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Old 6th November 2017, 19:48   #101  |  Link
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Version 14 release candidate 1 has been released.

Version 14 release candidate 1 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* New "Facebook" smart play profile for playing facebook video URLs
using the 3DYD directshow filter.

* New "Vimeo" smart play profile for playing viemo video URLs using
the 3DYD directshow filter.

* New "Daily Motion" smart play profile for playing Daily Motion
video URLs using the 3DYD directshow filter.

* New "Streaming Services" smart play profile supporting streaming
videos from:

- bofunk.com
- break.com
- ebaumsworld.com
- godtube.com
- liveleak.com
- tcmag.com
- teamfourstar.com
- veoh.com
- vk.com
- vkmag.com
- yourepeat.com

* New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) that
specifies the visualization rendering frame rate, by default 30fps.

+ The media library's "TheMovieDB" plugin detection accuracy has
increased by cropping out more undesired key-words from file/folder
names.

+ The "Scrape folder thumbnails by using the name of the first video
file within the folder instead of the folder name" media library
category setting now works better in TV Jukebox mode by scraping
only for the show name, no longer scraping season/episode numbers
from the file name.

+ Many of the main navigation icons were polished to give the default
navigation theme a more consistent look.

- The Double-Click function did not work when clicking audio
visualizations.

- The default value for the new "Navigation on Monitor" setting was
accidentally set to as fullscreen on a the first monitor instead of
the current monitor (within the window or fullscreen).

- Fixed a crash when trying to close the media library just as it was
being opened.

- Fixed a bug in the smart play source filter "new profile" dialog which
caused the "use with the following URLs" entries to be lost when pressing
smart play's auto-configure button.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13.7.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 19th November 2017, 14:49   #102  |  Link
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Version 14 release candidate 2 has been released.

Version 14 release candidate 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


+ The media library scraping plugin now uses a fuzzy search algorithm
to better detect non-exact movie names matches.

+ The media library scraping plugin now prefers a release year to
an exact name match, reducing false-positive matches.

- Registry entries were not being saved/loaded properly when running
Zoom Player in Windows Vista compatibility mode (and possibly other
compatibility modes). This of course lead to instability.

- The "stay on top" setting would stop functioning when exiting fullscreen
mode with the playlist editor visible.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13.7.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 29th November 2017, 14:38   #103  |  Link
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Version 14 is ready and contains lots of cool new features! here are the highlights:

Navigation and Media Library Enhancements
The default fullscreen navigation skin has been enhanced with new/polished icons and a cleaner background image for a more modern and professional style.

TheMovieDB.org meta-data scraper plugin has been enhanced to improve the identification accuracy for Movies and TV shows.

The media library setting page includes new controls to easily switch between different audio and video rendering devices in real time.

The fullscreen navigation interfaces can now be detached from the main user interface and displayed in fullscreen on a second monitor.

The download tracking fullscreen navigation interface now shows downloads in a familiar label/folder structure instead of the flat list shown in previous versions.
Control downloading media with more functions such as "Download Priority", "Pause/Resume" and more...

With a new "Playlist" plugin, media library categories can be created by simply pointing to any playlist file.


Download & Tracking
By introducing a Download & Tracking API and greater integration with the open-source qBittorrent client,
Zoom Player can automatically send torrent files and magnet links to qBittorrent and track the download process in
real time. Media files with enough downloaded pieces are highlighted as playable while the media is
still downloading (faux streaming).

qBittorrent version 4 is a requirement for this feature and is now available for download through Zoom Player 14's Install Center.

Check out this cool slideshow demonstrating the new Torrents plugin.


Playback History, Privacy & Child safety
Zoom Player's playback history is a great feature that allows you to resume media playback from the last played position and a lot more (restore volume/subtitle & audio track/etc...).

For additional privacy & child safety, new playback history features have been introduced to provide greater control over how information is retained and later displayed by the play history dialogs.
The new controls provide the additional security that children will not be accidentally exposed to previously played content that is inappropriate for their age.

More Features, Enhancements & Fixes
Many more features, enhancements and fixes didn't make the short list. Make sure to check out the full list by clicking here.

Download
You can upgrade to version 14 through the Install Center or by manually downloading the installers.
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Old 4th January 2018, 14:35   #104  |  Link
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Version 14.1 beta 1 has been released.

Version 14.1 beta 1 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


+ You can now press the escape key to cancel a 'play all files in folder'
feature mid-action. Accidentally playing an entire drive could have
caused Zoom Player to appear unresponsive.

+ Switching between fullscreen and windowed mode while the media library is
opened should be cleaner and faster (less visual junk in the transition).

- Fixed a scraping bug where the ".nfo" file detection algorithm would fail
with files/folders names containing unicode characters.

- Opening the file browsing and download manager fullscreen navigation
interfaces will no longer freeze for two seconds if the Torrents download
plugin is enabled and qBittorrent isn't running.

- Opening the file browsing and download manager fullscreen navigation
interfaces will no longer freeze for long periods if qBittorrent
is seeding many torrents.

- The media library should no longer freeze for a few seconds when
retrieving large file lists from qBittorrent using the Torrents plugin.

- The information dialog ("I" keyboard macro) did not show up when playing
in fullscreen on a secondary monitor.

- The torrents download plugin was not recognizing a file's download
priority correctly after the latest qBittorrent release.

- The torrents download plugin was listing files returned by qBittorrent
but no longer existing on the disk drive in the root folder instead of
their (no longer existing) path.

- The Lock-UI (user interface) feature used to prevent accidental clicks
did not block some click and double-click actions.

- The Dolby Digital Plus audio format was not being displayed with an icon
on the TV and Movie jukebox screens.

- The play position tool-tip was sometimes displayed in the wrong screen
position on multi-monitor displays.

- MIDI audio playback should be more reliable.



Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 10th January 2018, 14:38   #105  |  Link
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Version 14.1 beta 2 has been released.

Version 14.1 beta 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New setting (Adv. Options / File Format Association / File Extensions" to
instruct Zoom Player to process ".m3u8" playlists.

This setting is disabled by default as it can cause conflicts with services
that require DirectShow filters to process this type of playlist format.

* New setting on the Torrents download & tracking plugin to prevent it
from passing file entries to Zoom Player that do not actually exist on
the disk drive. This setting is off by default but can increase
performance when dealing with a large number of torrents that were
only partially downloaded.

* The last play position is now drawn over the thumbnail in TV Jukebox mode.

+ The download plugins synchronization has been completely rewritten, and
should no longer cause any user interface slow-downs.

+ The torrents plugin has been greatly optimized, working much faster with
large file lists.

+ The download fullscreen navigation interface should scroll much smoothly
when dealing with a large number of files.

+ The YouTube (Channel/Search/Trending), Playlist and RSS Feed media library
plugins have been optimized for greater performance.

+ Optimized core string handling routines, improving script parsing
(e.g. Skin parsing) and other areas.

+ A 'processing, please hold ...' message now appear when it takes
Zoom Player longer to close due to background tasks (media scraping,
download plugin sync) still being active.

- The currently selected playlist editor entries would lose their selection
if a playlist update was triggered after the listed media's duration has
been scraped.

- Trying to play a streaming media URL that contained trailing spaces would
fail. Trailing spaces are now trimmed (you can still use encoded space
characters in the URL).



Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 14.1 beta 3 has been released.

Version 14.1 beta 3 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* Automatic support for native Windows 7-10 media library folder structure
(previously only the more basic Windows XP-Vista library structure
was supported).

+ Zoom Player's default window size for the onyx skin was changed to
present a default video size of 960x540 (up from the previous 604x340) and
for the alba skin, the default video size was changed to 1280x720.

+ You can now press any navigation key to cancel a 'play all files in folder'
feature mid-action.

- Fixed a possible crash that would trigger sometimes on an initial run
after a fresh install.

- A function optimized in beta 2 had a bug which caused the visualization
plugin list to reset (no plugins listed).


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 18th January 2018, 15:18   #107  |  Link
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Version 14.1 release candidate 1 has been released.

Version 14.1 release candidate 1 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
File Tracker) to specify the download tracking plugins refresh rate.

This value only affects the media library and file browsing navigation
interfaces, the download tracking navigation interface refreshes at
a higher rate automatically.

Please note that using a low number (under 10 seconds) may impact
performance when tracking large file lists (over 10,000 entries).

+ Windows 10 creators edition changed how fonts are rendered by enabling
clear-type rendering at higher resolutions. Clear-type is a lot slower
to draw and at resolutions above 1080p causes severe performance
degradation in Zoom Player's fullscreen navigation interfaces.

Previously, to solve this issue, you could set Zoom Player to override
windows' font rendering. From this version, the setting is enabled by
default (you can still change it manually under "Adv. Options / System").

+ Further optimized the download plugin code to the point where a data
refresh on the download navigation interface should no longer cause
any UI lag whatsoever.

- Fixed a crash when playing a live video stream using MadVR as the video
renderer and trying to use the pause button on the control bar.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 23rd January 2018, 15:00   #108  |  Link
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Version 14.1 release candidate 2 has been released.

Version 14.1 release candidate 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) to enable
Zoom Player's DSP filter only for visualizations.

* New setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio / Visualizations) to set an
initial audio re-synchronization value for visualizations (Zoom Player's
DSP filter is required for this setting to function).

+ Media Library plugin result entries now display the media's title instead
of the file name or URL in list mode (previously the title only showed
in thumbnail mode).

- Fixed a bug introduced in a previous beta that caused a mess when trying
to move items in the playlist.

- Scrolling down in the download tracking fullscreen navigation interface
then exiting and re-opening the interface caused an empty list to show
instead of the previous list.

- The media library's playlist plugin no longer shows an invalid duration
value if the playlist entry has no duration.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 29th January 2018, 15:00   #109  |  Link
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Version 14.1 release candidate 3 has been released.

Version 14.1 release candidate 3 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


- Opening the media library, especially on 4K displays showed a low
resolution image of the media library for a split second before
displaying the full resolution version.

The double-draw event caused both the described visual glitch as well as
a performance penality.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 1st February 2018, 16:52   #110  |  Link
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Zoom Player v14.1 final has been released:

Polished
With each version, I evaluate what improvement can be made to make Zoom Player even more polished and friendly to use. In this version, the media library's TV jukebox mode now shows the episode's last play position right on the thumbnail, the native (and customizable) Windows 10 media library folders are now automatically accessible and finally, fullscreen navigation on 2K/4K screens is automatically set for high performance text anti-aliasing, fixing slow navigation introduced by a change in how Windows 10 creators edition renders high resolution text.

Optimized
The torrents download plugin and the fullscreen download navigation interface changes introduced in version 14 suffered from performance issues when tracking a large number of files (over 10,000), making the interface nearly unusable. To fix this, the entire logic was rewritten and tested to work smoothly with over 28,000 tracked files. Some of these optimizations also made their way into other media library plugins such as YouTube, RSS & Playlist.

Enhanced
This version includes a larger default window size, the ability to abort 'play all files in folder' type functions mid-action, enhanced support for ".m3u8" playlists, more visualization options, a notification when closing Zoom Player takes a bit longer, smoother transition between fullscreen and windowed mode for the media library and many small bugs were squashed.

Download : What's new
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Version 14.2 beta 2 has been released.

Version 14.2 beta 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New "Favorites" fullscreen navigation interface.
Any media can be added to the favorites list through the media library or
file browsing navigtional interfaces.

Please note that this change required resetting the "Navigation
interfaces on main navigator" feature to it's default value
(Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation).

* When using the "Open URL" function, a new "Clear playlist" checkbox is now
available (previously the playlist was always cleared).

+ The torrents plugin should now shutdown a little faster if Zoom Player
closes while the plugin was fetching an updated file list.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 14.2 beta 3 has been released.

Version 14.2 beta 3 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* With LAV Filters v0.71, a D3D11 hardware decoding mode has been added.
You can instruct LAV to use this mode automatically by setting the option
under "Adv. Options / Playback / Video".

+ The "Play History database may be corrupted" message will no longer
appear unless the play history file is actually corrupted.

- Fixed a bug that prevented the previously active audio track from being
restored when re-playing a video with multiple audio tracks.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 14.2 beta 4 has been released.

Version 14.2 beta 4 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

+ You can now set the "Retain Media Playback History for" value to
99999 days (~2738 years), up from the original 9999 days (~27 years),
just in case one of you finds immortality and wished to use
Zoom Player forever.

- Opening a playlist from navigation interfaces loaded the playlist
but did not automatically start playing it.

- The fullscreen navigation's text Anti-Aliasing setting was being
reset after restarting the player.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 10th July 2018, 12:41   #114  |  Link
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Zoom Player v14.2 final has been released

Zoom Player v14.2 final has been released:

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml


Highlights:
  • New "Favorites" fullscreen navigation interface.
  • New Direct3D 11 hardware accelerated decoding path.
  • Play History enhancements.
  • Optimizations.
  • Bug fixes.


What's new in Zoom Player v14.2:


* New "Favorites" fullscreen navigation interface.
Any media can be added to the favorites list through the media library or
file browsing navigational interfaces.

Please note that this change required resetting the "Navigation
interfaces on main navigator" feature to it's default value
(Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation).


* When using the "Open URL" function, a new "Clear playlist" checkbox is now
available (previously the playlist was always cleared).


* With LAV Filters v0.71, a D3D11 hardware decoding mode has been added.
You can instruct LAV to use this mode automatically by setting the option
under "Adv. Options / Playback / Video".


+ The "Play History database may be corrupted" message will no longer
appear unless the play history file is actually corrupted.


+ You can now set the "Retain Media Playback History for" value to
99999 days (~2738 years), up from the original 9999 days (~27 years),
just in case one of you finds immortality and wished to use
Zoom Player forever.


+ The torrents plugin should now shutdown a little faster if Zoom Player
closes while the plugin was fetching an updated file list.


- Fixed a bug that prevented the previously active audio track from being
restored when re-playing a video with multiple audio tracks.


- Opening a playlist from navigation interfaces loaded the playlist
but did not automatically start playing it.


- The fullscreen navigation's text Anti-Aliasing setting was being
reset after restarting the player.


- Bug Fixes.



Previous changes since the release of version 14.1:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml
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Zoom Player v14.3 final has been released:

Zoom Player v14.3 final has been released:

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml


Highlights:
  • Enhanced SHOUTcast station browsing.
  • Enhanced stream selection.
  • UI/UX enhancements
  • Bug fixes.


What's new in Zoom Player v14.3:


* You can now perform sorting (by Listeners, Name, BitRate & Format)
in the SHOUTcast station browser dialog.

+ When the up/down arrow keys are assigned to next/previous chapter
or track, the up/down keys were not set logically, now pressing
down will go to the next track/chapter and pressing up will
go to the previous track/chapter.

+ Opening a YouTube channel with no internet connection now shows
a refresh option instead of a message that the category is empty.

+ Using the 'Open subtitle file' to add a subtitle to the currently
playing media now initializes the file selection dialog to open in
the playing media's folder.

+ The stream selection fullscreen navigation interface will no longer
automatically close when switching between tracks.

+ You can now open the stream selection fullscreen navigation interface
even if no media is currently playing.

- Due to a language file that was not updated in version 14.2,
the titles on navigation interfaces showed the wrong title.

- Pressing the "Load More" button in media library categories with
a plugin capable of showing multiple pages (e.g. YouTube) would
cause the "refresh" option to disappear if there were no more
media to list.

- The RSS feed media library plugin was not showing the correct
publishing dates for some RSS feed (e.g. YouTube RSS).

- Trying to load a playlist through the Open URL (Shift+"U")
dialog failed with an error message.

- The media library playlist plugin did not function properly
under some conditions, reporting an empty category.

- The media library playlist plugin did not use a clean category
name when a playlist URL was used instead of an actual file.



Previous changes since the release of version 14.2:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml
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Version 14.4 beta 1 has been released.

Version 14.4 beta 1 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


+ Two Sonique visualization resolution settings have changed from an
aspect ratio of 4:3 to 16:9 :
320x240 -> 320x180
640x480 -> 640x360

This change may not be reflected in the drop-down list if you are
not using an updated language pack, but this is just cosmetic, the
new resolutions are set according to the numbers above.

+ Enhanced the SHOUTcast station sorting.

+ The number of RSS entries cached by the media library plugin has been
raised from 2000 to 5000.

- Enabling the "Share Play History at a custom path" setting and not
specifying a trailing "" in the folder name would cause the play
history to be saved incorrectly.

- The media library playlist plugin now supports playlist URLs longer than
255 characters long.

- Playing an audio file with visualization could cause the right click menu
to show multiple "close navigator" entries when right-clicking on a
fullscreen navigation interface.

- The SHOUTcast station browser would show duplicate entries after opening
the dialog multiple times on different days.

- Opening a streaming URL from clipboard (Alt+Ctrl+"U") failed to work if
the URL was a playlist.

- Pressing the "Play (add to playlist)" button while a navigation interface
was visible and the "Stop closes the navigation interfaces" setting was
enabled prevented playback of the station from starting.



Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.3:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 14.4 beta 2 has been released

Version 14.4 beta 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* New "Run Application" media library plugin that lets you run applications
and scripts directly from a media library category thumbnail.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface), Station manager should stay on
top of other application when switching to fullscreen mode.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback), Load .URL files as streaming media
(otherwise load as web page).

+ Media library meta-data scraping had issues with long file paths and
URLs (over 200 characaters, depending on Zoom Player's installation
path) due to an early design decision to make the cached entries easy
to identify using their file names and URL addresses.

However, to this day, windows does not support paths longer than 255
characters correctly. As a work-around, if a long file name or url is
processed, the cache mechanism now uses a short hash instead
of the full file name or url.

+ Enhanced support for RSS feed thumbnails. More thumbnails should show
up when adding RSS feeds as media library categories (including more
category thumbnail for feeds that support them).

+ If an RSS Feed has multiple entries with the same publish date, the
entries will now be second-level sorted by URL.

+ When download playlists Zoom Player now uses the windows temp folder
instead of the 'my documents'.

- A race condition caused the scrape manager thread to not signal it is
terminating correctly, causing Zoom Player to freeze on exit.

- RSS feeds containing a special unicode line-break character in the
description would trigger a freeze when opening the RSS media library
category a second time.

- The "Continue to the next Playlist item when an invalid file is played"
setting would skip tracks if the unplayable media was the last playlist
entry.

- Opening a playlist from the file-open dialog would not always preserve
the active playlist entry as specified in the playlist file.

- Some unicode characters did not show up correctly in the playlist editor
and music OSD if the selected font did not support the characters.
Now a different windows text-rendering function is used, one that takes
unsupported character from a system-default font.

- When including an executable entry in the playlist, playback did not
progress to the next track correctly and would cause the wrong title
to appear in the playlist editor.



Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.3:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Zoom Player v14.4 final has been released:

Zoom Player v14.4 final has been released:

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml


Highlights:
  • Support for the new AV1 codec.
  • Media Library enhancements.
  • Station manager enhancements.
  • Important bug fixes.


What's new in Zoom Player v14.4:

* Initial support for the AV1 video compression format:

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), is an open, royalty-free video coding format
designed for video transmissions over the Internet. It is being
developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a consortium
of firms from the semiconductor industry, video on demand providers,
and web browser developers, founded in 2015.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AV1

The AV1 codec should eventually provide a 20% superior image
quality/bitrate compared to HEVC (H.265).

* New "Run Application" media library plugin that lets you run applications
and scripts directly from a media library category thumbnail.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface), Station manager should stay on
top of other application when switching to fullscreen mode.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback), Load .URL files as streaming media
(otherwise load as web page).

* New (Adv. Options / Playback) "On play complete" option to execute an
application or script as soon as the playlist completes playing.

+ Media library meta-data scraping had issues with long file paths and
URLs (over 200 characaters, depending on Zoom Player's installation
path) due to an early design decision to make the cached entries easy
to identify using their file names and URL addresses.

However, to this day, windows does not support paths longer than 255
characters correctly. As a work-around, if a long file name or url is
processed, the cache mechanism now uses a short hash instead
of the full file name or url.

+ Enhanced support for RSS feed thumbnails. More thumbnails should show
up when adding RSS feeds as media library categories (including more
category thumbnail for feeds that support them).

+ If an RSS Feed has multiple entries with the same publish date, the
entries will now be second-level sorted by URL.

+ The number of RSS entries cached by the media library plugin has been
raised from 2000 to 5000.

+ Two Sonique visualization resolution settings have changed from an
aspect ratio of 4:3 to 16:9 :
320x240 -> 320x180
640x480 -> 640x360

This change may not be reflected in the drop-down list if you are
not using an updated language pack, but this is just cosmetic, the
new resolutions are set according to the numbers above.

+ Enhanced the SHOUTcast station sorting.

+ When downloading playlists, Zoom Player now uses the windows temp
folder instead of the 'my documents'.

+ When playing archive files (zip/rar), the archive is now extracted to
the windows temp folder instead of 'my documents'.

+ Meta-data returned when playing streaming audio is now trimmed to remove
superfluous spaces before/after the returned text.

- A race condition caused the scrape manager thread not to signal it is
terminating correctly, causing Zoom Player to freeze on exit.

- The media library playlist plugin now supports playlist URLs longer than
255 characters long.

- RSS feeds containing a special unicode line-break character in the
description would trigger a freeze when opening the RSS media library
category a second time.

- Enabling the "Share Play History at a custom path" setting and not
specifying a trailing "" in the folder name would cause the play
history to be saved incorrectly.

- The "Continue to the next Playlist item when an invalid file is played"
setting would skip tracks if the unplayable media was the last playlist
entry.

- Opening a playlist from the file-open dialog would not always preserve
the active playlist entry as specified in the playlist file.

- Some unicode characters did not show up correctly in the playlist editor
and music OSD if the selected font did not support the characters.
Now a different windows text-rendering function is used, one that takes
unsupported character from a system-default font.

- When including an executable entry in the playlist, playback did not
progress to the next track correctly and would cause the wrong title
to appear in the playlist editor.

- Playing an audio file with visualization could cause the right click menu
to show multiple "close navigator" entries when right-clicking on a
fullscreen navigation interface.

- The SHOUTcast station browser would show duplicate entries after opening
the dialog multiple times on different days.

- When playing SHOUTcast/ICEcast streams, playing the next track would
cause the previously playing title to overwrite the new track's title
in the playlist editor.

- Opening a streaming URL from clipboard (Alt+Ctrl+"U") failed to work if
the URL was a playlist.

- Pressing the "Play (add to playlist)" button while a navigation interface
was visible and the "Stop closes the navigation interfaces" setting was
enabled prevented playback of the station from starting.

- Parsing ".CUE" files failed when the an entry contained the word "TRACK"
in either the performer or title tags.



Previous changes since the release of version 14.3:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_whatsnew.shtml
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Version 14.5 beta 1 has been released.

Version 14.5 beta 1 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Controls):
"Next / Previous Track" plays the next/prev media in the same folder if
playlist contains 1 file.

This function behind this setting was previously always enabled.
This setting remains enabled by default, but from now you can disable
this behavior from the advanced options dialog.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Fullscreen Navigation) to force the
navigation list or thumb view to maximum width.

Unlike the "full width" setting, this setting will make the navigation
list area take the display device's maximum resolution, which can cause
some cosmetic issues (like the thumbnail highlight getting cropped).

+ Zoom Player now does a better job at extracting album art images from
media files if the JPEG image contains junk in front of the actual image.

+ The Command & Control API now notifies when subtitles are enabled/
disabled when using the "fnToggleSub" and "fnDisableDVDsub" functions.

- Kinetic scrolling in the media library did not work well using a mouse
cursor, stopping when attempting to scroll multiple times while the
kinetic movement was still in mid process.

- Playing media that contained certain special characters in the media's
title caused multiple unplayable entries to appear in the play history.

- With the "Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size - Auto-Size User
Interface to maintain Video Aspect Ratio (when resizing)" setting enabled,
playing audio files with folder/album art could cause Zoom Player's main
window to display partially off-screen.

- The latest version of mediainfo DLL changed how it extracts cover art
for audio files, breaking Zoom Player support for displaying the album
art with some audio formats (mainly M4A).

- Better album art image extraction from audio files with ID3v2 TAGs when
the image header included some junk data.

- When opening a media file by double-clicking from explorer (or other
file managers), the currently playing track wouldn't highlight correctly
and show the playing position in the playlist editor.



Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.4:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 14.5 beta 2 has been released.

Version 14.5 beta 2 has been released.

Download:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_beta.shtml


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* The playlist editor (when using the default Onyx skin or the bundled
Alba skin) now draws alternating line highlights making the playlist
easier to track visually.

* The playlist editor's right-click menu now features Colorize actions
that let you easily color-code track(s) text and background colors.
The color information is automatically saved and restored when using
Zoom Player's default ZPL format playlists.

* New "PlayListData/Background2" skin script parameter that specifies
the alternating playlist editor line highlight color.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that automatically tries to use
the YouTube IFRAME player if DirectShow playback of a YouTube stream
fails.

* The advanced playlist control (accessible through the playlist editor
or by pressing "J") now show the number of items remaining in the
playlist as the search filters down the list.

+ The advanced playlist control's filter search was searching the
entire playlist on each letter pressed, this caused a sluggish
user experience when dealing with very larger playlists (over
30,000 entries).

To enhance the user experience, the search action is now only
performed 350-400ms after the last key-stroke, ensuring that
the user interface does not stall while typing.

- Using the "Stop" function while a media was loading combined with
a non-default setting that closes the playing media when using the
"Stop" function and when display a JPEG/PNG image could cause the
image to remain on screen.

- Double-clicking an entry on the skin selection dialog could sometimes
trigger an access violation error.

- When opening the playlist editor, under some conditions the bottom
entries would not show up until the playlist screen was refreshed
by a click or scroll.

- The "&" character wasn't showing up in the playlist editor.

- Pressing under the last item in the playlist editor did not
visually select the last item in the list. Then if you pressed
the "Enter" key, it would start playing the last item in the
playlist which was a bit confusing without the visual cue of
a selected entry.

- Fixed a crash when trying to play a video file with too many
external audio tracks. External audio tracks are now limited
to a maxiumum of 10 tracks.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 14.4:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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