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Zoom Player Pro 11.1 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Zoom Player Pro 11.1

The most flexible and sophisticated media player for your Windows PC.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 346 (89%) 43 (11%) 115 comments

Zoom Player Pro 11.1 was available as a giveaway on January 9, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$16.95
free today
A complete recovery solution at a price of user segment software.

Zoom Player, the most Flexible and Sophisticated Media Player for Windows PCs and Tablets.
Based on our highly-touted Smart Play technology and Fullscreen Navigation interfaces, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance while browsing for content is easily accessible using a Mouse, Keyboard or Touch input.

Beyond Zoom Player's classic media player look, hides powerful Media Center features designed with an intuitive fullscreen navigation interface.

The 5-Key (up/down/left/right/select) fullscreen navigation interface includes intuitive interfaces such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist, Color Control, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History, Subtitle & Audio Stream Selection and many more.

In fact, with Zoom Player, you can instantly Convert any PC into a Home Entertainment Center (HTPC) with no specialized hardware or operating system requirement.

With Zoom Player's Install Center, your computer is always securely updated with the latest verified media playback technologies. For a video tutorial detailing how to use the Install Center, click here.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Inmatrix

Homepage:

http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer

File Size:

30.6 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#50

Is there a way to run subtitles? I haven't found one. VLC can do that easily. If anyone knows how to do that with Zoom please post the method here.

Reply   |   Comment by andrew  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

If you want to avoid any automatic update or reversion to the limited free version in the future,
Block these files from gaining internet access with your firewall:
"Zoom Player install center.exe"
"ZPUPDATE.exe"

These files are in
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Zoom Player\zpupdate.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Zoom Player\Zoom Player Install Center.exe"

Do this AFTER you have completed your installation and downloaded the codecs and other files you want from the Zplayer install center. You can unblock "Zoom Player Install Center.exe " if you need additional files from there in the future but always leave ZPUPDATE.exe blocked.

Reply   |   Comment by forus  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

Download and installation ok, But it does not play mp4 files, Click Play and it does not play

Reply   |   Comment by Chen  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Was using DVDFAB media player but lost to a reformat. So I settled on Potplayer, well must say I like this player better. So far it's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Super  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

I've used Zoom for several years when VLC wouldn't play a local EMS dispatcher stream clearly. Then the problems started. For the fun of it (after making a restore point) I even did what we're warned not to do and accepted their offer to upgrade to the newer version. Yup became a trial newer version.
Also one might want to get a second opinion on the comments:

http://www.mostiwant.com/free-download-zoom-player-pro-full-licensed-version/

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Come on people, be realistic, Zoom can not record anything (no record button), how come you are praising it so much?

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

Maglen
It's a player, not a recorder . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I have some corrupted video files from a DVR hard disk. I thought that they were irrevocably lost. However, I found that Zoom Player would play then. No other media player would do this. Because this software proved that the files were not a complete loss, I was able to find another program that would "recover" them by "converting" them to a different format. Had I not had Zoom Player I would have dumped everything and considered the files a loss. I can also preview these corrupted files in Zoom Player to determine if I even want to recover them. I can not guarantee the same results for you but it was an awesome discovery for me. Remember YMMV.

Reply   |   Comment by ptyson  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#43

will it play records?

Reply   |   Comment by thillee thavage  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Sometimes the graphics card in my Toshiba Satellite laptop has memory problems playing mp4 files in Windows Media Player, but I have never experienced that when using Zoom Player. In fact, I don't think Zoom Player has ever crashed or frozen my system. Just for reliability, I would recommend this program.

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

GregC
Have you tried to record anything from Zoom, if not, please try it first, if it is possible at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

For anyone trying this, does this program increase the quality?
MadVR with MPC-HC works wonders, but it requires heavy hardware that my graphics chip can't handle, just to make the visuals better.

Reply   |   Comment by Jose Arellano`  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Jose Arellano`
No player can increase the original recorded audio, however, you can enhance it through the equalizer.

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

Marie
I was talking about the video.
Maybe, I want to see a program that enhances the video quality as much as possible with the help of the GPU but doesn't require something like a GTX 970 for it to be possible.

I know Cyberlink can do this, I was wondering if this one can do this, too. I would buy/get it, if it did.
The audio isn't necessary as my setup is good at half volume on the desktop and quarter volume on the TV, still very loud.

Reply   |   Comment by Jose Arellano`  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

it is write for "Tablets" where i can find it ? please

Reply   |   Comment by mayo  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#39

Okay, I installed it, I can't see any slow/fast playback options though, so not quite the ultimate player. Lots of options though.

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

Gigi
Check the keyboard shortcuts listed in:
Options/Setup - Advanced Mode - Interface - Keyboard - Shortcuts.

L key = slow motion ON/OFF
Ctrl + L = Half speed slow motion ON/OFF
F key = fast forward ON/OFF
Ctrl + F = Half speed fast forward ON/OFF

Hope this helps. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Gigi  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#38

Very good this player !! Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by zoran lakatos  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

zoran lakatos
Have you tried to record from Zoom, that's right, no record allowed unless you run your pwn recorder from a separate software.

Reply   |   Comment by Maglen  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#37

160109
Content providers are using the Microsoft digital rights
management technology for Windows Media ("WM-DRM") to protect
the integrity of their content...
A list of revoked WM-DRM Software is sent to your
computer whenever you download a license for Secure Content from
the Internet. Microsoft may, in conjunction with such a license,
also download revocation lists onto your computer on behalf of
Secure Content Owners.

239MB install
http://www.inmatrix.com/install_success/gapro_installed.shtml
update: top bar/Options/switch to advanced mode/System/ uncheck 'Automatically check for player updates (once per week)'

Reply   |   Comment by bubu  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#36

A pro-version for 19,99 don´t exist on the homepage.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#35

I was unable to play any radio station I tried - got the following error message, even after restarting Windows (and, yes, I performed a full installation, with all recommended upgrades):

"Unable to play [You are listening to Classic Rock 915.pls]
This may be due to a corrupt file, missing filters, filter conflicts, or hardware related issues."

Any help would be appreciated

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

KB

I got the same message:
"Unable to play [Radio Cinema.pls]
This may be due to a corrupt file, missing filters, filter conflicts, or hardware related issues."

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

KB
I got the same message too on a few radio stations but did find many that played. I found and am listening to 4 Ever Floyd right now. I guess I don't need anymore stations now!!! Floyd Head for the past 40 years.

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

KB
I like this media player so far (it plays all the media types I use, and with the EQ, the audio is better than the other players I currently use.

But I receive the same error you do when trying to play any radio station.

Reply   |   Comment by Casper  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Don't like Zoom Player.

I prefer:
Daum Pot Player, SM Player, GOM Media Player, MPCstar Player and Light Alloy Player (by Vortex).

Used to use VLC long ago, but it is not much use nowadays.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#33

Downloaded and installed. Registration is automatic. I was pleasantly surprised to find access to tons of internet radio stations. Added several from different categories(classic rock, classical, r/b) to favorites, and am listening to classical as I type this. There is an equalizer with presets or manual. This is as far as I've gotten. I like Zoom Player and recommend it. Thanks GAOTD and Inmatrix.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#32

Most of the time i use Media Player Classic since it is fast but this player has all the features one could need so it is best to have both.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

This is the same as the free version, as far as I can see on the web site.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#30

The only thing stopping me from installing Zoom is the update issue. Is there any way to prevent a future update?

Reply   |   Comment by Titmouse  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

Well, I tried Zoom player once... until I needed a subtitles. I had to download and install a separate piece of software!? I immediately switched back to VLC player, which I'm using as my only (video) player for fifth year now and I think it's by far the best (free) player around which is constantly updating/upgrading few times a year

Reply   |   Comment by Yanco  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Yanco Subtitles are played by Zoom's. Just keep the file .srt or .txt with the same name togheter with the video.

Reply   |   Comment by Paulo Leme  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Paulo Leme
yes, that happened only after I installed that separate feature... maybe in the meantime they have corrected that, but six months ago it was still a no go... VLC never had such inconvenience

Reply   |   Comment by Yanco  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

Have used Zoom Player Pro before...it too was a freebie, but then it decided to update at which point it reverted to the free limited version....so do not let this update if it asks

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

PaulW
i too have had the same problem, then tried to revert it back to what i had and it all went bye bye. so DONT LET IT TRY TO UPDATE, or you will lose it, till you buy it.

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

I hate media centres/ players which without as much as a "by your leave" automatically riffle through all one's hard drives constructing a media library. Does anyone know if this function can be switched off in Zoom Player? Is a Zoom play list dependant on having the media library? Any info greatly appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Colin
Open Zoom Player At the top of the player on the right side hit the option button click there In the pop-up screen you'll see File Format Associations click it and choose what you want it to play.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Cape  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Flawless installation, especially considering it downloads and installs many sub components - well done!

However, I don't see what makes this better than even basic Windows media player. color /brighness controls don't do anything. no sharpness control. non standard zoom behavior. can't run multiple instances.
PRO: it remembers where I left it, which is something VLC still cant do.appears to have online media/station intergration, but it will not open (shift-o) unless I'm already playing something?!

bottom line: I'm going back to VLC. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Am** R***  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Have version 9.5 and prefer it to any other player. One feature it has that I use frequently is the loop feature. I haven't found that in others. I used to use VLC, but when they updated it, I really didn't like the changes.

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

Am** R*** - Or Media Player Classic.

Reply   |   Comment by Adriaan  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

Ok, based on the comments and the rating of this program, I clicked the Download Now button and the program downloaded.

However, when I opened the .ZIP file to extract, there was no .GCD file. Could this be why the one person had an issue installing? There's no information in the README file that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Aquarius62  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Aquarius62
I 've no GCD file too and the soft seems to be not regitered...

Reply   |   Comment by jipy  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Zoom player is my favorite video player. lots of features. I tried a lot of video players but i still ended up in zoom player. Still my best player. I couldn't find the change log or whats new about this version 11.1

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

John
See this for what's new: http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Today's offer is limited by "No free upgrades to future versions". However, if you bought Zoom Player Pro in the past, as I did, there is a downloadable v11.1 available, though it is not shown on their website. You have to contact them to get the download link, and your old purchased registration key will still work. (You will get a one-time-only nag screen to buy their other latest programs.) Be advised that your old registration key will not work with this GOTD download.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#22

Downloaded and installed via the email link option. During install I installed all the unticked options such as the codecs.
First thing I threw at it was some 4K Video, and the first thing I noticed was that it was fast and responsive. And full screen works as advertised.

I use VLC 64bit normally, but its nice to have something different, so I've set this program whilst installing also to associate itself with my media files, that way becoming the default media player.

The one thing I have not found as of yet, is how to stop the auto updater, as updates are not included with this giveaway and I don't want to lose my license because of it.

Thanks giveaway of the day for this.
And thank you all at ZOOM Player

(there's lots this program does too other than just play files, such as Ring Tone Making and Screenshotting.........)

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Richard
In my experience with previous versions of Zooom player pro giveaways as recent as version 10 which the automatic update check occours on startup it DOES NOT apply the found update without user intervention (you have to tell it to install!) Just remember to dismiss the available update notice with a NO not a yes.

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

Richard
I think the auto-updater option is in the Install Center, but I'm not entirely sure. Haven't figured out how to reach it after closing it the first time either. But that said, in the Install Center, down on the lower left, there is an "options" button, and both are ticked on by default. I *think* unticking them will stop the auto-updates. I hope so, because that is what I did when I installed. Hope that helps. (If you can't find the install center, there is still time - depending on when you read this - to uninstall and reinstall before the giveaway is over.)

Reply   |   Comment by Diana Stroupe  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Richard PaulW
To stop auto update, open the application and hit F1 or Ctrl + O or right click in the title bar. It will open to Basic Options, so look for the Advanced Options button at the bottom left. Then select System, and untick the box next to "Automatically check for player updates (once a week)."

Piece of cake!

Reply   |   Comment by hiteckee  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/options_system.shtml

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

Richard
Right-click in main window and select "Options/Setup.
Click on the 'Switch to Advanced Mode" bar (lower left corner of window)
Select "System" and uncheck the first option

Reply   |   Comment by Gigi  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Gigi
Also click on the "Apply" button.

Reply   |   Comment by Gigi  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

If you have Windows, you can enjoy using this player for digital video formats and physical discs alike. Whether you use Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10, the software is compatible to play a wide variety of video, audio, interactive and image formats, including standard and rewritable DVDs and Blu-ray discs.impressed that this software can play videos on a computer using just 6 percent CPU consumption, making it convenient for multitasking while you watch videos. However, I did not find this application very intuitive or easy to use. Menus are not comfortably accessible or easy to navigate. I also dislike the player's dual-screen layout and button placement, as it looks a bit cluttered. Just an opinion as i have found VLC the easiest

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

Tried to play a DVD and got caught in some sort of configuration hell??.
Played an MP4 file OK.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Can anyone tell me please, does Zoom Player need to be registered.
Under Basic Options/About there is 'Enter Registration Key.'
In the downloaded 'read me' there is no information relating to registration.
Thanks.

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

DC
If you look in the About panel you will see in the product name the inclusion of the word "Giveaway" just before v11.1 that signifies it is a special build that comes without the need to register. Why would you want to enter a serial or key if you had one? Pass... maybe if you happened to have one or just bought one that then entitled you to future updates without loss of functionality?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

I was using Zoom Player Max v9.5 and I have to say it is the most versatile media player I know. So many special features (like zooming in into a running video or slow-motion replay, etc.). It's great!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

I would like to suggest that you include rendering of SHN (Shorten) audio files in Zoom Player. These quite popular file formats can be played in WMP 11 and MPC as well as in Winamp (with a plugin). Including SHN would make Zoom Player more universal. Good luck!
Regards, WKKos

Some info:
Shorten, SHN: An audio compression scheme (codec) written by Tony Robinson of SoftSound that can compact WAV files without subtracting out any frequencies. It is “lossless” – everything in the original WAV is there, so that full quality is maintained. Shorten (.shn) audio compression format creates an exact clone of the original source. Shorten (a.k.a. SHN) is a file format used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files (44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo PCM). Shorten files have an undisputed advantage over lossy MP3-format files. An SHN file made from a WAV is quite a bit larger than the corresponding MP3, with a size perhaps ~50-70% of the original WAV. Encoding (compressing) WAV to (smaller) SHN files makes online music distribution much easier. Downloaded SHN files should be decoded (decompressed) to WAV files for playing. (You can listen to SHNs “on the fly” on your computer without decompressing them to WAVs first. However, note that SHNs or WAVs played on typical computer speakers do not sound much better than MP3s.). For more information, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorten_%28file_format%29
http://extension.nirsoft.net/shn
http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html

An example for a SHN file is the very popular song 'Amazing Grace' that can be downloaded as rftg2006-06-03d1t02.shn (14.3 MB) using the link:

http://ia902304.us.archive.org/3/items/rftg2006-06-03.shnf/rftg2006-06-03d1t02.shn

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

WKKos
Difference to FLAC?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Michael
Yes, find out on the Web yourself. Moreover, since SHN files do exist and are offered, it would be advisable Zoom Player can render them. Uncomplicated logic. That's it.

Reply   |   Comment by WKKos  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

I am impressed. I used it to run a continuous hi-def Go-Pro video shot made from a quad-copter over China (only about 250 ft up). The data-flow (2.5Gb for almost six minutes) is huge! So massive that VLC could never run it without several pauses (for buffering, I suppose), which rather spoiled the effect of seeing China from on high. But when I ran it on Zoom Player, I had no problem with buffering at all.

I did find that clicking on Pause didn't always immediately work, and also, it is not really very clear how you open a file -- the "Add" or Open button is tiny, and just right of the play buttons. You can also reveal other buttons at top or bottom of the screen by playing around with the small buttons on the bottom. These can control the colour, contrast, brightness, and audio balance.

All in all, a definite keeper!

Thank you Zoom Player and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#15

Wow. NO truly negative comments! I'm astounded that so many like this over VLC, but like a good little gnu I'll also cross the river. VLC is about as easy to use as they get, and I had an earlier version of Zoom on my old computer but "lost it in a crash" (the old story of inattention to backups) and have been using VLC since.

D/L and installed on 7/64 Pro no problem. So far, it's living up to all the praise below (above?), so "Well Done Those Boys!" Thanks for all the comments, too!

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

Vince
In my case I like this over VLC as VLC has a pathetic habit of dropping frame from the input data presumably if there is a few milliseconds delay in the filesystem presenting the data to VLC which often seems to land on a key-frame which then messes up the subsiquent intermediate difference frames and the whole visual experience until the next clean key frame arrives, no other player I known has this issue with local media files.
Plus Zoom will always have a place for me because they were one of the first if the the first to offer a completely free DVD player back in the day when windows did not have DVD playing capability built in and I needed a DVD player program when I upgraded my CD-RW drive to an OEM DVD/CD-RW combi drive.
So a keeper and a thumbs up from me!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Just wondering, will this stream Youtube videos? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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

Wonderer

WOW! 5 negative votes for simply asking a question so far.

Either way, I found the answer in their forums, and the answer is "NO ZOOM PLAYER PRO WILL NOT ALLOW WATCHING STREAMED YOUTUBE VIDEOS DIRECTLY". VLC does. Either way, just thought I would share this information for anyone who might find it relevant to their uses.

Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Wonderer  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#13

Downloaded and works fine win10. Maybe I'm different to most people, but I don't actually watch many films on the PC. The big TV is so much better for that. I do however listen to lots of audio books and watch the instructional type videos.
Once closed, most players, including VLC, don't remember where you stopped when you restart it (without needing to remember to bookmark every time). SMPlayer does so I've been using that for audiobooks. But stupidly, been a requested feature on their forums for years literally, no bookmarking feature at all which makes it useless for the instructional videos. So for those I've been using VLC which does have bookmarking, albeit a bit clunky.
I'm delighted to find and report Zoom player does both, and does them well. Close the player and next time you open the media file it starts from where it left off. Book marking is easy, quick and you can jump instantly between marks, and there is a time display on the play bar. I'm a happy bunny this morning!

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

lofty
I will have to find where to stop Zoom doing that because VLC on my Android 4.4 Tablet restarts movies at the same place they were when last stopped and it annoys the heck out of me lol.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbie  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Barbie
No idea if you can turn it off, but creating a bookmark a second or so in would be an easy workaround.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

what is the differance between pro and max if i may ask please???????........

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

grvdggr864
See http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/ below "ZOOM PLAYER VERSIONS". Pro version does not exist officially, should be same as the "giveaway" version.

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

grvdggr864
go to page:

http://inmatrix.com/zplayer/

scroll down to the table at the bottom and PRO = Giveaway set of features.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

This review (from last year) has a nice walk-through of the install process.
http://www.filecritic.com/zoom-player-max-review/

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

No UPNP-support? So very worthless...

Reply   |   Comment by Franz Kurt  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Franz Kurt
That's a bit like saying a Ford Focus is 'worthless' because you can't a full rugby team in it.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#9

I've been using Zoom Player since Version 8. I still use VLC at times, especially when I want to take a snapshot still from a movie. I don't think Zoom Player has this facility. My favourite of the two players is the Zoom Player, it just looks and feels more professional. I would recommend this download.

Reply   |   Comment by archdeak  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#8

I love Zoom Player Pro ! I use a twenty band stereo EQ, and with Zoom Player Pro I would honestly put my sound system up against any computer sound system I have ever heard. The EQ let's me get the bass, mid-range and treble exactly where I want them, but Zoom Player takes care of everything else.I can rattle walls if needed without losing an ounce of musical fidelity. Zoom Player ( as stated ) has it's own EQ which let's you even do more fine tuning...as if that were needed. Thank you Zoom Player, and as always, thank you GOTD.

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

I like to be able to slow video music down so I can catch the normally fast movements of things. I like it for slowing down things like a bird flying, fish swimming but use it most for music studies. In YouTube it gives us an option a lot of times to go .5 with sound or even slower at quarter speed .25 but with no sound at that slowest rate. So I believe that would be a nice addition to your magnificient program. A little slo-mo please. Thank you for reading. ♥

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

Doyle Just hit "L". Adjust the speed under settings. See:

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

Been using Zoom Player Pro a bit over 5 years. After a few months of use I got rid
of every other media player I had,VLC,Winamp,jetAudio. None of them come even
close to ZPP. I've yet to find a format it won't play and if you like to spend some time
tweaking your programs as I do this program is just a dream! I'm the guy all my friends
depend on to recommend the best software and everyone of them will get a message
to come here and update to the latest ZPP. Thanks so much GAOTD.

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

On your homepage at http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/ underneath your graphic examples of the program you start with a misspelled word. Thought you might want to correct that. 'Beyind' vs 'Behind'. Have a good day.

Reply   |   Comment by Doyle  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

Very simple installation and registration, opens up to a very functional interface.

A really well thought out and pleasant program to use that is sensibly priced with lots of functionality.

If I was in the market for player this would be high on my list and so I'll be keeping it.

Having said that I will still continue to use VLC version 1.1.11 because it works and it's comfortable like an old shoe.

If however you want some new shiny shoes today is a good download.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

XP-Man

"Very simple installation and registration, opens up to a very functional interface."

Maybe it's so late here or maybe I've lost a few watts but I simply can't find how to do this 'simple' registration. I found where to enter but nothing TO enter.. Could you or someone help me with a clue or something pleeze.

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

XP-Man

Am I correct in assuming that this auto-registers during installation? It says nothing about registration in the 'Read me' file that comes with the download from here, and when I view the 'About' section after installation, it simply informs that the version is 'Zoom Player PRO - Giveaway v11.1, Copyright (c) Inmatrix.com.'

There is a large 'Enter Registration Key' button on the lower right side of the section, but I haven't yet discovered how to obtain said key if it is necessary.

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

unkabob
I have the same question.

Reply   |   Comment by William Hartman  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

unkabob
Just click the setup.exe file and it registers automatically. No user input required from what I see.

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

XP-Man
Similar views really, although Daum PotPlayer is my current video player of choice and it's FooBar 2000 for 'serious' music listening or Jaangle as a random play jukebox for me. The latter's scraping of artist/album info and images adds a lot of interest.

Zoom Player absolutely zips through its media file search (without falling over on problem files, unlike XBMC/Kodi). For casual music/video playback it is great and presents really well. Beyond the huge range of file formats, it also recognises both my onboard and add-on sound card set-ups, which can't be said for every program. It's defnitely worth a trial.

As a multimedia centre though, it still seems to have a way to go, making little use of id3 tags (e.g. genre/year) whilst is categorisation of files (as music, images or videos) leaves you reliant on a folder-based structure for navigation. But perhaps that will all change with a future release.

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

unkabob
Second line in Readme file:-
"Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and run Setup.exe which is included in the package, to install and activate the software."
Setup also registers the program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

unkabob
I'm in the same case

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

Glen C
However, when I click on 'enter registration key' in 'about' [basic options].. it comes up with two options (1) a serial number link [as default which sends me to a blank registration box that needs input] or (2) a key file link [which sends me to a computer file search that I know it did not down load an activation key file].. so we're right back where we started, where and how do I receive this registration key? Does it need this? Also it seems I can't bring up everything that the zoom web site claims I can, is this a full or partial version which needs a key code to activate the full version?

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

XP-Man
You're wrong XP-Man.. It states;

"Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and run Setup.exe which is included in the package, to install and activate the software."

Please don't consider me THAT stupid.. It states 'activation' it doesn't say anything about registration, you just assumed and wrongfully so else I would not be receiving a blank registration box when I click on 'enter registration key' in 'about' [basic options].. which requires I enter this code.. it would at the very least show the registration belonged to GOTD.. I fail to find this 'key' on the zoom home page as well.

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

@ unkabob
Would it be stupid to consider that in this case activation is synonymous with registration and the registration info itself is left blank because it was easier for the developers to do so and let us have this as a giveaway ?
If you can run the program without entering a registration key, just relax and enjoy the freebie !

Reply   |   Comment by eb235  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Do I assume we get the functionality from the middle column here:
http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/
So it's the middle version of their product?

Also does it install a bunch of Codecs for general use or just for its own use? (I'd find the former quite annoying.)

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

JohnL
You have your choice, at least on the earlier versions that have been on GOTD -- in the last paragraph of the description up top it mentions their Install Center, which if I remember correctly is where you control that behavior.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Stil, I will mention VLC, so small, so fast and so portable you can use it everywhere. And did I say it reads everything ? And it is allways Free ? And open source ?

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

NYB
VLC is a multi-platform player that is capable of doing a fair bit more than just playing audio/video. And it's excellent at what it does. Many prefer MPC-HC however -- videohelp.com/software/Media-Player-Classic-Home-Cinema -- often together with madVR -- videohelp.com/software/madVR -- & maybe LAV Filters -- videohelp.com/software/LAV-Filters -- & sometimes ffdshow -- videohelp.com/software/ffdshow .

Neither VLC or MPC-HC directly competes with the Zoom Player Pro, which IMHO is closer to PowerDVD -- it all depends on what you're looking for. MPC-HC has more tweaks available for better display & hardware acceleration. madVR is a video renderer -- the software that puts the video on screen -- & can do a bit better than what ships with Windows. LAV Filters may help with some behind the scenes stuff, while both LAV Filters & ffdshow may let you use Intel video hardware acceleration, which can help with demanding video files [providing you use Intel's built-in GPU], especially on mid to lower powered devices.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

NYB
Yes, VLC is nice, but I prefer PotPlayer for leanness and adaptability. I gave up on Zoom long ago. Too many add-ons that muck up other apps.

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

khalid
You are right.

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

Most here won't read this because it will be at the bottom of the comments due to GAOTDs mindset? (or maybe just bad template), but anyways...
I have been using Zoom Player Pro version since they have been doing these promos. I believe it was 9 then last one 10 now 11.
Ever since I have been using this I haven't ever bothered to use any other. No need, this does everything I have needed it for. Better then Windows (which really isn't too bad if you know how to configure it).
I will definitely install this version especially after checking all the updates and fixes here http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml
They are always updating, and one of the only ones worth their honest asking price (besides today:)
Only one in it's category as of now, don't even mention VLC, was good years ago.

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

rodken
Thanks for your comment. I for one will install this player based on your input.

I guess we'll both be at the bottom :)

Reply   |   Comment by LI Right  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

rodken
With VLC as a freeware i don't think we need any other players especially paid player

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

rodken
I agree with you on this Zoom Player Pro. I had an earlier version on an older laptop that died after being dropped. I thought that this player was very good and worth the cost. I tried the free trial, but it seemed to have been very limited to me on my Windows 8.1 4gb more resent laptop. I'll be getting this for sure. Thank you Inmatrix and GAOTD.
Dabluzman

Reply   |   Comment by Scott Riley  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

rodken
I find often that the reviews "at the top" are from folks who love to jump in and tell you why they're the smartest in the room and why this GAOTD wouldn't make THEIR list if they were in charge of the world. So. If I'm truly interested, I read them all.

Gonna download it now.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Martin  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
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