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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:50 PM

Preview 8 is nearly feature complete (still missing the new options dialog, updated color control interface and the new skin).

Quite a few interfaces have been restructured, making them much easier to understand and use (this includes both full screen navigational interfaces and windowed interfaces such as the skin selector and chapter editor).

We've also licensed virtualdub's scaler, making Zoom Player's navigational interfaces work faster and with slightly better image quality.

Download Zoom Player v5.00 Preview 8

Complete Change list from v4.51:
* Smart Media Mode (previously Customized Media Mode) has been
	vastly simplified.  In the simple mode, only the available
	profiles and the currently used filters are visible.  If the
	currently used filter matches a profile (which it most always
	will), the profile will be highlighted.

	Smart Media Mode is now available in all version of Zoom Player
	to a lesser degree.

  * The Keyboard Editor will now let you create Global HotKeys.
	These are functions assigned to keys that are active even if
	Zoom Player itself is not the active application.
	Global HotKeys also have (on a per-key basis) the option to
	bring Zoom Player to the front.

  * The Auto-Get Duration for media files has been rewritten to
	get the duration in the background (working only on unused CPU
	cycles), allowing you to load massive play lists without having
	to wait.

	Getting durations for media files also supports more formats
	and is now enabled by default.

  * You can now drop Subtitle files on the main user interface in
	order to display the subtitle track with the currently playing
	media file.
	Requires DirectVobSub installed and Smart Media Mode enabled.

  * New Equalizer Navigator (Shift+"Q"), allowing you to access
	Equalizer settings through the navigation system.

  * New Play History Navigator (Shift+"H"), allowing you to return
	to previously played files (if they still exist).

  * New "ZPS" Skin Installation System.  Simply opening any
	"ZPS" file (file with a .zps extension) will run Zoom Player
	and prompt you to install the skin.

  * New Contact Sheet creation dialog (Alt+Shift+"C").  Using this
	new interface, you can easily create contact sheet for the
	currently playing media file (doesn't work with DVDs).
	You must also set the video renderer to VMR9 Windowless.

  * New Functions allowing you to play the Next and Previous files
	in the same directory as the currently playing file with a
	matching file extension.  These functions are now assigned to the
	"PgUp" and "PgDn" navigational keys when navigator interfaces
	are not visible.

	For example, when viewing "MyImage.jpg" in a directory that looks
	like this:

	MyImage.jpg
	MyImage.avi
	MyImage2.jpg

	Pressing "PgDn" will show "MyImage2.jpg", skipping "MyImage.avi"
	These functions enhance Zoom Player's capability as an image viewer.

  * New Functions (Accessible on the Play List's right-click context menu)
	allowing you to move selected items to the top/bottom of the play list.

  * New Function (Alt+"E") that enables you to Open/Close the last visible
	navigator.  This last visible setting is saved between sessions, thus
	allowing you continuous navigation through multiple sessions.

  * New Function (Shift+"L") allowing you to show/hide the all Control Bar
	buttons (without the need to select/remove which buttons are visible).
	This function has also replaced the Hide/Show All Control Bar buttons
	on the Control Bar Context-Menu.  You will now be presented with
	a "Hide All Button" toggle (with a checkbox indicating ON/OFF state).

  * New Function "fnDeleteCurrent", Assigned by default to the Delete key
	(when the navigational interfaces are not in use), allowing you to
	erase the currently playing file (with confirmation).  

  * New Function (Shift+"Esc") allowing you to close all navigational
	interfaces.  If no navigators are visible, this function does nothing.

  * New Functions allowing you to go to the Next/Previous DVD Title.
	This requires that the DVD is authored to accept this functionality
	(some DVDs are authored to prohibit certain types of access).
	The macro keys are Alt+Shift+"]" for Next DVD Title and Alt+Shift+"["
	for Previous DVD Title.

  * New Extended Function (exZoomTo).  This function can be set to Zoom
	the video to a specific Zoom percentage (for example, Zoom to 125%).
	You can access this function using the keyboard editor.

  * New Settings (Advanced Options / OSD / OSD Area), allowing you
	to force all OSD Displays (Navigators, OSD Actions, Control Bar,
	etc...) to display relative to a specific position on screen
	(while in fullscreen).  When enabled, it allows you to Zoom/Move
	the video without it having an effect on the positioning of the
	On Screen Display elements.

  * New Setting (Skin Selector / Save Position).  When enabled,
	each skin's position (window position and size) will be remembered
	on an individual basis.

  * New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Aspect Ratio) allowing you
	specify which monitor you want Source Relative Stretch (Pixel Aspect
	Ratio) to apply to.

  * New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Interface) allowing you
	to blank (black-out) all secondary monitors (any monitor not
	currently playing video).

  * New Setting (Advanced Options / Values / Interface) allowing you
	to enable the Internal Screen Saver for Audio-Only files (so that
	the Internal Screen Saver would kick-in even if the file is playing).

  * New Setting (Advanced Options / Filter Control / Windows Media)
	allowing you to use the "WMAPro over S/PDIF" DMO filter to output
	Windows Media Audio through the S/PDIF port.  This setting requires
	that you use an external Receiver with Windows Media Audio capabilities.

  * Support for DCoder's DC-DVB filter (a filter capable of using
	Zoom Player to view Digital-TV with TimeShifting) has been
	improved with new Teletext funtionality (number 0-9 to enter
	page numbers and Ctrl+"B" to switch Teletext on/off).
	Download the filter at "www.dsp-worx.de".

  * The Chapter Editor and GoTo dialog have been merged into a single
	interface.  The new interface is easier to use and more powerful.

  * The Chapter Editor now allows you to input a time to seek to using
	an HH:MM:SS.ms structure.  The input is pretty flexible, allowing
	variants such as H:M:S, M:S, S.ms, etc...

  * Pressing Ctrl+"V" in the Chapter Editor pastes the clipboard value
	into the "H:M:S.ms" Time field.

  * New Setting on the Chapter Editor allowing you to keep the dialog
	open even after seeking to a new position.
	(Useful for FanSub Editors)

  * The current time in MS is now visible on the Chapter Editor.

  * New "Remove Non-Exisiting Entries" button on the Play History
	interface, allowing you to remove old entries where the file no
	longer exists on the system.

  * Automatic support for Audio file image support by base name.
	For example, if you have "song.mp3" and "song.jpg" in the same
	directory, "song.jpg" will automatically load as a folder image.

  * New "FolderImage" Skin-Script function allowing you to draw the
	folder image anywhere within the main user interface.

  * The "VolumeExData", "BalanceExData" and "RateExData" Skin-Script
	functions can now use a Target parameter allowing you to place a
	Volume, Balance and Rate Control interfaces on the Play List Editor,
	Equalizer and Control Bar.

  * SHOUTcasted audio information (Title, Author, URL, Copyright,
	Description) can now be accessed by the following Skin-Script tags:
	<trackname>, <artistname>, <urllink>, <copyright>, <comment>.

  * New "<Volume>" Skin-Script tag, allowing you to display the current
	Audio Volume level percentage (0-100).

  * New "<FileIndex>" Skin-Script tag, allowing you to display the
	currently playing file's index number.

  * New "<VideoZoom>" Skin-Script tag, allowing you to display the
	current video zooming used in the window interface (affected
	by the Alt-"1..5" keys and the new "exZoomTo" function).

  * New "cBarTLMinWidth" Skin-Script constant allowing you to specify
	the minimum width of the Control Bar's TimeLine (default 64 pixels).

  * The Skin Selection dialog now has an "Uninstall" button.

  * New "RN" tag for the Zoom Player Play List file format (".zpl")
	instructing Zoom Player to randomize the play list once loaded.

  * New Communication API Messages "2610, 2611, 2620, 2621, 2630, 2631,
	2640, 2641" allowing you to query the current video display area
	located within fullscreen mode and to set a new location/size.

  * New Communication API Messages "2700, 2701" allowing you to get
	and set the current Play Rate (Media Mode Fast Play/Slow Motion and
	DVD Mode Fast Forward/Slow Motion/Rewind rates).

  * New Communication API Message "5130" allowing you to execute
	navigational control functions.

  * New Communication API Message "1450" allowing you to request
	the Unique DVD Identifier information.

  * New DVD "Additional Filter", the "Trombettworks Channel Downmixer",
	http://www.trombettworks.com/directshow.php

  * The Nero DVD Navigator is now a DVD Navigator option.

  * New support for ".FLV" (Flash Video) files (used on YouTube and
	several other locations).  You need a recent version of ffdshow
	(with the FLV1 codec support enabled) and the Gabest FLV Splitter
	to get the files to play.

  * New Smart Media support for WMV:AP (Windows Media Video:Advanced
	Profile).  You also need updated Windows Media decoders to play
	this new format (the decoders come with WMP 11 and possibly in
	a decoder pack from Microsoft).

  * New Smart Media profiles for several uncommon AVI/MOV codecs.

  * New Smart Media profiles for WavPack Audio.

  + The WMV DRM license acquisition code has been improved and you
	should no longer be required to use Windows Media Player to
	acquire licenses.

  + Zoom Player's image-scaling code has improved.  This means a
	very nice speedup when drawing scaled image elements
	(navigators, background/folder images, etc...) and a slight
	improvement in image quality.
	(Licensed from Avery Lee's VirtualDub)

  + The Media Library Path Editor ("Shift+"M") interface has been
	restructured, making it clearer and easier to use.

  + The Skin Selection ("N") interface has been restructured,
	making it clearer and easier to use.

  + The Station Editor ("X") interface has been restructured,
	making it clearer and easier to use.

  + When running a new version for the first time, you will now be
	prompted only for important missing decoders.  The full list
	can still be found in the options dialog.

  + The missing decoders list in the Advanced Options dialog has been
	split into a list of Important decoders and All decoders in order
	to emphasize that not all decoders listed are required for
	general day to day media playback.  The Simple Options dialog will
	only show the Important decoders.

  + The Media Library interface should work faster on networked drives
	and uses less drive access.

  + The erase navigator confirmation dialog now returns to the
	navigator it was called from.

  + The navigation interfaces can now work without any graphics
	(without the "NavData" directory).  Won't look very good though.

  + The Auto Show control bar when the cursor is at the screen's
	bottom now also Auto Shows the control bar when the cursor is
	at the screen's top.

  + Integration into Windows Vista file association interface.
	Zoom Player should now appear as a supported program for all
	association extensions supported by Zoom Player.

  + Switching display resolution while in fullscreen should now react
	better with the main window covering the full display in the new
	resolution.  And if the display area covered the entire monitor,
	the display area is now modified to cover the new resolution.

  + Pressing Stop while already stopped (in media mode) will now return
	the playback position to its previous position.

  + The Default Play List skin has been tweaked a bit for usability
	and clarity.

  + The File and Media Library Navigators will now dynamically update
	their content when a removable media is inserted/removed.

  + When opening the File Navigator and the previous saved directory
	position no longer exists, the file navigator will go up through
	the directory path until a valid directory does exist or the root
	path for the drive is reached (previously, it would go straight
	to the root path).

  + The Blanking Navigator will now allow you to Enable/Disable Blanking.

  + The Control Bar will now have a minimum width of 64 pixels for the
	timeline and whatever space the active Control Bar buttons take.

  + The Mouse Cursor over the Volume, Rate Control, Balance and
	Equalizer bars will now use the "Hand Point" mouse cursor.

  + The Fast Play/Slow Motion rates have changes slightly.

  + Showing the Control Bar now hides the navigator interfaces.

  + Better streaming support.

  + Customized Media Playback has been renamed to "Smart Media Playback".

  + Updated Smart Media profiles to account for Elecard v4's change
	of filter identifications. 

  + The "Mouse Wheel" section of the Options Dialog has been renamed
	to "Mouse" and the "Mouse Toggles" section has moved under it.

  + The Skinning Constants "<filename>", "<filetitle>" and "<filebase>"
	in DVD Mode will now display the DVD Title instead of the file name
	(which when playing DVDs always points to "VIDEO_TS.IFO".  This is
	simply more informative.

  + Pressing Enter in the Chapter Editor without any fields filled will
	now seek to the current position (useful for Subbing).

  + The Information Dialog (Press "I") now shows an approximate bitrate
	as calculated using size of the file being played when DirectShow
	doesn't return a valid bitrate.

  + Playing external audio tracks should now maintain proper
	synchronization when seeking.  Playing external tracks will
	also create improved graphs.

  + The Sort by Date feature now sorts new files first.

  + "Play List Editor display moves to follow currently playing track"
	setting now centers the currently playing track within the list
	(instead of having it appear at the top of the list).

  + The White Wash pattern (Shift+"P") now ignores aspect ratio and
	moves the bar somewhat faster (previously it was too slow).

  + The Smart Media Mode Source Filter selection now allows you to add
	DMO filters as post processors.

  + Improved shortcut support.  When loading shortcuts, instead of loading
	the shortcut into the play list, the entry is replaced by the file
	the shortcut is pointing to.

	Furthermore, you can now use shortcut files in the file and media
	library navigators.

  + The Sub-Type list on the Audio/Video Smart Media Mode configuration
	dialog will now display the FourCC code for each Sub-Type.

  + The Girder Command export function now exports Zoom Player's
	functions in a more orderly list grouping function types into
	Girder categories.

  + The Key Edit dialog is now a bit more friendly.

  + The Blanking Navigator key has been changed from "K" to Shift+"K" in
	order to prevent accidental activation.

  + The File Navigator key has been changed from "E" to Shift"F" in
	order to prevent accidental activation.

  + The Scene-Cut and Chapter Editor interfaces now require the use of
	Zoom Player Professional.

  - Audio Renderers containing "00" in their device name (such as the
	"SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [A400]") could have disabled audio under some
	conditions.
	 
  - Under certain conditions (such as logging a user out while
	Zoom Player is still running), Zoom Player would have crashed
	with an "Unhandled OS Exception" error.

  - Trying to run multiple instances all using the same TCP/IP port
	will no longer crash with a bind error.

  - The Hide TaskBar setting could cause issues in VMR9 Renderless
	Exclusive mode.

  - Flash files should now play in the proper aspect ratio on display
	devices that do not use square pixels.

  - OSD Messages wider than the monitor will now be cut to fit the monitor.

  - Possible fix for VMR9 Renderless Exclusive fullscreen mode where
	icons may have flashed.

  - Shortcuts with targets using unicode paths are now supported.

  - Parameters in shortcut files are no longer ignored.

  - Zoom Player can now use/display BMP files created with Photoshop.
	(Recent versions of PhotoShop create improperly formatted BMP files).

  - Zoom Player user interface elements will now snap to the Visible
	Work Area (Task Bar rather than the Monitor border).

  - When Zoom Player was set to save its configuration file
	locally, or when using an alternative window name,
	Zoom Player would not load files from external programs if
	it was already open.

  - Auto-Disable DVD Subtitles and Preferred DVD Subtitles are now
	mutually exclusive (with warning message).

  - When Detached, The Control Bar can now be resized from the right
	as well as the left sides of the interface.

  - Better handling of filters that change the duration of the
	currently playing media in real-time (such as TSFileSource).

  - You should now be able to erase the currently playing file from
	within the Media Library Navigator.

  - Mid-Stream aspect ratio changes should now work better (was not
	working well when switching DVB TV-Channels).

  - Switching to Audio Mode from DVD Mode and then back to DVD Mode
	would load the Media Mode skin instead of the DVD Mode skin.

  - A few stability tweaks to the skin parsing engine (better handling
	of badly written skin-script).

  - The setting to prevent Zoom Player from using Smart Media
	Playback by the extension of the file being played was not
	working properly.

  - Fixed a possible stability issues with Smart Media Playback
	and problematic filters.

  - A System-Sound would play when trying to exit Zoom Player using
	the TCP Interface.

  - The Hand Icon used over the Volume/Balance/Play Rate controls
	was not the windows hand icon, this is now fixed.

  - The Definition File "SetAudioSync" setting wasn't being applied
	when playing DVDs.

  - Using the "/F" or "/Z" parameters while Zoom Player is already
	fullscreen on a secondary monitor could cause the display to move
	to the primary monitor.	

  - The Change Resolution on Fullscreen feature may not have properly
	covered the video area.

  - The Search area background color on the Play List Editor was not
	being set properly for the default skin.

  - When ejecting DVDs as they are playing, Zoom Player may have tried
	to automatically replay them causing a DVD Not Found error to pop.

  - The Navigator Background skin code definition would only accept
	the image if it existed in the root skin directory.

  - The Navigator Background skin code definition was ignored if no
	icon file was set.

  - Automatic Save/Restore of the last position for ".dvr-ms" and ".ts"
	files was not working correctly.

  - Scene-Cut would malfunction under certain conditions (especially
	when trying to use it in combination with ".dvr-ms" files).

  - The Play List Editor Window sizes would glitch if closing
	Zoom Player while the Play List Editor was maximized.

  - When Zoom Player was set to disable the Windows Screen Saver
	in fullscreen mode, it could under some conditions cause
	hardware powerdown not to activate after Zoom Player was closed.

  - When scrolling on the Play History or the Key Editor, the
	screen will now update while scrolling.

  - Audio files will now be listed in the Play History even if the
	setting not to remember the last position for audio files is enabled.

  - Removing the currently playing file from the play list would not
	clear the file name from the Task Bar or Tray Icon.

  - Adding Chapters/Bookmarks would not automatically make the new
	Chapters/Bookmarks accessible in certain cases.

  - The "<track>" Skin Script value wasn't being cleared when a file
	was closed.

  - Sorting the play list could lead to the currently playing item
	highlight on the play list editor to show the wrong file.

  - Moving items in the Play List up/down could fail on unicode files.

  - The Bookmark/Chapter Navigator would not support unicode
	chapter descriptions.

  - The Gradient skin commands were not being effected by the skin tint.

  - Several Option dialog tabs may have not translated properly when
	a unicode translation was used.

  - Using a forced duration value in a Zoom Player Play List file would
	carry over the duration to the next file in the play list if it
	did not have a forced duration.

  - The Pop-Up OSD Action message would not show Unicode characters
	properly under some conditions.

  - Pressing Enter in the Station Navigator when the navigator contained
	no entries would have caused a crash.

  - Switching from DVD Mode to Audio Mode and trying to select a
	different skin, would set the skin to the DVD Mode and not
	the Audio Mode.

  - Closing the Player when the screen saver is active on a secondary
	monitor caused Zoom Player to crash and not close properly.

  - Opening a URL from the command line would have caused it to open
	using uppercase, which some servers would not accept as a correct
	location for the item.

  - Communication API Message 2500 would only transmit if a specific
	play on insert setting was enabled.  It will now always transmit
	if a new disc/drive was inserted.

  - Communication API Message 1850 did not properly support
	UTF8 file names.

  - Enabling the TCP/IP interface using an Extended Function did not
	properly enable the interface.
  
  - Some cosmetic glitches when using XP Themes.

  - Grid Interfaces (Play History, Key Editor etc...) now respect
	the windows color scheme.


#2 midiboy

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:50 PM

Hi Blight,

great work thanks but ... (sorry for the rant)

Is it possible that this build is somehow broken ? Cannot get any audio from this build at all. Thats because this build ignores the reclock audio renderer I have set my audio device to. Setting this to any direct audio card setting works fine but reclock is being ignored (it is not even loaded).

Also as you can see in the picture, there is some garbled interface in the advanced profiles ...

edit: no picture because even a 18,1 kb jpg is too large ?!? what is the attachment limit set to ?

Bye,
Alex

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:02 PM

Midiboy upload it for example to www.imageshack.us

Blight:

Aokromes:
(please reply in the preview 8 thread and include a context to your issue) Does this happen only if the file you're moving is in the ZP play list?


No sure, i don't have tryed it and it's very hard to reproduct the crash.

Does it matter which format the file is?


No, it crashes with ogm, avi or mkvs, i don't have tryed other formats.

If you remove the file from the play list before starting to copy do you still encounter this problem?


I don't know i must make some test for that.

I'm trying to narrow down the problem... anything you can do to help narrow it down would be good.



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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:12 PM

@ midiboy

The file size limit is ~250k and the overall storage limit is ~250k. If you have attached files in the past yer storage is proly full. Remove them in yer user CP.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:31 PM

midi:
Ok, reclock doesn't work with preview 8 because ZP uses a dll called "resampler.dll". Reclock also has a DLL file with the same name in its directory, but instead of searching first in the reclock directory, it searches in the ZP directory, causing a conflict. I'll rename the DLL for the ZP code, but basically, it's a logic snafu in reclock.

As for the advanced profiles, I'll extend the dialog size a bit so people with more than 12 audio devices will see them listed properly.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:43 PM

Ok, to solve the resampler.dll issue, I've issued a silent update to p8, re-download if it's an issue for you (in about 10 minutes from the time of this post).

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:51 PM

Hi !

@generalleoff:

Thanks, I did that. Did not know about that "feature" :-)

@Blight:

As usual: thanks a lot for your quick help ! :-)

Bye,
Alex

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:45 PM

I have a problem with the player getting pushed to the back when using the hotkey to open the "Open file" dialog. This also occurs when you click any other window while the "Open File" Dialog is open. Is there any way to fix this?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:59 PM

Metshrine:
Is the player "stay on top" ?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 07:27 PM

I take it nothing's changed on the Renderless OSD, right? Any point in asking if there's anything new in the near future? Don't get me wrong, I'm a very satisfied Zoom user (as you know), but I would really like to have this in my home theater, especially since it's a pain to check how long there's left of a movie. That's necessary every now and then for a parent ("Daddy, when are you and mommy coming up again?").

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:02 PM

Mastiff:
The only reason you need renderless exclusive mode (compared to renderless non-exclusive mode) is due to an issue in either the drivers or possibly even Direct3D where the V-Sync flag is not properly respected. I'm hoping this will be fixed in vista where the whole OSD works in non-exclusive windowed mode (non-exclusive mode already supports all the interfaces).

It's also possible you can get non-ex mode working well if you play with the settings, ZP exposes those in the registry, I made a post in the past about them on AVSForum, but if you need a refresher, let me know and i'll dig through the code.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:20 PM

I'm afraid I won't upgrade to Vista. Probably never. I have XP working perfectly in every respect except for that one thing, so if that's the only solution I may even consider a small LCD monitor used as a control/display instead. Oh, and the whole "trusted computing" thing is enough for me to never upgrade any of my work computers as well. I'm a bit too old to be treated like an irresponsible baby by M$! ;)

And I have tried just about everything possible in the world to loose the tearing in non exclusive mode, but I have given that up. Especially on stuff like lightning, with the horisontal lines across the monitor, drives me crazy. Most of my movies are pretty dark - think Underworld and those kinds... But thanks anyway, at least I know that I can give up waiting for a renderless exclusive OSD, if that's what you're saying. Keep up the good work, man!

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:32 PM

Blight, yes, the player is set to stay on top and the window still goes to the back when either using a hotkey to load the open file dialog, or clicking some other window with the open file dialog open.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:10 PM

is there an option to select the left arrow key as a backspace button in the Navigators since i realize it has been replaced by a secondary menu. it was just so much more convenient and quick way to go bak a folder in the file and playlist navigators.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:28 PM

I just installed preview 8, luckly I baked up preview 7 becuase I had no sound, not even a reclock icon (so it was not even sending the audio through reclock). Then I tried a fresh install still nothing, so I did a fresh install of preview 7 works fine I have sound. Long and the short of it is that preview 8 has no sound and no eerors so no way to determine what wrong in the graph, though I did test ogg, mp3 and AC3 (which I pass through), and none of them worked. If I disable the built in EQ in preview 8 ZP crashed instantly upon playback. So it seems there is an issue with playback in ZP preview 8.


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:43 PM

I've played around with the new version and found a couple of bugs

1. again the milliseconds in the GoTo/Chapter editor are not correct. This time there is a missing "0" zero when the milliseconds are less then 100. For example this "00:00:53.21" should be "00:00:53.021"

2. There is a problem with the Media Navigator. I can't open any category if I use the Filters list (Video/Audio/Pictures/Execs). If I go from "Show All" I get inside the catergories without a problem. The problem doesn't exist in Pre7.

Here is an example of my zplayer.library file
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=Movies,Path=D:\! Movies !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=Movies,Path=E:\! Movies !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=Serials,Path=E:\! Serials !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=DVB Captures,Path=D:\! DVB Captures !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=DVB Captures,Path=G:\! DVB Captures !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=HDTV,Path=G:\!! Downloads !!\HDTV\)
AddDirectory(Filter=vid,Category=HDTV,Path=U:\!! Downloads !!\HDTV\)
AddDirectory(Filter=aud,Category=Music (mp3),Path=F:\! Music !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=aud,Category=Music (dts),Path=F:\! DTS !\)
AddDirectory(Filter=aud,Category=Music (video clips),Path=F:\Clips\)
AddDirectory(Filter=pic,Category=Photos,Path=G:\FTP_port21\nelka\Pictures\)
AddDirectory(Filter=exe,Category=Downloads,Path=D:\!! Downloads !!\)
AddDirectory(Filter=exe,Category=Downloads,Path=F:\!! Downloads !!\)

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And one more thing. The transition between the different navigators using the "Left/right arrow keys" is now much more smoother, but there is still a moment when the back image (movie) could be seen ;). This is not a big issue but it will be nice if it could be fixed. What about a constant background image for all navigators and then drawing them over it and remove it only if there are no more navigators?

#17 generalleoff

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:58 PM

I noticed the image of the movie popping in when changing pages on navigators to. it will also crop the top and bottom of the navigator off for a second if the playing movie is widescreen and in overlay mode. Not a big deal but it does kinda stick out.

Also if you keep pressing left a bunch of times real fast you can get the screen saver to pop on and off rapidly and sometimes stay on even if you have it disabled.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:36 AM

Also if you keep pressing left a bunch of times real fast you can get the screen saver to pop on and off rapidly and sometimes stay on even if you have it disabled.


That would be pressing left 3 times on the main nav to activate the screen saver ;)

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:41 AM

I may even consider a small LCD monitor used as a control/display instead.

Tor,

Doesn't the NetRemote display have all you need? I never use the OSD as I just pick up the Pocket PC to see status/times/etc. Is there something missing from NR that makes you need to use the OSD? Or is it just your personally preferred usage style?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:07 AM

I have two problems in the new file browser:

If I am currently in the directory "E:\" and I want to go "D:\Videos". Then I cannot go outside "E:\" by pressing backspace. I have to use the left-button at the top-right corner to be able to choose another hard drive.

If I have three videos: “Video1.avi”, “Video2.avi” and “Video3.avi” and watch the video called “Video2.avi” and then close Zoom Player. If I launch Zoom Player again and start watching the video again. “Video2.avi” is not selected in the file browser. But if I press up “Video1.avi" is selected or if I press down “Video3.avi” is selected.

It worked perfectly with the old file browser in preview 6. I like the new look of the file browser and it would be a shame to go back to the old one just because of the two problems I have.