Configuring your system for Media Playback
DIVX 3.11: - Download & Information.
DIVX 4/5: - Download & Information.
XVID: - Download & Information.
H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC): - Download & Information.
SVCD/VOB/MPEG-2: - Download & Information.
There is an issue with some MPEG-2 files: when you play the file, the duration might appear
as 0 seconds, and so you can't seek. You can fix this issue for 95% of the videos by doing the following fix:
Run Zoom Player, open the Options dialog, switch to the "Filter Control / Management" section and click on the
"Registered Filter Manager" button. You will be presented with a list of filters currently registered on
your system. Find the one called "MPEG-2 Demultiplexer", change it's merit to "00200000". Next find
a filter called "MPEG-2 Splitter", change it's merit to "06000000". Now restart Zoom Player and most
videos should now show their proper duration (you may actually need to reboot for this to take effect). There's
more information on the merit system later in this article.
On very rare occasions instead of seeing the real video duration, you would see something like 4 seconds.
This is a really badly encoded MPEG-2 file. The only decoder I know that is able to handle these files
is the Elecard decoder, and with this installed, it's rather a headache getting it to work well without
effecting other system components.
Lastly, when playing back burnt SVCD discs, you must install the XCD File-Source filter. Without it,
trying to open an SVCD file would make the system scan the ENTIRE file (which can take several
minutes) before returning with an error saying the file cannot be played. It is important to
remember when installing the XCD filter that you must use its installer, manually registering the
filter will not work properly, as the installer enters a few important registry entries.
Download : Doom9.org ("Riff CD/XA filter for / XCD" under full software page).
Download : Alternatively you can use the Gabest CDXA filter.