On this page:
- Control Panel of the Video Playback
- Playback buttons
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Video Playback options
Once a video has been opened, it will be displayed in the main body of the Playback window.
The following tools will allow you to navigate through the video footage:
Skip Back One Chapter
- If you have added chapters to the video footage, this button will allow you to skip back through them.
- This button will allow you to quickly rewind through the video.
- This button will pause the video.
''Rewind (slowly) - This button allows you to rewind through the video footage in slow motion.
Back One Frame
- This button allows you to move backwards through the video, one frame at a time.
- This button plays the video in real time.
Forward One Frame
- This button allows you to move forwards through the video, one frame at a time.
''Forwards (slowly) - This button allows you to move forwards through the video footage in slow motion.
- This button allows you to move quickly forwards through the video.
Skip Forwards One Chapter
- If you have added chapters to the video footage, this button will allow you to skip forwards through them.
- This button allows you to mute the sound on the video. To un-mute it, simply re-press the button.
Following keyboard shortcuts allow you to move forward or backword through the video.
CTRL + Top Arrow - move forward, 1 frame at atime
CTRL + Down Arrow - move backword, 1 frame at a time
CTRL + Right Arrow - move forward, 10 frames at a time
CTRL + Left Arrow - move backword, 10 frames at a time
Options ( Decoder Settings)
This allows you to change the decoder settings. When this is clicked on, the following window will appear:
Unless you've got a particular reason to change De-interlace type, it's strongly recommended that you leave this option set to "Adaptive De-interlace" which improves the quality of the image with moving video. Only for video footage with very limited movement does turning off de-interlacing give an improved picture.
Using the "Draw Method" drop down menu, you can choose between Direct3D (DirectX 9) and DirectDraw. Direct3D is the default draw method.
If you have a newer PC with windows XP installed you will not feel not any difference in play back using either DirectDraw or Direct3D. However in Windows Vista only option we recommend is using direct3D.
If the PC is older, then use DirectDraw. DirectDraw may be faster in some older PCs. Using Direct3D in some older computers may result a jerky video playback.
Note: Direct3D is one of the APIs in the DirectX9 API collection. As Direct3D is the most widely used API in the DirectX API collection, most people use DirectX and Direct3D interchangeabley.
On some PCs there may be a small error in the synchronization of the audio and video and this can be used to correct the error. Normally it is sufficient to leave it at the default value of zero.
- Copy files from memory card to the local hard disk:
when this option is enabled and folder in a local hard disk is set, if the Video Playback program detects video files are in a compact flash card,first it copies the video files to the local hard disk folder and start playback from it.
- Set Default Configuration:
This will reset all the options on this dialog to their defaults.