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Giveaway of the day — Zoom Player MAX 17.2

The most Flexible and Sophisticated Media Player for Windows!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 37 50 comments

Zoom Player MAX 17.2 was available as a giveaway on December 7, 2023!

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Zoom Player stands out as the most flexible and sophisticated media player for Windows. Its unique 'Smart Play' technology ensures a seamless playback experience, allowing a wide range of media files, formats, and streams, including YouTube and IPTV, to play with minimal hassle. Smart Play not only enhances stability and performance but also delivers higher-quality playback. Zoom Player's Home Theater navigation system is both customizable and user-friendly, providing easy access to content whether using a mouse, keyboard, remote control, or touch input. The media library JukeBox feature elevates your movie and TV collection experience, enriching it with posters, backdrops, and detailed metadata such as overviews, cast information, genres, and more.

Zoom Player’s Home Theater navigation interface is designed for intuitive use, incorporating features such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist, Color Control, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History, and options for Subtitle & Audio Stream Selection. This comprehensive and straightforward navigation makes Zoom Player an ideal choice for people who may not have extensive computer experience, offering a media center-like simplicity that caters to all levels of users.

Zoom Player is highly customizable and adaptable, allowing the creation of a safe and tailored viewing environment. This flexibility is perfect for both novices and professionals, enabling you to either limit or extend the player's functionality according to your needs. Fully scalable, Zoom Player supports the latest media formats and interfaces, continuously integrating new features. Updates and new feature releases are regularly announced on our reddit support forum and social media, ensuring that you are always up-to-date with the latest advancements in media playback technology.

15% discount code for the lifetime upgrades license for GOTD users: GOTD2023 (valid until Dec. 15th)

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:

37 MB

Licence details:

Non expirable, no updates, support available

Price:

$29.95

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#20

I saw only one screen that appeared, right after I installed it and it was to run for the first time, that asked me what kind of setup did I want to use (Home theater mode, PC mode, etc). How do I go back and make a different selection? Can't find a button for it and can't find any setting in Settings for it...

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Doug,
That screen basically applies a series of settings throughout Zoom Player.

You can have those settings re-applied (showing this dialog) by pressing Alt+Shift+"F12".

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

Wasn't Zoom Player once called Zoom Player Pro? What's the difference with the now named Zoom Player Max?
BTW: Thanks to Inmatrix for all the replies in the comments. Much appreciated!

Reply   |   Comment by Timmy!  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Timmy!, At a point in time there were several versions of Zoom Player but it was too confusing so I consolidated everything under the "MAX" name.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Forgive the ignorance but what does it need or use 6gb of GPU ram for? I would have thought that's just for 3D gaming?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mark, The 6GB is for optimal playback.

When playing 4K UHD content and you want it butter-smooth, it requires some frame buffering, at these resolutions and color-depth that can quickly take a lot of RAM, especially if you're doing some fancy motion interpolation or upscaling.

If you're just playing 1080p bit video then pretty much any hardware from the last decade can work at max quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Wow, this is one FANTASTIC player. I actually bought this some years ago and LOVED it. I was recently thinking about buying it again. It really is excellent. Thanks a lot for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thank you Paul, I really appreciate your kind words.

Zoom Player can make a nice holiday gift for a loved one

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Has anyone else experienced this: I start a movie and after about 5 minutes the screen gradually becomes darker and Zoom shuts down. Doesn't happen with other video players. Installed on a Dell with Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by TPJF  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TPJF, I have never experienced or got a report of anything like that, perhaps some power saving feature?

Zoom Player should disable windows getting into power saving mode by default, but just in case, Press Ctrl+O to open the options dialog, switch to advanced mode (button in the bottom-left corner) and then use the search button on the bottom to search for "Disable Windows Screen Saver". There are 2 options there, see if they are checked.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Thanks Inmatrix for reaching out for us as a real person and answering our questions.
Can you make a happy Xmas Lifetime deal for us (like something competitivly greater than > …)?
We have been 2023 all — exeedingly — very good people.

Reply   |   Comment by Fischer  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Fischer,

I'm doing my best to make Zoom Player the best media player for windows and a huge part of it is listening to people's needs and insights. I feel it's my duty to answer each and every question openly and to the best of my abilities and take notes on what should be improved.

I included a "GOTD2023" 15% discount on the lifetime license (free upgrades for life) coupon code that is still active as part of this giveaway. If 15% is not merry enough, contact me on reddit and I'll take care of you. I post there under the "ZoomPlayer" username in Zoom Player's sub-reddit.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Works great with a nice interface

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Girardin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

THIS time the instalation of Zoom worked flawlessly, as compared to the same giveaway a couple of weeks ago in another site. The program works very well. Only missing an option to pin it to the right mouse button when selecting an app to open a specific file.
Thanks Inmatrix

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mario, During the installation process, one of the pages has an option to "Associate with Media Formats", this is what adds the "Play with Zoom Player" on right-click menu of media files. It can't be done from within the player itself, only during the installation process (Microsoft imposes this limitation).

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mario, ZP is a right mouse button option on my win10 system. Along with my other players, Potplayer, VLC, MPC-VE, etc.... Right click/open with.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, TK.
It's quite a bit more complicated, if selected, Zoom Player will tell windows that it supports these formats and on older version of ZP would indeed be the activate application for that format, but nowadays it's possible that windows will show you a dialog and ask you which program to use. You can also change which program is run for which format in the windows settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

There is an error by attempt to play tutorial from media library:

[www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvvwYRQmROQ] cannot be played.
This can be caused by a corrupted file, missing filters, conflicting filters, or hardware issues.

I tried to setup Zoom Player once more as administrator. I suspect that wbeview2 was again installed incorrectly.

Reply   |   Comment by Josef  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Josef, there are a few things to check, especially if you're upgrading:
1. Run Zoom Player's install center and install the WebView2 component, you can also install it from microsoft if you'd like (this is only required on Windows 10, Windows 11 ships with WebView2 pre-installed).
2. Adv. Options / Playback - Use IFRAME video player to play YouTube content
3. Adv. Options / Playback - YouTube IFRAME Player preferred web engine to "Edge Chromium"

If you are running a version of Windows older than v10 then you need to switch #3 to use the "Edge Chakra" engine or switch over to DirectShow playback by switching #2 and download the YouTube directshow filter from Zoom Payer's install center.

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

Josef ..

I had that same problem . . .

'' This can be caused by a corrupted file, missing filters, conflicting filters, or hardware issues.''

along with few others among the 14-15 ? additional installs

are they codecs for the software ??

Went on with the entire installation anyway . . .

Turned on Zoom Player Max 17.2

with a movie on .. and

it seems to be working Fine .

Reply   |   Comment by Boo boo boooo . o .. o ooo '  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Boo boo boooo . o .. o ooo ',
Just for reference, the components offered on the install center are all open-source or free 3rd party components that I personally vetted that add functionality like higher quality video rendering, support for older formats, etc. There's also a tab for downloading additional languages.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

I tried playing mkv files, UHD Bluray HDR size 13GB+ and the results were stuttering, I compared it with pot player which is definitely free, unbelievable, the video played so smooth and looks more colorful because there is an option to activate HDR mode, but it depends on the video source, If the video source is not HDR then HDR mode cannot be activated.

Reply   |   Comment by minovotkpd  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

minovotkpd,
By default Zoom Player is configured in "best compatibility" mode so it doesn't bork completely on older or weaker PCs. For highest video quality and playback of UHD content, I recommend:
1. Enabling hardware acceleration by pressing "D" with nothing playing and setting the hardware decoder to "D3D11".
2. Running Zoom Player's install center, installing MadVR and then selecting it under (Adv. Options / Playback / Video).

If your hardware supports H.264 decoding and has enough V-RAM, the results can be amazingly smooth and crisp.

HDR is fully supported (unless you've forced Windows to run ZP in some compatibility mode). With MadVR as the video renderer you can even do LUT mapping if you're into crazy color-tone correction.

Both ZP and pot player are based on the same underlying Microsoft framework (DirectShow) so the only difference in quality is in the components used. But ZP includes a much more powerful UI/UX compared to pot player, some tweaking maybe required but I'm hear to listen to you and see if I can improve things and your point made me think of making it easier to switch to a "Best-Quality" profile.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

In addition to what Inmatrix posted, you might want to look at / try LAV Filters & Codec Tweak Tool, regardless the player actually. Video is complicated in Windows, which can be made a bit worse when players &/or codec packs etc. replace the default setting & files, which the Codec Tweak Tool might fix.

videohelp.com/software/LAV-Filters

videohelp.com/software/Codec-Tweak-Tool

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike, You can get the latest version of LAV Filters from Zoom Player's install center.

There is less of a need for the codec tweak tool based on how Zoom Player works with DirectShow filters. Zoom Player doesn't just let DirectShow configure the filters itself like a lot of other DirectShow players (for the reason you wrote, it can be affected by other applications), in Zoom Player you can manually specify each component based on format and function.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

can it play H264 videos?

Reply   |   Comment by JOHN BARR  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

JOHN BARR, Yes and H.265, AV1 and all the newest media formats.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

First negative point is kind of taken back, but it was the first annoying full-screen impression. Hidden behind advanced settings there is a very detailed Playback history configuration. Found out 'S' is for stopping. No way to STOP via the GUI on full-screen mode still stands.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Fullscreen controls are through the customizable control bar. You can show it via the space bar or by dragging the mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen.

If that's annoying, there are other settings in the options to show the control bar on mouse movement (you can specify the size of the motion to prevent accidental showing) or other triggers if that's more convenient.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

When I tried to install, I get a message saying "Windows protected your PC" and refusing to let me install software. Any idea how to fix this before the end of the day for Giveaway of the day software?

Reply   |   Comment by Al Smith  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Al Smith,
Sadly even though I uploaded the installer to virustotal and submitted it to microsoft, they can still do this type of scare-mongering.

Here's an article addressing this issue:
https://support.ntop.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061374554-A-Windows-protected-your-PC-message-displays-during-install

A quick search also found a YouTube video if it's more convenient:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcYXw2mSjM

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#7

Negatives:
- No "private viewing" - no way to STOP playback, only pause; removing files does not remove them from play history, play history can not be purged, you have to delete each item 1-by-1 (no multiple selection either)
- Media scanner scans your whole computer, can't specify a single folder or drive, can't set folders to ignore. No way to stop the scanning process other than closing the program.
- Doesn't support saving playlist as .m3u or .pls.
- No proxy settings for network connection.
- Space bar does not pause by default.
- Creating bookmarks/chapters manager could be easier (it would be nice to just press Ctrl+D or Ctrl+B, like in web browsers).
- The program installer and executable is unsigned, so some anti-malware solutions/Windows Defender are likely to nag you with a pop-up.
- Not portable at all. Can't just extract setup.exe with 7-zip and just move the folder contents starting with "$" one up. You have to install it with admin rights, otherwise filters won't work. (No copy-pasting an installed "program files" folder to another computer later, and no easy migration when you upgrade Windows.)

Positives:
- Great video manager: ability to press Delete on a currently playing file and put the video into the recycle bin.
- Good for a HTPC, easy to navigate via a standard TV remote.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Hi Anonymous, let me address some of the items you mentioned:

"Private Viewing" - is supported, you can specify in the advanced options which folders should be kept off the play history or just hidden (so last position is still remembered).

"Media Scanner" - You can setup the media library through the media scanner, but it's not the most powerful way to do it in Zoom Player, to do exactly what you wish and for many more media library category features, press Shift+"M" to bring up the media library category editor dialog.

".M3U / .PLS playlist saving" - I can add this feature, it's fairly simple, but these playlist formats are slower to parse than Zoom Player's default playlist format, making them less suitable, especially for large playlists. Why is this an important feature I should implement?

"- No proxy settings" - You're right, but I didn't write the network stack myself. ZP is using an open-source component called LAV Filters that does it. For YouTube playback Zoom Player is using Microsoft Edge's WebView2, which means it will take whatever proxy settings are configured for the edge browser.

- "Space bar does not pause by default." - You can easily change this through the options. ZP default value for the space bar has been to show the control bar in Zoom Player for over 23 years, I don't want to break that for existing users.

"Creating bookmarks/chapters manager could be easier" - Possibly but it's not very complex. You can use the keyboard (Ctrl+Shift+"C" to add a chapter/bookmark, Alt+C to save the current chapters to disk) or the chapter editor (Press "G"). If you have tips on how I can make it easier, I'd be happy to make improvements.

"The program installer and executable is unsigned" - The installer is signed (when you run it warns of "unknown", but if you check the file's properties in explorer and then review the certificate, the next time you try to run the installer it will show the actual name. It's Microsoft giving headaches to software developers, I've written a post about it here if you're interested:
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/18547k2/

"Not portable at all" - Yes, installing DirectShow filters requries admin rights, ZP itself is pretty portable, you can choose to do a legacy install into a single folder, run it once and set a local config file (Adv. Options / System) and then you can move this folder around. I am working on integrating VLC as an optional playback engine so in theory you could make a VLC/ZP hybrid that doesn't require admin rights to install and will be fully portable.

"Migration" - If you open the options dialog, there is an export option that allows you to export and the settings and configuration file as a zip file which you can later import back into Zoom Player.

I really value your thoughtful input and time spent writing your comment, come join Zoom Player's sub-reddit and we can discuss things further.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#6

Not needing to register with the company already makes it work trying.
Loaded fine and has a slew of options to try out.
Looking forward to seeing all it can offer.

Reply   |   Comment by cavalier  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

I'm kind of attached to VLC but maybe I will try this.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

rww, If you find something you feel VLC is better at than Zoom Player, please let me know.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

rww,
After reading comments here I have decided if it aint broke don't try to fix it, so sticking with VLC.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

rww, That's fine. But if you ever feel something is missing in VLC, most chances that Zoom Player has it.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Does Zoom player save bookmarks and A-B repeat marks for further viewing?

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Marek, A-B repeat is only active in real time and is not saved, bookmarks (chapters) can be saved and even appear on the timeline. Press "G" to bring up the chapter editor.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

@ $29.95 is the 1-Year-License and not the Lifetime-License (Lifetime is just under 100,-)
a heavy price tag for a mediaplayer without YouTube download and all that shiny stuff you find in other cheaper apps

good mediaplayer; grab it if you need it but after 360 days you might pay or use VLC and the like, unless we get an update here from GOTD about the License

Reply   |   Comment by Fischer  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Fischer, I included a 15% coupon for the lifetime (every future update is free) version. The $29.95 version never expires, it's just after 1 year if you want to upgrade to a new version, you have to buy a license. Every new version released between the time you buy Zoom Player and 1 year later is a free upgrade.

YouTube downloading is illegal, I live in a country where International laws are respected and I don't want to get sued. You can stream YouTube videos in Zoom Player and integrate YouTube Channels, Playlists and Trending videos into Zoom Player's media library, which is not something you can do with a lot of other players.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#2

Can't receive the link to my email address.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Peter,
Your email was added by you to the block list. Please note that our download letter includes two links - one to download the program and another to unsubscribe from our emails in case you received it accidentally.

Looks like you clicked the wrong one some time before.
Now your email is restored and you should have no problems with getting the download.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

I've been hanging on to version 14 ever since this offer. Zoom Player doesn't come up often, but when it does I grab it. IMO; it's as good as MPC-BE or VLC players. It plays anything you throw at it. The app can be a bit bloated and slow at startup, but you can trim it down by removing the things you don't need. Also, there can be a learning curve for new users. You can get help on Zoom Player's website and in their forum . Thanks to GOTD and Zoom Player for the offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Jim C, I did my very best to keep Zoom Player unbloated and fast loading, It loads significantly faster than VLC on the PCs I tried it on. I would be happy to learn what you are doing to trim it down, please post more detailed information on Zoom Player's sub-reddit if you can.

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Inmatrix, I stand corrected, this version loads much faster than version 14 did. What it didn't do, was save my settings from 14. Now I have to reset everything all over again.

If you really want to customize everything, right click on Zoom's screen and click options/setup. On the bottom left click on Switch to Advance Mode. Drop down everything from Interface to System. From there you can change everything to your liking. Hope this helps others to get started at customizing this player.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Jim,
Yes, there was a bug in one of the previous versions where a feature using the network and that should have been off by default caused a timeout delay on exit for people not using this specific feature (most people). I failed to catch it at the time as I was actually implementing that feature and so I had the setup for it and it didn't cause the timeout delay on exit.

Regarding settings not being saved, this should happen, I do my best to ensure upgrades are as smooth as possible. The only reason I can think of (other than a very limited number of features that had their defaults changed over time) is that you were using non-default settings in the previous version, maybe a command line to specify a settings file? Maybe a legacy install (all files in one folder) vs. a regular (files split between the install folder and Window's "programdata" folder).

Reply   |   Comment by Inmatrix  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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