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Old 9th November 2016, 15:34   #61  |  Link
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Version 12.7 beta 1 has been released

Version 12.7 beta 1 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* Two new category types have been introduced "TV Shows" and "Movies".
Zoom Player tries to automatically assign previous categories to
these new types based on the 'scrape content mode' previously
assigned to the category.

* The media library filter icons that appear under the category
list are now accessible using the keyboard by pressing the up or down
arrow keys on the first/last category entry.

Once activated, you can use the left/right arrow keys to switch
between the filtering modes.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) to switch the category layout between list and thumbnail
view modes.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Thumb View) that controls how the thumbnail memory cache encodes
the images.

The default value is to store as JPEG images which uses the least
amount of RAM. But for higher performance, especially on lower
end CPUs, switching to RAW 24bit or 32bit will improve performance.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
to control whether the Media Library's fullscreen navigation
'Media Scanner' is displayed.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Settings)
to control whether the Media Library's fullscreen navigation
'Remove category folder(s)' is displayed.

* New "/MediaFilter:[Number]" command line parameter to set the media
library's filter mode.

Valid values are:
0 = ALL
1 = Movies
2 = TV Shows
3 = Videos
4 = Audio
5 = Pictures
6 = Executables

* The media library's filter mode is now saved/restored when re-opening
Zoom Player.

+ When fullscreen navigation 'Safe Mode' is enabled, the media library's
'Media Scanner' and 'Remove category folder(s)' are no longer displayed.

+ Disabling the "Show media content specific to the media library's
category type" setting now shows all media files in a category
(previously it would show the content based on the category filter).

+ Optimized the default fullscreen navigation skin to require less resize
operations improving load/open time and taking up to 20% less RAM.

+ Optimized the file name hashing algorithm which should improve
performance in several areas.

- Removing every entry from the "Scrapers folder name blacklist" or
"Scrapers file name blacklist" would crash and freeze Zoom Player.

- Resizing the media library window could trigger a crash or show an
improperly-sized thumbnail.

- Fixed several memory leaks.

- Fixed a freeze when trying to open the media library before the scraping
DLL finished initializing.

- Fixed several cases of "List index out of bounds" errors when trying to
use the media library with no thumbnail selected.

- Switching media library filter mode would reset several values changed
since opening the media library (e.g. sorting).

- Opening a new media file while the media information dialog was visible
did not update to the new media's date and file size.

- Fixed a small memory leak when re-scraping modified media library folders.

- The mouse scroll wheel did not work within the media information window
while in fullscreen mode.

- The integrated keyboard-mapping editor did not show the correct key-value
for multimedia keys (play/stop/etc), which prevented assigning new
functions to multimedia keys.

- Using the station manager's "Play (Add to Playlist)" button would not
actually start playing the new station.

- In Windows 10 with the "Blank non-Playing Monitors while in Fullscreen /
Zoom mode" enabled and Zoom Player set to start in fullscreen mode,
Zoom Player appeared as a blank black box.
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Old 23rd November 2016, 15:14   #62  |  Link
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Version 12.7 release candidate 1

Version 12.7 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 / Playlist) to prevent Zoom Player
from trying to parse ".PLS" files and instead lets directshow choose
a filter to parse the files. This improves SHOUTcast streaming
reliability. If you use .PLS files as SHOUTcast stations outside the
station manager, you will need to enable this setting.

+ Zoom Player should start between 8% - 30% faster, especially if there
are many items in the play history.

+ The station manager now lets you specify a "SHOUTcast" station type.
Any station set as SHOUTcast are now opened as SHOUTcast streams
even if the "Assume audio streaming (SHOUTcast, ICEcast) if no
file ext. is specified in the URL (link)" setting is disabled.

+ SHOUTcast stations added from station browser or the fullscreen
navigation station list are now automatically marked as SHOUTcast.

+ The Station Browser dialog entries no longer resets each time the
dialog is closed and reopened.

- The station manager dialog was showing character tags instead of
the actual characters (e.g. "&amp" instead of "&").

- The station manager wasn't updating the station list display after
editing a station.

Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.6:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Old 27th November 2016, 15:27   #63  |  Link
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Version 12.7 release candidate 2 has been released.

Version 12.7 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 playlist editor and the playlist fullscreen navigation interface now
show the current play position next to the actively playing track.

- If you enabled the video resolution display on the timeline, it should
now display even when playing live streams.

- The play history no longer lists duplicate entries for URL streams.

- Zoom Player failed to identify "https://" and "rtmp://" URLs with no
duration as live streams, which could trigger a freeze when trying
to seek.

Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.6:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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I am very pleased to announce the final release of Zoom Player version 12.7.
The small version bump from v12.6 to v12.7 doesn't quite tell the whole story behind the enhancements and fixes in this point release. This release represents a massive undertaking by the entire team to optimize the code, clean up long standing usability issues, enhance the media library, simplify the process of backing-up/restoring your favorite Zoom Player settings and the introduction of initial YouTube integration.

Highlights:
* Streaming playback of YouTube links.
* Media library category thumbnail view with enhanced filtering.
* New Movies & TV Shows media library category types.
* Settings, configuration & profiles export/import to ZIP.
* Station Manager usability enhancements.
* Smart Play source filter support for URL based media streaming.
* Significant key functionality optimizations, leading to faster startup and overall operation.
* Many bug fixes.
* The complete change list since version 12.6 or if you missed a version, check out the change list archive.

The Future, Version 13:
Hopefully, we have done a great job on this version and there are no lingering bugs, paving the way for the next major release, version 13.
In this upcoming version, I plan to open up the media library with a new Plug-in API that will allow 3rd party developers to add custom content.
To demonstrate the new API capabilities, I will create an open-source plug-in integrating YouTube channels as Media Libary video categories.
Please help me make this a reality.

Support me and the team on Patreon:
If you would like to help create great new features a reality sooner rather than later, please sign up to support Zoom Player on Patreon.
As a patron you will receive access to unique & exclusive content and input on the future of development of Zoom Player.

Upgrading:
Own a lifetime license or purchased Zoom Player in the previous year? this new version is yours absolutely FREE!

Has it been a while since you upgraded? existing customers are eligible to upgrade at a discount of up to 50%.
Please contact registration support and get your upgrade coupon.

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Old 10th January 2017, 14:37   #65  |  Link
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Version 13 beta 1 has been released.

Version 13 beta 1 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* New media library plug-in system allowing 3rd party developers
to create media library categories based on content information
provided by the plugin.

* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new media library plug-in
system, an open-source project has been created to implement a
'YouTube channel' media library category plugin.

After specifying a YouTube channel's URL, the plugin automatically
downloads the channel's category image, retrieves the channel's
name and sets up the default category settings and layout best
suited to display a YouTube channel.

The new plug-in is accessible on the Media Library category
editor (Shift+"M") as an entry on a new drop-down list next to the
"Create Category" button.

The code for the 'YouTube channel' media library category plug-in can
be found on GitHub:
https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-Y...or-Zoom-Player

* New subtitle download plug-in system allowing 3rd party developers
to create plug-ins that download subtitles for your media library
collection.

* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new subtitle download plug-in
system, an open-source project has been created to implement an
'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plug-in.

The new plug-in is accessible on the newly re-designed Advanced
Options dialog's "Subtitle" page (Playback / Video / Subtitles).

Note:
OpenSubtitles.org limits anonymous downloads by IP, use
the configuration dialog to specify a user name and password to
bypass any anonymous login limits (registration is free and
passwords are saved as MD5 hashes not as clear text).

The code for the 'OpenSubtitles.org' subtitle download plug-in can
be found on GitHub:
https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-O...or-Zoom-Player

* New YouTube IFRAME (web based) player support, providing official YouTube
playback. All YouTube URLs automatically use the new IFRAME player interface.
You can disable the IFRAME player support in the options to force Zoom Player
to use DirectShow for playback (Adv. Options / Playback > Use YouTube IFRAME
video player to play YouTube content).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation /
Customization) that switches the media library's thumbnail view
category list aspect ratio between Album Art (1:1) or Widescreen (16:9).

* New smart play profile for media files encoded with the DNxHD codec.

* New "Please Wait" window that pops when there are operations that
are taking a long time (like fetching a YouTube channel's video list).

* The play history now saves media titles, making play history clearer,
especially with network streams and media library plugins.

+ Pressing the "Open Media Library" button on the media library
category editor now opens the media library with the current
edited category selected.

+ The play history dialog will now display the recently played items
first in the list.

+ The play history dialog should now open significantly faster
(nearly instantly), especially with a play history database of
over 10,000 entries.

+ The time display on thumbnails used to show videos with a duration
of under 10 minutes as "09:30", this have now changed to show "9:30",
saving a bit more of the thumbnail area.

+ When opening the media library, the last played position for the
currently playing media is now updated straight away (previously
it would update when the playing media was closed).

+ The Open URL function now tries to identify a URL in the windows
clipboard. If a valid URL is detected, it automatically filled
into the open url dialog, otherwise the last opened URL is shown
by default.

- Fixed a very rare case where opening a media file could trigger
a freeze if the background thread that grabs the media's duration
was active.

- Play history should now restore position for URL streams.

- Fixed an issue where playing a SHOUTcast/ICEcast streaming station
and then restarting Zoom Player would not allow you to resume playing
the previous station from the playlist.

- The media library's category list would use the wrong aspect ratio
thumbnail in some cases where the active category was password
protected.

- Fixed an issue where the media library's path would not show
any text at all.

- Accessing the media library's category screen could at times
trigger an unnecessary reload of the category's content.

- Open the equalizer without ever opening the playlist editor could
trigger a weird state where the equalizer always initially show
up docked under the main window.

- Using the backspace key after using the media library's movie
jukebox mode's file view now returns to jukebox movie view instead
of thumbnail view.

- Adding media entries to the playlist using the media library's
function menu did not add the media's title (only the file name/URL).

- The playlist editor's "Add streaming URL" button did not use the
newer open URL dialog.

- Opening the fullscreen chapter/bookmark navigation interface
did not pause playback when the setting to do so was enabled.

- Ejecting a drive/device while playing a stream would cause the
stream playback to stop.

- When the media library is opened and the previously opened folder
no longer exists, the media library will try to go up the folder
tree to the first parent folder that exists.

- Fixed an issue when OSD messages would not appear if the
"Use Exclusive Fullscreen with VMR9 Renderless mode (use with care)"
setting was enabled in some cases.

This same bug caused screen-refresh issues with some of the fullscreen
navigation pages under some conditions.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 2 has been released.

Version 13 beta 2 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New Media Library option for the "Start Player in" setting.
(Adv. Options / Interface / Position & Size).

* New skin script code to control the media library's bottom meta-data's
font and font style of each meta-data element.

* Media titles are now used instead of the File name/URL on the system tray
hint and on the windows taskbar button.

+ The YouTube IFRAME player has been temporarily turned off by default
due to stability issues. It should return before the final version.
Playing YouTube videos will now default to using DirectShow for playback.

+ The "please wait" and "loading" windows should now close automatically
if an error dialog appears.

+ The YouTube search plugin now returns results based relevance rather
than date posted.

- Fixed several stability issues related to the new "Please Wait/Loading"
pop-up window.

- Switching the Media Library's category filter mode would reload the
active category's content. Now the content is only read when entering
the category, speeding up the category filter switch.

- Fixed a stack-overflow crash when trying to open a playlist that
contained the playlist's file name as an entry (creating a loop).

I would like to thank Sultan Albalawi for the report:
https://www.exploit-db.com/author/?a=8741

- The word "PreAmp" was hard coded into Zoom Player instead of using
the translated text when using a non-english language pack.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 3 has been released.

Version 13 beta 3 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

+ The fullscreen navigation icons are now loaded on demand instead of all
in advanced, reducing memory usage and cutting down the initial startup
time by approximately 33%.

+ The default navigation interface has been reduced in size by 15%, improving
Zoom Player's initial fullscreen navigation interfaces start time on
PCs with slower HDD/Flash drives.

- When the media library's dynamic scrollbar was disabled, it still triggered
unnecessary screen updates.

- When the media library updated the clock, it would not clear the background
behind the path area, causing small cosmetic glitches.

- Wrote a work-around for M3U UTF8 encoded playlists that were not properly
marked as UTF8 using a BOM.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 4 has been released.

Version 13 beta 4 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


+ The YouTube IFrame player is now enabled by default for new installs.
It is now far more stable than previous betas.

+ The station list dialog now remembers and restores the scroll offset
within the station list, restoring the dialog to it's last display
position each time.

- Shifting/Zooming the video screen position while in fullscreen would
break the Hot Corners feature.

- Using the "Open Webpage" function did not work for secure HTTP
(links starting with "https://").

- Switching the Zoom Player language pack to a non-english language
could have caused the favorite station list to be wiped.

- Downloading a subtitle file with the video playing would start
playback instead of keeping the video paused.

- If the first thing you did in the media library category editor
was add a YouTube channel, a 'list index out of bounds' error
would appear the first time the media library was opened.

Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml

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Version 13 beta 5 has been released.

Version 13 beta 5 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New YouTube Trending media library category plugin.

- YouTube Trends:
Select a country and the plugin displays the available trending
categories as determined by YouTube for that country.
Choose from the trending category list or simply select 'everything'.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play) that allows you
to select the default filter used when streaming "http/https" URLs not
covered by a Smart Play profile.

The default option is now "LAV Splitter Source", but you can also choose
"File Source (URL)" or "Let DirectShow decide".

+ Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.92.1.

- The media library's media icons (format/codec/etc) stopped displaying
due to a small bug in the new icon-loading optimization code introduced
in a previous beta version.

- Fixed a UTF8 decoding issue in the media library category YouTube plugins.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml

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Version 13 beta 6 has been released.

Version 13 beta 6 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* To demonstrate the capabilities of the new media library plugin
system, an open-source project has been created to implement a
'RSS Feed' category plugin.

Any media specified in the RSS feed URL will be listed in the
media library category.

The source code for the 'RSS Feed' media library category plugin
can be found on GitHub:
https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-R...or-Zoom-Player

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) that can disable the new
"Please Wait" / "Loading" pop-up window that appears for long
lasting operations (e.g. opening a network stream for playback).

* You can now assign extended functions and execute external programs
using the Hot Corner feature. Sadly, this enhancement forced the
reset of the previously assigned Hot Corner functions.

+ The DVD Bookmark editor generates more descriptive bookmark names
and includes the text specified next to the "Add Chapter" button.

+ The DVD Bookmark fullscreen navigation interface will now let you
seek to a DVD Chapter. A new icon is displayed next to each entry
to signify if it's a DVD Chapter or a Saved bookmark.

+ The subtitle search page has been enhanced with new icons and a
single-click download button.

- Removing a media library category created using a plugin did not
erase the category's cached thumbnail image.

- Media Library categories containg the "&" character in their name did not
list correctly in the category editor, showing up as "_" instead of "&".

- Trying to take a screenshot from a live stream or a media file with a very
long file name did not work.

- You could not use the mouse to select the subtitle to download
using the media library fullscreen navigation interface.

- The YouTube plugins will no longer list videos with no duration.



Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 7 has been released.

Version 13 beta 7 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* The internal audio scraper now uses MediaInfo extract ID3/TAG information
and display it in the media library's bottom information area.
You will need to re-scrape your audio files for the new content to appear.

* New Alt+"/" keyboard macro to search for subtitles based on the currently
playing video.

You can access this function using the right-click context menu under the
new "Download" sub-menu.

* New function to download subtitle file(s) for any selected video file.
The new function is accessible using the right-click context menu under the
new "Download" sub-menu.

* The fullscreen file browsing navigation interface has gained the ability
to search for subtitles through the function menu.

+ The Alba's skin timeline design has been visually enhanced.

+ The RSS feed media library plugin displays a system specific publish
date and sorts the feed with new entries appearing first.

+ To prevent accidental clicks, the eject disc drive keyboard macro has been
changed from "/" to Ctrl+"/".

- The trial-ended message in Zoom Player MAX could trigger an eventual
crash if left open for a long period.

- Setting "On Play Complete" to "Auto-Rewind" did not work with non-
DirectShow playback (playback would loop instead of pausing on the
first frame).

- Using the quote (") character in a media library category name would cause
the category name to get cropped.

- Opening a ".url" pointing to a web page ignored the
"HTML Interactivity" setting.

- Pressing "update" on the "Audio Device Filter Manager" dialog with
nothing selected/entered would trigger a crash.

- Execute functions assigned to a Hot Corner click would not
save the executed program path correctly for some of the corners.

- Opening an "https://youtu.be/xxxxxxxxxxx" YouTube URL always
used the IFRAME player even if it was disabled in the options.

- RSS Links containing the "#" hash character were not recognized
as valid RSS streams using the new media library RSS plugin.

- Using the YouTube IFRAME player did not update the taskbar button
and system-tray icon's hint with the video's title.

Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 8 has been released.

Version 13 beta 8 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* New media library scraper that uses TheAudioDB.com's API to download
album art and meta-data for audio files.

If you previously created music categories, you will need to use the
category editor to configure the category to use the scraper and then
re-scrape the category.

New categories will automatically use TheAudioDB scraper.

The source code for the TheAudioDB.com scraper can be found on GitHub:
https://github.com/bLightZP/Delphi-t...raping-plug-in

* New Alt+Shift+"U" keyboard macro to play a streaming URL directly from
the clipboard. For example, right-click and "copy link location" on a
youtube video and then press Alt+Shift+"U" in Zoom Player to start
playing the video.

This open streaming link function is also available in Zoom Player's
right-click context menu under the 'Open' sub-menu.

* New Setting (Media Library category editor / Configure Category) that
specifies if scraper errors should appear in the meta-data overview
display. The debug information was always enabled in previous versions
and will now be disabled by default.

+ TheMovieDB's scraper initialization code has been cleaned up so
Zoom Player should start quicker, especially if there are network
connection issues.

+ You can now use the HOME/END/PGUP/PGDN keys in the Media Library's
thumbnail mini-menu to quickly access one of the four mini-menu actions.

+ As an extra security measure, the "DefaultSettings.exe" tool that helps
you reset Zoom Player to its default setting now asks for confirmation
before starting.

+ The media library category editor dialog doesn't reset the category
type each time the dialog is closed.

- Duration for audio files was not being displayed on their thumbnail.

- Fixed a case where multi-threaded DLL flag wasn't enabled which triggered
random crashes and cause ZP to freeze on exist at times.

- Fixed a crash when switching navigation skins (this crash was introduced
in one of the recent beta versions).

- The RSS plugin now tries to use the correct audio/video icons regardless
of the media library category type.

- The "Configure" button on the media library's category editor's
"Configure Category" dialog was always enabled even if the plugin
did not support a configuration dialog.

- One of the previous beta versions broke scraping for the media's
resolution, duration, display of media format icons and the thumbmail's
border on the media library's TV Jukebox.

- The YouTube IFRAME player failed if the YouTube link included
additional information (such as being part of a playlist).



Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 beta 9 has been released.

Version 13 beta 9 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* New Pixel Checker-box pattern (Shift+P).

+ The YouTube Search and Trending plugins will now display the video's
channel name in the meta-data title area.

+ The Quick Search function on the Media Library and File Browsing
fullscreen navigation interfaces now tries to use media titles instead
of file names/urls when titles exist.

+ To prevent the media library opening in a confusing category, after
editing the media library category list, opening the media library
will always open in the category list (instead of cases where it
previously opened in the media list).

- Fixed instability (freezes/crashes/failure) issues related to the method
used by plugins to share memory with the player process.

- The Movie Database (TheMovieDB.org) scraper stopped downloading thumbnails
due to a change in API handling of user agents.

- Selecting media entries in the media library using the "Select All" or
other multiple selection features would also select the non-media entries
(Refresh/Load More/etc).

- Re-ordering the playlist by selecting and dragging entries with the
mouse cursor didn't work properly if the same file appeared more
than once in the playlist (all same file name entries were accidentally
selected and moved).

- When Zooming to 4:3 on a 16:9 video, using the function, exiting
Zoom Player did not restore the previous non-zoomed position, which
could cause incorrect zoom value if trying to use the function again.

- The bottom meta-data display on the media library for video files would
show "Track ??" by accident.

- Pressing the "Windows" keyboard key would trigger a quick search action
and block certain key/mouse inputs from working.

- The internal screen saver will no longer activate if display patterns
in use.

- Toggling the pattern display will now close the fullscreen navigation
interfaces.

Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 release candidate 1 has been released.

Version 13 release candidate 1 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!



* Placing a "zplayer_skipfolder.txt" file in a folder will prevent this
folder and any folders within it from being listed in the media scanner.

+ Searching the media library using the keyboard will now search the
media title instead of the file name (if a media title exists).

- Renaming a media library category will no longer forget the category's
last position and sort mode in the media library.

- If two media library categories of different type (e.g. Audio vs Video)
shared the same category name, it could trigger unexpected media library
behavior.

- Certain characters in a media library's category name could have
triggered parsing errors which would result in a category's settings
being set to unwanted values.

- When configuring a media library category not to show scraping errors,
The error message was still listing in TV JukeBox mode.

- One of the previous beta versions introduced a bug that would cause the
media library's sorting order to reset to "sort by name" unexpectedly.

- The "Play selected file" button in the play history dialog stopped
working in a previous beta.

- Playing from history did not restore the media title.

- Fixed a small memory leak when opening new media.

- Changed the timing before the "Loading..." pop-up appears when opening
a new media from 2000ms to 4000ms.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13 release candidate 2 has been released.

Version 13 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 Zoom Player Install Center has been enhanced to support installation
of new versions of Zoom Player without having to use the downloader tool
(this will only apply for updates post v13 release).

* New "Loop Current Track" setting on the playlist fullscreen navigation
interface's function menu.

* New "On Playback Complete" setting on the playlist fullscreen navigation
interface's function menu.

+ The play history search feature is now a bit more flexible by ignoring
certain spacing characters (".","-" and "_").

For example, In previous versions searching for "a series" would fail to
make a match if the file name was "a.series.of.unfortunate.events".

+ The playlist fullscreen navigation interface's function menu entries have
been re-ordered.

- Playing a YouTube video using the IFRAME player did not show the video's
duration in the playlist.

- Fixed a cosmetic glitch where file names on the playlist fullscreen
navigation interface's function menu could overlay the action icon.

- Fixed a category rename bug that split a category into multiple categories,
probably introduced in the previous beta version.

- Fixed a category rename bug that allowed you to merge categories by
renaming to an existing category name.

- Fixed a category create bug that allowed you to merge categories by
creating a category with an existing category name.

- Using the search for subtitles for the currently playing media (Alt+"/")
did not restore a hidden mouse cursor while in fullscreen mode, making
using the dialog very difficult.

- Fixed a few small memory leaks.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 12.7:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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In version 13 we focused on introducing exciting new features and access to content designed to fit with your daily viewing experience!

Download Zoom Player 13

What's new:

* YouTube
Love YouTube? If you answered YES, you would surely love the media library's new and direct access any of your favorite YouTube channels. On top of that, Global and Country-specific YouTube Trending videos in a variety of subjects and up to date YouTube Search results on any subject are just as easily accessible.

Playing YouTube content using DirectShow in Zoom Player was possible for a while now. However, Zoom Player 13 introduces YouTube's official IFRAME web based player (optional, can be disabled in the options dialog to restore DirectShow playback with its advanced hardware decoding and post-processing capabilities).

* Music
By connecting with the very cool TheMusicDB.com, Zoom Player 13 can automatically scrape Art and Meta-Data (description, release date and more) for Albums and individual audio Tracks. Even without the use of an online database, the internal audio scraper has been enhanced to extract existing meta-data from each audio track, ensuring all available audio file information is clearly displayed.

* Subtitles
Downloading subtitles in your preferred language(s) is now a piece of cake. By integrating with the very popular OpenSubtitles.org website, Zoom Player 13 can download the correct subtitle file for your media by matching the media file's hash (unique ID) with OpenSubtitles.org's database.

* RSS
Do you like to listen to podcasts and other content distributed through RSS feeds? In version 13, you can easily integrate RSS feeds directly into the media library for easy streaming and staying up to date on all the latest in podcasting.

* Streaming
Streaming has been enhanced on every level with improved reliability, new fine-tuning customization features and user experience shortcuts to play streams quickly.

* Plugins
Many of the features discussed above are only possible due to the new plugin interfaces introduced throughout Zoom Player. This includes Media source plugins (YouTube/RSS), Subtitle download plugins (OpenSubtitles.org), Scraping plugins (TheAudioDB.com/TheMovieDB.org).

All these plugins are released as open-source with the code to be used as a sample for 3rd party developers looking to extend Zoom Player with new access to content.

* What else has changed
A lot more has changed in version 13, there were smaller features introduced, other features were enhanced, code was optimized to make Zoom Player load and run faster and bugs were squashed. To review the full change list, click here.

* The Future
There are interesting new features planned, including an enhanced JukeBox experience for music and music videos, a direct interface to SHOUTcast.com's internet radio station index, Torrent streaming and much more ...

Would you like to see these great new features become a reality sooner rather than later? please join us by supporting Zoom Player on Patreon. As a patron you will receive access to exclusive content, input on the future of development and the warm fuzzy feeling you get in your heart for helping to make Zoom Player better for everyone.


We appreciate you!
We truly appreciate your investment in Zoom Player. With your support Zoom Player can continue growing in new and exciting ways.

Thank you,

The Inmatrix Team
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Version 13.1 beta 1 has been released.

Version 13.1 beta 1 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* Zoom Player support for streaming radio station is now fully integrated
with the SHOUTcast Directory API, providing easy access to thousands of
streaming radio stations.

Unlike previous versions where Zoom Player used a static database which
over time included more and more dead stations, the SHOUTcast directory
is now downloaded in real time, ensuring that every station should be
operational.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to force LAV Splitter to
seek to key frames (faster seeking, less accurate) instead of the
accurate seek position (slower seeking, perfectly accurate).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that allows interactivity when
playing YouTube content using the IFRAME player.

+ The "Open Streaming Link from clipboard" keyboard macro has changed from
Alt+Shift+"U" to Alt+Ctrl+"U" to prevent conflicts with the DirectShow
YouTube source filter which detects the held "Shift" key and pops a video
streaming quality options dialog.

- The RSS media library plugin was showing links containing ".MOV" as audio.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13.1 beta 2 has been released.

Version 13.1 beta 2 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* The default fullscreen navigation interface has been replaced with a
clean new style that looks better and extends the available thumbnail
area to squeeze in a few more pixels.

* The media library category thumbnail view will now darken the area
behind the thumbnail's text or media icon depending on the skin's
script and advanced options customization settings.

* Zoom Player support for streaming radio station is now fully integrated
with the SHOUTcast Directory API, providing easy access to thousands of
streaming radio stations.

Unlike previous versions where Zoom Player used a static database which
over time included more and more dead stations, the SHOUTcast directory
is now downloaded in real time, ensuring that every station should be
operational.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to force LAV Splitter to
seek to key frames (faster seeking, less accurate) instead of the
accurate seek position (slower seeking, perfectly accurate).

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that allows interactivity when
playing YouTube content using the IFRAME player.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Display) to show the playing
file's extension in the window title (default off).

+ The "Open Streaming Link from clipboard" keyboard macro has changed from
Alt+Shift+"U" to Alt+Ctrl+"U" to prevent conflicts with the DirectShow
YouTube source filter which detects the held "Shift" key and pops a video
streaming quality options dialog.

- The optimizations in v13 broke the play history dialog's unicode support.

- The play history dialog's "Show All" button did not refresh the screen.

- The Media Library's function menu was missing the "Go to Top" entry.

- The Media Library's "Safe Mode" feature was semi-broken allowing access
the a category's setting from the media library's function menu.

- Opening the media library through the main navigation interface would
take longer than normal due to the highlighted category's content being
read before actually entering the category.

- The playlist fullscreen navigation interface used the wrong icon for URLs.

- The "Please Wait" window was trying to write debug information to "C:\Log"
and silently failing each time.

- The RSS media library plugin was showing links containing ".MOV" as audio.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13.1 beta 3 has been released.

Version 13.1 beta 3 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!


* Zoom Player now supports 3DYD YouTube Source filter's DASH streams,
enabling DirectShow YouTube streaming at resolutions of 1080p/4K/8K.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) to select the YouTube IFRAME
Player's preferred streaming resolution, allowing you to stream
1080p/4K/8K content using the IFRAME player.

* New skin script parameters to control the text line count on each
fullscreen navigation interface.

+ The thumbnail duration display position should now be easier to read.
The text's background is now using a different effect which should
make the text stand out more against bright noisy thumbnails.

+ The default fullscreen navigation interface has been polished further.

+ The Hot Mouse Tracking on the main fullscreen navigation interface
has been disabled as it was inconsistent with the other interfaces'
user experience.

- Fixed a small memory leak when using the options dialog.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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Version 13.1 beta 4 has been released.

Version 13.1 beta 4 has been released.

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


Changes in this beta:

* New feature!

+ Changed feature!

- Fixed feature!

* The new default fullscreen navigation interface has been further polished.

* New function to activate the internal screen saver. This means that you
can now hook user interface actions (like a hot-corner click) with
activating the screen saver.

* New function to copy the currently playing media's Path/URL to the
windows clipboard.

+ The main fullscreen navigation interface's click logic has been changed
to make it behave the same as the media library's thumb-click logic.

- Fixed a possible conflict between Zoom Player's internal DSP filter
and bit-streaming DTS-HD and possibly other multi-channel audio formats.

- A missing DLL prevented the Pixel Shaders from being compiled and used
to post-process a video image.

- Playing a new track from the fullscreen playlist navigation interface
no longer pops the playlist editor to the top.

- Fixed a bug in the Media Library plugin API that prevented unicode
(non-english) language searches from working using the YouTube search
plugin.


Previous beta changes since the release of version 13:
http://inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer...new_beta.shtml
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