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Old 10th December 2012, 17:01   #1  |  Link
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Announcing Zoom Player v8.6 beta 4

Hi Everyone,

After an early release for PRO and MAX users, the full release is now ready for everyone to try out.

The main goal with version 8.6 is to improve the usability and polish of the fullscreen navigation interfaces and sprinkle the usual new features, enhancements and bug-fixes.

The final version will have the Slate navigation style in the 3 ZP FREE/PRO/MAX colors (brown/green/blue marble slate).

There is a cosmetic glitch in this beta that causes the 'Default' navigation style to list twice, once for the old default "Drapes" style and again for the new default "Slate" style. This issue will be fixed in the next release and you can manually fix the issue yourself by erasing the "Drapes" directory under Zoom Player's "Skins" folder.

Download v8.6 beta 4:

Changes from v8.5 final:
New :
* The default fullscreen navigation style has been replaced with the new
"Slate" design. A lot of work was invested in making the new design much
more visually polished than the previous "Drapes" design.

* New Slate style background images for the DVD and Media modes.

* Support for MadVR Color Controls.

* The color control, adjust image and the image blanking fullscreen
navigation interfaces now uses the more intuitive input mode previously
demonstrated in the Equalizer fullscreen navigation interface.

* Clicking on media file icons within the file browsing, media library
and playlist fullscreen navigation interfaces now selects and unselects
the clicked entry.

* New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation) allowing
you to select the navigation scrolling mode when using the keyboard or
remote devices.

Always Centered:
This is the default from v8.5 and earlier.
When scrolling, the selected item always remains in the screen-center.

Middle Centered:
When scrolling, the selected item remains in the screen-center except
for the top and bottom of the list.

Windows Default:
When scrolling, the selected item can reach the bottom or top of the
screen before any scrolling is performed.

* New Settings (Adv. Options / Interface / Display) that controls whether
the right-click context menu is skinned or if Windows should draw the
context menu.

* New Smart Play profile for the FRAPS raw video capture format.

* New "Select Audio", "Select Video" and "Uncheck Selected" buttons on the
basic options dialog's file association page.

* New "HoverColor" navigation skin script parameter that specifies the
font color used for the currently highlighted line in the fullscreen
navigation interfaces.

* New "WindowWidth" and "WindowHeight" fullscreen navigation skin
parameters that specify the relative width and height of the
adjust image and image blanking fullscreen navigation interfaces.

* The ".TSP" file extension was missing under the 'video' section in
file browsing interfaces. You need to press the "Default" button in
the options dialog (Adv. Options / File Format Association /
File Extensions).

Changes :

+ The 'Adjust Image' and 'Image Blanking' fullscreen navigation interfaces
are now placed in a better default on-screen position.
You can restore the previous position by modifying the 'Screen Position'
and 'Navigation Side Margins' values under:
Adv. Options / Interface / Fullscreen Navigation

+ The Create Contact Sheet feature is now much faster and more reliable.

+ The code used to get a media's duration and properties has been enhanced.

+ Smart Play now strips the '.part' file extension when evaluating which
source filter to use. This change should improve playback stability of
incomplete downloading media files (eMule, Firefox and others may use
the '.part' file extension).

+ The keyboard fullscreen navigation interface used in such features
as the "rename" function now uses a clearer distinction between
the actively selected button and the "shift" states.

Fixes :

- The FREE version was not supposed to support Audio Visualizations,
but a bug allowed you to enable support which resulted in a
'list index out of bounds' error.

- The uTorrent file tracking feature that lets you see the download
progress of torrent files in the file browser and media library
fullscreen navigation interfaces did not display the download
progress if uTorrent appended the '.!ut' file extension while

- The skinned context-menu would show sub-menus off-screen under certain
spacing conditions.

- Pressing "ALT" while using the skinned right-click context menu now
closes the menu (similar to standard windows context menus).

- The "Remember Window State on Exit (fullscreen / width / height)"
setting did not save/restore the window's Maximized state and position.

- The "Center user interface when exiting Fullscreen / Zoom mode" did
not take affect when using the F2 keyboard macro to exit fullscreen mode
directly into audio mode.

- When using MadVR as the video renderer and overriding the pop-up action
OSD to disable skinning and enabling the transparent background option,
the pop-up action OSD's background did not become transparent.

- Audio files with ID3v2.4 tags encoded as UTF8 did not display TAG info.

- The Audio Visualization feature did not work correctly with some Sonique
visualization plugins.

- The "DefaultSettings.exe" application was not able reset Zoom Player to
it's default settings under some circumstances.

- If the "Override the active skin's Action OSD display" was unchecked and
the "Transparent Background" setting was checked, the Skinned OSD actions
would lose transparency.

- The scroll bar did not work on the Main fullscreen navigation interface's
"Function" page.

- The Playlist fullscreen navigation interface's "Search" page was not
accepting any mouse input.

- The scroll bar did not work on the "Adjust Image" fullscreen navigation
interface's "Aspect Ratio" page.
Yaron Gur
Zoom Player . Lead Developer
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