The News Archive

December 30th, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.30 release candidate 2 has been posted on the forum.

A bit earlier than expected, but check it out.

December 29th, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.30 release candidate 1 has been posted on the forum.

Several fixes, an OSD interface for Play List and a few fixes are in this build, read the forum post for the complete list of changes.

December 26th, 2001.

Several exciting DVD announcement coming from Europe!

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One (March 4th) and Two (May 6th) are finally being released on DVD!

Each set is comprised of 7 discs and is currently priced at £79.99.

Furthermore, Angel - Season 2 has been announced for a March 11th release date, priced at £70.99.

December 25th, 2001.

Happy holidays everyone. I hope you're all having a nice time and got to watch Lord of The Rings, probably the best movie released in quite a long while.

I plan to release Zoom Player 2.3 in time for new year, so you'll have a new toy to play with in 2002.

December 22nd, 2001.

Zoom Player development doesn't stop. And here is v2.30 beta 2. Lots of new features and fixes in this beta so make sure you check it out on the forum.

December 13th, 2001.

While v2.30 beta 1 of Zoom Player already contains these fixes, I decided that I want a 100% stable final version released, so I'm releasing v2.21 final. This version contains two DVD stability fixes and can be downloaded here.

December 12th, 2001.

Not giving myself too much rest, I've posted the first beta of Zoom Player v2.30.
Find it on the forum.

December 11th, 2001.

Looks like Zoom Player is finally starting to make a few waves. It's been selected as BetaNews (a nice site for getting all the latest beta releases) File of the Week. More details can be found on their front page here.

December 9th, 2001.

Announcing Zoom Player v2.20.

Finally, the release of version 2.20. This version while only taking about a month to develop, contains a multitude of improvements, mainly in the DVD section. I even managed to pack a few additional features since the last release candidate so make sure you go over the "What's new" file carefully.

Make sure you read the What's new file.

To download Zoom Player, click here.

December 8th, 2001.

I've posted a tutorial on how to create Zoom Player compatible Manual DVD Graphs, check it out here.

December 6th, 2001.

A couple of rumors from around the net:

Looks like Back to the Future may be released in the UK some time during August 2002, some papers were filed with a UK government agency that rates movies I think.
Another rumor has it that Star Wars:EP2 will be released on the same months, probably a world wide release.
And lastly, Lord of the Rings (the new movie) will have a possibly release date of September 2002.

And in not-such-a-rumor bit, Plans are still to release Zoom Player v2.20 final this weekend.

December 4th, 2001.

Yes, yet another Zoom Player v2.20 release candidate has been posted on the forum.

Even more DVD stuff, even more requested features, even more bug fixes, you get the point. I'm hoping to release the final version this weekend.

December 1st, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.20 release candidate 2 has been posted on the forum.

More DVD stuff, few fixes, etc... check it out.

November 28th, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.20 release candidate 1 has been posted on the forum.

Added in a few more DVD features such as remembering the last position on stop, The ability to save disc specific information (aspect ratio, color controls, etc...) and support for an on-screen display for modifying the Overlay Color Control.

November 25th, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.20 beta 3 has been posted on the forum.

This version includes the new default skin. This new skin took me about 20 hours of work to build (mainly the drawing portion) and looks a lot nicer than the previous Plastic Blue default skin. This version also contains a few small features and fixes, so check it out.

November 23rd, 2001.

I've posted the first draft of the new Zoom Player skin on the forum, take a look.

November 19th, 2001.

Zoom Player v2.20 beta 2 has been posted on the forum.

November 15th, 2001.

Looking for another reason why U.S. people are getting the short end of the stick?

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just released Family Guy - Season 1 on DVD in the U.K.

It seems that when it comes to TV Shows, the studio execs don't seem to trust the U.S. market and rather test the waters in Europe first (see Angel/Buffy testcase).

November 13th, 2001.

Not sure how many people cought it, but yesterday I posted Zoom Player v2.20 beta 1 on the forum. This release added a very important feature to DVD users. It allowed you to manually create DVD Filter Graphs, which basically gives you the ultimate control on how DVD titles are played through Zoom Player.

For some reactions on this new feature check this link on AVSForum

November 11th, 2001.

Announcing Zoom Player v2.12.

Some bug fixes, some requested features, some unrequested features, new version, grab it now!

Make sure you read the What's new file.

To download Zoom Player, click here.

November 8th, 2001.

I meant to release Zoom Player 2.12 final earlier, but due to the overlay support, it sort of dragged me back. Once again, I expect the final to be released some time this weekend.

November 3rd, 2001.

Gearing up for Zoom Player v2.12, I have posted a Release Candidate for last minute bug checking. More details can be found here.

November 1st, 2001.

If no other bugs pop-up till the weekend, Zoom Player v2.12 will be released.

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