File Formats Simplified:
Zoom Player is a Universal Format System player. What exactly does that mean? Video and
Audio files come in a large variety of formats, with over 15 different file
formats existing today. Some of the more well-known formats are: AVI, Matroska
(MKV), QuickTime (MOV), Cellphone 3GPP (3GP), Flash (SWF), RealMedia
(RA/RM/RMVB/RAM), Windows Media Format (ASF/WMV/WMA), OGG Movie (OGM), MPEG-1 (MPG/VCD), MPEG-2 (MPG/SVCD/VOB),
MPEG-4 (DIVX/XVID/ISO), VP3-VP6, MPEG Layer 3 (MP3), Vorbis Audio (OGG), Dolby
Digital (AC3), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), MusePack Audio (MPC), FLAC Audio
(FLAC), OptimFROG Audio, Monkey Audio (APE), Wave Audio (WAV), CD-Audio.
To play each and every one of these formats, the user is faced with two options;
one is to install about 10 different media players, in order to match each file
type. The second, more convenient option, is to install Zoom Player. Combined
with the appropriate decoders, Zoom Player can play any type of existing media
file format, deeming it a Universal Format System player.
Upon installation, users are informed of which files can, or can not, be played
on their system; this in direct correlation with which decoders users may, or
may not have installed on their computers. File types which can not be played
using Zoom Player due to a lack of appropriate decoders, are featured as links
to web pages on the Inmatrix site, leading users directly to a short description
of the functionality of this specific file type as well as a link to a
download of the appropriate decoder. Downloading decoders is a quick, painless
procedure, seeing as the Inmatrix staff has singled-out the best decoders
available for the benefit of Zoom Player's users, turning the task of
customizing Zoom Player to play anything, a real breeze.