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--- What's new in Zoom Player v13.5:


  * The default fullscreen navigation interface has been replaced with a
    clean new style that looks better and extends the available thumbnail
    area to squeeze in more pixels.

  * The media library category thumbnail view will now darken the area
    behind the thumbnail's text or media icon depending on the skin's
    script and advanced options customization settings.

  * Zoom Player support for streaming radio station is now fully integrated
    with the SHOUTcast Directory API, providing easy access to thousands of
    streaming radio stations.

    Unlike previous versions where Zoom Player used a static database which
    over time included more and more dead stations, the SHOUTcast directory
    is now downloaded in real time, ensuring that every station should be
    operational.

  * Zoom Player now supports 3DYD YouTube Source filter's DASH streams,
    enabling DirectShow YouTube streaming at resolutions of 1080p/4K/8K.

  * A major performance issue was triggered by the Windows 10 Creators Edition
    update.  In the update, Microsoft forced ClearType font anti-aliasing at
    larger font sizes.  This lead to a massive navigation performance slow-downs
    on QHD (2560x1440) and 4K (3840x2160) screens.

    Click here for more information

    As a work-around, Zoom Player introduced a new setting (Adv. Options /
    Interface / Fullscreen Navigation / Customization) that lets controls
    the font anti-aliasing mode used to render the fullscreen navigation text.

  * The Media Library's RSS feed plugin now caches previous entries that
    may no longer reside on the RSS feed and shows you cached entries
    even if the RSS feed server is temporarily down.

  * New "fnPLEraseFiles" function assigned to the Shift+"Delete"
    keyboard macro. When used it erases all selected files in the
    playlist to the window's Recycle Bin (with confirmation prompt).

  * New "fnOpenStreamInBrowser" function that opens the currently
    playing stream in a web browser (might be helpful for YouTube links).

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback / Video) to force LAV Splitter to
    seek to key frames (faster seeking, less accurate) instead of the
    accurate seek position (slower seeking, perfectly accurate).

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) to select the YouTube IFRAME
    Player's preferred streaming resolution, allowing you to stream
    1080p/4K/8K content using the IFRAME player.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Playback) that allows interactivity when
    playing YouTube content using the IFRAME player.

  * New Setting (Adv. Options / Interface / Display) to show the playing
    file's extension in the window title (default off).
  
  * The Media Library plugin API has been extended with per-category
    storage path (e.g. RSS feed caching) and a new function which is
    called when a category using the plugin is deleted (for cleanup
    purposes).
  
  * New function to activate the internal screen saver.  This means that you
    can now hook user interface actions (like a hot-corner click) with
    activating the screen saver.

  * New function to copy the currently playing media's Path/URL to the
    windows clipboard.

  * You can now define web pages as "stations" in the station editor to have
    the web page opened inside Zoom Player's integrated web browser.

  * New skin script parameters to control the text line count on each
    fullscreen navigation interface.

  + The integrated keyboard mapping editor has been rewritten to better
    support high-DPI displays.  As a bonus, the dialog is now resizable
    as well.

  + The integrated keyboard mapping editor now shows a 'code' column
    which signifies a keyboard scan-code or other code used to identify
    an interface index.

  + Optimized fullscreen navigation lists line-drawing code by about 10%
    in cases where the skin didn't specify a background for
    unselected/empty lines.

  + The thumbnail duration display position should now be easier to read.
    The text's background is now using a different effect which should
    make the text stand out more against bright noisy thumbnails.

  + The Hot Mouse Tracking on the main fullscreen navigation interface
    has been disabled as it was inconsistent with the other interfaces'
    user experience.

  + The main fullscreen navigation interface's click logic has been changed
    to make it behave the same as the media library's thumb-click logic.

  + The "Open Streaming Link from clipboard" keyboard macro has changed from
    Alt+Shift+"U" to Alt+Ctrl+"U" to prevent conflicts with the DirectShow
    YouTube source filter which detects the held "Shift" key and pops a video
    streaming quality options dialog.

  + Error dialog are now limited in size to 94% of the Zoom Player
    interface width.

  + The Zoom Player news feed that's accessible through the options dialog
    has been simplified and will hopefully eliminate the javascript error
    some users have been experiencing when trying to view the news feed.

  - The optimizations in v13 broke the play history dialog's unicode support.

  - A missing DLL prevented the Pixel Shaders from being compiled and used
    to post-process a video image.

  - When loading .ZPL playlist files, playback did not resume from the
    the last file played in the playlist under some conditions.

  - The kinetic scrolling feature did not work in the media library's
    category list.

  - The file browsing fullscreen navigation interface was not updating
    the screen when scrolling by holding the down/up keys for a long
    period.

  - If the monitor's DPI setting was set to a really high value (when
    used in 4K monitors), it would cause the options dialog's search
    window to appear really small, hiding the search result area.

  - Fixed a possible conflict between Zoom Player's internal DSP filter
    and bit-streaming DTS-HD and possibly other multi-channel audio formats.

  - The play history dialog's "Show All" button did not refresh the screen.

  - The scroll wheel did not function correctly in some of the advanced
    options dialog's scroll boxes.

  - Playing a new track from the fullscreen playlist navigation interface
    no longer pops the playlist editor to the top.

  - Fixed a bug in the Media Library plugin API that prevented unicode
    (non-english) language searches from working using the YouTube search
    plugin.

  - The Media Library's function menu was missing the "Go to Top" entry.

  - The Media Library's "Safe Mode" feature was semi-broken allowing access
    the a category's setting from the media library's function menu.

  - Opening the media library through the main navigation interface would
    take longer than normal due to the highlighted category's content being
    read before actually entering the category.

  - Under some conditions, the media libary's scrollbar widget did not
    appear on the categories page.

  - Navigating the fullscreen file browsing interface's subtitle search result
    page with the keyboard did not scroll the results when reaching the bottom
    of the screen.
  
  - The playlist fullscreen navigation interface used the wrong icon for URLs.

  - Opening a ".URL" file and then opening a media file resulted in the web
    page remaining on screen while the media played in the background.

  - The "Please Wait" window was trying to write debug information to "C:\Log"
    and silently failing each time.

  - Aggressively hiding the mouse cursor has been disabled when
    HTML/YouTube/Flash interactivity modes are enabled as it prevented
    the mouse cursor from being restored on motion.

  - Quick Search using the keyboard in the media library did not scroll
    down to the searched category thumbnail.

  - Quick Search using the keyboard in the media library did not work
    at all unless you previously entered a category.

  - Using higher level scan-code keys (like Volume keys on certain keyboards)
    in fullscreen navigation interfaces that support quick search using
    the keyboard would trigger a quick-search lock that caused the
    interfaces to not respond properly.

  - The RSS media library plugin was showing links containing ".MOV" as audio.

  - The RSS Feed media library plugin would show duplicate entries on
    some RSS feeds.

  - Fixed a small cosmetical glitch that caused the scrollbar background
    area in the media library category to be drawn twice in slightly
    different vertical positions.

  - Fixed a small memory leak when using the options dialog.




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