Zoom Player was originally conceived to fill a void in Multimedia playback. Prior to Zoom Player, playing media files on the PC was either overly simplistic for the Power User or overly cryptic to the common user. Zoom Player tries to both simplify the playback experience for the common user, while giving the Power Users all the tools and interfaces they may require to manipulate their playback environment to their exact specification.
To that end, Zoom Player employs a slick and simple user interface, combined with easy to access features while at the same time providing advanced control dialogs over every feature imaginable.
Zoom Player was designed from the ground up to load quick, take as little system resources as possible, provide user feedback/direction as appropriate and maintain as much isolation from other applications and system components as not to undermine overall stability.
Zoom Player is fully scalable, supporting all the latest media formats and interfaces. New features are incorporated on an ongoing basis with release schedules and feature integration clearly announced on our support forums.
Zoom Player is capable of playing all common media formats and quite a few of the not so common, including: AVI, Matroska (MKV), QuickTime (MOV), Cellphone 3GPP (3GP), Flash (SWF), RealMedia (RA/RM/RMVB/RAM), Windows Media Format (ASF/WMV/WMA including DRM with WMV Professional version), OGG Movie (OGM), MPEG-1 (MPG/VCD), MPEG-2 (MPG/SVCD/VOB), MPEG-4 (DIVX/XVID/ISO), VP3-VP6, MPEG Layer 3 (MP3), Vorbis Audio (OGG), Dolby Digital (AC3), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), MusePack Audio (MPC), FLAC Audio (FLAC), OptimFROG Audio, Monkey Audio (APE), True Audio (TTU), Wave Audio (WAV), CD-Audio.
Zoom Player Professional, which on top of being a great Media Player with additional power-features, incorporates the most powerful DVD Front-End you could imagine (and even a few features you didn't think of imagining).
Features · DVD Front-End navigation using any DirectShow compatible combination of DVD Decoder filters in Overlay, VMR7 and VMR9 modes. · Point and Click DVD Graph integration, including automatic inclusion of Audio and Video Processing filters (including DMO). · DVD Overlay and VMR9 Hardware Color Controls including an easy to use on-screen interface (For cards that support it). · 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 a later time. · Auto saving of disc definition file which includes a per-disc setting for later use (Aspect Ratio Video Position, Color Values, etc...). · Ability to assign DVD-Insert notification to Zoom Player or any other program. · Auto-Execute external programs when a PAL/NTSC disc is detected (prior to playing). · Multiple play speeds including manual specification. · DVD playback from hard disk. · 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. · External (Auto-Loading) 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). · Password Protected Parental Control. · Customizable Media Playback mode which prevents filter conflicts on badly setup systems for improved stability and load times. · Can remember last played position for media files and resume accordingly. · Play incomplete AVI files. · Can play locked files allowing for previewing of files downloaded from eMule and similar P2P networks without having to copy the files first. · Can automatically extract and play any Archive format using user-specified extractors. · Category based Media Library for easier file navigation using a remote device. · Advanced Play List Control Interface. · Automatically open multi-segment files using a user-specified file mask. · Automatic detection of missing decoders, including links to downloading the latest versions. · Can utilize advanced media features with AVI/OGM/Matroska wrappers, including multiple audio tracks, subtitles, chaptering, auto-language detection (auto-selection of user specified languages) and more! · Extensive Play List support (ZPL/B4S/M3U/WPL), including unicode file names!10-Band Equalizer and PreAmp with user selectable Presets. · Black Listing of unstable/conflicting DirectShow filters. · SHOUTcast streaming, including Top-500 Station listing. · Manual Audio Resync feature allowing you to resync the audio on badly encoded content. · DirectShow Filter Manager allowing user-managed filter conflict resolution. · Per-File Chaptering system. · File definition system allowing you to save pertinent information on played file which can be recalled the next time the file is opened. · Easy access to popular audio/video interfaces such as DivX/MPEG-4 dialogs, DirectVobSub language selection, etc. · Fast Play support for most media formats (as long as your CPU can keep up). · Fast Forward support in all media formats. · Rewind support in all media formats. · Folder Images for Audio Files so you can have the Album image appear while listening to the music. · Enhanced Play Complete control allowing you to control what actions are taken when playback ends. · MP3 ID3, APE Tag and WMA Tag information visualization. Customizable, including screen position, display order, smart display (only show entered information). · Support for Windows Media Format 9 High Resolution Audio Renderering and multi-channel support. · Auto-Play Media CDs on insert. · Bilinear Smooth Scaled Image Slideshow capability. · Fully integrated with the system shell (Play/Enqueue). · Easily associate with any file format, including an icon navigator allowing you to easily customize the icons used for association. · Can show random trailers infront of your Movies.