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Giveaway of the day — Zoom Player MAX 19

The most Flexible and Sophisticated Media Player for Windows!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 31 47 comments

Zoom Player MAX 19 was available as a giveaway on July 5, 2024!

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Creating the ultimate Media Player and Home Theater PC (HTPC) app for Windows has been my life's mission. Zoom Player supports virtually every media and streaming format, including IPTV, and offers a fully customizable and immersive playback experience. With intuitive interfaces and hundreds of unique features, Zoom Player aims to provide an enjoyable and seamless media experience for everyone.

As an indie developer, your feedback from the previous v17.2 giveaway has been invaluable. I'm excited to share that many of your requested features are now included in this release. You've asked for it, and multiple playlists are here! Easily switch between massive sets of preloaded playlists. This feature is highly optimized, I benchmarked playlist switching containing over 10,000 entries in under a second on mid-range hardware.

Another standout feature in version 18 is IPTV support, making Zoom Player the most advanced IPTV player for Windows. IPTV delivers digital TV over the Internet, including live TV and video on demand (VOD) services.

Zoom Player can now integrate with libVLC, the media engine used by VLC player. This combines VLC's reliability with Zoom Player's powerful and versatile user interface, offering a seamless and enhanced media playback experience. Enjoy new features that were previously unique to VLC, including Screencasting to chromecast compatible devices, BluRay playback with menus (at the same reliability as VLC player. which means it works, but is far from perfect) and more.

Since Zoom Player’s user interface is skinned, it looked small on some high resolution displays. You can now adjust the skin’s resolution from 100% - 800%, ensuring Zoom Player can scale to 8K displays and beyond. In addition, the right-click menu introduces a new "Help" section, offering quick access to the keyboard shortcut list and quick-use guides for most of Zoom Player's interfaces.

Version 19 : full announcement.

System Requirements:

(minimal): Windows XP with 2GB of System RAM; (optimal): Windows 10/11 with 16GB of System RAM and 6GB GPU RAM

Publisher:

Inmatrix

Homepage:

https://inmatrix.com/zplayer/

File Size:

40.1 MB

Licence details:

Non expirable, no updates, support available on Zoom Player's reddit community

Price:

$29.95

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#2

Hi everyone, I'm here to answer any questions you may have on Zoom Player.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Inmatrix, does Zoom Player have volume levelling?

Reply   |   Comment by Question  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Inmatrix,
Can you answer my question please?

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan Pallister  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Do you mean audio normalization across multiple tracks, then not automatically. You can set the volume per track and ZP will remember it in the play history (Adv. Options / Playback / History) and restore the volume on playback.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Question, ii recommend you search for "sound locker" and download that to use volume leveling as it works great for all sounds and players and web browsers and video files!

Reply   |   Comment by DRDNA  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Inmatrix, does this player have a minimal look when playing videos? ...what i mean is absolutely borderless window in pop-up mode (not fullscreen) with no window bar, and the controls will only appear when mouse hovers it... it's a "modern look" feature present in the nightly versions of vlc

Reply   |   Comment by ana  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi ana,
Zoom Player has had this feature for many many years.
There are several minimalist levels you can access by pressing these keyboard shortcuts:
F4 = Default layout
F5 = Smaller layout
F6 = Just a small outline
F7 = No UI, just a floating video window

You can then have the customizable control bar showing on mouse-hover and that should covers your use scenario.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Inmatrix,
I tried the program and it's really neat, but the options are a bit overwhelming so I'm not sure how to achieve what I'd like to do and I had some questions.
1, Is there a way to set it so the video doesn't scale with the application? For example, a 720p video stays 720p even if I fully open the program or put it in fullscreen mode on my 1080p screen. VLC has this option in Right Click->Video->Always fit window.
2, Can I somehow make the options in the right click menu larger? Trying to read the tiny text really strains my eyes. (And to maybe hide some of the options I know I won't use? It's a little crowded.)
3, Is there a way to add the options from the Control Bar to the bar at the bottom of the screen when not in fullscreen mode? There's a lot of empty space there so it would be quite handy.
4, Does it support .vtt subtitle files? I was able to open them but they don't appear on screen.
Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Zoey  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Zoey,
1. If you press the "`" key (usually above the tab key), then Zoom Player will show the video in it's original resolution while in fullscreen mode. And in window mode, the same key scales the window to show the video in it's original resolution.
2. Yes, press "N" to bring up the skin selection dialog and set the Zoom to 200% or more. To hide some options from the right-click menu, you can search for English.menu on your system. Make a copy of it and name it "Zoey.menu" and use any text editor to edit it. You can just search for the text and eliminate the lines you don't want. Finally in the advanced option's dialog (Ctrl+"O"), select the file under the "Interface > Alternative context menu file" sub-menu (bottom of the dialog).
3. You can use the control bar even when out of fullscreen mode. You can even detach it and position it on another monitor. The buttons on the main UI are not customizable like the control bar buttons.
4. I didn't develop the subtitle plugin, but it does appear to support VTT:
VTT https://github.com/pinterf/xy-VSFilter/releases
I noticed that VTT does not appear by default in Zoom Player's subtitle extensions (Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions), please add ";VTT" and see if this works.
If not, did you try renaming the subtitle file to the same file as the media to see if it works? for example:
my_video.mp4
my_video.English.vtt

I would be happy to have you on Zoom Player's reddit community to get more insights. My username on reddit is "ZoomPlayer".

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Inmatrix, i tried F7 = No UI, just a floating video window... and there is no controls when i hover the mouse... i already changed it in settings to appear, but it's not working even after restarting the app

Reply   |   Comment by ana  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi ana,
You're right, the setting is only enabled while in fullscreen. I will fix that. If you would like an updated EXE with the fix, please contact me on Reddit by starting a chat through my user profile:
https://www.reddit.com/user/ZoomPlayer/

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  5 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ana, I apologize for the confusion, you must make sure that "Limit control bar Auto-Show to fullscreen mode" is disabled.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  5 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Inmatrix, it worked but when i move mouse away from player, it does not auto hide the controls.. i checked the auto hide in settings but it says it will cause conflict with auto show. it is confusing and annoying how this thing behaves

Reply   |   Comment by ana  –  5 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi ana,
Because there are so many different ways to show and hide the control bar, some may conflict and not hide. I would recommend you set the control bar to auto-hide on a timer, you can set it to 0-3 seconds based on your preferences.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  4 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Pre-activated NICE
Alt + Enter toggles to full screen and back NICE
In full screen keyboard back and forward with left/right arrows still works NICE

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Crombie  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I want you to actually try Zoom Player, so no "activation" games, I haven't even requested your emails from GOTD, just enjoy my software, recommend it to others and give me ideas on how to make it better for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I used to have this back in the day, and I know for a fact is a very good software. I can only imagine it has improved ever since.

I also found your "has been my life's mission" statement quite endearing, Mr. Developer, which is the reaason I reinstalled it again.

However, I still fail to understand why shoul I use this over Potplayer (my default go-to) or MPC. The first one, in particular, offers me an audio quality I have not found anywhere else, after many years playing media.

Both are free. And while I´m not trying to be mean about someone´s life mission, I still fail to understand what are the reasons I should use your software over theirs. Honest question, no more.

Anyway, thanks a lot for your offer!

Reply   |   Comment by andario  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi andario,
Thank you for your kind words.

I first want to address the technical aspects. Both potplayer, MPC variants and Zoom Player use the DirectShow framework for audio playback. Directshow is microsoft's "plugin" infrastructure for media playback. This means that the audio quality shouldn't be locked in to a specific player, but rather achieved through the selection of the right audio rendering component.

In Zoom Player you can use MPC-HC's audio renderer which support direct output of audio, bypassing the Windows audio mixer, achieving the best "decoded" quality. If potplayer does some post-processing to the audio that might sound better, then that's something I'm not familiar with, but if you want the best "as the artist intended" quality, it can be done through Zoom Player.

If you care about quality, any higher than stereo quality (e.g. DTS/Atmos/etc) should be decoded on external receivers through bitstreaming. And even if you decode these formats on your PC, Zoom Player offers plenty of down-mixing and DRC options.

With the technical part aside, let me answer why you should use my software over others. Potplayer is a corporation, the chances of seeing anything that may be important to you done will be slow, complicated and may never happen.

MPC's variants are open-source projects, some have been abandoned, but those that are still developed put their focus on core technologies, for example supporting new formats and display modes. The UI/UX has not improved in over 10 years probably.

Zoom Player on the other hand is a lot more versatile, providing a much more customized user interface experience while still being able to leverage the core technologies from other projects due to the plugin nature of Microsoft's DirectShow architecture.

Essentially, my goal is to create the best media experience my resources as an Indie developer allow me. And unlike corporations and most open-source projects, I strive to act quick on requests from my customers. I urge you to check Zoom Player's reddit community and review my dedication to giving thoughtful answers and solutions whenever possible.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Thank you for this software, I look forward to trying it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Brent  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you Brent,
Looking forward to hear your opinion of Zoom Player.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I've been using this site for years, so I know how this works but I couldn't get this to run on my Windows 11 machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Dennis,
Zoom Player is fully compatible with Windows 11.
What was the actual issue? Did you try disabling A/V software?

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

an unavoidable problem as inmatrix do not control 3rd party component compatibility that while the player itself supports operation under XP they cannot warrant that third party libraries like LAVFILTERS will remain compatible with all version of windows, my personal advice is if running on older versions of windows like XP, Vista and Windows 7 go to the vendors site and download the last version to support those older operating systems as many of the installers these 3rd parties provide DO NOT check for compatibility before overwriting perfectly functional older libraries with new incompatible builds that may affect more than just zoom player. Just an Idea for inmatrix when offering an upgraded component in the download wizard present a home page for the product so the end user can easily check with the components developers to see what the best version is for their version of Windows. This is NO criticism of zoom player but an unavoidable problem that requires a certain amount of caution when dealing with component updates.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi TK,
While I understand your use-case, Windows XP - Windows 7 are no longer supported by Microsoft and are inherently unsafe. Zoom Player can run on Windows XP and you can manually install older components to make it work, but I would not recommend using insecure operating systems.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Inmatrix, windows itself is inherently unsafe as proven by the need for regular scheduled critical security updates.... Vista is also still patched monthly by using Windows Server 2008 same goes for Windows 7 using Server 2008 R2. Patched editions of windows are all pretty much as secure as each other, with older patched versions likely being more secure seeing as they have a smaller attack surface than the likes of bloatdows 10 and now 11. As far as I know windows XP is no longer being patched using the imbedded POS code line and wouldn't bother putting that online in ay way as all browsers that support that are so far out of support as to be mostly non-functional regardless of potential security vulnerabilities which are unlikely to be targeted due to the smaller user base size.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Is this license really perpetual?

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Eric, Yes: Licence details:

Non expirable, no updates, support available on Zoom Player's reddit community

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Eric,
The license doesn't expire, but if you want to upgrade to newer versions, you have to buy a license. I hope you love Zoom Player so much you would recommend it to friends & family.

There is no media player that provides an interface and experience as versatile as Zoom Player's.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Eric, their giveaways on all platforms they appear on are perpetual/non-expiring licenses but always are not supporting unpaid updates. A real no compromise giveaway, no never sold trials and other such shenanigans.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

This is my Favourite Video player.
Bought for my laptop, using this freebie on my PC.

Thanks Guys.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thank you Dan

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

It is locking up on the microsoft webview 2 download. Tried it on 2 computers and still the same problem

Reply   |   Comment by Edward  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Edward,
It's possible your A/V software is interfering.

You can download the webview directly from microsoft:
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/?form=MA13LH

If you're on Windows 11 it's already installed and you don't need to download it again from the install center.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Inmatrix, I may be wrong but am I right in my understanding that webview2 is basically a chrome engine and as such is not supported in its latest version under windows 7 and not at all as any version under windows Vista or XP?
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Inmatrix, https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-edge/webview2/?form=MA13LH#supported-platforms should not be offered under Windows 7 unless you can download version 109 last supported version should not be offered under Vista and earlier as never was supported prior to 7! SOME components in the install center do publish their compatibility matrix and for those you should incorporate that logic into your install center IMHO.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK,
There is a limit to the backward compatibility I can offer with 3rd party components. While Zoom Player itself is probably compatible all the way down to Windows 98SE, the third party components use build tools that are not compatible with older OSes and as an Indie developer, my resources for managing this are limited.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Just a heads up, but in the past I bought (paid for) this player, and it was surprisingly good. What they are offering here is actually their full featured version, not some limited or reduced version like others sometimes offer here. So if you are on the fence, this is not only their full (basically, deluxe) version, but it is also a really SOLID player with lots of functionality. Even if you think you don't have a need, I'd recommend you at least get it anyway, because you will probably end up really liking it. (I have been using VLC, but this is way better.)

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Thank you for your kind words Don,

I actually integrated the VLC media engine into Zoom Player 19, so if something is playing better with VLC (rarely the case), you can flip a switch and have Zoom Player use the VLC media engine to decode it.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#3

i wanted to play dvds and all the media on my pc it does that and is not hard to use .
thank you

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

george ❤

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

george , I remember when it used to be the ONLY free way to play back DVD-Video under Windows 98...
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Doesn't seem to want to install over version V17.2 so does this require removal of the earlier version?
Using Windows 7. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan Pallister  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Duncan Pallister, see


Upgrades
Zoom Player is upgrade friendly, you can install new versions over previous installations without stability issues. If you would like to reset Zoom Player's settings to their default value, run "Default Settings" in the Zoom Player Programs folder.

https://inmatrix.com/zplayer/
and scroll down to find the text above.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Duncan Pallister,
No, there shouldn't be any issue installing over v17.2, what are you experiencing?

Make sure it's not windows defender or some other software blocking the installation. I did submit the installers to the A/V companies, including microsoft smartscreen more than a week ago, but sometimes that doesn't help.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Inmatrix,

Thanks for the reply.

I received a message telling me that to continue with the upgrade i would need to purchase a licence but prior to this there were two files it would not load, so rather than abort I chose 'ignore'.

I assumed that this may be to do with the previous version being in place.

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan Pallister  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Inmatrix,

Ignore my comments.
Just tried again and alls well.

Perfect re-install - now running V 19
Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan Pallister  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Duncan Pallister,
I'm glad you got it working.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  7 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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