKV and more).
××××High resolution subtitle rendering on low resolution video using xySubFilter and MadVR.
××××Integration with Windows VISTA's Media Library folders (auto-mapped to Zoom Player's media library).
××××Start player window locked to Fullscreen mode (Hide the fact that your computer is your media center back-end).
××××DXVA (hardware assisted) decoding with H.264 and VC1 video formats.
××××High Quality Icon library containing extension-specific system icons (used when the Player is associated with a file format).
××××Mouse Gestures.
××××Mouse Wheel Tilt (left/right) support with user selected functions (Windows VISTA or newer).
××××Automatically load and display embedded/external background images when playing audio files (APE/FLAC/ID3/etc).
××××Fullscreen Virtual Keyboard (used for renaming files from the fullscreen interfaces and elsewhere where appropriate).
××××Extensive Playlist support ZPL/B4S/M3U/WPL (including native Unicode and UTF8 file names).
××××Smart Play support (Faster loading files, no decoder conflicts and smoother playback on less powerful computers).
××××Microsoft 'MMS' Audio/Video Streaming.
××××SHOUTcast Radio streaming
××××Definition system which saves and restores information on the playing media (Aspect Ratio/Color Values/etc).
××××Easy access to popular filter interfaces such as XVID/H.264 dialogs, DirectVobSub language selection, etc.
××××Fast Play support for most media formats (as long as your CPU can handle the extra load).
××××Fast Forward and Rewind support with all media formats.
××××User-Specified accelerated list scrolling speed (for large playlists and other content).
××××Quick 'starting with' or 'containing' keyboard searches of large lists.
××××Enhanced 'On Playlist Complete' setting, allowing control over what actions are taken when playback ends.
××××Auto-Aspect ratio compensation for badly encoded 16:9 (widescreen) and 4:3 (fullscreen) content
××××Manual-Aspect ratio adjustment
××××ID3, APE, FLAC and WMA Tag information visualization.
××××4 Level Zoom-In Toggle (16.6%, 13.3%, 50%, 100%).
××××Windows Media Format 9 High Resolution Multi-Channel Audio Rendering.
××××Auto-Play Media CD/USB/External drives.
××××Bicubic, smooth scaled image slideshows.
××××Easily associate any file format, including an icon navigation interface that allows you to easily decide which icon is used.
××××Play random trailers before or after your Movies.
××××Multilingual (Translated into multiple languages) with Unicode 16bit Character support.
××××Basic and Advanced options dialog, making Zoom Player easy for new users while giving ultimate flexibility to power users.
××××Mute audio while seeking.
××××Automatic Skin-Mode Switching depending on type of content played (DVD/Media/Audio).
××××Dynamic skinning engine with full support for color-tinting.
××××Powerful Aspect Ratio controls, including support for non square pixels (Pixel Aspect Ratio), manual Fit-To-Specified-Area Aspect Ratio, Anamorphic Aspect Ratio and even a Custom user-specified ratio.
××××Easy control of Video Size and Positioning while in fullscreen, allowing you to position the video anywhere and at any size on screen.
××××Fully keyboard mapped features and dialogs, covering every function used by the player (useful with Remote Control, keyboard devices and HTPC systems).
××××Programmable keyboard editor, including support for chaining multiple functions to one key and Global Hot-Keys (keys that work even when the player is not focused).
××××Advanced mouse controls with customizable functions, including a wide array of mouse-wheel supported features (extremely useful with HTPC systems).
××××Custom Video Position, Aspect Ratios, Color Control and Image Blanking presets.
××××Dynamic Control Bar, providing easy navigation while in full screen mode, complete with user-selected on-bar functions.
××××Detachable Control Bar, allowing you to easily control player functionality from a secondary monitor.
××××4xSpeed seeking (short/medium/long/very long) with customizable speeds for quickly seeking forward/backward within the playing media.
××××Extensive command line support.
××××Override the system-default Audio Output device and assign output to any other audio device on the system.
××××User specified registry location, supporting multiple running copies of the player using different configuration profiles.
××××Web URL Navigation system, allowing you to associate DVD and Media files with a URL or local information file.
××××Fully Multi-Monitor compliant with powerful multi-monitor features.
××××Multiple Skin-Modes within a single skin (default/small/minmalistic/frame-only/etc).
××××Docking user interface elements to Window Borders and Advanced Magnetic Docking capabilities.
××××Translucent user interface (Requires Windows Vista or newer with the Aero interface enabled).
××××DVB Support using DCoder's DC-DVB filter, including tuning and time shifting.
××××Change screen resolution when going into fullscreen and restore when leaving fullscreen.
××××Screenshot support in JPG, PNG and BMP formats.
××××LIRC Remote Control support.
××××Shortcut File Parsing for easy redirection of DVD and Media content from a centralized location.
××××Multiple Customizable Context Menus with extensive support for both DVD and Media modes.
××××Blanking feature used to cover up non-black area of encoded Video (useful when playing widescreen DVDs or badly encoded media files).
××××Girder Command file export for maximum control through a remote device and System Automation.
××××Full support for GraphEdit ".GRF" files.
××××Backward and Forward compatible with most versions of windows (including Windows Vista and Windows 7).


UPGRADES
Zoom Player is upgrade friendly, you can install new versions over previous installations without stability issues. If you would like to reset Zoom Player's settings to their default value, run "Default Settings" in the Zoom Player Programs folder.