Novices found media players too complicated, while power users considered them too simple.
A good media player should find a way to please both categories; the interface must be user friendly and the main commands must be very intuitive, while the most advanced options need to be comprehensive and not causing confusion to beginners.
And this is what Zoom Player strives to obtain.
Apart from versatility, Zoom Player distinguishes itself with a wide range of functionalities: creating and managing playlists, drag and drop file opening method, switching between various playing modes, basic editing tools etc.
Zoom Player is available in three versions: Zoom Player Home Free
, Zoom Player Home Professional
, and Zoom Player Home MAX
, each more complex than its predecessor. The free version is more than enough to satisfy an average user.
Zoom Player puts emphasis on easiness of use and makes things even more comfortable for you by offering the possibility of creating your own custom combinations of keys. You can establish your own sound configurations or use the presets provided by the application.
You can transform your audio as well as your video files, using color correction sliders that will completely transform your movies and video clips.
The last positive thing we are going to say about Zoom Player is that you can upgrade easily without the risk of conflicts and that you don’t need to uninstall the previous version before installing a new one.
All things considered, Zoom Player is an alternative worth considering due to its excellent functionality and extensive features.
Changes in Zoom Player 9.4
- New feature to load DirectShow filters directly from a DLL even if the filter is not registered/installed on the system (Adv. Options / Playback / Smart Play / Info & DLL Paths).
* See full changelog here
Zoom Player’s primal purpose was to fill a gap in multimedia playback.