Zoom Player Home 14.0 Beta 1
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 Home remains Free for Non-Commercial use.
New Download & Tracking plugin API has been developed.
The API specifies which file extensions or url sub-string matches to pass to the Download & Tracking API instead of trying to play.
This information is specified under: Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions : Download.
The API can be used create a plugin that integrate with 3rd party download software or directly download the content itself.
The tracking portion of the API shows the currently download state and whether there's a good chance the download is currently playbable.
This information is displayed in the media library, file browsing and download tracking fullscreen navigation interfaces.
New Torrent download plugin.
The torrent download plugin uses the Download & Tracking API to pass torrent URLs and magnetic links directly to the open-source qBitTorrent project.
Once a torrent is added to qBitTorrent, you can track the download state of each file in the torrent using the download tracking fullscreen navigation interface
New Playlist media library source plugin that lets you assign any playlist as a media library category.
New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls) that controls whether Zoom Player switches to the next/previous track when using next/previous chapter function on a media that does not contain chapters.
This setting is enabled by default.
New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) that can force playback to delay for a specified number of milliseconds after finishing to play a track with audio visualizations.
New "Scrape using media derived title (instead of file name)" media library category setting used to scrape online for content based on the media's title (instead of the file name).
New "Do not display the media's position/duration on top of thumbnails" media library category setting to prevent the current play position and the media's duration from appearing on top of thumbnails.
New "Do not display a media format (audio/video/picture) icon on top of thumbnails" media library category setting to prevent the drawing of a media format indicator icon from appearing on top of thumbnails.
The media library 'RSS Feed' plugin now caps the maximum cached entries to 2000 and the description length to 3500 characters. Otherwise, over time the RSS plugin data would become too large and would stop displaying.
Zoom Player didn't look for subtitles in the XySubFilter's paths definition, causing subtitles not to load when they were not in the same folder as the video.
The Zoom Player Install Center and Zoom Player itself were out of synch, triggering a new components update notification to appear within 2 weeks after running the Instal Center.
When enabling the "Seek to key-frames when using LAV Video decoder (faster, less accurate seeking)" setting, some file handles were not properly closed, preventing the playing media from being erased until Zoom Player was closed.
The key-mapping editor's search feature did not work.
Fixed a freeze triggered by the media library's 'RSS Feed' plugin on certain RSS feeds that used an ascii #13 as a line break.
When playing a SHOUTcast stream, the playlist editor cleared the selected entry every second.
Smart Play's "Configure File Source" dialog did not set a default value for the "Use with" field when a non-english language pack was used.
The Windows Picture Library and Music Library (system folders) may not have displayed with the correct thumbnail layout in the media library.
Double-clicking a station list entry to begin playback while the media library was opened could trigger a playback of whatever was highlighted in the media library instead of the station list entry.
In some cases, when using the "Media Close Delay" feature, the delay would be twice as long as the specified value.
Debug logs related to kinetic scrolling were being saved by the non-debug version.