To open a media file drag and drop it to the VFS
Player window. Alternatively select 'File\Open' menu command
or press the'Open
Media File' button on toolbar.The
'Open Media File' dialog appears allowing to select file extensions
The following 'Open Media File' dialog is the same in VFS Player
and in all transcribers.
||'Open Media File' dialog.
||File extensions filter buttons are located
on the left
of 'Browse' button.
Type in the required media file path and press 'OK'. Or click radio
button with corresponding player icon. This sets file extensions
filter for File Open dialog. If you don't want to filter file
extensions click 'All Files'
Then click 'Browse'
First 'Media Folders' dialog appears allowing to select one of
recently used media folders.
||'Media Folders' dialog.
Select the required folder and click 'OK'. Or click 'Cancel' to skip
'Media Folders' dialog.
Hold Ctrl key while clicking 'Browse' button to skip the 'Media
Then standard File Open dialog appears.
||Standard File Open dialog
with 'Apple Quick Time' file
Select the required file and click 'Open'.
Select the required file and click 'Open'. This fills in the
'Path' field in the 'Open Media File' dialog.
'Player' field is filled in automatically based on the media file
extension. Press 'OK' to open the media file.
||'Open Media File' dialog.
Recent Media Files
To open a recent media file select 'File\Open
Recent' menu command. The 'Recent Files' dialog appears allowing to
select recent a media file together with the start playback position.
||'Recent Files' dialog.
Select the required list entry and click 'OK' to
open the media file.
File Names and 'Media Folders'
As one can notice, the 'Recent Files' dialog contains short
media file names, not full paths. All transcribers use short file
names for media links as well. How does the program find the full
media file path? The answer is in "Media Folders" list.
When user opens a media file, then its folder is saved in "Media
Folders" list, which is saved in VFS Player settings. When user
opens any document in any transcriber (client application), then the
document folder is saved in temporary folder list in VFS Player
When a program needs a full media file path (user clicks media link
in the transcriber, or selects one of the recent media files for
open), the following media file search algorithm is applied.
VFS Player searches media file in each media folder and each
document folder together with their parent folders (if any). In each
case it also tests the following subfolders (if any) - "media",
"_media", "video", "videos", "audio", "sound", "snd", "music",
"video_ts" and "audio_ts" (this list of subfolders is hardcoded). If
media file is found then VFS Player loads it to the corresponding
media player. Otherwise, the "File 'media_file_name' not found" error
is silently logged.
Typically users store media files in some folders like 'My video',
'LastVacation' and so on and "Media Folders" approach is very
convenient as long as there are no different media files with the
same name in different folders.
If you use the new media location first time (for example after
massive files transition), just open the media file in 'VFS Player'
or in any transcriber program directly and the corresponding media
folder will be saved automatically.