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Elecard AVC HD Player 5.7 User guide
Elecard AVC HD Player 5.7
User Guide
Notices
Elecard AVC HD Player 5.7 User Guide
First edition: November 2005
Date modified: September 14, 2009.
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periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new
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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................................................................................4
1.1 PREFACE......................................................................................................................................................................4
1.2 DESCRIBING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER ......................................................................................................................5
1.2.1 Specifications...................................................................................................................................................5
1.2.1.1 Supported Formats...................................................................................................................................................5
1.2.1.2 Audio........................................................................................................................................................................6
1.2.2 Features...........................................................................................................................................................6
1.2.2.1 Standard Features....................................................................................................................................................6
1.2.2.2 Exclusive Features....................................................................................................................................................6
1.3 USING THIS GUIDE........................................................................................................................................................9
1.3.1 Purpose............................................................................................................................................................9
1.3.2 Topics Covered................................................................................................................................................9
1.4 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS................................................................................................................................................9
1.4.1 Hardware Requirements..................................................................................................................................9
1.4.2 Software Requirements....................................................................................................................................9
1.5 LICENSING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT............................................................................................................................10
2. GETTING STARTED................................................................................................................................................11
2.1 INSTALLING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER......................................................................................................................11
2.1.1 Elecard AVC HD Player Registration...........................................................................................................11
2.2 UNINSTALLING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER ................................................................................................................12
2.3 RUNNING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER.........................................................................................................................12
3. USING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER....................................................................................................................13
3.1 INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................................................13
3.2 DESCRIBING ELECARD AVC HD PLAYER GUI.............................................................................................................13
3.3 SHORTCUT MENU.......................................................................................................................................................15
3.4 PLAYER SETTINGS.......................................................................................................................................................16
3.4.1 General Settings.............................................................................................................................................16
3.4.1.1 Filename Extensions...............................................................................................................................................18
3.4.1.2 Hot Keys.................................................................................................................................................................18
3.4.1.3 Skins.......................................................................................................................................................................20
3.4.2 Playlist...........................................................................................................................................................21
3.4.3 Playback.........................................................................................................................................................21
3.4.4 Video..............................................................................................................................................................22
3.4.4.1 Decoder..................................................................................................................................................................23
3.4.4.2 Grab.......................................................................................................................................................................25
3.4.5 Network..........................................................................................................................................................25
3.4.6 Filters.............................................................................................................................................................26
3.4.6.1 Built-in...................................................................................................................................................................27
3.4.7 Indexing..........................................................................................................................................................28
3.5 BASIC PLAYER OPERATIONS.........................................................................................................................................29
3.5.1 File and Stream Opening...............................................................................................................................29
3.5.1.1 File Opening – File Mode......................................................................................................................................29
3.5.1.2 File Opening – List Mode.......................................................................................................................................30
3.5.1.3 Stream Opening – UDP/RTP Mode........................................................................................................................31
3.5.1.4 Stream Opening – RTSP Mode...............................................................................................................................32
3.5.2 File and Stream Playback..............................................................................................................................33
3.5.3 Trimming Clips...............................................................................................................................................34
3.5.4 Grabbing Frames...........................................................................................................................................35
3.5.5 Start in Full-screen Mode (Command Line)..................................................................................................35
3.5.6 Play List Usage..............................................................................................................................................35
3.6 INFORMATION WINDOW...............................................................................................................................................36
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1. Introduction
1.1 Preface
Elecard AVC HD Player is a real time, software player, providing high resolution, full quality
decoding of AVCHD®, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 SP/ASP and AVC/H.264 streams,
optimized for the most efficient CPU usage.
The built-in DirectShow® compatible decoders enable Elecard AVC HD Player to play a
number of common multimedia formats such as AVI, WAV, MP3, and MOV.
Elecard AVC HD Player includes the following components:
Table 1.
Component
Elecard AVC HD Player Components
File Name
Description
Elecard AVC Video Decoder
eavcdec.ax
Elecard MPEG-2 Video Decoder
em2vd.ax
Elecard MPEG-4 Video Decoder
em4vdec.ax
Elecard MP4 Demultiplexer
emp4demux.ax
Elecard MPEG Demultiplexer
empgdmx.ax
Elecard MPEG Audio Decoder
emad.ax
Elecard AAC Audio Decoder
eaacd.ax
Elecard LATM Demultiplexer
elatmdmx.ax
Elecard Sink Filter
Elecard RTSP Net source
esf.ax
ertspnws.ax
Software-only decoding solution for ISO/IEC
14496 part 10 AVC / ITU-T Recommendation
H.264 video streams.
Software-only, real-time MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 138182) and MPEG-1 (ISO/IEC 11172-2) video stream
decoder. Provides high resolution, full quality
decoding, optimized for the most efficient CPU
usage.
Software-only decoding solution for MPEG-4
(ISO/IEC 14496-2) streams.
Designed for software-only demultiplexing of
MPEG-4 (Intermedia Format (MP4)), 3GPP2
System.
DirectShow filter for splitting of MPEG-1 System
Streams (ISO/IEC 11172-1), MPEG-2 Program and
Transport Streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1) into video
and audio streams.
DirectShow filter for the software-only decoding
of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2.5 and LPCM audio
streams.
DirectShow filter for the software-only decoding
of AAC and HE-AAC audio streams.
DirectShow filter that that provides
demultiplexing of AAC LOAS/LATM stream into
elementary AAC streams.
Dumps stream data to file.
DirectShow filter for receiving media data from
network. It is capable of receiving and sending
RTSP commands, receiving RTP, UDP, TCP
packets.
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Component
File Name
Elecard NW Source-Plus
enwsplus.ax
Elecard MPEG Push Demultiplexer
empgpdmx.ax
Elecard File List Source
efls.ax
Elecard XMuxer Engine
exmuxenginepro.dll
Elecard MPEG Multiplexer
empegmux.ax
Elecard MP4 Multiplexer
emp4mux.ax
Description
DirectShow filter for receiving media data from
network. It is capable of receiving RTP and UDP
packets and feeding the filter graph with stream
data contained in these packets.
DirectShow filter for splitting Transport, Program,
or System Streams into video and audio streams
in a push mode.
DirectShow filter for merging files with similar
format.
COM object that allows fast and lossless nonlinear
editing. It supports all popular formats like MPEG1 System Stream (SS), MPEG-2 Program Stream
(PS) (including SVCD and DVD), MPEG-2
Transport Stream (TS), Sony AVCHD, MP4 (Sony
PSP, ISMA, iPod), ASF, WMV, AVI (DV, XviD,
DivX, 3ivX), and some types of video and audio
elementary streams (VES and AES).
DirectShow filter that provides the MPEG-2
Transport Stream (TS) or MPEG-2 Program
Stream (PS) generation.
DirectShow filter intended for the generation of
MPEG-4 (Intermedia Format (MP4)) System
Streams.
The non-registered version of Elecard AVC HD Player has some functionality restrictions. If
you have not purchased the player and would like to do so, see our website:
http://www.elecard.com.
1.2 Describing Elecard AVC HD Player
The following section defines the specifications and standard and exclusive features of Elecard
AVC HD Player.
1.2.1
Specifications
1.2.1.1 Supported Formats
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MPEG-1 System Stream including VideoCD-compliant
•
MPEG-1 Video Only
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MPEG-2 Program Stream including DVD-compliant (VOB) and SuperVCD-compliant
(SVCD)
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MPEG-2 Video Only
•
MPEG-2 Transport Stream
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MPEG-2 HDTV (including ATSC)
•
PIM2 (AVI including MPEG-2 format)
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All 18 ATSC formats
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AVC/H.264
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Sony PSP MP4
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MP4 System
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MPEG-4 SP-ASP (ISO/IEC 14496-2)
1.2.1.2 Audio
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MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2.5, LPCM
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AAC, HE-AAC (SBR, PS)
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LATM AAC (ISO/IEC 14496-3)
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S/PDIF output if available
1.2.2
Features
1.2.2.1 Standard Features
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Correct aspect ratio displaying
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Full Screen mode
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Video frame capturing (pixel-by-pixel, aspect ratio or user defined) and saving in
BMP/JPEG/GIF format
•
DirectShow and ActiveMovie compliance
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MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2.5, LPCM audio support
•
Play list support
•
Sound control
•
Support of multiple Player instances
•
Compatibility with the video card supporting the YUV overlay
•
Always on top – prevents other windows from covering the program window
•
Playback of all of the well-known and widespread multimedia formats (AVI, WAV,
MOV etc.)
1.2.2.2 Exclusive Features
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High definition video decoding and playback
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Ability to decode MPEG-2 video in multithread mode on multiprocessor systems
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Real-time, high resolution video playback at D1 720x480 at 30fps for NTSC and
720x576 at 25fps for PAL playback on Pentium II 450 MHz with DirectX
•
Brightness control
•
Deinterlace vertical filter
•
Deinterlace field interpolation
•
Seek forward and Seek backward options – ability to look through a movie by step. You
can define step size as an interval of time (1, 2, 5, 10, 15 and 30 seconds) or as a
number of frames.
•
Quarter resolution playback (Preview mode)
•
Detailed stream information from the video sequence and system headers and from the
audio sample headers, statistics from the decoders and render filters
•
URL opening for playback
•
Ability to work as an RTSP client
•
Fast forward/backward rewind in the RTSP client mode
•
Ability to save the result of video trimming as an uncompressed raw data file (YV12,
YUY2, UYVY, RGB24, RGB565, RGB555, RGB32)
•
File trimming and saving into MPEG-2 and MP4 formats
•
Ability to select elementary streams for saving in a file after trimming
•
Playback can be started in Full Screen mode at startup. This mode is switched off after
movie ends.
•
Tracing of video resolution changes and corresponding adjustment of the Video
Window size
•
Audio stream output statistics (from Audio Renderer)
•
MPEG-4 support
•
MP4 System support
•
AVC/H.264 and AAC support
•
Improved DXVA hardware acceleration support - full bitstream decoding mode is
supported (most recent nVidia & ATI cards support this mode known as VLD or
BitStreamRaw)
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Closed Captions support
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DVD subtitles support
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DVB subtitles support
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Auto-shrink of the video window (important for HD video)
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Play list merging
•
Multimedia hot keys support
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Full Screen media controls
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GOP-accurate AVI (DV, XviD, DivX, 3ivX, etc) trimming
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Support of Sony PSP and Apple iPod compatible streams
•
M3U list support
•
Multi language support
•
Skins support
•
Support of black/white filter lists
•
Shortcut menu in the main panel, in the video window and in the full-screen mode
•
Ability to minimize the player in system tray
•
Ability to disable the file history displaying
•
Fast stream switching using the special selection mode (selection of one video and one
audio channels)
•
Multi channel mode (available only to registered users)
•
Registration of filename extensions (file association)
•
Hot keys settings
•
Playback stop, if the player window is minimized
•
Screensaver disabling, if playback is started
•
MPEG-2 files indexing
•
Support of the player window docking to the screen edge
•
Ability to hide the player window, when the video window is displayed
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Ability to display GOP timecodes (in place of current position)
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AES3 (SMPTE 302M) support
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Storing playlist and current stream position at the time of the player closing (when the
player is run next time, the stream playback is started from this position)
•
Time settings for automatic jump to the next playlist item
Note: The play list merging feature is available only for files with similar format (resolution,
profile and level, multiplexing type, PIDS, etc).
1.3 Using this Guide
1.3.1
Purpose
This guide is intended to help you play and view video files using Elecard AVC HD Player. It
describes the Player GUI, settings and functions and provides instructions for using the player.
1.3.2
Topics Covered
•
Section 1: Introduction – provides a general overview of the Player and describes the purpose
of the document and its contents.
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Section 2: Getting Started – describes how to install, uninstall and run the Player.
•
Section 3: Using Elecard AVC HD Player – describes the Player GUI and provides
instructions for basic Player operations.
1.4 System Requirements
1.4.1
Hardware Requirements
•
SSE-enhanced CPU (Intel® Pentium III, Celeron, AMD® Athlon, Opteron etc.)
•
128 MB RAM
•
Any VGA card
•
About 15 MB of free disk space
1.4.2
Software Requirements
•
Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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1.5 Licensing and Technical Support
Elecard AVC HD Player is available as shareware or as a registered product. Shareware Elecard
AVC HD Player includes unregistered Elecard decoder filters and has a limited functionality.
For using all functions you have to register the Elecard AVC HD Player.
By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT or any UPDATES, you
agree to be bound by the terms of the "Elecard" End-User License Agreement (''EULA''). This
EULA is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Elecard for
the "Elecard" software product(s) accompanying this EULA, which include(s) computer
software and may include "online" or electronic documentation, associated media, and printed
materials (''SOFTWARE PRODUCT'').
For sales and licensing information contact the Elecard sales department: sales@elecard.net.ru
For technical support, please contact the Elecard Technical Support Team: tsup@elecard.net.ru
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2. Getting Started
The following section details the procedures for installing and running Elecard AVC HD
Player.
2.1 Installing Elecard AVC HD Player
1. Download the Elecard AVC HD Player installation file from the Elecard download page or
its mirrors.
2. Run Elecard AVC HD Player Setup.
To run, unzip the Player and run the application Elecard AVC HD Player X.X.exe (X.X is
the version number).
3. The Elecard AVC HD Player setup window will appear. Read the recommendations and
warnings. Click Next.
4. The license agreement will appear. Read the agreement and if you accept the terms within,
check the “Yes I agree with the terms of this license agreement”check box. Click Next.
5. Select the installation folder in which you want to install Elecard AVC HD Player. To select
an installation folder, click Browse and find the folder in which you would like to install
Elecard AVC HD Player. Click Next.
6. Select program group. Click Next twice.
7. To complete installation, follow the onscreen instructions.
When setup has finished installing all of the necessary files on your computer, the Elecard
AVC HD Player has been successfully installed dialog box will appear, and the program is
ready to run. You do not need to reboot your computer.
2.1.1
Elecard AVC HD Player Registration
1. Run the Elecard Registrator. Click Start->Programs->Elecard->Elecard AVC HD Player X.X>Registrator . The Registrator window opens.
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Figure 1.
Registrator Window
2. Select the Elecard AVC HD Player from the product list and press Activate button.
3. Use your Serial number to complete the activation process.
2.2 Uninstalling Elecard AVC HD Player
To uninstall Elecard AVC HD Player
1. Click Start->Programs->Elecard->Elecard AVC HD Player X.X->Uninstall Elecard AVC HD Player
X.X.
2. Select Uninstall Elecard AVC HD Player option.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the removal of Elecard AVC HD Player.
2.3 Running Elecard AVC HD Player
To run Elecard AVC HD Player, click Start->Programs->Elecard->Elecard AVC HD Player X.X>Elecard AVC HD Player X.X.
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3. Using Elecard AVC HD Player
3.1 Introduction
The following section describes the Player GUI (graphic user interface), its features, and
instructions for playing back files, trimming clips, grabbing frames, using the play list, and
viewing property pages.
3.2 Describing Elecard AVC HD Player GUI
The following section describes, in detail, the Player features and controls.
Figure 2.
Elecard AVC HD Player GUI
The following table describes each button, its function and its hot key, when available.
Table 2.
Elecard AVC HD Player GUI Description
Button
Open/hide Play List
Function
Opens or hides the Play List window.
Hot Key
CTRL+L
Interface and Video Settings
Displays interface and video settings. Allows
the Player settings adjustment.
Stream information
Displays information about the currently
played streams.
CTRL+I
Closes the player.
ESC or CTRL+Q or ALT
+F4
Opens the Open dialog box.
CTRL+O
Sets pointer to the start position for
playback and trimming.
HOME
Exit Player
Open File
Go to the Start Position
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Button
Rewind/Backward Playback
Step Backward by Frame
Stop
Play
Function
Hot Key
Click to rewind and look through the file by
time or frame step.
CRTL+LEFT ARROW
Shows movie by frame backward. Click to
look backwards through movie by frame or
number of seconds.
LEFT ARROW
Stops playback of a file.
Starts playback of a file from the current
position.
Pause
Pauses playback of a file.
SPACEBAR or PAUSE for
switching between Play
and Pause modes
SPACEBAR or PAUSE for
switching between Play
and Pause modes
Step Forward by Frame
Shows movie by frame forward. Click to
view movie forwards by frame or number of
seconds.
RIGHT ARROW
Forward Playback
Allows fast forward and search through the
movie by time or frame step.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Sets pointer to the end position for playback
and trimming.
END
Set to the End Position
Advanced
Step
Speed
Graph
Full Screen
Pointer
Start Position Flag
Stop Position Flag
Trim
Save As
Undo
Grab
Volume
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Opens or hides the Advanced Options
window.
Allows you to choose a step size. You can
determine a step size by time (1, 2, 5,10,
15, 30 sec) or by every frame. This control
is located in the Advanced Options
window.
Specifies the playback rate. This control is
located in the Advanced Options window.
PLUS SIGN (+) increases
the playback rate, MINUS
SIGN (-) decreases the
playback rate, CTRL+N
restores the normal
playback rate
Shows the built filter graph. This control is
located in the Advanced Options window.
CTRL+F
Toggles the Full Screen mode On/Off.
ALT+ENTER or F (ESC
switches off the Full
Screen mode)
Marks the current playback position.
Marks the start position for trimming.
Marks the end position for trimming.
Trims an MPEG file (MPEG-1, 2) in the range
defined by the Start position and Stop
position flags.
Saves the trimmed part of the MPEG file as
another file (available only to registered
users).
Allows you to undo trimmed actions
BEFORE saving the selection.
Grabs current frame and saves it as a
Windows Bitmap file.
Adjusts sound level.
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Button
Function
Hot Key
ARROW
About
Opens About dialog box.
Help
Opens Help file.
Minimize window
F1
Minimizes Player window.
3.3 Shortcut Menu
The shortcut menu appears when the user right-clicks the main player window, the icon in
Taskbar Notification Area (system tray), or any video window. The menu provides quick access
to the player main control commands.
The following section describes all of the shortcut menu commands.
Play/Pause – Toggles between Play/Pause
Stop – Stops playback
FullScreen – Turns the full-screen mode On/Off
Grab – Saves the current frame to a file
Open Source... – Invokes the Open dialog box
Open – Submenu that contains the following commands:
Open File(s)... – Displays the File page of the Open dialog box
Open Folder... – Displays the Folder page of the Open dialog box
Open URL... – Displays the Network page of the Open dialog box
Bookmarks – Submenu that contains all saved bookmarks and the following command:
Add Bookmark – Creates a new bookmark in the current file
History – Displays the file history
Previous File – Opens the previous file from the playlist
Next File – Opens the next file from the playlist
Close File – Closes the currently opened file
Streams – Submenu that contains the following commands:
Video Streams – Submenu that contains all video streams from the current file – allows
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user to enable/disable any stream
Audio Streams – Submenu that contains all audio streams from the current file – allows
user to enable/disable any stream
Subtitles – Allows user to select subtitles
Closed Captions – Turns on/off Closed Captions (for each video stream)
Windows – Submenu that contains the following commands:
On Top – Turns on/off mode that provides player position over other windows
Main window – Hides the player main window (only video window is displayed)
Playlist – Shows/hides the Playlist window
Information – Shows/hides the Information window
Graph – Shows/hides the built filter graph
Language – Allows user to specify the player user interface language
Settings... – Invokes the Settings dialog box
About... – Invokes the About dialog box
Help – Displays the help file
Exit – Closes the player
3.4 Player Settings
The following section describes the Settings window.
To open the Settings window, click the Settings button
.
All of the settings are sorted into groups (displayed on the left pane of the Settings dialog box).
If the Apply button is clicked after any setting change, the new settings are applied immediately
(before the Settings dialog box closing).
The Set default button restores the default values for the selected settings group. If the All
check box is selected, the Set all default button restores the default values for all of the
settings groups.
3.4.1
General Settings
To adjust the main settings, click General.
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Figure 3.
General Settings
The following table defines the General Settings options.
Table 3.
General Settings Options
Option
Current language
Show tooltips
Multiple Instances
Always on Top
Trim scopes do not move slider
Save window positions
Minimize to tray
Keep file history
'1 Video 1 Audio' Mode
Change audio stream
according to the selected
program
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Specifies the player user interface language.
Enables/disables the tooltips.
Allows several players’ instances use.
Provides player position over other windows.
Prohibits movement of the current position pointer while
trimming flag is moving.
Saves Main Video window, Play List window and
Information window positions. Next time player is used, it
sets the positions in the order they were last saved.
Enables/disables the player window minimizing into the
system tray.
Enables/disables the opened files history displaying on the
History pane of Playlist dialog box and in the Open>History menu. If the option is disabled, the file history is
cleared automatically.
Enables/disables the fast channel switching mode. In this
mode only one video and one audio channels (if the stream is
multichannel) is used for playback. If the option is enabled,
the first available video and audio channels are activated.
Selection of active channels is performed with option buttons.
If the option is disabled, any quantity of channels (from
available) can be used for playback.
Enables automatic change of audio stream according to the
selected video stream The feature is available only for
multichannel streams, if the '1 Video 1 Audio' mode is
enabled.
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3.4.1.1 Filename Extensions
The Filename Extensions settings group allows you to associate media files with the player by
extensions and to change the list of customized extensions.
To open the Filename Extensions settings, click Filename Extensions.
Figure 4.
Filename Extensions Settings
Check boxes near filename extensions allow association of the selected file type with the
player.
The following table defines the Filename Extensions Settings options:
Table 4.
Filename Extensions Settings Options
Option
Add
Delete
Edit
Select All
Unselect All
Delete All
Description
Allows adding new file extension and description to the list.
Deletes selected file extension from the list.
Allows description editing of the selected file extension in the list.
Selects all file extensions in the list.
Unselects all file extensions in the list.
Deletes all file extensions from the list.
3.4.1.2 Hot Keys
The Hot Keys settings group allows user to set and edit hot key combinations.
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Figure 5.
Hot Keys Settings
To set the hot key, select action from the list, set focus to the Press new hot key text box, and
press the desired key combination. The Clear button removes hot key from the selected action.
The Clear all button removes hot keys from all listed actions.
The following table describes the changeable hot keys.
Table 5.
Changeable Hot Keys
Default Hot Key
CTRL+O
CTRL+G
CTRL+B
SPACEBAR or PAUSE
PLUS SIGN
MINUS SIGN
CTRL+N
RIGHT ARROW
LEFT ARROW
HOME
END
UP ARROW
DOWN ARROW
CTRL+M
F
CTRL+K
CTRL+L
CTRL+I
CTRL+F
CTRL+S
F1
CTRL+Q
DELETE
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Open media file.
Grab the current frame.
Create bookmark.
Toggle between Play/Pause.
Increase the playback rate.
Decrease the playback rate.
Set the normal playback rate.
Step forward.
Step backward.
Go to the stream beginning.
Go to the stream end.
Increase volume.
Decrease volume.
Sound On/Off.
Full-screen mode On/Off.
Show/Hide main window.
Show/Hide PlayList window.
Show/Hide Information window.
Show the built filter graph.
Set original Video Window size.
Display Help.
Close program.
Delete selected files from PlayList.
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Default Hot Key
Description
INSERT
CTRL+A
CTRL+V
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
CTRL+UP ARROW
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
CTRL+T
Add file to PlayList.
Select all PlayList items.
Display main window over video window.
Fast forward.
Fast backward.
Previous file.
Next file.
Toggle 'On Top' mode.
The following table describes the unchangeable hot keys.
Table 6.
Unchangeable Hot Keys
Default Hot Key
ESC
ALT+ENTER
ESC or ALT+F4
PLAY/PAUSE (Media
Button)
STOP (Media Button)
NEXT/PREVIOUS (Media
Button)
Description
Turn the full-screen mode Off (if the player operates in the fullscreen mode).
Toggle the full-screen mode On/Off.
Close program.
Toggle between Play/Pause.
Stop playback.
Next/Previous file.
3.4.1.3 Skins
The Skins settings group allows user to select the player GUI appearance.
Figure 6.
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3.4.2
Playlist
To adjust the playlist settings, click Playlist.
Figure 7.
Playlist Settings
The following table defines the Playlist Settings options:
Table 7.
Playlist Settings Options
Option
Store Playlist and current
stream position
Auto add numbered files into
playlist
Do not show error message if
file openening is failed
Play next file from playlist
after N seconds
3.4.3
Description
Enables storing the current Playlist and stream position at the
time of the player closing. When the player is run next time,
the stream playback is started from this position.
Enables addition to the playlist of all numbered file parts, if
any part is opened (for instance, if the folder contains files
file_01.mpg, file_02.mpg, file_03.mpg, the file_01.mpg
opening adds the file_02.mpg and file_03.mpg files to the
playlist automatically.
Disables displaying of the error message, if any file
opening error occurs. The option is useful, if the
automatic jump to the next playlist item is enabled.
Enables the automatic jump to the next playlist item
after the specified time.
Playback
To adjust the playback settings, click Playback.
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Figure 8.
Playback Settings
The following table defines the Playback Settings options:
Table 8.
Playback Settings Options
Option
Repeat forever
Auto Rewind
Display frames while moving slider
Use video renderer for step-by-frame
function
Start in full screen mode
Close player after playback
completion
Auto play when file is opened
Auto play next file from playlist
Pause playback when window is
minimized
Disable screensaver during playback
3.4.4
Description
Plays file or play list in a loop.
In Stop mode, rewinds playback position to the
beginning of the stream.
Displays frames when the slider is moving.
Uses a step-by-frame function. It is realized in the
Renderer filter.
Starts playback in the Full Screen mode.
Closes the player, when the file playback ends.
Player automatically starts playback after the file
opening.
Plays next file from play list after the previous file ends.
Pauses playback, if the player window is minimized.
Disables screensaver, if playback is started.
Video
To adjust the main video settings, click Video.
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Figure 9.
Video Settings
The following table defines the Video Window Settings options:
Table 9.
Video Window Settings Options
Option
Video Window does not exceed
the screen size
Remember video window size
Resize window according to
proportion
Enable closed captions
Display first subtitle track
automatically
By Pixel
By Aspect Ratio
By Custom Ratio
Description
Automatically shrinks the video window not to go outside
the screen boundaries (important for HD video).
Remembers current video window size. The size is
restored, when the next video stream is opened.
Maintains original proportions of video window even if
the window’s physical size is changed.
Enables the Closed Captions data displaying.
Enables the automatic displaying of the first DVD or DVB
subtitle track.
Initial proportions
Video is displayed with 'pixel-by-pixel' initial proportions.
Video is displayed with the aspect ratio value contained
in the stream.
Video is displayed with the aspect ratio selected from the
list.
3.4.4.1 Decoder
To adjust the video decoder settings, click Decoder.
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Figure 10.
Video Decoder Settings
The following table defines the Video Decoder Settings options:
Table 10.
Video Decoder Settings Options
Option
Half vertical resolution
Half horizontal resolution
Hardware acceleration
Deinterlacing mode
Display GOP Timecodes
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Description
Sets half vertical resolution.
Sets half horizontal resolution.
Enables hardware acceleration via the DirectX Video
Acceleration interfaces (if available).
Sets the deinterlacing method. The following values are
available:
•
Auto – In software mode (when Hardware
Acceleration is Off) performs deinterlacing on
interlaced frames and does not deinterlace
progressive frames. In hardware mode, puts
correct interlacing flags on output samples and
allows VMR (Video Mixing Renderer) to control
deinterlacing process.
•
On – In software mode (when Hardware
Acceleration is Off) performs deinterlacing on
all types of frames (both interlaced and
progressive). In hardware mode, puts correct
interlacing flags on output samples and allows
VMR (Video Mixing Renderer) to control
deinterlacing process.
•
Off – Does not perform deinterlacing process
on all types of frames.
•
Double Rate – Generates one progressive frame
from every field.
•
Double Weave – Generates interlaced frames
with doubled frame rate.
Enables the GOP timecode displaying (in place of current
position). The option is available only for MPEG-2
streams.
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Option
Description
Brightness
Adjusts the video brightness.
3.4.4.2 Grab
To adjust the grab settings, click Grab.
Figure 11.
Grab Settings
The following table defines the Grab Settings options:
Table 11.
Grab Settings Options
Option
Always use ‘Save As’ dialog
Always use path of opened
file as folder for saving
Always use selected folder
Browse button
Automatically overwrite
existing files
Use file prefix
Available file type
Custom picture size
3.4.5
Description
Always invokes Save as dialog box for picture saving.
Folder name for the grabbed bitmap files saving is
generated from the opened file path.
Enables selection of the fixed folder for saving.
Specifies the fixed folder for the grabbed bitmap files
saving.
If a file with a generated name already exists, it is
overwritten automatically with a new one.
Sets the filename prefix for the grabbed and saved
bitmap files.
Sets the format type for picture saving (bmp/jpeg/gif).
Allows you to adjust the grabbed picture size.
Network
To adjust the network settings, click Network.
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Figure 12.
Network Settings
The following table defines the Network Settings options:
Table 12.
Network Settings Options
Option
Network data timeout
Data timeout
3.4.6
Description
Sets the data waiting time (in sec) during a broadcast
stream opening.
Sets the time interval (in sec) for data waiting, if the
broadcast data receiving is lost. If the specified time
interval is expired and the broadcasting is not restored,
the player turns into the stop state.
Filters
The Filters Settings group allows user to separate the DirectShow® filters (registered in the
system) into two categories – White list (permitted for use with the player) and Black list
(forbidden for use with the player).
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Figure 13.
Filters Settings
To add filters to the White or Black list, click the corresponding Add button and select
available filter (or filters) in the Filter list dialog box.
Figure 14.
Filter List
3.4.6.1 Built-in
The Built-in Filter Settings group allows user to enable or disable use of the filters included
into the player package.
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Figure 15.
3.4.7
Built-in Filters Settings
Indexing
The indexing process is used for MPEG-2 files and provides extended precision of the stream
positioning and duration determination.
Figure 16.
Indexing Settings
The following table defines the Indexing Settings options:
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Table 13.
Indexing Settings Options
Option
Description
Enables/disables the index file auto search (in the media file
folder) and loading.
Allows the manual index file selection and loading.
Indexes the opened MPEG-2 file.
Saves the created index to file.
Indicates state of the file indexing. The following values are
available:
•
Index is not found
•
Index is loaded
•
Indexing
•
Index is created
•
Index is saved
•
Index is not saved
•
Indexing is stopped
Auto load index file
Load index from file
Create index
Save index to file
Status
3.5 Basic Player Operations
3.5.1
File and Stream Opening
The Open dialog box allows user to open for playback any file (singly or in groups) from disk
or stream from network.
To invoke the Open dialog box, do one of the following actions:
•
Click the Open
•
Right-click in the player main window and click the Open command on the appeared
short-cut menu
•
Click the Add
button in the player main window
button in the Playlist window
3.5.1.1 File Opening – File Mode
To open file (singly or in groups) for playback, open the Open dialog box, click the File icon,
and select the File Mode tab.
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Figure 17.
File Opening – File Mode
Select file (singly or in groups) and click OK.
The File of type list allows user to select the type of files that are displayed in the file list:
•
Media Files – all media files are displayed
•
Registered Media Files – only files associated with the player (i.e. with registered
filename extensions) are displayed (see the Filename Extensions section)
•
Lists of Files – only file lists are displayed (i.e. files with *.XPL *.M3U filename
extensions)
•
All Files - all files are displayed
3.5.1.2 File Opening – List Mode
To open files for playback in the list mode, open the Open dialog box, click the File icon, and
select the List Mode tab.
In the list mode all opened files are played as a single file.
Note: The list mode playback is possible only for MPEG files of the same resolution, profile,
level, and multiplexing type (i.e. either program stream, transport stream, or systems stream).
In case of multiplexed streams, PIDs and stream IDs for the elementary streams rendered must
be the same in all files of the play list. These requirements ensure correct playback and
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adequate positioning in play list.
Figure 18.
Table 14.
File Opening – List Mode
File Opening – List Mode Options
Option
File list name
Open
Save
Add
Delete
Clear
Up
Down
Description
Specifies a path of file for the list saving.
Opens a previously saved list.
Saves the list to a file.
Adds the selected file to the list.
Removes the selected file from the list.
Clears the list.
Moves up the selected file in the list.
Moves down the selected file in the list.
When the file list is compiled, click OK.
3.5.1.3 Stream Opening – UDP/RTP Mode
To open a stream for playback in the URP/RTP mode, open the Open dialog box, click the
Network icon, select the UDP/RTP tab, and type URL or select broadcast stream from the
announcement list.
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Figure 19.
Stream Opening – UDP/RTP Mode
URL examples:
http://<www.sitename.com>/<filename.mpg>
elecard://234.5.5.5:10201/udp
elecard://234.5.5.5:10201/rtp
rtsp://192.168.1.72:554/rbk.mpg
Note: If multiple items are selected in the announcement list and the OK button is pressed, all
of the selected items will be added to the playlist.
3.5.1.4 Stream Opening – RTSP Mode
To open a stream for playback in the RTSP mode, open the Open dialog box, click the
Network icon, select the RTSP tab, and type URL in the following form:
rtsp://server_address:port[/data_path]
where:
server_address – data source server IP or DNS name
port – server port number for RTPS commands (unsigned integer value from 1 to 65535; 554 default value)
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data_path – any user data.
Figure 20.
Stream Opening – RTSP Mode
The following table describes the RTSP source adjustable parameters:
Table 15.
RTSP Source Options
Option
Description
Compatibility
Transport
Profile
Lower transport
Delivery transport
Destination
Selects the server compatibility mode.
Specifies the transport type.
Specifies the profile type.
Specifies the lower transport type – TCP or UDP packets.
Specifies the unicast/multicast for RTSP request.
Specifies the destination for RTSP request.
Enables/disables the filter adjustment using the SDP information
received from server.
Specifies the first and last port number in the range for the RTSP
request.
Use SDP data for configuration
Client port
3.5.2
File and Stream Playback
To play any file or stream, open it using the Open dialog box and click the Play
To stop playback, click Stop
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To pause playback, click Pause
button.
To set the current playback position at the beginning or the end of a file, use the Start
or
buttons.
End
For fast forward or rewind and viewing the movie by step, click the Rewind/Backward Playback
or Forward Playback
buttons. (Available only for file and RTSP playback.)
To view a movie by frame or by number of seconds, click the Step backward by frame
Step forward by frame
3.5.3
or
buttons. (Available only for file playback.)
Trimming Clips
The trim function allows user to cut (trim) sections of a movie file.
To trim a clip, do the following actions:
1. Open the file for trimming.
2. Set Start Position Flag
you wish to cut.
3. Click Trim
4.
Click Save As
dialog box.
at the beginning and Stop Position Flag
at the end of the clip
button.
button and save the trimmed part of the file using the Trim
Figure 21.
Trim Dialog Box
The following table describes the Trim dialog box options:
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Table 16.
Trim Dialog Box Options
Option
Output File Name
Output File Format
Streams
MP4 Compatibility
Close when complete
Functions
Specifies the output file name.
Specifies the output file format.
Allows user to select elementary streams for multiplexing
into the output stream.
Compatibility of MP4 file.
Closes dialog when the trimming is completed.
Note: Trimming is available only to registered users.
3.5.4
Grabbing Frames
The grab function allows user to take an image from a movie file.
To grab a frame, do the following actions:
1. Set the Pointer
2. Click the Grab
at the position of the selected frame.
button.
According to the Grab Settings, the frame will be saved as a file of selected type in the current
directory next to the movie or in the directory specified in the Grab Settings. The name of the
file will consist of the movie’s file name and the number of the frame.
Note: Grabbing is available only to registered users.
3.5.5
Start in Full-screen Mode (Command Line)
To start playback in the full-screen mode, create a command line as follows:
C:\Program Files\Elecard AVC HD Player\AVCHDPlayer.exe G:\Video\mpeg.mpg /fs
/cl
here:
/fs – key to start playback in the full-screen mode
/cl – key to close the player, when the movie ends
3.5.6
Play List Usage
The play list option allows user to use an already existing list or to create a new file list.
To open the play list, click Play List
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Figure 22.
Play List Panel
The following table describes the Play List panel options:
Table 17.
Play List Panel Options
Option
Play List
Bookmarks
History
New
Open
Save as
Add
Delete
Save
Clear
Help
Close
Functions
Views play list.
Creates and saves bookmarks.
Shows a list of previously played movies.
Opens a new play list.
Opens a file or a saved play list (in XPL or M3U format).
Saves a play list (in XPL or M3U format).
Adds a file, folder or URL to the current play list.
Deletes selected files from the current play list or bookmark
list.
Saves file path and position to bookmark list.
Clears history list.
Opens the Help file.
Closes the play list.
3.6 Information Window
The following section describes the Information window.
The window indicates information regarding the available streams, provides decoders and
renderers statistics, allows the decoder parameter adjustment and the stream control
(enables/disables any stream, controls displaying of subtitles).
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To open the Information window, click the Information
player window.
button or right-click in the
To view the stream information, click the Info tab, and open the selected video or audio
branch.
Figure 23.
Information Window – Info Tab
The following table describes the Info parameters displayed for any video branch.
Table 18.
Information Window – Video Info Parameters
Parameter
Description
Type
BitRate
Frame rate
Default size
Current size
Aspect Ratio
Profile
Level
Interlaced
User Data
Video stream type.
Bit rate (bits/sec) specified in the video sequence header.
Frame rate (frames/sec) specified in the video sequence header.
Video size (pixels) specified in the video sequence header.
Real size of video window.
Aspect ratio specified in the video sequence header.
MPEG profile.
MPEG level.
Type of video sequence (interlaced or progressive).
Presence of User Data in the video sequence.
The following table describes the Info parameters displayed for any audio branch.
Table 19.
Information Window – Audio Info Parameters
Parameter
Type
Sample rate
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Audio stream type.
Sampling frequency (Hz).
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Parameter
Description
Bitrate
Mode
Cannels Config
Bit rate (kbits/sec).
Audio MPEG Layer.
Configuration of channels.
To view the statistics information, click the Statistic tab, and open the selected video or audio
branch.
Figure 24.
Information Window – Statistics Tab
The following table describes the Statistics parameters displayed for any video branch.
Table 20.
Information Window – Video Statistics Parameters
Parameter
Decoded frames
Skipped frames
FPS
Played frames
Dropped frames
Avg sync offset
Dev sync offset
Jitter
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Total number of decoded frames.
Number of skipped frames.
Average frame rate achieved during the playback.
Number of frames displayed since the streaming start.
Number of frames dropped by the renderer.
Average time difference between the moments when a frame
is due for rendering and when the rendering actually occurs
(milliseconds).
Average time difference between the moments when a frame
is due for rendering and when the rendering actually occurs
(standard deviation).
Average time between successive frames delivered to the video
renderer (milliseconds).
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The following table describes the Statistics parameters displayed for any audio branch.
Table 21.
Information Window – Audio Statistics Parameters
Parameter
Description
Format tag
Channels
Samples per sec
Avg. bits per sec
Block align
Last buffer duration
Silence duration
Buffer fullness
Break count
Discontinuities
Slave mode
Waveform-audio format type. Format tags are registered with
Microsoft Corporation for many compression algorithms.
Number of channels in the waveform-audio data.
Sampling frequency (Hz).
Average data-transfer rate required for the format tag (bits per
second).
Block alignment (bytes). The block alignment is the minimum
atomic unit of data for the Format tag format type.
Duration of the most recent audio buffer (milliseconds).
Amount of data dropped to stay in sync (milliseconds).
Audio data level in the audio buffer (percentage).
Cumulative number of breaks in the audio stream.
Cumulative number of discontinuities in the audio stream.
Current rate-matching mode.
To view and set the decoder parameters, click the Parameters tab, and open the selected
decoder.
The video branch allows user to adjust parameters of video decoders and to select Closed
Captions and DVD subtitles.
Figure 25.
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