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How To Playback Video Files Using AVS DVD Player

Turning your personal computer into a multimedia center is quite easy. You will need to have a player that will let you playback media files of various formats - video and audio. Here we see how to do it using AVS DVD Player.
Published: Oct 16, 2007
Author: Galina Smirnova
Related OS: Windows

Playback Video Files Using AVS DVD Player

by Galina Smirnova


Introduction

Turning your personal computer into a multimedia center is quite easy. You will need to have a player that will let you playback media files of various formats - video and audio. Using AVS DVD Player is just like using a common hardware DVD player with other video files support as it has the same controls and is just as easy to use. Apart from DVD playback AVS DVD Player supports the playback of the following video and audio file types:

Video files: Audio Video Interleaved Files (*.avi), MPEG Video Files (*.mpg; *.mpeg; *.mpe; *.mp4; etc.), Windows Media Video (*.wmv; *.asf; *.asx), Video CD (*.dat), DVD Video Information Files (*.ifo), DVD Video Objects Files (*.vob), QuickTime Movie (*.mov; *.qt), Mobile Video (*.3gp; *.3gpp; *.3g2; *.3gp2), DV Files (*.dv), Microsoft Digital Video Recorder (*.ms-dvr; *.dvr-ms), Google Video Files (*.gvi), OGG Video Files (*.ogm), Matroska Video Files (*.mkv), Flash Video (*.flv).

Audio files: WAV Files (GSM, ADPCM, DSP and others), MP3 (MPEG 1/2 Layer 3, including VBR), MP2 (MPEG 1/2 Layer 2), M4A Files, WMA (Windows Media Audio 9), Ogg Vorbis (ver 1.0), AAC Files, MPC (MusicPack), AIFF (Apple), AU (UNIX).

Read the step-by-step instructions below on how to playback your video files collection on your personal computer using AVS DVD Player.

  • Step 1. Download and install AVS Video Tools
  • Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSVideoTools.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

  • Step 2. Run AVS DVD Player and select your input video file
  • To select your video file you will locate a folder with it on your computer hard disk drive. To do that simply select Open Video File option in the Source menu:

    After that select the place on your computer HDD where the video file is stored:

  • Step 3. Creating video files list
  • After the video file opens you can start watching it right away. But if you plan to watch several files, it is better create a list of the files for the playback so that you will not need to open them one by one - AVS DVD Player will do it for you.

    Click the Playlist button to open the Playlist window:

    Now you can add different video files to it using the Add button:

    When the files are added, use the player controls to playback them.

  • Step 4: Setting AVS DVD Player audio parameters
  • And that's not all yet. If you want to further increase the impression from the movie, you will need to setup your audio environment correctly. You can do that in two ways:

    Move yourself in your room so that the distance between you and all the speakers were the same; OR use the Speaker Calibration feature of the AVS DVD Player. For the latter use the right mouse button within the player area and select Speaker Configuration -> Calibration... option:

    The following window will be opened:

    To change the position of the spectator within the room, simply drag the image of the person with the mouse cursor within the room representation. Note, that you can also change the number of the speakers used and their configuration in the upper part of the window, set the proper room width and length.

    As you can see, watching a video can be as easy as that and comfortable as well.


    If you have a question on how to do something on the computer you can submit it via email by clicking HERE You will not receive a reply, but all topics will be considered.


About Galina Smirnova

Galina Smirnova is senior marketing manager for Online Media Technologies, Ltd., makers of AVS audio and video products. She has been working with computers since she was a child and loves helping users with software. In her spare time she likes horse-back riding, playing the piano, and yachting.

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