Zoom Player is a robust media and DVD front-end player. It was designed to be simple at first glance while being remarkably dynamic and flexible when used to its full potential. It 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. It supersedes media player in all it's functions and provides several important functions that media player lacks. It provides special zooming functions to improve TV-output quality by eliminating overscan.
- On some PCs the functions associated with attaching/detaching a secondary screen were causing Zoom Player to freeze
- The functions associated with docking/undocking the display on 2 in 1 laptop/tablet hybrids were not being executed
- The purchase date on the options dialog 'About' page did not show the correct date
Reviewing 10.5 Beta 2 (Jul 11, 2015)
I use Zoom on my Surface Pro 3 to play videos from my main desktop PC. I like it for its simplicity and its touch interface. I don't know about all its advanced features. I don't need to. Just tough the screen to play and pause.
Reviewing 8.5.0 RC1 (Sep 26, 2012)
Far too complicated for me and I would think for the average user. I'll stick with simplicity and keep using VLC. If you want chaos then Zoom Player is for you.
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