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WinDVD 2010s list of supported media file formats

Playing Files from Your Computer Playlist or Network

 

In addition to playing video and audio discs, you can also use WinDVD to play video and audio files stored in your hard disk, optical disc, or network.

 

To open a video or audio file, click Open and choose File. Browse for the specific file that you want to play from your hard drive, optical disc or computer connected to your network.

 

Supported File Formats

Media


File format


Video

 


MP2*


Video Files

 


MPG, MPEG, AVI, DAT, VOB, H.264*, AVC, VC1*, MPEG-2 HD*


Quick Time

 


MOV, QT*, MP4


3GPP Files

 


3GP, 3GPP*, 3G2


Windows Media Files

 


ASF*, WMV*, WMA, DVR-MS


Audio

 


MP3*, Audio CD files

* May not be supported on some versions of WinDVD.

 

Playing High Definition (HD) files

WinDVD supports playback of High Definition (HD) video files. You can play back MPEG-2 HD files (Transport, Program and Elementary stream) with 720p or 1080i resolution in WinDVD.

In order to play back HD files smoothly on your computer, you must meet the recommended system requirements to play back HD files.


Supported Files


Description


H.264

 


WinDVD supports the H.264 format which is the next-generation video compression technology in the MPEG-4 standard, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. H.264 can match the best possible MPEG-2 quality at up to half the data rate. H.264 also delivers excellent video quality.


VC-1

 


WinDVD supports the VC-1 codec, which is optimized for superior playback across all forms of systems. Being twice as fast, VC-1 is better at decoding than H.264.


QuickTime

 


You can also use WinDVD to watch QuickTime or any video files stored in your computer’s hard drive.


Note: By default, QuickTime will be installed at the same time when installing WinDVD. The availability of this feature depends on the WinDVD version you have.

 


WMV-HD

 


WMV-HD (Windows Media Video High Definition) files feature sharper and crisper images, especially intended for widescreen viewing.

Playback of High Definition (HD) video may not be supported on some versions of WinDVD.

 

Playing from a UPnP network

WinDVD is a UPnP-compatible DVD player; that means video or audio files can directly stream from the host device regardless of its location on the network. Use UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) to automatically discover contents and services, such as a DVD or MP3 player, within a home UPnP network.


To open a UPnP media file

1   On the WinDVD main window, click Open and choose File.

 

2   Browse for the UPnP server where the file you want to play is stored.

 

  WinDVD automatically detects UPnP servers from your local network.

 

3   Select a media file and WinDVD will automatically start playback of the selected file.

 

Some features may not be available for all editions of WinDVD.

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