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.
- Enhanced fullscreen navigation functionality with better mouse and scrolling mode support
- New and highly polished Slate fullscreen navigation interface and default background images
- Color controls using MadVR
- Better code to read unopened media duration in a background thread
- Bug Fixes
Reviewing 8.6.0 Beta 4 (Dec 31, 2012)
Zoomplayer is the GOD of all PC video players. It creates the gold-standard for all other video players to be benchmarked to. Seriously, when looking to become a primarily Mac user, Zoom player was the reason I stayed with PC.
Make no mistake, this is the best HTPC video player on the market, hands down. It is stable, configurable in every way imaginable and controllable from a firefly or other remote using free Eventghost.
Ignore other nincompoops reviews. They are purposely decreasing the rating for some reason
Best video player ever. Nothing even comes close and I've tried all of them (including MPC-HC + VLC + GOM + KMplayer)
Reviewing 8.5.0 RC1 (Sep 26, 2012)
This is the best player I have ever used. This particular version has tons of settings and even plays radio stations. I don't have to worry about codec packs because Zoom player has an install center that downloads every codec imaginable and configures them so you can get down to business and watch movies or listen to music without any worries. I haven't met a video or audio file yet that Zoom Player can't handle. The default GUI is very attractive as well. I would recommend that everyone give it a try. Even the free version isn't too bad. But I definitely recommend this version.
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