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Zoom Player
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bLight  [author] Apr 5 @ 9:08am 
Zoom Player Steam Edition has been released:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/269550

We will not be monitoring this page, please post your questions on the store's forum section.
bLight  [author] Mar 4 @ 3:19am 
We're getting close to a beta version of Zoom Player Steam Edition, hopefully this week.

The purpose of the beta is to test the Steam installation process which works very differently than a standard installer.

Beyond testing the installation procedure, the beta version will include initial and exclusive support for XInput devices such as the XBOX360 controller.
bLight  [author] Feb 12 @ 1:07pm 
Thanks Jonny!
JonnyƦedHed Feb 11 @ 3:58pm 
Zoom player is my fav video player.
bLight  [author] Feb 11 @ 3:11pm 
Just an FYI, I posted information on the XBOX360 controller support in the announcements section, along with a screenshot of an initial work design!
bLight  [author] Feb 11 @ 3:58am 
Shadrach:
Thanks you!

Little Kitten:
That is the plan more or less.
Shadrach Feb 9 @ 5:48am 
Forget VLC, MPC, WMP and the rest, Zoom is the best media player, hands down. The UI is very smooth and nice-looking compared to the rest of them that are to put it nicely, "UI disasters"...

Lots of features to tweak, and at the same time easy to use for newbs. No need to install codec packs, it automatically installs all codecs you need. Been using ZP for years, and use it for all video playback.
Little Kitten Feb 8 @ 2:23pm 
Maybe you can think of all kind of cool things like zoom in etc and let the users set the keys in the settings. like if you want to bind a key you can select from a list of actions. so can you bind the keys you want. maybe some want the play on the A button but some maybe on when you click on the stick. etc.

same for like maybe next file or previous file some want it on the buttons other on the RB/RT or LB/LT
bLight  [author] Feb 8 @ 2:20pm 
I need some input on how to best integrate the XInput controllers.
From what I can see, there are a fixed number of digital buttons, two analog buttons with which react to pressure and 2 sticks:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/microsoft.directx_sdk.reference.xinput_gamepad%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Assigning functions to the digital buttons would be easy, but what about the two analog buttons and the sticks, what should they do? I can think of a few cool things like zoom in on one button, zoom out on the other buttons and one of the sticks to pan.

I welcome other ideas and ideas for default function mapping for the digital keys.

P.S.
Does anyone know if the official Steam Controller is XInput compatible?
bLight  [author] Feb 6 @ 9:56am 
I received the XBOX360 controller, we'll begin adding native support for it soon.
Little Kitten Feb 3 @ 10:06am 
i have zoomplayer max atm would be nice to get a steam key also for current users.
bLight  [author] Feb 1 @ 11:24am 
I placed an ordered for an 'XBOX360 Wireless Controller for Windows' and did some more research into XInput. I am hoping that support for XInput devices could be added before v8.7 goes final, we'll see.
Gradash Feb 1 @ 2:02am 
Very good! With this support, this player can be turned in a defaul media player for users :)

Will be mine
bLight  [author] Jan 31 @ 3:51pm 
Just to confirm, I'm about to purchase an XBOX360 Controller for Windows and plan to implement XInput support in general. And per Zoom Player tradition, it will be the tweakable to the MAX.
bLight  [author] Jan 31 @ 3:01pm 
Lilo:
Automatic subtitle download is not a current feature.
Depending on the level of success here at Steam, we hope to generate enough revenue to allow us to add such features in future versions.

Gradash:
Thank you!
I need to get one of those, I'm pretty certain I could get one to control Zoom Player as-is using an automation tool like Event Ghost.
Lilo! Jan 28 @ 4:04am 
Oh, I love this software! Its automated codec installer is "the" thing!
Controller support would make it just perfect!
Does the latest build support subtitle find and download via hash (a la MPC)?

Congrats, nevertheless!
Gradash Jan 23 @ 11:11am 
Use the Xinput (360 controller) as base.
たつと - (Tatsuto) Jan 23 @ 5:04am 
Xinput is DirectInput. It just got a namechange at some point.
bLight  [author] Jan 23 @ 5:00am 
たつと:
I did some initial readup, for the 360 controller, the XInput API is probably most suited. I believe directinput is already supported by event ghost's joystick plugin and there is an event ghost plugin for controlling Zoom Player, so you can start using that right away, but some buttons may not be supported as they require the XInput API.
たつと - (Tatsuto) Jan 22 @ 2:05pm 
That should be all you need.
bLight  [author] Jan 22 @ 1:55pm 
たつと:
I believe support could potentially be added for this controller, there may even be existing options like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBCD or the joystick plugin using event ghost (probably the easiest option).
たつと - (Tatsuto) Jan 22 @ 12:21pm 
Xbox 360 controller. If you make it compatible with that then you can lable it "big picture" in the store.
bLight  [author] Jan 22 @ 12:17pm 
Gradash:
We already suppprt a fullscreen navigation interface, not exactly "big picture mode" as how steam does it, but you get similar functionality and usability.

Good idea on the joystick support, any specific model you recommend for our testing?

romulous Jan 21 @ 6:54pm 
Congrats on being greenlit! :)
たつと - (Tatsuto) Jan 21 @ 3:46pm 
I 2nd what Brandish said.
Gradash Jan 21 @ 3:12pm 
Hey, add support to Joysticks and Big Picture Mode, we need a player to use in this mode :)
setet Jan 13 @ 4:03pm 
А почему бы и не приобрести если не заломят цену, в куче дорогого хлама нет заявленных тут параметров. И есть Русификация!
♞ Bread Dreams ♞ Jan 12 @ 1:53am 
No MacOSX version...
Den Jan 6 @ 2:35am 
Плеер хороший . Никому не помешает.Это будет гораздо лучше ,чем скачивать какой-либо пиратский плеер.
fisilfox Dec 31, 2013 @ 6:37am 
Хорошо если с программой будет постовлятся что смотреть(это важно)
И если этот плеер сделает что то что бы другой плеер ни кто не ставил, что нибудь особое. Потому как у всех плееров есть все...
Борщец Dec 28, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
good player
MacGruber Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:34am 
Been using that one for years.
pu251180 Dec 8, 2013 @ 9:41am 
хороший всеядный плеер некому не помешает
renniksj Nov 4, 2013 @ 8:16pm 
I'm always interested in New Products
Alex Nov 3, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
Zoom Player is best option for Home Theater PC due to its Navigation Interface, it allows to control and even switch to different video file on your hard drive with remote control (remote + USB dongle costs 25$) without ever getting up from your sofa, just as if you were using DVD Player. Same as Media Player, but without compatibility issues (Media Players may not play some video formats or not show you some Subtitles, unlike PC that can play all file formats by installing codecs which are installed automatically by Zoom Player. When with Media Player you may need to update firmware that could be released after months and still not play certain file formats).
McTrollin Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
Been using this for years because vlc gave me grief one day and I had no reason to switch back.
^9>IFA< ^1Acid ^3Burn Oct 5, 2013 @ 9:22am 
looks nice
bLight  [author] Oct 2, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
OmegaNine:
That depends on Stream, if we get Greenlit, we want to have a free version as well.
Saiuke Sep 25, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Visual interessante, proposta bem lúcida.
Addexius Sep 25, 2013 @ 3:24am 
Good idea!
OmegaNine Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
Is the idea to sell this? There are tons of really well made free players. I would worry your markert is the same as VLC, and VLC is open source
julian53867 Sep 19, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Cool Idea! Up to Steam!
bLight  [author] Sep 15, 2013 @ 7:55am 
You can find usage tutorial videos that show the various functions at:
http://youtube.com/zptechnology

There are screenshots of the entire UI at:
http://www.inmatrix.com/zplayer/screens/index_skinnedui1.shtml

InfernoReaper:
Zoom Player is in fact very stable, there may be something specific to your system that may cause instability, but we can usually resolve such issue in our forum, so check it out:
http://forum.inmatrix.com

Koslun:
I'm not sure which standard window functions you refer to.
The space key can easily be adjusted to do play/pause under Adv. Options / Interface / Keyboard.
WuHa Sep 11, 2013 @ 1:05am 
Good Player
NFORCR Sep 5, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Cool Player.
Death Wish Coffee Sep 4, 2013 @ 3:26am 
nice
jokaru86 Sep 3, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
good player
biryulev292 Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
а почему бы и нет
простенько))
I JA SAM KINEZ DRUZE Aug 6, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
simple player