Zoom Player Home 14.1 Beta 2
To that end, Zoom Player employs a slick and simple user interface, combined with easy to access features while at the same time providing advanced control dialogs over every feature imaginable.
Zoom Player was designed from the ground up to load quick, take as little system resources as possible, provide user feedback/direction as appropriate and maintain as much isolation from other applications and system components as not to undermine overall stability.
Zoom Player Home remains Free for Non-Commercial use.
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.
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).