I've already begun work on v3.10, I'm making headway into making a Graphless interface for media mode.
As media playback is a lot more complex, it won't me as easy as the Graphless DVD Interface, but it will
allow you for complete playback control. Hopefully the era of filter conflicts will be over.
April 25th, 2003.
I've finally done what programmers loath most. I've updating the Zoom Player online
documentation for version 3.00. It took several hours,
but I think I've updated everything so that old references are no longer there anymore.
April 22nd, 2003.
Updated the Media Setup article. Fixed a few glitches and included
a new section about Windows Media Format.
April 20th, 2003.
The moment nearly 6 month in the making is finally here, Zoom Player v3.00 final is done.
As any of you that have followed the development of this version know, the number of changes
and features included in this release is magnanimous (hehe, had to use a big word). The change
list alone is over 30k of text data alone.
I highly recommend upgrading from any previous version, and I recommend making a clean install.
you should also read this
forum post regarding file association changes and if you're interested in changes from RC3 (yes there are a few, even
a new feature or two), read the forum announcement.
If you would like to get straight to the point, here is
The full Change List since v2.90.
The Download Mirror List (more mirrors will be listed in the next 24h).
You will notice that Zoom Player has now been split into two versions. The Standard version which is still
the most powerful media player on the market today and the Professional version which includes the DVD Front-End
The professional version is a commercial release. As such it's released on a fully functional trial basis and requires
registration once the evaluation period is complete.
The online documentation will take me a few days to update as the amount of new information is staggering, so bear with me.
April 17th, 2003.
Ok, too many code changes to release a final version without further testing, so here is the final release candidate,
quite a few important changes and a few other tweaks and fixes, so make sure you
Check it out.
It's finally here, Zoom Player v3.00 release candidate 1, including the Professional version. This is a major release,
with a slick new skin and lots of features, changes and fixes (all for the better I hope).
A new version of Reclock is out (0.99i).
You may want to check it out.
March 28th, 2003.
Yes, v3.00 is coming along nicely. But I would like to diverge. In all the rush to release a faster 3D driver,
it seems NVIDIA is releasing official drivers with inferior video quality. I've written a small post on the matter
with a few screenshots to back it up. You can read all about it
March 16th, 2003.
Looks like there's a new version of Reclock out.
Reclock is a DirectShow filter allowing you to achieve faster than x2 fast forward rates in Zoom Player and improves image
smoothness by making sure frame changes are synchronized with the Video Card refresh rate.
March 14th, 2003.
Here is a Limited beta 6 of Zoom Player. This beta is limited to Media Mode playback. The code has gone a massive
internal (and quite a bit of external) change. There are tons of new features, changes and fixed. Beta 6 could frankly
be a version onto itself.
It's been a long time since the last update, but I haven't been idle.
While the next Zoom Player beta isn't quite ready for release,
here is a list of
the new features I already implemented to wet your appetite.