Zoom Player 2.90 Final released
Zoom Player was designed to be simple at first glance while being remarkably dynamic and flexible when used to its full potential.
Zoom Player works in two modes. A Media mode which can play any file supported by DirectShow (any file which plays in MediaPlayer) and a DVD mode which uses pre-installed DirectShow DVD filters to play DVD content.
Specific DVD features include:
DVD Front-End navigation using any DirectShow compatible combination of DVD Decoder filters.
Automatic and Manual DVD Graph Construction with many pre-built profiles for easy selection and registration of filters.
DVD Overlay Color control including an easy to use on-screen interface (For cards that support it, tested on Radeon series).
IRE-0 overlay setting (Tested on Radeon series).
Smart DVD bookmark system.
Auto loading of selected bookmarks on Play to bypass previously seen DVD menus.
Auto saving last disc’s position for automatic resume at later times.
Auto saving of disc definition file which includes a per-disc setting for later use (Aspect Ratio Video Position, Overlay Colors).
Ability to assign DVD-Insert notification to Zoom Player or any other program.
Multiple play speeds including manual specification.
DVD Path definition for use with hard disk playback (with supporting filters).
Preferred DVD Menu Language selection.
Preferred DVD Audio Track selection by Language, Number of Channels and Audio Format (AC3/DTS/ETC…).
Preferred DVD Subtitle selection.
Replaceable background image for Stop Mode.
Temporarily disable Auto-Play to prevent programs such as PC-Friendly popping up.
DVD Trailers interface allowing you to play trailers prior to starting the movie.
Automatic Aspect Ratio, Video and Blanking Position depending on the DVD type (Fullscreen, 16:9 Letterbox and 16:9 Anamorphic).
Specific Media features include:
Extensive play list support.
Media Library for easier file navigation using a remote device.
DirectShow Filter Manager for resolving filter conflicts.
Per-File Chaptering system.
File definition system allowing you to save pertinent information about played file which can be recalled the next time the file is opened.
Easy access to popular audio/video interfaces such as DivX/MPEG4 dialogs, DirectVobSub language selection, TFM Audio Filter 10 band Audio Equalizer, etc…
Fast forward support for all Media files (as long as your CPU can keep up).
Manual Graph construction on a Per-Extension basis.
Manual DirectShow filtering system allowing you to force specific filter into the DirectShow FilterGraph.
Folder Images for Audio Files so you can have the Album image appear while listening to the music.
Enhanced Play Back control allowing you to control what actions are taken when playback ends.
MP3 ID3 information visualization. Customizable, including screen position, display order, smart display (only show entered information).
Support for advanced file formats (such as OGG/OGM) including Chaptering, Subtitles and multiple audio and video tracks.
Rewind support in all media formats.
Auto-Play Media CDs on insert.
Hardware Filtered Image Slideshow capability.
System wide features include:
Works with most windows operating systems, including NT4.
Light-Weight and doesn’t take over your system.
Fully dynamically skinned (includes two minimalistic skins for less screen clatter).
Dynamic range of Aspect Ratio settings including non square pixels relative adjustment, manual Fit-To-Rectangle Aspect Ratio, Anamorphic Aspect Ratio and even a Custom user-specified ratio.
Easy control of Video Size and Positioning to reduce image overscan when used in conjunction with a TV-Output device.
10 Manual presets for use with Video Positioning (can also be used with multi-monitor setup for advanced positioning).
10 Manual presets for use with Aspect Rations
10 Manual presets for use with Overlay Color Controls
Fully keyboard mapped feature-set covering every function used by the player (useful for Remote devices).
Programmable keyboard interface which can include chaining of multiple functions to one key.
Advanced mouse controls with per-button function allocation including a wide array of wheel supported features (useful for remote mouse controls).
Dynamic Control Bar for easy navigation while in full screen mode, complete with selectable on-bar features.
3-Mode time skipping programmable navigation speeds for quickly seeking forward/backward within the time-line.
Duel Context Menus with extensive support for both DVD and Media modes.
Extensive command line support.
Blanking support to cover up non-black area of encoded Video (useful for widescreen DVDs or badly encoded media files).
OSD Navigation systems for Files, Blanking, Bookmarks, Chapters and Play Lists (in addition to the editor interfaces).
Smart hiding of the Windows Task Bar.
LCD Communication API supported by popular LCD display drivers.
Girder Control File export for maximum control through a remote device.
Interface for controlling aspects of the PowerDVD and WinDVD DVD filters.
Customizable Context Menu interface.
DirectShow filter registration service.
Scene Cut interface allowing you to dynamically change playback chronology without altering the actual files.
An Interface to easily seek into any position using either HH:MM:SS:MS interface, or by entering a specific frame number.
Ability to override Audio Output to any supported sound device.
Extended VMR Video Output.
Shortcut File Parsing for easy redirect of DVD and Media files.
While some of the settings may seem intimidating, you can rest assured that the on-line help covers each function in detail. Be it Keyboard, Mouse or Remote Control, Zoom Player was designed for you.
Zoom Player is considered 1 of the best multi-media players