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Version 15.1 release candidate 2 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* The playlist fullscreen navigation interface now displays the path to the
currently highlighted playlist entry on the bottom of the screen.

+ Added support for new YouTube channel URL structures that
included '/c/' instead of '/user/' or '/channel'.

- When using the same media library category name for two different category
content types (e.g. TV & Movies), re-opening the media library after playing
content from one of the categories could result in the wrong category showing.

- A bug in the DVD auto-loading bookmarks code caused bookmarks to be ignored.


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Version 15.5 release candidate 3 has been released.

Download:
Zoom Player BETA


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* The play history window now includes a last play position column.

* The play history window's right-click menu can now be used to remove
selected entries.

* The play history window now includes the last play time along with
the play date.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that allow you
to customize the right-click on timeline seek distance.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that controls
whether the control bar should hide automatically if the mouse cursor
is currently hovering above the control bar (enabled by default).

Previously the control bar would never hide if the mouse cursor hovered
above it, now you are in control.

+ The play history window can now be used to select multiple entries.

+ You can now enter empty (folder based) media library categories in order
to perform file operations (copy/paste) instead of Zoom Player displaying
a "The Category is Empty" message.

- Using the internal copy/cut & paste operation on folders did not maintain
the folder's date, causing it to be re-scraped and any custom artwork to
be ignored.

- Using the internal copy/cut & paste operation on folders did not update
the media history play cache, causing the last play position to
disappear.

- The Guard Dog feature was incorrectly activated when exiting sleep mode.

- With the "Use Media Title if Available" setting disabled, the media title
could still become visible in the main window's title area under some
conditions.

- Fixed an issue that slowed down loading large playlists when
drag & dropping the playlists into Zoom Player.

- Fixed an issue where the media library's "refresh" entry could become
selected for file operations (copy/paste).

- The media library's category editor's "Open Media Library" button did
not open the media library with the selected category highlighted if
the category was not listed due to a category filter. Now the category
filter is reset to ensure the correct category is highlighted.

- Updated the user-agent ZP uses when downloading data from web servers
as some servers were blocking ZP thinking it was an older browser.


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Will this passthrough HDR from windows with newest nvidia drivers?
I use madVR and zoom player is my exclusive player and HDR works just fine. It's the job of the video renderer not the player to handle this.
 

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I use madVR and zoom player is my exclusive player and HDR works just fine. It's the job of the video renderer not the player to handle this.
Right, but with madvr being the renderer, HDR is broken - at least with MPC. Are you saying you are getting HDR passthrough using madvr along with a newer nvidia driver (451.48 to 452.06)? If the driver is older than that it will certainly work. I was curious if Zoom essentially had an internal renderer that would correctly pass through HDR despite having 452.06 installed.

Anyway, since I posted nvidia has said on Reddit that the next upcoming driver is going to have some kind of workaround (whatever that means) to allow pass through to work.
 

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Right, but with madvr being the renderer, HDR is broken - at least with MPC. Are you saying you are getting HDR passthrough using madvr along with a newer nvidia driver (451.48 to 452.06)? If the driver is older than that it will certainly work. I was curious if Zoom essentially had an internal renderer that would correctly pass through HDR despite having 452.06 installed.

Anyway, since I posted nvidia has said on Reddit that the next upcoming driver is going to have some kind of workaround (whatever that means) to allow pass through to work.
FYI the problem isn't with madVR it's with the nvidia driver. I use madVR for HDR tone mapping here.

Zoom player is a direct show based player so it works just like MPC-HC in this regard. I can see why you'd want passthrough working on your LG C9 though. I'd just down grade drivers in the meantime until Nvidia gets their act together.
 
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Version 15.5 release candidate 4 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that instruct
Zoom Player to scan the media library scraped information for media titles
when adding files to the playlist.

Please note, this feature is disabled by default as it adds disk access and
is not suited for very large playlists.

* New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that instruct
Zoom Player to scan the media library scraped information for media titles
based on the parent folder of the playing media (usually applies to movies)
when adding files to the playlist.

Please note, this feature is disabled by default as it adds disk access and
is not suited for very large playlists.

* New entry in the play history's right-click menu to try obtaining titles
for the selected entries using meta-data scraped through the media library.

* New "fnRestart" function to restart Zoom Player.

* New "fnRestartWithParams" function to restart Zoom Player with the same
command line parameters it was executed with.

+ Zoom Player should close much faster when closing the player while a
download plugin was refreshing content.

+ The RSS media library plugin can now display more than 5000 entries, it can
now display any number of entries fitting under 10mb of RAM.

+ Ctrl+"A" now works to select every item in the play history window.

- The YouTube media library plugins did not save the "Maximum thumbnail-
resolution (720p, more bandwidth)" setting.

- The control bar's timeline seek preview image is now hidden instantly when
closing the control bar.


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Zoom Player v15.5 final has been released

Zoom Player v15.5 final has been released:

Highlights:

  • A new, customizable play position bar that displays the last play position over thumbnails, movie posters and TV episode screenshots.
  • The seeking distance used when right-clicking on the timeline is now customizable.
  • Enhanced Play History dialog.
  • Many quality-of-life customization features.
  • Performance optimization and fixes.

What's new in Zoom Player v15.5:

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View)
that controls whether a progress position bar appears on the bottom of
thumbnails instead of the current position time.

* New "Play position bar Position and Color" settings (Adv. Options /
Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View) allowing you to select where
the position bar appears in thumb view mode, the options are:
1. Bottom of thumbnail
2. Top of text area
3. Bottom of text area

* New "Show TV series name when scraping TV episodes in JukeBox mode"
setting (Adv. Options / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View)
that controls the percentage of a media you need to see before it is marked
with the "seen" overlay (eye icon).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that controls whether playback
should be paused when exiting fullscreen using the ESC key.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that allow you
to customize the right-click on timeline seek distance.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Mouse / Settings) that controls
whether the control bar should hide automatically if the mouse cursor
is currently hovering above the control bar (enabled by default).

Previously the control bar would never hide if the mouse cursor hovered
above it, now you are in control.

* New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that instruct
Zoom Player to scan the media library scraped information for media titles
when adding files to the playlist.

Please note, this feature is disabled by default as it adds disk access and
is not suited for very large playlists.

* New settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Playlist) that instruct
Zoom Player to scan the media library scraped information for media titles
based on the parent folder of the playing media (usually applies to movies)
when adding files to the playlist.

Please note, this feature is disabled by default as it adds disk access and
is not suited for very large playlists.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View)
that control whether the current play position is drawn on movie folders.

* When the current position bar is enabled, it is now drawn on movie
posters in jukebox mode.

Please note, this feature will only work properly if there is only one
video file within the movie's folder. If the movie is split across
multiple files, the bar's position may show an incorrect value.

* The playlist fullscreen navigation interface now displays the path to the
currently highlighted playlist entry on the bottom of the screen.

* When using the correct folder structure for the Movie scraping
(folder named for the movie+year and one video file within), the
last play position will now appear on the movie's folder thumbnail.

* New "Disable automated cache clean-up" setting (Adv. Options /
Fullscreen Navigation / Thumb View) that prevents the automated
clean-up of the thumbnail cache.

While cleaning the cache is a once per week operation, when using a
large cache size, it can take up to a minute to clear the cache when
using a mechanical HDD drive (on an SSD drive it takes 1-2 seconds).

* The play history window now includes a last play position column.

* The play history window now includes the last play time along with
the play date.

* The play history window's right-click menu can now be used to remove
selected entries.

* New entry in the play history's right-click menu to try obtaining titles
for the selected entries using meta-data scraped through the media library.

* The YouTube Media Library plugin now includes an option to set
your own YouTube API Key.

To get your own key, all you need is a google account and
filling in a few forms:
Obtaining authorization credentials | YouTube Data API

By using your own API key, you can gain analytics insights from google.

* Double clicking a category in the category editor dialog now opens
the category's configuration dialog.

* New "fnRestart" function to restart Zoom Player.

* New "fnRestartWithParams" function to restart Zoom Player with the same
command line parameters it was executed with.

+ In previous version, the seen icon (eye) would show on a media library
thumbnail if that media has been played previously.
Now the seen icon is only displayed when at least 95% of the media has
been seen (you can customize this value).

+ When playing a media file all the way through to the end, it's position
will now display as fully played instead of no position at all.

This does not affect playback, playing the media file will start at the
beginning.

+ Zoom Player should close much faster when closing the player while a
download plugin was refreshing content.

+ The RSS media library plugin can now display more than 5000 entries, it can
now display any number of entries fitting under 10mb of RAM.

+ The play history window can now be used to select multiple entries.

+ Ctrl+"A" now works to select every item in the play history window.

+ You can now enter empty (folder based) media library categories in order
to perform file operations (copy/paste) instead of Zoom Player displaying
a "The Category is Empty" message.

+ When using the AB-Repeat feature, the on-screen markers now hide after
setting the repeat end position, no longer obscuring parts of the video.

+ Added support for new YouTube channel URL structures that
included '/c/' instead of '/user/' or '/channel'.

+ Due to a YouTube licensing requirement, OSD messages will no longer
appear when playing YouTube content.

- Fixed a bug that triggered a re-scrape of media information whenever
daylight saving was enabled/disabled.

- Fixed an issue that caused the wrong track to play when opening a media
file from explorer (or other external process) if the option to clear
the playlist was not enabled.

- Using the Advanced Playlist Control to sort items would not work as
intended if two items with the same file name were present in the playlist
using different titles.

- The OpenSubtitles.org subtitle search plugin did not save non-English
characters in the username correctly.

- The YouTube plugin now correctly displays the video's publish date after
YouTube changed the date format May/2020.

- Fixed a rare crash when resizing the media library window in thumbnail
view mode.

- Fixed a bug that prevented maximizing to fullscreen if the "Prevent
exiting Fullscreen / Zoom mode" setting was enabled in some cases.

- When using the same media library category name for two different category
content types (e.g. TV & Movies), re-opening the media library after playing
content from one of the categories could result in the wrong category showing.

- A bug in the DVD auto-loading bookmarks code caused bookmarks to be ignored.

- Using the internal copy/cut & paste operation on folders did not maintain
the folder's date, causing it to be re-scraped and any custom artwork to
be ignored.

- Using the internal copy/cut & paste operation on folders did not update
the media history play cache, causing the last play position to
disappear.

- The Guard Dog feature was incorrectly activated when exiting sleep mode.

- With the "Use Media Title if Available" setting disabled, the media title
could still become visible in the main window's title area under some
conditions.

- Fixed an issue that slowed down loading large playlists when
drag & dropping the playlists into Zoom Player.

- Fixed an issue where the media library's "refresh" entry could become
selected for file operations (copy/paste).

- The media library's category editor's "Open Media Library" button did
not open the media library with the selected category highlighted if
the category was not listed due to a category filter. Now the category
filter is reset to ensure the correct category is highlighted.

- Updated the user-agent ZP uses when downloading data from web servers
as some servers were blocking ZP thinking it was an older browser.

- The YouTube media library plugins did not save the "Maximum thumbnail-
resolution (720p, more bandwidth)" setting.

- The control bar's timeline seek preview image is now hidden instantly when
closing the control bar.

- Opening certain dialogs (e.g. the "Media library category editor") when
Zoom Player's window was close to a screen edge would open the dialog
partially off-screen.

- When enabling the "Force the navigation list or thumb view display to
full width" or "Force the navigation list or thumb view to maximum width"
settings, some of the main navigation interface's icons did not appear.

- The GuardDog feature could have automatically executed if it took
Zoom Player too long to close.

- At times, a media library scraped backdrop image would remain in use
after re-opening the media library in category listing.



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Zoom Player FREE v15.5 final has been released

Zoom Player FREE v15.5 final has been released:

Highlights:
  • A new, customizable play position bar that displays the last play position over thumbnails, movie posters and TV episode screenshots.
  • The seeking distance used when right-clicking on the timeline is now customizable.
  • Enhanced Play History dialog.
  • Many quality-of-life customization features.
  • Performance optimization and fixes.

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Version 15.6 beta 1 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* New network keep-alive feature (Adv. Options / Playback Files & Paths)
that instructs Zoom Player to access the specified paths to make sure a
network share does not disconnect for inactivity.

+ Erasing files/folders from the media library will now erase their scraped
meta-data/thumbnail cache from the "MediaCache" folder.

- Scraping meta-data for TV series where the folder contained an ".nfo" file
didn't support IMDB IDs longer than 7 digits.

- Scraping meta-data for TV series where the folder contained an ".nfo" file
with an IMDB URL didn't write the IMDB id into the meta-data cache.

- The RSS feed media library plugin wont show duplicate entries if the server
moves from http:// to https:// links. However, old entries that were
already downloaded before this fix may remain as duplicates.

- Enabling 'Force the navigation list or thumb view display to full width'
caused cosmetic issues in the equalizer fullscreen navigation interface.


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Version 15.6 beta 2 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* The media library category editor has been restructured. New categories
are no longer automatically sorted in alphabetical order and instead
always added to the bottom of the category list. New "Move up" and
"Move down" buttons now allow you to manually re-order categories.

* New "Preferred audio device cycle list" (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio)
that allows you to select your preferred audio renderers and quickly
switch between them".

* New Shift+"A" keyboard macro that switches between audio rendering devices
on the Preferred audio device cycle list".

* The "Start player in" setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size)
has been split to provide a more granular control of how the player should
start. Please note that this change required resetting this setting to
it's default value.

* Zoom Player's Event Ghost plugin has been updated to support all the
latest Zoom Player functions:
Zoom Player plug-in - Page 2 - EventGhost

+ Using the "/LASTNAV" and "/MAINNAV" command line parameters no longer
switches the user interface to fullscreen automatically, you must now
add the "/F" parameter to maintain the same functionality.

+ Clicking the media library's "<" button now respects the "Nav-Left goes
up a folder before entering the Drive/Category list" setting.

+ The "Show system library folders in the Media Library Navigator" setting
has been removed and replaced by a new button in the media library category
editor that lets you add the windows library folders with a single click.
With this change, you are now able to easily customize the windows
library folders.

- Restoring after minimizing the user interface from fullscreen mode, no
longer restores the user interface to windowed mode instead of fullscreen.

- Fixed a freeze when playing JPEG files with malformed exif headers.


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Version 15.6 beta 3 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* The media library category editor can now be set to show "All"
categories to allow sorting across category types.

- Clicking the 'show volume bar' button on the control bar showed
the volume bar in a slightly-off position.

- Disabling the "Flash active thumbnail on navigation actions" setting,
prevented the media library thumbnail view from updating when resizing
the screen and until a navigation action was triggered.

- Network paths specified in the 'File Browser "Network / Disk" mapping'
setting no longer allow you to 'folder-up' once reaching the specified
base path.


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Version 16 beta 4 has been released.

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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* TheMovieDB.org's media scraper is now capable of scraping U.S.
Movie (G/PG/PG-13/R/NC-17) and TV (TV-Y/TV-Y7/TV-G/TV-PG/TV-14/TV-MA)
content rating. The content rating appears as an icon next to the
other codec/format icons appearing in jukebox mode.

You will need to re-scrape your media in order to see content rating
on previously scraped media.

* TheMovieDB.org's media scraper's configuration can now be set to
scrape for "no language" content.

* New (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization)
"Show play position bar on list icons with the this color" setting
(disabled by default)

* New (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
"Show Previously Played counter in path area" setting that displays the
number of yet to be played media within the current media library folder
next to the folder's path (disabled by default).

* New YouTube Playlist media library plugin which allows you to easily
import YouTube playlists as Zoom Player media library categories.

* You can now refresh a media library category with a new "Refresh" button
to update the display if the folder content was changed in the background.

* The navigation skinning engine has been enhanced to add more granular
support for the path area's icon size and position.

+ The fullscreen information navigation interface now splits long
information into multiple lines.

- The caching mechanism for media library category thumbnail caching was
mostly broken, not actually caching most of the thumbnails. With this
fix, subsequently browsing the category list should be much snappier.

- Renaming files/folder in the media library no longer causes the play
position to be forgotten and the media no longer requires a re-scrape
operation.

- The YouTube Channel media library plugin now support YouTube channels that
use a slightly different URL structure.
For example "https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFighterAndTheKid/videos".
It will not work 100% of the time as google didn't release an API call
to translate custom channel names to a channel ID required to get a 100%
reliable result. For more information, see:
Sign in - Google Accounts

- The YouTube Media Library plugins did not take into account time-zone
and daylight saving differences when displaying a video's publish time.

- The Adjust Image fullscreen navigation interface did not list the
active Aspect Ratio correctly.

- The fullscreen information navigation interface did not display in the
correct width under some conditions.

- The full path displayed in the play history fullscreen navigation
interface is now correctly truncated to more clearly display long
file names.



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Version 16 release candidate 1 has been released.

Download:
Zoom Player BETA


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) to hide the media library's meta-data and category
filter sections, using the extra space to display more media.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) that controls whether
erasing files to the recycle bin also removes their record from the
play history.

* Pressing the media library's refresh button will also refresh the scraped
images, reflecting any manual changes to poster images.

+ For clarity, the media library's "Select / Unselect" and multiple
selection functions have been split into two separate entries.

+ Opus audio duration is now retrieved when used with an ".ogg" container.

+ Opus audio duration is now retrieved by default when adding ".opus" files
to the playlist. For existing Zoom Player users, to enable this feature
you must click the "default" button next to the "Auto-Get Duration"
section of the Advanced Options' "File Extension" page.

- Disabling the "Flash active thumbnail on navigation actions" setting,
at times prevented the media library thumbnail view from updating when
entering categories.

- Switching to audio mode with calibration patterns visible didn't hide
the patterns, messing up the UI.

- When opening the media library's functions page in an empty category, a
cosmetic glitch showing a "-2 B" size would appear in the file size area.

- Fixed a few cosmetic issues with residue text remaining on-screen after
existing the media library's function menu.



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Version 16 release candidate 2 has been released.

Download:
Zoom Player BETA


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* Optimized drawing of media library category thumbnails, up-to 43% faster.

* Optimized drawing of media library media thumbnails, up-to 38% faster.

* Optimized the time it takes to open the media library, in some cases
up-to 50% faster.

* Optimized loading of the playcache file by up-to 17%, which should help
Zoom Player open faster when storing play history over a long duration.

* Rewrote scroll update polling to improve smoothness when scrolling within
the media library's thumbnail view.

* Due to a bug fix (see below) and optimizations to the code, Zoom Player
should close a little bit faster.

* Media library folder based categories are now sorted on a per-folder
basis. When entering a folder for the first time, it will always start
sorted by name, but any change to the sorting mode will now persist
without affecting other folders in the category.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that uses the fullscreen navigation
UI to confirm when deleting the currently playing file.

* You can now sort the media library in Random order.

* You can now sort the media library by "Remaining Play Time" based on a
percentage of the media's remaining play remaining.

* When going up to the base folder in the file browsing fullscreen
navigation interface, there is now a "Return to path list" option
to make navigation more intuitive.

+ The "Auto-select last viewed file/folder on entering a folder" setting now
works better when used in combination with the "Nav-Enter on media library
category list opens the category at the root folder" setting.

+ When both "Auto-select last viewed file/folder on entering a folder" and
"Nav-Enter on media library category list opens the category at the root
folder" settings are enabled, entering a category will highlight the
folder containing the last played file.

+ APE audio duration is now retrieved by default when adding ".ape" files
to the playlist. For existing Zoom Player users, to enable this feature
you must click the "default" button next to the "Auto-Get Duration"
section of the Advanced Options' "File Extension" page.

+ The play history's "Erase" entries has been renamed to "Remove from Play
History" to make it clearer the files themselves are not touched.

+ Switching to the 'system' sub-menu in the main fullscreen navigation
interface will now switch the title from 'main' to 'system'.

+ Removing the currently playing media from play history will now close
the playing media.

+ When completing playback of a media, the play history dialog and
fullscreen navigation interfaces will no longer show a zero position or
no position at all and will instead show the media's duration to signify
the media has been played all the way through.

+ You can now use the Home/End keys within the media library fullscreen
navigation interface's category filter section to access the top/bottom
of the category list.

- When the current monitor used a high-DPI setting, the icon on confirmation
/warning/information dialogs appeared cropped.

- Skin tinting did not affect confirmation/warning/information dialogs.

- The play position bar in the media library's TV jukebox mode was not
properly integrated when the thumbnail frame used round corners like
in the Sunset skin.

- The file browser fullscreen navigation interface suffered some issues when
working with empty drives/root folders.

- Fixed multiple issues when trying to erase network shared folders from
within the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface:
1. Currently playing file did not close.
2. File was not removed from play history.

- The main fullscreen navigation interface's 'system' sub-menu did not show
relevant icons, only showing the system icon.

- The Advanced Options dialog's "Help / Export" button's pop-up menu did not
draw correctly on high-DPI displays.

- The playlist's "Open item folder", "Save playing file" and
"Rename/Move file" features did not work with network paths.

- Deleting all play history entries could leave some entries listed in the
dialog until the dialog was closed and reopened.

- Trying to show a fullscreen navigation interface while Zoom Player is
minimized now restores Zoom Player's window.

- The Play History and Play History fullscreen navigation interfaces
will now display the play position for the currently playing file
correctly.

- Creating folder using the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface
failed when used under a network path.

- Under some conditions, Zoom Player's media cache folder containing
scraped metadata and images (thumbnails, posters, backdrops) would
prune every time you tried closing Zoom Player, instead of once
per week.




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Zoom Player v16 final has been released

Zoom Player v16 final has been released:

Highlights:

  • Media library screen updates are up to 40% faster.
  • Opening the media library is up to 50% faster.
  • Opening and closing Zoom Player itself is up to 15% faster.
  • Media library scroll polling optimized for a much smoother scrolling experience.
  • Media library scraping support for Movie and TV content rating (G/PG/R/etc).
  • Media library full height "wall of thumbnails" feature.
  • Media library play position bar on icons feature.
  • Media library previously played counter indicator feature.
  • Media library YouTube playlist category plugin (use YouTube playlist as a media library category).
  • Media library category order customization (manage category listing order).
  • Single action audio device switching (e.g. speakers to headphones).
  • Network Keep-Alive feature (prevent network drives from disconnecting on inactivity).
  • To ensure Zoom Player feel more intuitive, many user-experience tweaks were made throughout ZP's interfaces.

What's new in Zoom Player v16:

First a couple of notices :

! This version includes many enhancements throughout the fullscreen
navigation interface. If you previously purchased Zoom Player's
4K navigation skin pack and have not received links to download the
updated version by email,
contact Booga (Boogafreak (u/Boogafreak) - Reddit), my helpful
support person with a DM and he'll take care of you.

Please include the purchase ID number in your request to speed up
the process.

! If you do not own the more expensive lifetime serial number or activation
key, and you've purchased Zoom Player within the last 12 months, you are
eligible to receive a free upgrade to v16!

We have already sent you an email with new serial, but if for some reason
you did not receive it (after checking spam and other folders),
please contact Booga (Boogafreak (u/Boogafreak) - Reddit).


And now for the good stuff:

* Optimized drawing of media library category thumbnails, up-to 43% faster.

* Optimized drawing of media library media thumbnails, up-to 38% faster.

* Optimized the time it takes to open the media library, in some cases
up-to 50% faster.

* Optimized loading of the playcache file by up-to 17%, which should help
Zoom Player open faster when storing play history over a long duration.

* Rewrote scroll update polling to improve smoothness when scrolling within
the media library's thumbnail view.

* Due to a bug fix (see below) and optimizations to the code, Zoom Player
should close a little bit faster.

* Media library folder based categories are now sorted on a per-folder
basis. When entering a folder for the first time, it will always start
sorted by name, but any change to the sorting mode will now persist
without affecting other folders in the category.

* The media library category editor has been restructured. New categories
are no longer automatically sorted in alphabetical order and instead
always added to the bottom of the category list. New "Move up" and
"Move down" buttons now allow you to manually re-order categories.

* The media library category editor can now be set to show "All"
categories to allow sorting across category types.

* You can now sort the media library in Random order.

* You can now sort the media library by "Remaining Play Time" based on a
percentage of the media's remaining play remaining.

* New "Preferred audio device cycle list" (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio)
that allows you to select your preferred audio renderers and quickly
switch between them".

* New Shift+"A" keyboard macro that switches between audio rendering devices
on the Preferred audio device cycle list".

* TheMovieDB.org's media scraper is now capable of scraping U.S.
Movie (G/PG/PG-13/R/NC-17) and TV (TV-Y/TV-Y7/TV-G/TV-PG/TV-14/TV-MA)
content rating. The content rating appears as an icon next to the
other codec/format icons appearing in jukebox mode.

You will need to re-scrape your media in order to see content rating
on previously scraped media.

* TheMovieDB.org's media scraper's configuration can now be set to
scrape for "no language" content.

* When going up to the base folder in the file browsing fullscreen
navigation interface, there is now a "Return to path list" option
to make navigation more intuitive.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) to hide the media library's meta-data and category
filter sections, using the extra space to display more media.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / History) that controls whether
erasing files to the recycle bin also removes their record from the
play history.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that uses the fullscreen navigation
UI to confirm when deleting the currently playing file.

* New (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization)
"Show play position bar on list icons with the this color" setting
(disabled by default)

* New (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
"Show Previously Played counter in path area" setting that displays the
number of yet to be played media within the current media library folder
next to the folder's path (disabled by default).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
to control whether opening the media library should always try to show
the currently playing file. With this setting disabled, the currently
playing file would only show once each time a file is played and the
media library is opened.

* New YouTube Playlist media library plugin which allows you to easily
import YouTube playlists as Zoom Player media library categories.

* New network keep-alive feature (Adv. Options / Playback Files & Paths)
that instructs Zoom Player to access the specified paths to make sure a
network share does not disconnect for inactivity.

* You can now refresh a media library category with a new "Refresh" button
to update the display if the folder content was changed in the background.

* The "Start player in" setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size)
has been split to provide a more granular control of how the player should
start. Please note that this change required resetting this setting to
it's default value.

* When going up to the base folder in a media library file list view, there
is now a "Return to categories" option to make navigation more intuitive.

* Zoom Player's Event Ghost plugin has been updated to support all the
latest Zoom Player functions:
Zoom Player plug-in - Page 2 - EventGhost

* The navigation skinning engine has been enhanced to add more granular
support for the path area's icons.

* Pressing the media library's refresh button will also refresh the scraped
images, reflecting any manual changes to poster images.

+ The "Auto-select last viewed file/folder on entering a folder" setting now
works better when used in combination with the "Nav-Enter on media library
category list opens the category at the root folder" setting.

+ When both "Auto-select last viewed file/folder on entering a folder" and
"Nav-Enter on media library category list opens the category at the root
folder" settings are enabled, entering a category will highlight the
folder containing the last played file.

+ Erasing files/folders from the media library will now erase their scraped
meta-data/thumbnail cache from the "MediaCache" folder.

+ Using the "/LASTNAV" and "/MAINNAV" command line parameters no longer
switches the user interface to fullscreen automatically, you must now
add the "/F" parameter to maintain the same functionality.

+ Clicking the media library's "<" button now respects the "Nav-Left goes
up a folder before entering the Drive/Category list" setting.

+ The "Show system library folders in the Media Library Navigator" setting
has been removed and replaced by a new button in the media library category
editor that lets you add the windows library folders with a single click.
With this change, you are now able to easily customize the windows
library folders.

+ The play history's "Erase" entries has been renamed to "Remove from Play
History" to make it clearer the files themselves are not touched.

+ Switching to the 'system' sub-menu in the main fullscreen navigation
interface will now switch the title from 'main' to 'system'.

+ When completing playback of a media, the play history dialog and
fullscreen navigation interfaces will no longer show a zero position or
no position at all and will instead show the media's duration to signify
the media has been played all the way through.

+ You can now use the Home/End keys within the media library fullscreen
navigation interface's category filter section to access the top/bottom
of the category list.

+ Removing the currently playing media from play history will now close
the playing media.

+ The fullscreen information navigation interface now splits long
information into multiple lines.

+ For clarity, the media library's "Select / Unselect" and multiple
selection functions have been split into two separate entries.

+ Opus audio duration is now retrieved when used with an ".ogg" container.

+ Opus audio duration is now retrieved by default when adding ".opus" files
to the playlist. For existing Zoom Player users, to enable this feature
you must click the "default" button next to the "Auto-Get Duration"
section of the Advanced Options' "File Extension" page.

+ APE audio duration is now retrieved by default when adding ".ape" files
to the playlist. For existing Zoom Player users, to enable this feature
you must click the "default" button next to the "Auto-Get Duration"
section of the Advanced Options' "File Extension" page.

- The caching mechanism for media library category thumbnail caching was
mostly broken, not actually caching most of the thumbnails. With this
fix, subsequently browsing the category list should be much snappier.

- Scraping meta-data for TV series where the folder contained an ".nfo" file
didn't support IMDB IDs longer than 7 digits.

- Scraping meta-data for TV series where the folder contained an ".nfo" file
with an IMDB URL didn't write the IMDB id into the meta-data cache.

- The RSS feed media library plugin wont show duplicate entries if the server
moves from http:// to https:// links. However, old entries that were
already downloaded before this fix may remain as duplicates.

- Enabling 'Force the navigation list or thumb view display to full width'
caused cosmetic issues in the equalizer fullscreen navigation interface.

- Restoring after minimizing the user interface from fullscreen mode, no
longer restores the user interface to windowed mode instead of fullscreen.

- Fixed a freeze when playing JPEG files with malformed exif headers.

- Renaming files/folder in the media library no longer causes the play
position to be forgotten and the media no longer requires a re-scrape
operation.

- The YouTube Channel media library plugin now support YouTube channels that
use a slightly different URL structure.
For example "https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFighterAndTheKid/videos".
It will not work 100% of the time as google didn't release an API call
to translate custom channel names to a channel ID required to get a 100%
reliable result. For more information, see:
Sign in - Google Accounts

- The YouTube Media Library plugins did not take into account time-zone
and daylight saving differences when displaying a video's publish time.

- Clicking the 'show volume bar' button on the control bar showed
the volume bar in a slightly-off position.

- The Adjust Image fullscreen navigation interface did not list the
active Aspect Ratio correctly.

- The fullscreen information navigation interface did not display in the
correct width under some conditions.

- The full path displayed in the play history fullscreen navigation
interface is now correctly truncated to more clearly display long
file names.

- Disabling the "Flash active thumbnail on navigation actions" setting,
prevented the media library thumbnail view from updating when resizing
the screen and until a navigation action was triggered.

- Network paths specified in the 'File Browser "Network / Disk" mapping'
setting no longer allow you to 'folder-up' once reaching the specified
base path.

- Disabling the "Flash active thumbnail on navigation actions" setting,
at times prevented the media library thumbnail view from updating when
entering categories.

- Switching to audio mode with calibration patterns visible didn't hide
the patterns, messing up the UI.

- When opening the media library's functions page in an empty category, a
cosmetic glitch showing a "-2 B" size would appear in the file size area.

- Fixed a few cosmetic issues with residue text remaining on-screen after
existing the media library's function menu.

- When the current monitor used a high-DPI setting, the icon on confirmation
/warning/information dialogs appeared cropped.

- Skin tinting did not affect confirmation/warning/information dialogs.

- The play position bar in the media library's TV jukebox mode was not
properly integrated when the thumbnail frame used round corners like
in the Sunset skin.

- The file browser fullscreen navigation interface suffered some issues when
working with empty drives/root folders.

- Fixed multiple issues when trying to erase network shared folders from
within the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface:
1. Currently playing file did not close.
2. File was not removed from play history.

- The main fullscreen navigation interface's 'system' sub-menu did not show
relevant icons, only showing the system icon.

- The Advanced Options dialog's "Help / Export" button's pop-up menu did not
draw correctly on high-DPI displays.

- The playlist's "Open item folder", "Save playing file" and
"Rename/Move file" features did not work with network paths.

- Deleting all play history entries could leave some entries listed in the
dialog until the dialog was closed and reopened.

- Trying to show a fullscreen navigation interface while Zoom Player is
minimized now restores Zoom Player's window.

- The Play History and Play History fullscreen navigation interfaces
will now display the play position for the currently playing file
correctly.

- Creating folder using the file browsing fullscreen navigation interface
failed when used under a network path.

- Under some conditions, Zoom Player's media cache folder containing
scraped metadata and images (thumbnails, posters, backdrops) would
prune every time you tried closing Zoom Player, instead of once
per week.

- Fixed several glitches related to the media library's mini-menu accessible
through a long mouse click on a thumbnail.

- Clicking the 'back' button in the media library's movie poster view and
then using the keyboard to move the active thumb left would exist the
category entirely.

- The main fullscreen navigation interface's system menu used a different
brightness value compared to the home menu.

- Under some conditions, using the options dialog to customize the media
library while a media was loaded would switch the category/path.

- You could not erase the currently playing media file from within Zoom
Player if the media was loaded from an external source (e.g. explorer)
over a network shared path.



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Version 16.1 beta 1 has been released.

Download:
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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New interface Sound-FX system that triggers sounds when certain
actions are taken (Adv. Options / Interface / Sounds) :
1. Zoom Player Startup.
2. Navigation motion (left/right/up/down).
3. Navigation actions (enter/back/esc).
4. Seeking (forward/backward/tracks).
5. Edge-Bump (media library).

You can pick the volume level and the output sound device and limit
some of the sounds if a video is playing or when using the mouse.

* The media library can now display a media file's approximate bitrate
(e.g. 9.2 Mpbs). You will need to re-scrape media to see this update.

* You can now search for subtitles on movie folders, Zoom Player will
use the first video file within the folder to find matching subtitle
tracks.

* New "Thumbnail icon size" setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Fullscreen
Navigation / Customization) that controls the thumbnail media icon size
for media/icons that do not have a thumbnail image.

* New "Prevent mouse actions from moving or resizing the main window"
setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size" that blocks the
mouse from resizing or moving the main player window.

* New "Skip requesting confirmation to erase file" setting (Adv. Options /
Interface) to remove the confirmation request when erasing the playing
media to the recycle bin.

* New "Do not use scraped image as thumbnail" media library category setting.
When enabled, Zoom Player will ignore any thumbnail downloaded using a
scraping plugin and depending on other category settings, Zoom Player will
try extracting a thumbnail from the video itself.

* New "Do not use MediaInfo.dll to extract file metadata" media library
category setting. When enabled, Zoom Player will not try to use
MediaInfo.dll to extract metadata from files such as file format, codec,
audio channels, etc.

* New "exPLSortOrder" extended function capable of choosing the sorting
order (ascending, descending). A value of "0" sets ascending and "1"
sets descending. Please note that this function doesn't actually sort
the list.

* New "exPLSort" extended function to sort the current playlist.
Possible values are:
0 : Sort by Name
1 : Sort by File Type (file extension)
2 : Sort by File Date
3 : Sort by File Size
4 : Sort by File Path (folder)
5 : Sort by Media Duration (in seconds)
6 : Sort Randomly (random order)

* New "exPLRemoveItem" extended function that allows you to directly
remove a playlist item. Please note that the first item in the playlist
is actually "0" and not "1".

+ When reaching the top/bottom position in the media library's thumbnail
view, Zoom Player now tries to maintain the current column when the
top/bottom bump bar is triggered twice to perform a scroll to top/bottom
action.

+ Improved support for long paths (over 250 characters) in the media library
and file browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces (especially over network
shared paths).

+ The minimum number of media library category columns has been changed
from 3 to 2.

- With the "opening media library always selects the playing media" setting
enabled, renaming a file or creating a new folder could change the active
path.

- Fixed high-DPI issues with unskinned confirmation dialogs.

- Fixed an erroneous OSD notification when using the media library's
mini-menu to add a category "refresh" or "append" entries to the playlist.

- Fixed an issue that caused the media library to freeze if there were
missing bitmap files in the navigation skin folder.

- While in fullscreen mode, clicking on the playlist editor or equalizer
windows when positioned over a hot-corner would activate the hot-corner
action.

- Opening a streaming YouTube URL using DirectShow would not show the
video's title in the play history until after the video was closed.

- Showing the control bar for the very first time showed a black rectangle
in the top left corner of the screen for a split second.

- Fixed a crash in the Media Library's playlist category plugin when parsing
certain ".m3u" playlists.

- When using the media library's refresh button on a plugin based category,
it accidentally cleared the media's titles.

- The option dialog's audio visualization configuration options were
completely broken.

- The "fnRestart" and "fnRestartWithParam" functions restarted Zoom Player
without first saving settings, which caused the restarted copy to revert
some settings.

- Playing a network shared file from command line would miss an external
subtitle file in the same folder and no subtitles were shown.


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Version 16.1 beta 2 has been released.

Download:
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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New "Confirm when resuming playback from previous position" setting
(Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings) to
request confirmation before resuming playback from the last saved
position when playing media from a TV or Movie media library category.

Please note, this setting is on by default and requires play history
enabled to function.

+ The erase playing media and fullscreen navigation erase dialogs will
now display the media's title alongside the file name.

+ Double-clicking the media library's category entries in list-view mode
now performs an "Enter" navigation action instead of "Right".

- With the "Disable the Control Bar in Window Mode" setting enabled,
exiting fullscreen would briefly show the control bar.

- When Two movie folders shared a similar base name (e.g. "Men in Black"
and "Men in Black 2"), the wrong progress bar position would show
for the first folder.



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Version 16.1 beta 3 has been released.

Download:
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Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* The navigation Sound FX are now applied to every navigation interface.

+ Replaced the "Right arrow" icon with an "Enter" icon on the mini
color control interface.

- Fixed a cosmetic glitch in the media scanner that caused paths to
draw over icons.

- Setting the image slideshow duration for loaded images to "0" would
show an incorrect timeline "remaining time" value.



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