Zoom Player

Zoom Player Free

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  • Basic Options
  • Playlist Window
  • Update Center
  • Main Screen
  • Interface Settings
  • System Settings
  • Language Options
  • Main Window
  • Setup Window

Editorial review

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Pedro Castro Senior editor

This review applies to version 8.6. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

Zoom Player can help you enjoy various types of media contents, including standard files, music CDs and video DVDs. Moreover, it has other functions, such as video editing, multimonitor playback and ringtone creation.
The player is appropriate for all types of users. It has a friendly and attractive interface, so anyone can use its basic functions without much effort. It will be enough if you know how to use the standard playback buttons.

Zoom Player has a lot of additional functions to satisfy the most demanding users. For example, it includes a download center from where you can get lots of additional components; yet, some users will probably find themselves wondering what to do about strange names they have never heard of. The bad thing about this is that most of these options are practically buried beneath the graphic interface; so many users will not even notice they are available. Luckily, there are multiple video tutorials and an excellent documentation to ease the way.

In general, Zoom Player has the advantages of being small and friendly. There are various versions of this product and some of the functions are limited in the free version. Moreover, it will sometimes display nag-screens prompting you to buy a more advanced edition.

Pros

  • It is appropriate for all types of users.
  • It has a lot of functions.
  • It is small.
  • It has a nice interface.
  • Additional components can be downloaded.

Cons

  • Some functions are difficult to use.
  • More advanced functions are hidden beneath the graphic interface.
  • It displays annoying screens.

What's new in version 8.5

The Onyx (default) skin has undergone a modernization process, making the icons clearer, sharper and everything a little more intuitive.

Introducing the 'Alba HD' skin. A clean elegant white design for higher resolution screens,
Alba HD is 25% higher resolution than Default while retaining all the functionality.

Alba HD replaces the Fusion skin, still available for download through the Zoom Player Skin

Confirmation dialogs are now skinned by default with new skin script parameters that control their appearance.

Under Windows 7 (or newer), the Taskbar thumbnail, which appears when hovering with the mouse cursor over the Zoom Player task bar button now features 4 functions:
1. Mute
2. Previous Chapter/Track
3. Play / Pause
4. Next Chapter/Track

The Install center can now install language packs.

The Install Center now remembers the 'Silent Installer' and 'Automatic Configuration' checkbox values after restarting.

The Install Center is now fully translatable into multiple languages.

The OPUS Audio format is now fully supported.

The LAV Video decoder can now be selected as a DVD video decoder.

LAV Filters are now used in many more Smart Play profiles.

A new Theora Video sub-type has been added to the Smart Play profile.

The PowerDVD 12 video decoder is now supported for DVD decoding.

Zoom Player now supports the Open-Source DVD Navigation filter.

What's new in version 8.0 beta

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 Forum and Twitter account.
 

Publisher's description

Zoom Player is the Smartest most Flexible and Customizable Media Player for the Windows PC.

Based on our powerful 'Smart Play' technology, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance.

Beyond Zoom Player's classic media player features is a powerful Media Center fullscreen interface designed for use with five simple keys (up/down/left/right/select). The Five-Key system provides simple & fast navigation while maintaining full access to advanced interfaces such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist Editor, Color Controls, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History and many more.

Zoom Player's media center simplicity makes it ideal for people with little to no previous computer experience while making it a joy to use for experienced hard-core users.

With Zoom Player, you can instantly Convert any PC into a Home Entertainment Center (HTPC) with no specialized hardware requirement or operating system. Zoom Player runs with every 32bit/64bit version of Windows.

Zoom Player is fully scalable, supporting the latest media formats and interfaces. New features and fixes are incorporated consistently with release schedules and feature integration clearly announced on our support Forum, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Latest comments

 
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    Guest 5 years ago

    Best Player Can play all the formats and has
    User friendly Keyboard shortcuts.


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