Zoom Player Free

Zoom Player Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    24,296
  • Date Added:
    April 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    7.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    135
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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There's a media player out there for just about everyone, from technophobic grandpas to people who edit various types of media for fun and profit. Zoom Player Free is definitely geared toward the more advanced users, given the depth of its features and its tendency to be a bit less-than-simple to use.

Once installed, Zoom Player Free greeted us with a long list of additional components to download. If you don't know what FFDShow, DirectVobSub, and FFMPEG Core Files are, you're likely going to be frustrated by the fact that you're being asked to make decisions about things you don't know anything about. All of the options are selected by default, and you can go ahead and download all of them or just skip this step and proceed to the media player itself.

We didn't have high expectations for Zoom Player Free after this confusing introduction, but we were pleasantly surprised by how attractive and professional-looking the interface is. It's definitely not the most intuitive thing we've seen, but after a bit of poking around we determined that we had to add media to the playlist in order to play it; we found out later that we could also drag and drop media onto the interface. If you want to get deep into Zoom Player Free's features there's a whole series of tutorial videos available on YouTube, and for good reason; Zoom Player Free is capable of all kinds of things, including video editing, ringtone creation, and multimonitor video playback.

Unfortunately, none of this is obvious from the interface itself, and users will have to put some effort into figuring out what Zoom Player Free is capable of. Although it touts itself as being easy even for beginners to use, we disagree with this assessment; Zoom Player Free is much more likely to appeal to advanced users who like to geek out with their media.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"I love it!"

January 27, 2014  |  By Datalyss

 |  Version: Zoom Player Free 8.6.1

Pros

Plays literally ALL audio and video formats (that I know of).
Highly configurable.
8 pages worth of skins to choose at Inmatrix.com.
Includes it's own codec install center in which one can choose which codecs to install.

Cons

None, as far as I'm concerned.

Summary

I've been using Zoom Player for years. It's simply the best.

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1 stars

"Not user friendly - at all!"

January 03, 2014  |  By VichITMan

 |  Version: Zoom Player Free 8.6.1

Pros

Doesn't seem to be a virus.

Cons

I only had it installed for 10 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to play a standard DVD!

Summary

Tried their "Pro" version for $19.99. I just wanted something with greater compatibility than Windows Media Player. It didn't even do this simple thing right - I bailed immediately.

Also; when I tried the free Zoom Player, it installed an AVG thing without even asking (that conflicted with my Symantec AV).

I went with Zoom Player because it got high marks on some "top 10 review site" that, BTW, doesn't allow users to write reviews.

I removed it and paid $59 for PowerDVD Ultra. Paid a little more and its probably an overkill but I'm happy so far.

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4 stars

"Got this player for free elsewhere"

April 07, 2013  |  By nuzerxe

 |  Version: Zoom Player Free 8.5.1

Pros

Yes it's a bit daunting at times. But worth the time it takes o figure things out. Plays video better than the VLC I had to install for XBMC player. Or Gom player. Or others I've tried. Adjustable screen format. Adjustable sound.

Cons

Learning required as in other decent players to get the best results.

Summary

Plays many different files well.

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5 stars

"Pretty good alternative on Windows 8"

February 01, 2013  |  By ImALittleBear

 |  Version: Zoom Player Free 8.5.1

Pros

Plays lots of video files and has an attractive interface that is not confusing when it comes to adjusting things on the fly settings wise. Handy stretch mode for wide screens when viewing 4:3 aspect ratio videos

Cons

DVD Playback wont properly work unless you have the latest video card drivers, you will get key exchange errors if you dont.

Summary

I tried other players such as VLC, Media Player Classic, GOM and they were all messy to use for a casual user like me. This player has the potential to rival the paid alternatives that are on the market plus it always keeps itself up to date with reminders that a new decoding component is available. It played my movies with little trouble at all and works for a lot of video files friends send me in my email. Just plays everything without a hassle.

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1 stars

"Don't know if the player or me?"

June 03, 2012  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: Zoom Player Home Free 8.10

Pros

I cannot say because I could not figure out in a reasonable time frame with medium effort how to get the player to play files, video, etc.

Cons

Confusing and complicated. Did I miss something? The editor's review said it was simple to use.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Inmatrix
Publisher web site http://www.inmatrix.com
Release Date April 23, 2014
Date Added April 23, 2014
Version 9.0.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.96MB
File Name zp901free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,296
Downloads Last Week 135
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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