Evidence Manager Tutorial 64:

What Happens When Single Files (.EXE) Play


CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads


Reviewers create evidence files, which are used during legal disputes. The evidence files are normally available as:

  • A single folder that contains the video, as well as an instance of Evidence Player. Evidence Player is an application that plays the evidence files, as well as videos exported from Evidence Manager. When you click the file of the type “Application” inside the folder, Evidence Player is initiated, and the video starts playing inside this player.
  • A single file that has the .exe extension. When you double-click this file, an instance of Evidence Player is initiated, and the video starts playing inside this player.

This workflow describes what happens when you double-click the .exe file on your computer.

  1. You open an evidence file.
    You double-click the .exe evidence file. This file contains an instance of Evidence Player, and the video that will subsequently open in the player.
  2. The evidence file is launched.
    The .exe file or the application file creates temporary files inside the default temp directory of your computer.
    In the local temp directory, the following two types of files are created:
    • Video files
      These are files that are necessary to render the video.
    • Control Files
      These are files that are necessary to initiate an instance of Evidence Player.
  3. The player is initiated, and the accompanying video is rendered inside the player.
    An instance of Evidence Player is initiated. This instance is capable of rendering video. The video from the evidence file is rendered inside the Evidence Player instance. Viewers can view this video as it plays.
  4. Viewers work with the evidence video that is playing.
    Viewers view the video as it plays. They might choose to perform tasks such as:
    • Use the player controls to play/pause the video, loop the video, and so on
    • Generate snapshots
    • Add bookmarks
    • Use timeline controls to zoom in and zoom out of the timeline, and center the timeline
    • Use the calendar icon to play the video from a specific date and time
  5. The evidence file is closed.
    Once done, the viewer closes the Evidence Player instance. Temporary files created inside the local temp directory are deleted.