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.
- New 'Slate' fullscreen navigation style and default background images
- A new scheduling interface
- Enhanced fullscreen navigation usability
- Support for Color Controls using MadVR
- Enhanced API for remote scheduling and playlist creation
- Improved detection of multi-part media files and image sequences
- Enhanced support for partially downloaded media files
- Many bug fixes
Reviewing 8.6.1 (Mar 16, 2013)
Not so good media player.
User interface is messy - I can't find anything there.
It plays media files ok, but it could not play AC3 audio track in mkv file (AC3 addon was installed). It could be Windows 8 problem, but if Media player classic home cinema (MPC-HC) plays it fine - I prefer to stay with it.
Reviewing 8.5 (Oct 28, 2012)
Nothing is better than this for video. Spend the time configuring it to your taste and you will never use anything else. All those options are there for a reason, so take the time to do the setup and never look back. After years of using this program and trying all the others out there, I don't even bother trying the others anymore. That's just a waste of my time. Absolutely nothing has ever come close to Zoom Player
Reviewing 8.1.6 (Apr 19, 2012)
This is the best video player on the market. It has an internet radio and internet TV capabilities. It will play CD, DVD, and BlueRay disks as well as every other file downloaded to your desktop. ZoomPlayer also downloads all codec software needed straight from the source to play any video or audio file imaginable through the install center. It's highly customizable. And the default skin is sharp and sleek. And to my surprise when ZoomPlayer was updated to version 8, my license was excepted without paying for an upgrade. I highly recommend this awesome player. It's way better than the free ones but like in most things, you get what you pay for.
Reviewing 8.1.1 (Mar 20, 2012)
Why would anyone pay for DVD player?
$59 WTF you guys smoking? Get a CLUE!
Reviewing 8.00 (Dec 13, 2011)
DVD's are dead...
Reviewing 8.00 (Dec 10, 2011)
Five stars for the software. Zoom Player still doesn't support 3D video yet. However the software in itself is tremendously awesome and the best there is.
One annoying thing I have to mention about Zoom Player's forum though is that I had to deal with a captcha to register there. After twenty some attempts trying to successfully enter a captcha I gave up. What a waste of time . I hope I won't have to deal with annoying captchas if I ever need contact customer support.
I docked two stars due to the annoying captcha on their website forum.
Reviewing 8.00 RC3 (Aug 31, 2011)
Zoomplayer is the GOD of all PC video players. It creates the gold-standard for all other video players to be benchmarked to.
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 remote using Eventghost or girder.
Ignore these nincompoops below. 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 8.00 RC2 (Apr 19, 2011)
Five stars plus tripple A+++. Get it if you can afford it.
Reviewing 7.00 (Nov 27, 2009)
The best media player for me. Been using it for over 5 years and never went back. And damn, these guys know how to write change logs, all other developers should use ZP's changelogs as examples of how it should be done.
Reviewing 6.00 (Mar 31, 2009)
Great player, loads of functionality, and easy to use, but for nearly 60 bucks, not worth the expense.
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