Zooming In . . .

Hello and welcome to Zooming In, the blog that will help you discover the amazing potential of Zoom Player, the most customizable media player for windows with 1000's of features and settings. Whether you are a casual user or a power user, Zoom Player can offer you a smooth and enjoyable media experience that suits your needs and preferences.

In this blog, I will share with you some tips and tricks on how to use Zoom Player effectively and efficiently, how to customize it to your liking, and how to explore its hidden gems and advanced options. Zoom Player is not just a media player, it's a media platform that can transform your PC into a home theater, a jukebox, a karaoke machine, and more. Join me as I zoom in on Zoom Player and show you how to make the most out of it.

Zoom Player v19 release candidate 2
Announcing Zoom Player v19 release candidate 2

Published May 23rd, 2024

Zoom Player v19 release candidate 2 has been released and is now available for download. To view what's new, what changed and what was fixed in this beta, click here

Live Coding #1
Live Coding #1 : Cast to Chromecast & Bug fix

Published May 22nd, 2024

I start by fixing a bug that caused the default background image to show for a split-second when drag & dropping a new media file onto the player window and I finish by implementing the new "Cast to Device" feature. ...read more

Youtube Data API thumbnail
A guide to creating a personal YouTube API key

Published May 7th, 2024

To integrate YouTube's vast library into applications like Zoom Player's media library plugins, you may need access to a YouTube DATA v3 API key. This key serves as a bridge between YouTube's services and third-party applications, allowing for a seamless integration of content. ...read more

PC Mouse
How to configure custom actions for the mouse buttons and wheel

Published April 30th, 2024

Zoom Player stands out for its highly customizable interface, offering a level of control that enhances your viewing experience. One of the most notable features is the ability to configure mouse actions for a variety of functions, accessible through the Advanced Options dialog under the "Interface / Mouse" section. ...read more

Zoom Player's Media Library
A Malware's Tale or How I suspect Hackers are using Zoom Player as part of their malware campaign

Published April 23rd, 2024

It began on a cold night in ~January. A person posted on Zoom Player’s sub-reddit they initially thought Zoom Player was a virus, but looking into it they found it odd that there's an official forum that looks legit. Said person explained that they did a clean Windows 11 install and found a copy of Zoom Player auto-running at boot, requesting to upgrade. ...read more

Top 7 IPTV players for Windows
Top 7 IPTV players for Windows

Published March 25th, 2024

IPTV, or Internet Protocol Television, is a technology that allows consumers to stream television content over the internet instead of traditional over the air broadcasts or cable boxes. With the rise of IPTV services, there's a growing demand for reliable IPTV players to access and enjoy this content on various devices, including Windows PCs. ...read more

Zoom Player's Media Library
How to setup jukebox mode for movies

Published February 12th, 2024

Jukebox mode is a feature in Zoom Player that allows you to view your movie collection in a fun and interactive way. It is a great way to organize your movies and make them easily accessible. ...read more

Zoom Player's metadata editor dialog
How to edit Metadata for Media Library TV and Movie categories

Published January 29th, 2024

Metadata is a powerful tool that encapsulates information about a file, offering insights and control over its content. ...read more

Zoom Player v18 final release
Zoom Player v18 final has been released

Published December 20th, 2023

Zoom Player v18 final has been released and is now available for download. To view what's new, what changed and what was fixed in this version, click here

Zoom Player's IPTV Options window
How to play IPTV channels in Zoom Player v18

Published October 31st, 2023

One of the newest features of Zoom Player is support for IPTV streaming. Zoom Player can play IPTV streams from a playlist file or a URL in the M3U format. ...read more

Zoom Player Timeline position thumbnail
How to display a timeline position thumbnail

Published October 18th, 2023

One of the features that makes Zoom Player stand out from other media players is the ability to see a preview thumbnail of the video file you are playing when you hover over any position in the timeline. ...read more

Zoom Player's Scene Cut Editor
Virtual editing using the Scene Cut Editor

Published October 3rd, 2023

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to edit your media files without using any external software, Zoom Player has a feature that might interest you. ...read more

Zoom Player's Create Ringtone window
Creating a custom Mobile Phone RingTone from playing media

Published September 19th, 2023

Ringtones are sounds that play when you receive a phone call or a notification. They can be customized to suit your preferences and mood. You can use your favorite songs, funny noises, or anything else that you like as your ringtones. But how do you create RingTones from media files?. ...read more

Zoom Player Language page
Downloading and applying Language files

Published September 11th, 2023

If you love Zoom Player, you might be interested in knowing that it has support for many language files. This means that you can enjoy your favorite media player in your native language or any other language you want to learn. ... read more

Zoom Player's Play History window
Hiding entries from the Play History

Published September 5th, 2023

Zoom Player lets you keep track of what you have watched or listened to on your computer using its play history feature. The play history is a convenient way to resume playback from where you left off, or to quickly access your favorite media files. ... read more

Zoom Player's Install Center
Downloading missing components from the Install Center

Published Auguest 30th, 2023

If you want to enjoy your media files without any glitches or errors, you need to make sure that your system has the necessary components to support them ... read more

Zoom Player's right click menu
Watching a Live YouTube stream

Published Auguest 28th, 2023

YouTube is a popular video-sharing platform that allows users to upload, watch, and share videos. One of the features that YouTube offers is live streaming, which is a way of broadcasting video and audio in real time over the internet. Live streaming can be used for various purposes, such as gaming, music, sports, news, education, and entertainment ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Mounting an ISO file automatically

Published Auguest 23rd, 2023

Zoom Player features a function that might make your life simpler if you are looking for a handy solution to play media files stored in ".ISO" disc image file format. I'll describe what an ISO file is in this blog article and how Zoom Player can automatically mount and play it for you ... read more

Zoom Player's Media Library
Show a play position bar on media library thumbnails

Published July 31st, 2023

Zoom Player has a lot of options to customize your viewing experience. One of these options is the ability to view the play position in your media library navigation interface. In this blog post, I will explain why this feature will be useful and how to enable it ... read more

Zoom Player Shortcut Properties
Using command line parameters

Published July 24th, 2023

Zoom Player offers more flexibility and control with the use of command line parameters. In this blog post, I will explain what command line parameters are, how they can benefit you ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Controlling Zoom Player using the Xbox controller

Published July 19th, 2023

If you are looking for a media player that can adapt to your preferences and needs, Zoom Player is for you. Zoom Player has many cool features, such as the ability to use an Xbox controller as a remote ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Smooth motion using MadVR

Published July 17th, 2023

Zoom Player is a versatile and powerful media player that supports a wide range of formats and features. One of the features that Zoom Player offers is the ability to enable smooth motion using the MadVR video renderer ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Show play position preview in the Windows Taskbar

Published July 11th, 2023

Zoom Player, the most feature rich media player for windows has a cool feature that lets you see the current play progress on the Windows taskbar button. This feature can be very handy if you want to quickly check how far you have progressed in the video or audio file. In this blog post, I will show you how to enable this feature and what benefits it can bring ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Automatically restore the subtitle track when re-playing content

Published July 6th, 2023

If you are a fan of Zoom Player, you may have noticed a handy feature that saves you some time and hassle when you replay a media file. This feature is called "Automatically restore the previously active subtitle track on replay" ... read more

Zoom Player's Search for subtitles Dialog
Downloading and applying a subtitle to a playing video

Published July 3rd, 2023

Zoom Player is a versatile media player for Windows that can play almost any video or audio format. One of its useful features is the ability to search and download subtitles for the playing video ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Quickly switch audio between multiple devices

Published June 28th, 2023

If you use Zoom Player, the media player for Windows, you may want to switch between different audio devices for different purposes. For example, you may want to use speakers when watching a movie with your family, and headphones when listening to music alone. Zoom Player has a handy feature that lets you do this easily and quickly ... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Automatically restore playback from the last play position

Published June 26th, 2023

Have you ever wanted to resume watching a video or listening to an audio file from where you left off? If you use Zoom Player, the media player for windows, you can do that easily with a simple setting ... read more

Zoom Player's Media Library Category Editor
Add a YouTube channel to Zoom Player

Published June 25th, 2023

Zoom Player is a versatile and powerful media player for Windows that can play almost any format of video and audio files. One of its unique features is the ability to integrate YouTube channels into its media library... read more

Zoom Player's Advanced Options Dialog
Automatically restore audio volume level when replaying content

Published June 22nd, 2023

Zoom Player is a versatile media player for Windows that supports a wide range of formats and features. In this blog post, we will explain two of its play history settings that allow you to control whether replayed media's audio volume is automatically... read more