Opening a Video File

To open a video file, press the Open button button in the bottom left corner, or just drag-and-drop a file from Explorer straight into the player screen:

Playback control panel

You can also right-click anywhere the player screen and choose the "Open file" command from the context menu:

Cinegy Player context menu

Select the video file to be played from the common "Open" dialog:

Open dialog

When the file is open, the window automatically adjusts to its aspect. If you open a file, the format of which is not supported by Cinegy Player PRO, the following error message appears:

Unsupported file error message
Refer to the Supported File Formats table to learn about Cinegy Player PRO supported video file formats.

Opening a URL

To open a video stream from a URL, right-click anywhere within the player screen and choose the "Open URL" context menu command:

Open URL context menu command

The following dialog box appears:

Open URL dialog

Enter the URL of the RTP / UDP or choose the HTTP source using the integrated stream browser; then press "OK" or simply hit the Enter key.

The HTTP protocol is only available for Cinegy Route virtual destinations.
The integrated stream browser is only available with Cinegy Route Browser installed and available on the machine running Cinegy Player PRO.

The system will remember the URL addresses you have opened. So when you start typing a new one, the system checks the previous data and if the URL is recognized, it suggests the available address(es):

Open URL dialog suggestions

Opening a Container

Cinegy Player PRO can play Panasonic P2 media files from physical or virtual P2 cards. To open a Panasonic P2 memory card, right-click anywhere within the player screen and choose the "Open container" context menu command:

Open container context menu option

The following dialog box appears:

Open container dialog
Only the "Panasonic P2" container type is currently supported.

Browse button

Press this button to browse for the P2 card; the following "Browse for Folder" dialog box appears:

Browse for Folder dialog

Navigate to the local or network folder storing the P2 card content and press "OK". The content of the selected P2 source will be loaded:

Panasonic P2 card content

The path to the P2 source can also be entered manually via the keyboard.

The "Video" and "Audio" columns display the icons informing user about availability of the audio and video content for each P2 clip. The number in a gray circle corresponds to the number of video and audio tracks respectively. A red circle with "0" means that audio and/or video is not available:

unavailable footage content

Unavailable Footage

In rare cases of missing codecs or incorrect decoding as well as the absence of both audio and video P2 clip content, the "Media Offline" message can appear:

Media Offline player