Use dynamically visible scroll bar
When enabled, thumbnail view will not allocate space for a scroll bar on the right side of the dialog and instead a dynamically visible scroll bar will overlay the thumbnail area when the thumbnail area is dragged or the active thumbnail highlight moves between rows.
Show the Mini-Menu when pressing Enter (otherwise use Shift+Enter to show the Mini-Menu)
Disable this setting to prevent the mini-menu from showing when pressing the enter key and instead play the media immediately. The mini-menu is still accessible by pressing the Shift+Enter keyboard macro.
Show the Mini-Menu when pressing Enter on a Folder (Shift+Enter will still work on a folder)
Disable this setting to automatically open a folder when pressing the Enter key. The mini-menu is still accessible by pressing the Shift+Enter keyboard macro.
Flash active thumbnail on navigation actions
The active thumbnail flashes for a brief moment whenever a large navigation event takes place. This helps bring the eye's attention to the active thumbnail's current position. This setting can disable the active thumbnail from flashing.
Create additional scraping threads when current threads time out while parsing a video
With this setting disabled, Zoom Player creates a fixed number of video file screen grabbing scraping threads, the benefit being that CPU and storage devices will not get overloaded. By enabling this setting, Zoom Player creates additional scraping threads when it detects the existing threads are timing out, enabling faster scraping when partially downloaded or corrupted media files are encountered with a possibility of slower user interface screen updates due to the increased number of scraping threads on lower end PCs.
Maximum number of scraping threads
Specify the number of threads used for scraping operations. If your operating system drive is slow, a value of "1" is recommended.
Thumb rendering threads
Specify the number of threads used for rendering on-screen thumbnails. Based on your PC's RAM bandwidth and CPU cores, additional threads may provide smoother scrolling. Auto mode uses either 2 or 3 threads depending on your PC's hardware.
Current play position on Thumbnail style
Choose how the previous play position appears on a thumbnail. Either as text or a variety of bar sizes in a color of your choice.
Play position bar Position and Color
Customize the position and color of the previous play position bar.
Display play position on Movie folders
Display a previous play position on movie folders when Movie JukeBox mode is enabled for a media library category. The position is based on the content of the folder. If more than one media file exists within a movie's folder, the reported position may not be accurate.
Display unwatched counter on TV Show category folders
When enabled, media library TV Show category folders will show an unwatched episode counter on the corner of each folder. You can customize the size and colors of this indicator.
Display thumbnail season progression bar (play position required)
Display a progress bar for media library TV Show viewing progression. The bar's size is controlled by the play position bar (which must be enabled for this feature to work) and the color is fully customizable.
Display seen icon after viewing (1-100 percent)
When enabled, an "Eye" icon overlays the media's thumbnail when the media position reaches the specified position in the media. This still applies when the entire media has played and playback reset to the start position.
Flash active thumbnail (in seconds, 0 to disable)
Flashes the active thumbnail when no user action was taken for the specified number of seconds.
Media text position
This setting controls the position in which the media's description (file name or media title) appears.
Mini-Menu custom function: Top-Left corner
Customize which function is available through the mini-menu's Top-Left position.
Mini-Menu custom function: Top-Right corner
Customize which function is available through the mini-menu's Top-Right position.
Mini-Menu custom function: Bottom-Left corner
Customize which function is available through the mini-menu's Bottom-Left position.
Mini-Menu custom function: Bottom-Right corner
Customize which function is available through the mini-menu's Bottom-Right position.
Keyboard or Remote Control left Bump action
When pressing left with the active thumbnail already at the far left position, the bumping action brings up a function you can customize with this setting.
Keyboard or Remote Control right Bump action
When pressing right with the active thumbnail already at the far right position, the bumping action brings up a function you can customize with this setting.
Keyboard or Remote Control scroll speed
This setting controls how fast the smooth scrolling works to catch up with the current active thumbnail. You can experiment with the speeds by pressing PgUp/PgDn browsing through a large folder.
Kinetic Touch or Mouse scroll acceleration
The level of acceleration applied to scrolling with [touch screen/tablet] devices or when dragging and dropping using the mouse cursor.
Kinetic Touch or Mouse scroll deceleration
The level of deceleration applied to scrolling with [touch screen/tablet] devices or when dragging and dropping using the mouse cursor.
This setting allows you to force font outlining or drop shadow to enhance text contrast with a slight cost to performance or disable the font effect entirely for a slight bump in performance.
Darken thumbnail background
When enabled, a dark rectangle is drawn behind the thumbnail area.
Darken thumbnail text background
When enabled, a dark rectangle is drawn behind the thumbnail's text area.
Capture Video thumbnails from the following position in the media file
The position in the video's playback duration to grab a thumbnail screenshot, valid values are 0-99%.
Maximum number of memory cached thumbnails (0 = disable memory cache)
It is not recommended to disable the memory cache, it will severely impact performance and increase disk usage. On average, on an 1080p display, a thumbnail's size takes approximately 7KB of RAM.
Memory cached thumbnail encoding
Determines how memory cached thumbnails are stored in RAM. RAW modes are faster to draw thumbnails when re-opening a category page.
Maximum number of disk cached thumbnails
It is recommended using a value that will cover the current size and future expected growth of your media library collection. On average, on an 1080p display, playing 1080p content, a thumbnail's size takes approximately 7KB and the source resolution screenshot adds another 100-200kb of disk space.
Disable automated cache clean-up (clean-up can be slow on an HDD)
The disk cached thumbnails (and scraped meta-data) is cleaned up once a week when closing the player, a process that takes under a second on an SSD drive, but can take upwards of 10 seconds on an HDD drive. This setting control if the cache is cleared automatically. By default, the cache files are stored under "C:\ProgramData\Zoom Player\MediaCache\".
Scrapers folder name blacklist
Do not try scraping folders with matching name masks. Here are the valid name mask characters:
|?||:||Mask digits (e.g. sample? would blacklist "sample0", "sample1", etc). For multiple digits, use multiple "?" characters (e.g. "sample??").|
|*Text||:||Mask any name ending with "Text".|
|Text*||:||Mask any name starting with "Text".|
|*Text*||:||Mask any name containing "Text".|
Scrapers file name blacklist
Do not try scraping files with matching name masks. The masking works using the same values as used folders (see above).