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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:48 AM

Version 6 is nearly out the door, but before the final, a release candidate is ready for testing to ensure the final version is as polished and stable as can be.

Download:
v6.00 release candidate 1

Navigation interfaces (if you're not using the default drapes interface, you need to update):
Drapes Widescreen :: Drapes for Tablet devices :: Blue Chill :: Bill Chill for Tablet devices :: Charcoal :: Charcoal Widescreen :: Ivory :: Ivory Widescreen :: Mercury :: Onyx :: LCARS]

Change log from v6.00 beta 2:
* Full EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) support.
	Please note that due to a Microsoft issue/bug, you must use
	YUY2 as the colorspace, otherwise color control features
	will not function.

  * New "Configure Subtitle Filter" button (Adv. Options / Playback /
	Video & Subtitles) allowing you to configure the Subtitle filter
	more easily.

  * Added support for the ".CBR" and ".CBZ" comic book formats to the
	archive extraction tool.

  * New "fnPosToClipboard" function (Alt+Ctrl+"C") allowing you to copy
	the current playing position to the windows clipboard (which can then
	be pasted in another program).

  * New "exSkinTint" extended function allowing you to set the skin's RGB
	tinting value.

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /exfunc:exskintint,$7F3000

  * New "/Color" command line parameter allowing you to set the skin's RGB
	tintint value

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /color:$7F3000

  * New "/nCols", "/nRows", "/Col" and "/Row" command line parameters
	allowing you to divide the active monitor into columns and rows which can
	be used to position the player window.  The "/nRows" defines the number
	of rows, "/nCols" defines the number of columns, "/Col" defines the
	active column (starting with column "0") and "/Row" defines the active
	row (starting with row "0").

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /ncols:3 /nrows:3 /col:1 /row:1

  * New "/StartPath" command line parameter allowing you to set the initial
	path for the file-open dialog and the file browsing navigation interface.

  * The File Navigation interface now shows the drive sizes and free space.

  * New "1130" CommAPI command that retrieves the currently playing frame rate
	per second (FPS).  This is the same value seen on the information dialog
	("I" keyboard macro).

  * New "1140" CommAPI command that retrieves that estimated frame rate per
	second (FPS).  This value is not 100% accurate as some formats do not
	have a fixed frame rate or simply do not report a frame rate.  In cases
	where the real FPS is unattainable, an estimated FPS value is returned.

  * New "1811" CommAPI command allowing you to retrieve the number of items
	in the current playlist.  This message is also shown when the playlist
	item count is modified.

  + The options dialog tree view is now vista skinned.

  + uTorrent passwords are no longer plain-view.  If you've used this feature,
	you need to re-enter your password.

  + The "1600,1601 and 1703" Audio Track CommAPI commands are now accessible
	for media files (no longer limited to DVDs).

  + The "1700,1701,1703 and 1704" Subtitle CommAPI commands are now accessible
	for media files (no longer limited to DVDs).

  + The Alt+"S" keyboard macro that shows the subtitle filter configuration
	dialog can now be used without any media playing.

  + If no navigation interfaces are enabled through the options dialog,
	the main navigation interface will no longer be accessible.

  - The installer now copies files over between standard and legacy
	installations (previously the files were only copied between legacy
	and standard installations). This could cause cases where the
	registration key not found.

  - Exporting Girder commands while using a local configuration file would
	not use the correct window name, preventing the exported girder file
	from working.

  - The "/F:[x]" and "/Z:[x]" parameters did not go Fullscreen on the right
	monitor if Zoom Player was in window mode.

  - Fixed a buffer overlow issue thanks to Luigi Auriemma.

  - Fixed a number is not integer error with the uTorrent file tracker.

  - The Zoom Player install center would not allow you to configure
	filters if Zoom Player was installed in a unicode directly.

  - Loading ".WPL" playlist containing network addresses should now
	look for the files over the network rather than in a local path.

  - The basic options dialog tree list wouldn't translate properly.

  - The fusion skin now has a black video area (previous video area
	was dark gray, which didn't confirm to video display standards).

Change log from 5.02 final:
New :

  * Since a lot of people don't appreciate the changes microsoft
	made to Windows Vista with its UAC limitations, the Zoom Player
	installer now lets you choose between two modes:

	Standard install where dynamic files are saved in the AppData
	(Application Data) directory and static files are saved in the
	install directory.  This is required when running Windows Vista
	with UAC enabled or running Windows XP with a limited user account.

	Legacy mode where all the files are saved in the selected directory.
	This is easier to backup, but wont work properly when running
	Vista with UAC enabled or Windows XP on a limited user account.
	With Legacy mode selected, the file extension association functionality
	is restored to Windows XP levels (UAC under Windows Vista limits some
	file extension association functions such as changing file icons).

  * To maintain compatibility with Windows Vista's user account control
	(UAC) mechanism, the Zoom Player installer (using Standard Install)
	will move all files that require modification to the windows Application
	Data directory (Can be reached by typing "%AppData%\Zoom Player"
	in any folder window).

	In addition to the move, user-specified skins must be re-selected
	through the skin selection dialog.

  * Zoom Player now warns you when it detects you are running in
	legacy mode under restricted file access (UAC in Vista or a limited
	user account under XP/Vista).

  * New "Auto-Configure" button on the Smart Play options dialog.
	When clicked, all current decoder configuration will be reset
	and then the system is scanned for the best decoder configuration
	using the currently installed decoders.

  * New F8/F9 skin modes (equivalent to the Onyx Lite skin).

  * Full EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) support.
	Please note that due to a Microsoft issue/bug, you must use
	YUY2 as the colorspace, otherwise color control features
	will not function.

  * Added support for Haali's Video Renderer technology.
	Haali's Video Renderer uses Bicubic interpolation of video using
	3D hardware.  This means improved video quality, especially when
	up-scaling to higher resolution.  Older 3D Graphic card may not
	be supported (Cards with PS 1.4 or better should work well).

  * Zoom Player can now communicate with uTorrent's Web UI interface
	in order to display download progress within the Media Library
	and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.  This feature
	is accessible under "Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display /
	Fullscreen Navigation / File Tracker".  Press the "?" button on
	this page for additional information.

  * Zoom Player can now keep track with eMule's temporary files directory
	in order to display download progress within the Media Library
	and File Browsing fullscreen navigation interfaces.  This feature
	is accessible under "Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display /
	Fullscreen Navigation / File Tracker".  Press the "?" button on
	this page for additional information.

  * New "Download Manager" navigation interface (Ctrl+"J"), allowing you
	to get an overview of your currently downloading files (compatible with
	eMule and uTorrent).

  * The File Navigation interface now shows the drive sizes and free space.

  * The Scene Cut editor has been simplified and enhanced.  The Scene cut
	editor no longer requires you to click on the save button, saving is
	done automatically now. A new edit button allows you to edit entries
	without having to remove an old entry first.  Lastly, the scene cut
	interface layout has been updated to make it simpler to use.

  * Zoom Player's ".zpl" playlist format has been extended to support
	TAG data (author,composer,artist,etc).  All TAG data read from
	a media file (ID3,ApeTAG,WMA Tag,etc) is automatically saved
	within the play list format (allowing you to override TAG data
	display without actually modifying the source media file).

  * New "Configure Subtitle Filter" button (Adv. Options / Playback /
	Video & Subtitles) allowing you to configure the Subtitle filter
	more easily.

  * Options dialog tree nodes now have an icon to make them easier to
	navigate and remember.

  * The Media Library, File Browser and Playlist fullscreen
	navigation interfaces now offer a "Quick Search" option
	allowing you to more easily browse through large listings.
	The Quick Search option is accessible by navigating to the
	right and selecting the "Quick Search" entry.

  * The Media Library and File Browser navigation functions have
	been restructured so that the sorting function is now part
	of a sub-menu.

  * "Select All" and "Clear Selection" functions have been added
	to the Media Library and File Browser navigation interfaces
	as a sub-menu under the "Select" function.

  * The Playlist navigation interface has been restructured so
	that the sorting method is now a sub-menu with more sorting
	options available (by Size, Directory, Date and Randomly).

  * Pressing right on the Playlist history navigation interface
	now brings you to the top of the list (the most recently
	played item).

  * New "Navigation Style" Navigation interface, allowing the
	navigation skin to be replaced from within the navigation
	interface itself.

  * New "Open Navigator" button on the Media Library Path Editor.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Video / Aspect Ratio)
	instructing Zoom Player "Derived" Aspect Ratio mode to Automatically
	Adjust (fix) the Aspect Ratio for badly encoded content.
	This would convert 4:3 content encoded as 720x480 to display as 720x540,
	720x576 to 768x576, 352x240 to 352x264, 352x288 to 384x288, etc...
	Badly encoded 16:9 content is also adjusted in a similar fashion.

	This setting also fixes small aspect ratio inaccuracies caused by a
	requirement made by video encoders for the video pixel width or height
	to be dividable by 16 (or 8 or 4).

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display /
	Fullscreen Navigation) allowing you to skip the "Library Filter Mode"
	page.  With this setting enabled, navigating left on the media library
	category list will go straight to the Main navigation menu.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface) allowing you to disable the
	delete key from erasing the currently playing file.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display /
	Full Screen Navigation) restoring the ability to "Play all
	files in this Directory" from the main file list (file and
	media library navigators).

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / On Screen Display /
	Full Screen Navigation) allowing you to highlight previously
	viewed files.  This setting with the "remember last
	media position" setting (Adv. Options / Playback) and will
	highlight any previously viewed file in the Media and File
	Navigation interfaces by making its icon semi-transparent.
	Please note that this feature can tax the CPU if the play
	history (generated by remembering the last media position)
	is over a few 100 files.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) allowing you
	to automatically hide Closed Captions when playing media
	files.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to set the
	"On Play Complete" event (which triggers when a playlist has
	finished playing) to "Randomize & Replay", which gives you
	another random play method.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) allowing you to limit
	remembering the last media position to media files longer than
	a specified amount of minutes.  This is useful when you don't want
	the last media position remembered when playing short media files.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Audio & Subtitles) allowing
	you play media files with the subtitles not showing by default.

  * New "Guard Dog" feature (Adv. Options / System).
	When enabled, the Guard Dog periodically tests that the Zoom Player
	process is responding.  If the process stops responding for a
	specified number of seconds, the Guard Dog will close the player and
	start a new instance using a specified command line parameter list.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders
	and Files), allowing you to select the Frame Capture (screenshot)
	format.  BMP, PNG and JPEG are supported.

  * New Auto-Segment load setting (Adv. Options / System & Files /
	Paths, Folders and Files), allowing you to match file names
	automatically by how similar they are.  Press the "?" button
	for more details on how the matching works.

  * New Function (fnBlankMonitors) assigned to the Alt+Shift+"K"
	keyboard macro, allowing you to manually toggle blanking
	(black-out) of non-playing monitors.  The automatic-blanking
	of non-playing monitors is accessible through the options
	dialog (Adv. Options / System - Blank non-Playing Monitors
	while in Fullscreen / Zoom mode).

  * New Function (fnFSActMonitor) assigned to the Alt+Shift+"Enter"
	keyboard macro, allowing you to go fullscreen on the currently
	active monitor, overriding the fullscreen to monitor "X" setting.

  * New "fnPosToClipboard" function (Alt+Ctrl+"C") allowing you to copy
	the current playing position to the windows clipboard (which can then
	be pasted in another program).

  * The Zoom Player function selection dialog is now split into three
	categories: Content, Interface and Control.  The function list is
	also sorted, making functions easier to find.

  * New Vista specific feature allowing you to make the entire
	Zoom Player window semi-transparent.  This also requires that
	you use a video renderer that would work (Haali's/VMR9/EVR)
	and that VISTA Aero is enabled.  To use:
	Alt+Ctrl+F4 = Fully visible window.
	Alt+Ctrl+F5 = 80% visibility.
	Alt+Ctrl+F6 = 60% visibility.
	Alt+Ctrl+F7 = 40% visibility.

	You can also specify exact transparency values using the new
	"exTransWin" extended function.

  * New "exTransWin" extended function, allowing you to specify
	a transparency value (1-255) for the Zoom Player window.
	This function requires Windows VISTA with Aero enabled.

  * New "exRandomPlay" extended function, allowing you to discretely
	set the Random Play setting to on/off (compared to the fnRandomPlay
	function which toggle between on/off).

  * New "exSkinTint" extended function allowing you to set the skin's RGB
	tinting value.

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /exfunc:exskintint,$7F3000

  * New "/Color" command line parameter allowing you to set the skin's RGB
	tintint value

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /color:$7F3000

  * New "/Config" command line parameter.  Using this parameter,
	you can specify which local (non-registry) configuration file
	Zoom Player should use. This parameter is very useful when running
	multiple instances of Zoom Player, each with a different configuration.
	If the specified configuration file doesn't exist, Zoom Player will
	create one (using the default configuration).

	Usage:
	zplayer.exe "/config:z:\path to config file\filename.local"

	Note that the "" characters are required as this command
	line parameter contains spaces.

  * New "/Func" command line parameter.  This parameter allows
	you to instruct Zoom Player to execute functions directly
	from the command line.

	This parameter can also be used while Zoom Player is running,
	enabling simple command-line based automation.

	Example for always starting with the Main Navigator open:
	zplayer.exe /Func:fnMainNav

	For a full function list, see the Function List:
	http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/highlights/zpfunctions.shtml

  * New "/ExFunc" command line parameter.  This parameter allows
	you to instruct Zoom Player to execute extended functions
	directly from the command line.

	This parameter can also be used while Zoom Player is running,
	enabling simple command-line based automation.

	Example for always starting with the Playlist Editor open:
	zplayer.exe /ExFunc:exInterface,2

	For a full function list, read the Skinning Tutorial:
	http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/highlights/zpfunctions.shtml

  * New "/MultInst" command line parameter.  Using this parameter
	instructs Zoom Player to start another instance of the player
	even if Zoom Player's multiple-instances setting is set to
	disabled.

  * New "/nCols", "/nRows", "/Col" and "/Row" command line parameters
	allowing you to divide the active monitor into columns and rows which can
	be used to position the player window.  The "/nRows" defines the number
	of rows, "/nCols" defines the number of columns, "/Col" defines the
	active column (starting with column "0") and "/Row" defines the active
	row (starting with row "0").

	Example:
	zplayer.exe /ncols:3 /nrows:3 /col:1 /row:1

  * New "/StartPath" command line parameter allowing you to set the initial
	path for the file-open dialog and the file browsing navigation interface.

  * New "IconScale" parameter for the "ListData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to set the size of
	list line icons relative to the size of the line height.

  * All screen saver settings have been moved to:
	Advanced Options / System / Screen Saver

  * The internal screen saver has been enhanced to support image
	slideshows in addition to the plasma background.

  * You can now specify if the text information and animated streamers
	are displayed by the internal screen saver.

  * You can now specify a network address for the uTorrent fullscreen
	navigation file tracker.

  * Added support for the Microsoft DVD decoders (part of Windows Vista).

  * Added support for the "ffds" XVID sub-type created by the
	ffdshow encoder.

  * New "default" button next to the Archive Playback configuration
	dialog (Adv. Options / System & Files / Paths, Folders and Files).

  * Added support for DCoder's Bass Source filter.  The bass
	source filter adds support for the following audio formats:
	AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, MP3, MPC, TTA, WV, MO3, IT, XM, S3M,
	MTM, MOD, UMX.

  * Added support for DCoder's Bass Source filter SHOUTcast streaming.
	DCoder's Bass Source filter is more reliable and supports streaming
	of SHOUTcast MP3/OGG/AAC content.

  * Added support for the Illiminable FLAC decoder as an alternative
	to CoreFLAC.

  * Added support for FLV4 type Flash Video (".FLV" files).

  * The Keyboard Shortcut list (F1) has been restructured, making it
	easier to find keyboard macros.

  * Can now quickly get duration for Windows Media Audio (".wma") files.
	The default value for auto-get duration now includes the "wma" format,
	If you are upgrading from a previous installation, you will need to
	go to "Adv. Options / System / File Extensions" and press the Default
	button next to the "Auto-Get Duration" edit line.

  * The ".DVR-MS" file extension can now be associated with Zoom Player.

  * The ".EVO" file extension can now be associated with Zoom Player.

  * Added support for the ".CBR" and ".CBZ" comic book formats to the
	archive extraction tool.

  * Initial EVO/EVOB (HD-DVD video files) playback support,
	If you are upgrading from a previous installation, you will need to
	go to "Adv. Options / System / File Extensions" and press the Default
	button next to the "Video" edit line.

  * You can now activate a Zoom Player registration by double-clicking
	on a valid "zplayer.regkey" file from within Explorer.

  * New "ProgressColor" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	Skin-script command, allowing you to select which color will be
	used when displaying download progress within the Media Library,
	File Browsing and Download Manager fullscreen navigation interfaces.

  * New "PathColor" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which color will be
	used for the path text within the Media Library, File Browsing
	and Download Manager fullscreen navigation interfaces.

  * New "PathOutline" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which outline color will
	be used for the path text within the Media Library, File Browsing
	and Download Manager fullscreen navigation interfaces.

  * New "PathExtraColor" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which outline color will
	be used for the extra path text within the Media Library, File Browsing
	and Download Manager fullscreen navigation interfaces.

  * New "PathExtraOutline" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which outline color will
	be used for the path extra text within the Media Library, File Browsing
	and Download Manager fullscreen navigation interfaces.

  * New "ConfirmColor" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which color will be
	used for the confirmation fullscreen navigation interface.

  * New "ConfirmOutline" parameter for the "ColorData" navigation
	skin-script command, allowing you to select which outline color will
	be used for the confirmation fullscreen navigation interface.

  * The DVD AutoGraph script format now supports a parameter that
	connects the Video Decoder's Subpicture pin to the Video Renderer
	directly (to support DXVA with subtitles).

  * New "1130" CommAPI command that retrieves the currently playing frame rate
	per second (FPS).  This is the same value seen on the information dialog
	("I" keyboard macro).

  * New "1140" CommAPI command that retrieves that estimated frame rate per
	second (FPS).  This value is not 100% accurate as some formats do not
	have a fixed frame rate or simply do not report a frame rate.  In cases
	where the real FPS is unattainable, an estimated FPS value is returned.

  * New "1811" CommAPI command allowing you to retrieve the number of items
	in the current playlist.  This message is also shown when the playlist
	item count is modified.



 Changes :

  + The Color Control and Equalizer navigation interfaces have been
	redesigned to take less screen space.

  + The default skin is now selected directly from the skin list,
	(as the first skin listed) instead of clicking on the default
	skin button.

  + The skin selection interface is now sorted alphabetically.

  + The skin selection interface behavior has been changed slightly.
	In order to apply a custom tint, you must now click the Apply Tint
	button.

  + The default Audio mode skin now has a wider volume bar and
	includes a new button that opens the station manager.

  + The Control Bar and OSD Pop-ups are now accessible even when the
	player window is set to "Stay on Top".

  + Pressing stop twice was set to resume playback from the position
	prior to the stop function being called.  This wasn't too clear so
	now a "Resume" OSD message pops up.

  + Newly supported file extensions: M4B, HDMOV.

  + The Navigation interfaces should work slightly faster, especially
	in situations where more complex navigation skins are used (skins
	with large transparency effects).

  + When setting the navigation interface's line count, the Equalizer
	and Color Control interfaces ignore a value of "-2" as they are
	only 3 lines to begin with.

  + The Frame Capture Alt+"F" (screenshot) function should now work
	in all video renderers except Overlay Mixer, VMR9 Renderless
	(VMR9 Windowed and Windowless should work) and EVR.

  + The archive configuration now allows you to specify dynamic system
	paths.  For example:
	  "%programfiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%n" "-o%p"
	Instead of :
	  "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%n" "-o%p"
	The default values have been updated and you can use the new
	default button to set them.

  + The ".iso" and ".img" extensions have been moved from the executable
	extension list into the archive extension list.  With the latest
	version of 7-Zip (www.7-zip.org) installed, you can now extract
	and play CD/DVD images directly from within Zoom Player.  Make sure
	to press the default buttons (Adv. Options / System / File Extensions).

  + The Main Navigation interface should appear much quicker now,
	especially when accessed while a video is playing.

  + The "/X", "/Y", "/W" and "/H" command line parameters now
	function even if Zoom Player is already running, allowing
	you to re-position & size the main user interface window
	from the command line (previously, these parameters only
	worked when initially running Zoom Player).

  + The Media Library and File Browser navigation functions have been
	re-ordered for increased usability.

  + The File Association options dialog has been restructured
	for additional clarity.

  + You can now specify a +6,+8 or +10 values for the navigation
	interface line count.

  + When setting the navigation interface's line count, the Equalizer
	and Color Control interfaces ignore a value of "-2" as they are
	only 3 lines to begin with.

  + Function descriptions have changed to make them easier to Read,
	Understand and Search.

  + The Girder Exported commands are now sorted and split into
	categories, making it easier to program remote devices
	and home automation systems.

  + Mouse left click while holding the Alt key now zooms in 10%
	instead of 50% (which wasn't as useful).

  + The Alt+"S" keyboard macro that shows the subtitle filter configuration
	dialog can now be used without any media playing.

  + Ctrl+"C" now enables/disables closed captioning when used by
	media files (it was previously limited to DVDs).

  + You can now select a custom playlist font without having to
	customize the playlist colors as well.

  + Synchronizing the Subtitles Ahead/Back is now carried in 100ms
	increments (instead of the previous 25ms).

  + The Mouse Wheel function-cycle function and the Mouse Wheel
	Function navigation interfaces now list the custom function as
	the actual function name instead of "Custom".

  + The File Browser and Media Library navigation interfaces will now
	display the file's icon when using the function pane.

  + If no navigation interfaces are enabled through the options dialog,
	the main navigation interface will no longer be accessible.

  + The DVD Fast Forward and Rewind rate now support two more values:
	"8/16/32" and "12/24/48".

  + Several items on the right-click menu have been renamed for clarity.

  + The "1600,1601 and 1703" Audio Track CommAPI commands are now accessible
	for media files (no longer limited to DVDs).

  + The "1700,1701,1703 and 1704" Subtitle CommAPI commands are now accessible
	for media files (no longer limited to DVDs).



 Fixes :

  - A bug in the archive extracting code could cause extracted
	archive to extract in the wrong directory under some conditions.

  - When random play was enabled and only one file was playing,
	the "On Play Complete" event was called if the same file was
	opened twice.

  - When extracting and playing the content of an archive file, the
	first file in the archive would be loaded twice in succession.

  - Setting a custom aspect ratio with a "0" value could cause
	Zoom Player to crash with an invalid division by zero error.

  - A sorting glitch was fixed in the file browser and media library
	navigation interfaces where the "Go to previous directory" option
	appeared at the bottom of the file list instead of at the top.

  - When using the internal image decoder, Zoom Player can now detect
	badly named image files (such as PNG files with JPG extension).
	Supported mislabeled image formats include: BMP, JPG, PNG.

  - Some MJPEG files may not have been detected properly by Smart Play.

  - Fix for the Zoom Player Install Center where it wouldn't
	recognize certain updates as up to date if they were
	installed to a unicode file path.

  - The Zoom Player registration key is now searched for in
	both the Zoom Player directory and in the application data
	directory.

  - Pressing "Del" to erase the currently playing file with
	other entries selected in the playlist would not remove the
	erased file from the playlist.

  - ID3/TAG display of unicode file name would show "???" if
	the audio file had no ID3 data.

  - ID3/TAG display of unicode file name would show "???" if
	the audio file ID3 data containing unicode text and the
	Windows country code was non-english.

  - ID3/TAG display wouldn't always update when loading certain
	audio file formats.

  - When trying to select a DVD auto-execute software (Adv. Options /
	Playback / DVD / DVD Tools), typing in the "New" field would not
	enable the "Apply" button.

  - Ejecting a drive while listening to streaming media could cause
	playback to stop.

  - Using the "," character as part of a chapter name would truncate
	the chapter name.

  - When specifying a transparent color for the Timeline, loading
	a different skin that didn't contain timeline transparency would
	not clear the transparent regions properly.

  - Fixed a bug where applying a custom File Extension Association icon
	would not always work properly.

  - Failing to load a media file with a background image enabled could
	cause the background image to display in an incorrect aspect ratio.

  - The TV Pattern mode would incorrectly draw a red vertical line at
	some resolutions.

  - The background image and circle pattern would not respect the source
	relative stretch feature when it was set to a specific monitor (the
	stretch value was applied to all monitors).

  - Cosmetic fix for the navigation scrollbar widget being slightly
	inaccurate position wise.

  - File Association should now be working under Windows VISTA with
	UAC mode enabled.

  - The "Continue to the next item on the playlist when an invalid
	file is played" didn't work when the file was missing rather than
	corrupt/problematic.

  - With some file formats, the playlist would not update the
	total playlist duration properly.

  - Enabling the "Show Time Seek Position Over Timeline" feature
	would cause the Zoom Player window to become the top-most
	window if the mouse cursor hovered over the timeline.

  - Trying to open the Options dialog with the main window set
	to "Stay on Top" and Zoom Player set to only show an icon on
	the tray area would cause the options dialog to appear behind
	the main window.

  - Monitor Powerdown will no longer be disabled when playing
	in windowed mode (Powerdown will only be disabled when
	fullscreen).

  - Exporting Girder commands while using a local configuration file would
	not use the correct window name, preventing the exported girder file
	from working.

  - Detaching the control bar would not snap its position to
	the previously saved detached position under some conditions.

  - Trying to play streaming content while in DVD Mode would not
	switch to media mode automatically and then fail to play.

  - The Context Navigator did not use the scripting parameters
	assigned to it correctly.

  - The Contact Sheet creation form didn't allow you to select
	the contact sheet color values.

  - Some navigation interface titles could not be translated
	into other languages.

  - The "exSetMode" function would not switch modes properly
	under some conditions.

  - Switching between Media/DVD/Audio mode could result in
	an Audio mode skin loaded in DVD mode.

  - The "Scrollbar Highlight" color for forced Playlist colors
	was not being saved properly.

  - If the internal screen saver got activated with the open
	file dialog already open, it could cause Zoom Player to
	become non-responsive.

  - Navigation interfaces would not appear when using VISTA Aero and
	having the blank secondary monitor feature enabled.

  - Pressing Insert in the File Navigator with no files listed would
	raise a List out of Bounds error.

  - The File Navigator would forget the last active drive if you opened
	and closed Zoom Player without opening the navigator.

  - The "/F:[x]" and "/Z:[x]" parameters did not go Fullscreen on the right
	monitor if Zoom Player was in window mode.

  - Fixed a buffer overlow issue thanks to Luigi Auriemma.

  - Fixed a number is not integer error with the uTorrent file tracker.

  - The Zoom Player install center would not allow you to configure
	filters if Zoom Player was installed in a unicode directly.

  - Loading ".WPL" playlist containing network addresses should now
	look for the files over the network rather than in a local path.

  - The basic options dialog tree list wouldn't translate properly.

  - Windows Media files that required a password to play would fail to
	display the password prompt and fail to play.

  - Switching the Navigation Interface color-tint through the skin
	selection interface could cause a crash under certain circumstances.

  - Having the Control Bar Auto-Show and then having it Auto-Hide
	if the distance is too big could cause the Control Bar to
	remain on-screen under some circumstances.

  - The Scene-Cut Jump and Mute Audio functions were not working correctly.

  - Clicking on the Zoom Player tray icon while fullscreen on a secondary
	monitor would cause the Zoom Player window to resize without drawing
	the skin properly.

  - Improved stability for DCoder's DVB filter's graph building.

  - Ejecting a non-playing CD/DVD/USB device while a DVD is playing
	would cause the DVD to stop.

  - The Next/Previous chapter functions were not working properly in
	the default DVD skin.

  - On some non-standard resolution, the fullscreen navigation interface
	would not cover the right-most pixel.

  - Playing audio files with file extensions that could also be used for
	video files (such as ".MP4") would have Zoom Player remember the
	last media position for the audio file, even if remembering audio
	file last position was disabled.

  - Playing a Matroska file with External subtitles would not allow you
	to cycle through the external subtitle tracks with Ctrl+"B".

  - Having On Play Complete set to "Do Nothing" while having "Remember
	Last Media Position" enabled would cause the video to rewind, even
	though it should have paused on the last frame.

  - CommAPI message 5130 (call navigation function) was not working.

  - Under Windows VISTA, pressing Alt+Tab with some interfaces would
	cause several buttons/checkboxes to disappear.

  - Filter property pages will now appear on the same monitor as the
	Zoom Player user interface.

  - Several small cosmetic glitches fixed in the default skin.

  - Several navigation interfaces were not showing unicode text correctly.


#2 generalleoff

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:42 PM

This issue is still occurring in RC1.

http://forum.inmatri...?showtopic=6626

Godwin said it worked on his settings but was a problem with my settings that I sent him. I have yet to ind a setting that causes the CBar text to screw up in fullscreen though. It even does it on default settings.

Also did I ever send you my Amiga skin? I lost my custom font file backups and am not looking forward to rebuilding it from scratch. Hoping you or Godwin still has it.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:55 PM

Blight,
I have to report a couple of problems
1. Something got broken in the "Guard Dog" - it closes ZP even when it's working fine - I've just started it ... or browsing through the options ... or anything else which doesn't lockup ZP. Also all the Settings are disabled and remember their state from the older beta2.
2. An old problem that is still present in RC1 - the "stay on top" option makes all windows open from the Options dialog to appear behind it. For example the Smart Play filter/splitter configuration. If one doesn't know that there should be a window shown and doesn't move the options dialog off screen center he won't see the new window and will think that ZP has locked up.
3. I bring up the conversation about the "quick search OSD" from the previous beta topic - Blight, if it's not too hard will it be possible to make the number of letters from the title shown in the OSD an option? This way the user will be able to configure it as he likes it. Also when thinking about this can you offer us a solution that could show something from the end of the title ... or the numbers from it? The other day I was watching a TV Show and had the episodes from four seasons in one folder and it was very hard to go the "X"-th episode from Season 3. All the episodes had the same starting 3 letters and the quick search was kind of useless. I know this option is intended for playlists with a few hundred titles, but I think that with a little work on it it will be useful for this case (~100 titles) too.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:12 PM

* Added support for the ".CBR" and ".CBZ" comic book formats to the
archive extraction tool.

Users upgrading from an older version that wish to use these formats will probably have to go in options 'System & Files>Paths, Folders & Files' and press the "default" button beneath "Archive playback" to get them to work.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:50 PM

Howdy!

I've just upgraded my ZP from v5 to v6RC1 and I've found a problem already. :) The OSD isn't transparent, although both relevant options have been set. (Don't skin the OSD background and Transparent background (Only if OSD isn't skinned))

I've tried different renderers and skins, and I've also tried to reset the settigs to defaults. Nothing helps. It was transparent with v5.

Ideas?


Greets

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P.S.: Keep up the good work! :kudo:

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hi Blight. Thanks a lot for the new RC.

The problem with applying icon libraries is still present in this build. I'm running Vista Business 32bit with UAC disabled. Zoom Player is installed in legacy mode. When you apply an icon library the last icon in the entire set is applied to all file types (ZPS in my case). I tried applying after running the player as administrator and no dice.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

Thanks for the new release. Here's a list of issues, some of which probably aren't ZP's fault. Using Win XP and ATI X1950 Pro by the way.

1) Smartplay fails for TS files with MP2 audio if versions of Haali splitter are used that are newer than "1.7.189.11". The reason is that newer versions of Haali Splitter no longer output the Subtype {00000055-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} for the audio but use "MPEG1AudioPayload" instead. Test files can be found at "http://x264.nl/h.264.samples/" for example the file "euro1080.hd5.ts".

2) If a Folder is played from Windows Explorer, pictures are not included in the playlist. To include pictures the extensions have to be added to the "Video" category under "System & Files: File Extensions".

3) If Power DVD is installed ZP selects the "Cyberlink Audio Renderer" by default instead of "default DirectSound device". This causes ZP to completely freeze up when attempting to play some files.

4) If EVR is selected as DVD renderer ZP fails with an "Unable to create the Enhanced Video Renderer" message. EVR works in Media mode.

5) If the newer version of EVR from Vista SP1 Beta (link) is used then ZP crashes with a floating point error whenever the end of a Video is reached. The older EVR version works.

6) All colour control settings are listed as unsupported in EVR even when the colourspace is YUY2. Colour control works in Overlay and WMR9.

7) The girder.gml that ZP outputs contains two groups of the same name "Standard Interface Functions".

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:52 PM

And another one:

8) ZP keeps crashing with a "List index out of bounds (-1)" error when trying to open ZIP and RAR files. The same files work fine with the same ZIP/RAR settings in ZP 5.5b1.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:19 AM

Still no full support for all Ape and FLAC diferent type of CUE files...

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:41 AM

Another one. :)

9) The Playlist font size set by "Override Skin Font" loses its effect every time the player mode is switched between Media/DVD/Audio.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

I just installed this new release candidate I(6.00) , and i'm having a little issue:

When i click open file(s) i cant seem to find some Matroska video files that are in 720p, i dont have that
problem with 5.00.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:33 AM

I just installed this new release candidate I(6.00) , and i'm having a little issue:

When i click open file(s) i cant seem to find some Matroska video files that are in 720p, i dont have that
problem with 5.00.

Update: i seem to find them but when i put it on "All Files".

Sorry for double Post.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

Seems like ZP is crashing during playback in Vista32.

Installed it over Beta-2 (stable). Stops randomly during playback & shows in playlist the former played file. No error-message displayed.
Installing back Beta-2 solves the issue.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:20 AM

Using WinXP Pro, ZP 6.00 RC1 default skin and nVidia 8800 GT with latest drivers. When going from full screen to windowed in DVD mode the "time bar" at the bottom of the full screen stays on the screen and on top of the play controls in the window, making it very difficult to use those controls. This occurs if you have moved your mouse pointer down on screen to make controls visible in full screen. Goes for both skins in ZP 6.00 RC1...........Dunno if it is a bug, but mentioning it just in case....

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:46 PM

RC1 => well done! (I didn't expect otherwise) :)

A few user dialogue "issues":
- you should update the copyright information in the "trial version popup" to 2000-2008 (maybe it's also a good idea to make this important popup also translateable
- the help popups [?] in the "file tracker" menue option are not translateable

But I don't want to just nag around. Please find the German language files attached (zipped & installer version) :kudo:

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:08 PM

Im having an issue on vista with the standard install.

I install as a USER, have to put in admin password to install. I choose a standard install since I plan to run zoomplayer from a user, non-admin account.

When I attempt to launch zoomplay as the user I get a pop-up box indicating that I am running it in legacy mode and need to reinstall as a standard install to avoid problems.

If I click ok and try to use it anyway, I can not configure any of the video codecs as they do not show up (audio codecs are there).

If I close out and then re-run zoomplayer as an admin everything works fine.


How do I get zoomplayer to run from a USER account?


Thanks!

Oh, and I just bought a license after I read that your new versions support EVR (hopefully this license will be good for the final v.6 )

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:42 PM

Thanks Blight, network folders not showing in the Open File dialog is definitely fixed :) (they show up fine now)
I thought of a small enhancement that should be easy to implement if you see any interest in it..

As there is a feature "Disable Smart Play for files with the following extensions (separate with ";")"
It would be great if we could specify folder(s) to NOT treat by SmartPlay.

"Disable Smart Play for files located in the following folders"

(the way i use Smart Play is the following: when it is disabled, Reclock is OFF, when it is enabled, Reclock is ON. With such a feature, I could stop enabling/disabling Smart Play all the time and have it work only when files are located in non-blacklisted folders, it would make the user experience much easier!)
See you,

TSR

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:13 AM

Blight,
I have to report a couple of problems
1. Something got broken in the "Guard Dog" - it closes ZP even when it's working fine - I've just started it ... or browsing through the options ... or anything else which doesn't lockup ZP. Also all the Settings are disabled and remember their state from the older beta2.


Seeing the same issue here.
Settings are greyed out and ZP restarts in my case every 45 seconds regardless of the player status (idle, playing media etc)

Installed over beta2.

[edit]
Reset to default settings, guard dog is grayed out, but is disabled by default, thus resolving the issue.

Running Vista 32bit for reference.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:16 PM

Im having an issue on vista with the standard install.



When I attempt to launch zoomplay as the user I get a pop-up box indicating that I am running it in legacy mode and need to reinstall as a standard install to avoid problems.

If I click ok and try to use it anyway, I can not configure any of the video codecs as they do not show up (audio codecs are there).



I fixed this by copying everything from my Administrator accout's "%AppData%\Zoom Player" directory to the Users "%AppData%\Zoom Player" directory, then changing the ownership of the files transfered from the Administrator to the User.

This then allowed me to start Zoom Player as the User without the pop-up warning and all the codecs are listed. Basically it is all working great now!

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:19 PM

"The application has failed to start because wmvcore.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem" - says both Pro and WMV Pro.

I have Windows XP N (N meaning without Windows Media Player) - and yes, intentionally. How am I supposed to run Zoom Player? Does it mean that Windows Media Player is obligatory to use an alternative one? :fight:
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